Fellowships & Funding

African Studies Program Fellowship

The African Studies Program offers a limited number of fellowships for students enrolled in African Studies. They will serve as student ambassadors for the program and in return receive tuition remission. We are looking for students who are positive, open to learning new things, good communicators, commited to diversity, and passionate about African studies.



Undergraduate Student Ambassadors:

  • Assist with promotion of program events
  • Assist with information sharing via various social media platforms
  • Assist with duties and tasks related to events hosted by African Studies
  • Visit classrooms to promote African Studies and recruit students into Program
  • Attend monthly staff meetings
  • Assit with our duties as assigned


Graduate Student Ambassadors:

  • Coordinate our high school Model African Union
  • Coordinate our college Model African Union
  • Assist with program promotional activites
  • Outreach and community engagement
  • Assist with duties and tasks related to events by African Studies
  • Attend monthly staff meetings
  • Assits with other duties as assigned


Benefits of becoming a student ambassador:

As a Student Ambassador, you will develop a wide range of transferable skills that will benefit you. Employers, colleges and universities are looking for more than just good grades. They want community involvement and service. Student Ambassadors will gain leadership skills that will help build your resume, university and scholarship applications and expand your worldview. You will earn letters of recommendations, get connected to and serve your campus, and help students and the community learn more about the African Studies program and international studies at Pitt.

Apply to be an African Studies Ambassador here, the deadline to apply for Fall 2021 is May 21st

For questions or more information contact our Advisor at awk19@pitt.edu

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA)

The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) program brings a visiting fellow to assist with teaching Swahili and serves as a resource for students and the community at large. The FLTA coordinates the language tables open to all who wish to learn the Swahili language, and shares their culture and experiences with college students and the wider community. Learn more about the FLTA program.


The Carl Paul Malmberg Fellowship

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. The Fellowship has been restructured to align with specific Master’s programs of Pitt professional schools. Interested nationals of Lesotho may submit an application to be considered for the Fellowship.  please contact the professional school you applied to after receipt of your acceptance. University of Pittsburgh professional schools with potential Malmberg support include the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), and the School of Nursing. Please note that the next Fellowship award will be for the beginning of fall 2019 for AY 2020-21.


Fellows will receive one to two years of support in the form of a living stipend of $19,200 (paid in monthly installments) and a $1,000 program and professional activities fund. Please note that if the Fellow comes from a country that does not have a tax treaty with the U.S., the Fellow must pay U.S. taxes amounting to 14% of the stipend. No transportation costs, living or other allowances, services or insurance funds are provided for dependents, whether or not they accompany the Fellow.


Carl Paul Malmberg served in the Peace Corps as a teacher of science and mathematics in Lesotho and later as a research technician in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Laboratories in Beltsville, Maryland. A native of Pittsburgh, he studied at Gustavus Adolphus College and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University. He had strong interests in science, music, and sports, and was intensely concerned for the welfare of others. Following his untimely death in 1984, his family established the present Fellowship Program in his memory, using funds from his estate. In this manner, his contribution to society - especially to the country of Lesotho, which he had come to love - is extended beyond his mortal existence.




Pitt students are eligible to apply for various scholarship funds available including Pitt sponsored scholarship 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.


International Studies Fund

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.


Nationality Room Scholarships

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 Scholarships

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). 


Study Abroad Office Scholarships

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.


Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) Program

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:



Other Funding Opportunities


*For undergraduates applying to any nationally competitive scholarship, consult with a Scholar-Mentor for assistance and guidance on applying.


For International Students