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Applying to the University of Pittsburgh
We welcome applications from international students and want to make your application process as smooth as possible. It is to your advantage to plan ahead and submit your application and required admission materials early, especially if the school of your interest has unique deadlines.
Use your full legal name on all documents
Always use your full legal name as it appears on your passport when completing your admissions, TOEFL, and SAT/ACT applications. We will not be able to issue the necessary immigration documents if the name you provide on your application is different from your name as it appears on your passport.
Do not list a PO Box as permanent address
In order for the Office of International Services to issue your I-20 form, the permanent home address listed on your application for admission must be a foreign physical address.
Financial Aid is not available to International Students. Please review the International Undergraduate Financial Information to understand the costs associated with enrolling at the University of Pittsburgh. Proof of financial support will be required of students who are offered admission and plan to enroll at Pitt.
International first-year students who apply before February 1 will be reviewed for international student scholarships. International transfer students are not eligible for scholarship consideration.
Students interested in being reviewed for scholarships must submit a completed application for admission and supporting credentials by February 1 at the latest. Students meeting that deadline are automatically reviewed for scholarships. The Committee makes decisions weekly on a rolling basis. Therefore, if you would like to increase your chances for scholarships, it is in your best interest to apply early. Students who are selected to receive a scholarship will be notified by April 1.
There is not a separate scholarship application for University of Pittsburgh academic scholarships, though if you wish to be considered for scholarships you will be required to complete the Short Answer Questions.
Value and Term
Scholarships for international students amount to $2,000 per year and are generally available for eight full time undergraduate terms, provided the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA and meets all of the other terms and conditions of the specific award. Learn more about requirements governing University of Pittsburgh academic scholarships.
We do not offer interviews with admission staff, but international applicants have the option of submitting an interview they have done with InitialView. InitialView conducts an unscripted conversation and proctors an open-ended writing sample. International applicants are welcome to submit materials from InitialView in order to demonstrate their communication skills and ability to converse about academic topics.