Fellowships & Scholarships



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.


African Studies Scholarship

If you are a student planning to study abroad apply to get a little extra funding for your trip through the Center for African Studies. 


Graduate Student Fellowship

The Center for African Studies has graduate student fellows each semester who work in the center 10 hours each week and receive some tuition remission. 


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). 


Global Experiences Office Scholarships

The Global Experiences 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:



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.


For International Students



Other Funding Opportunities


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