Pitt students can apply for scholarships through Pitt sponsored scholarships and national scholarships from various organizations including the U.S. Department of Education. These scholarships are competitive and students are encouraged to apply if interested in additional support to fund your study abroad or other research opportunities.
If you are an undergraduate planning to study abroad apply to get a little extra funding for your trip through the Center for African Studies.
The Center for African Studies has undergraduate and graduate student ambassadors each semester who work in the center 10 hours each week and receive some tuition remission.
The International Studies Fund (ISF) is intended to help students at the University of Pittsburgh conduct research on international issues or in international settings and/or with international collaborators. “International” is defined as relating to another country or culture, comparative analysis covering more than one country or culture, studies of international relations or of transnational activities, or studies which examine topics related to global issues or collaborative projects with partners around the world.
The Nationality Rooms scholarship are open to undergraduate and graduate students to apply. The purpose of the awards is to give pitt students the opportunity to experience in-depth immersion in another culture.
Pitt Honors College offers a wide range of scholarship resources listed in their website. Students can seek the guidance of the UHC National Scholarship advisors for direct-apply opportunities provided that they contact the office well in advance before the deadline (one to three months, depending on the scholarship).
The Study Abroad Office provides a listing of scholarships available to Pitt students planning to study abroad. Feel free to explore and see what fits your plan.
The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides scholarships to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies. Eligible students apply for fellowships directly to an institution that has received an allocation of fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education:
- University of Pittsburgh
- Indiana University
- Boston University
- Yale University
- Michigan State University
- University of Kansas
- University of California Berkeley
- University of Pennsylvania
- University of Wisconsin
- University of Illinois
- Harvard University
- University of Washington
- University of Minnesota
- Howard University
Funding for African Scholars
Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA)
The FLTA program brings a visiting fellow to assist with teaching Swahili and expose students to a true understanding of people of different nations, while serving as a resource for students and the community at large. The FLTA coordinates the language tables open to all who wish to learn basic Swahili, and shares their culture and experiences. They do outreach to the schools to teach about African cultures and societies and share their experience. Learn more about the FLTA program.
The Carl Paul Malmberg Fellowship supports early-career Lesotho nationals studying in health care, public affairs, education or other areas affecting Lesotho who have demonstrated strong potential for outstanding achievement and a capacity to contribute to the development of Lesotho.
For International Students
- Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (for students from Africa only)
- P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (IPS) (for women only)
- Margaret McNamara Education Grants (for women from developing countries only)
Other Funding Opportunities
- Benjamen A. Gilman International Scholarship
- The Fulbright U.S. Student Program
- Fullbirght Hays Doctoral Dissertations Research Abroad (come see us to help with this)
- Boren Awards for International Study
- Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)
- The Rhodes Scholarship Program
- Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Defense Education Program
- The Harry S. Truman Scholarship
- Everpedia Tech Titans Diversity Scholarship
- Kluge Fellowship - Library of Congress
- Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program
- Payne International Development Fellowship
- Davis Fellows for Peace
*For undergraduates applying to any nationally competitive scholarship, consult with a Scholar-Mentor for assistance and guidance on applying.