Undergraduate Student Scholarships and Fellowships

The EUCE/ESC is committed to enhancing undergraduate education through the interdisciplinary study of Europe and the European Union. In addition to coursework, students are encouraged to pursue opportunities outside the classroom. Information about scholarships, fellowships, and internships during and after their undergraduate career is found below. For additional information, please arrange to meet with the Undergraduate Certificate Advisor and Assistant Director, Stephen Lund.

International Studies Fund (ISF)

The International Studies Fund (ISF) is intended to help students at the University of Pittsburgh to conduct research on international issues or in international settings. “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.

*Important: ISF grants may not be used for tuition, language study, internships, and other non-research related expenses. Conference, workshop or symposium travel is not eligible for funding under the ISF program.  The application deadline is March 15.

Please note: Applications will be accepted by email only.  Please download the fillable PDF application (you may type in your name instead of signing the application).  Additional materials such as IRB clearances or airline ticket quotes should be included in the same email as the application and sent to isfapps@pitt.edu, with “Your Last Name, Your First Name- ISF 2014” in the subject line of your email.  For more information http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/main/isf

Mark Nordenberg Internship Abroad Scholarships

The Mark Nordenberg Internship Abroad Scholarships are offered through the European Studies Center/European Union Center of Excellence, and are available to students planning an internship in Europe. Three awards of $1,650.00 are given each academic year.

While preference will be given to students who belong to the European Union or West European Studies Certificate Programs, any University of Pittsburgh Oakland Campus undergraduate student is welcome to apply.

All types of internship are eligible.  Whether it’s part of a study abroad program or not, for credit or not, the only thing to keep in mind is that it must be relevant to your major or pre-professional program, and be at least 6 weeks in length.

The deadline this year is Monday, March 24th, 2014. Further details are available on the application.

The Friedl E. Kessler Memorial Fellowship

To help defray the costs of studying abroad, the European Studies Center/European Union Center of Excellence offers the Kessler Fellowship for study or research in Germany. The award is offered to a West European Studies or European Union Studies Certificate Program student in the amount of $1,000 on a competitive basis. To be eligible to apply, the student must be studying German and have at least a 3.0 QPA.

Included with the application must be two letters of recommendation (including one from the German Department addressing your langauge skills), a transcript, and a one-page statement of purpose. This year's deadline is Monday, March 24th, 2014.

Harris Miller Integrated Field Trip Abroad Scholarship

An Integrated Field Trip Abroad (IFTA) is a 10 to 14 day long study abroad experience that occurs at the end of the spring term. An IFTA is linked to a specific spring term course, and provides the teacher and students the opportunity to go and study in person what they have been studying throughout the term. IFTAs are typically worth 3 credits and count towards graduation requirements.

Here are the two IFTAs we are sponsoring in spring/summer 2014:

CSD 1101 Introduction to Clinical processes in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology – followed by an IFTA to Dublin and Belfast, Ireland to examine assessment and health care delivery systems

HA&A 0030 Modern Architecture – followed by an IFTA to Vienna, Austria and Zagreb, Croatia to study the impact of new ideas on buildings and infrastructure

Student participating in either of the IFTAs listed above may apply for a Harris Miller Integrated Field Trip Abroad Scholarship. Every year five scholarships of $1,000.00 each are awarded to help offset the expenses of studying abroad. The money is applied as a credit towards the tuition bill for the IFTA. The application provides information about this year's deadline to apply.

European Union Studies in Brussels Scholarship

The EU Studies Summer Program co-administered by the European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Washington (Seattle) and the Institute for European Studies at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles announce that the 2012 program dates are July 7- August 8, 2014.  The application deadline for the 2014 summer program is February 28, 2014.  The program is designed for upper-level undergraduate students, recent graduates, and graduate students.  For more information, please visit http://jsis.washington.edu/euc/brussels or contact Stephen Lund (undergraduates and recent graduates) or Allyson Delnore (graduate students) for more information. 


University of Pittsburgh Opportunities

Newman Award for International Intergenerational Project Initiatives

 International Studies Fund (UCIS)

 Scholarships for International Travel (UCIS)

Honors College Fellowships

Nationality Room Scholarships


 Other Opportunities