University Funding

See how university funding can support your journey.

Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
Provides full tuition and stipend for one year. Any applicant nominated by GSPIA must be planning to study a foreign language during both terms of the academic year. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Education and awarded through the University of Pittsburgh’s Title VI centers for Asian Studies, European Studies, Latin American Studies, and Russian/East European Studies. Learn more here.

Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) Travel Grants
Provides financial assistance and recognition to graduate and professional students who have participated in academic conferences. Students may apply for a GPSG Travel Grant during the first 10 days of the month following their conference. Students are eligible for one GPSG Travel Grant per fiscal year (July 1 to June 30), based on the date of their conference. All applications must be submitted to GPSG and are approved by the Finance Committee. Funds for each cycle are distributed based on a demonstrated need for the travel grant and on the merit of the presentation. Learn more here.

Owens Fellowship
A need-based tuition fellowship. Awards are made on a competitive basis. For more details, contact the University Financial Aid Office at 412-624-7488 or

Pitt Alumni Association Graduate Scholarship
Provides partial tuition for graduate students who received their undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh. 

The George L. Carson Graduate Fellowship
Awarded to graduate students who are or were affiliated with an athletics program at the University of Pittsburgh as undergraduates, and who are or will be students at a University of Pittsburgh graduate or professional school. For more information, contact the Student Life and Compliance Office in the Athletics Department at 412-648-8218.

Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
Funds immersion for at least five weeks in another country, through an approved study-abroad program or through an independent research project (for credit) supervised by a University of Pittsburgh faculty member. There are 25 to 30 scholarships available for approximately $1,000 to $4,000 each. Learn more about how to apply here.

For more information:
Office of Student Services
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
3601 Posvar Hall