University of Pittsburgh

Scholarships & Competitions - Study Abroad

There are numerous resources available which detail funding opportunities for study abroad in the University’s Center for International Studies and in the Study Abroad Office on the 8th floor of William Pitt Student Union. CILE has information about the logistics of doing study abroad on our Programs for JD Students page.

  • American Association of University Women: Fellowships for Foreign Study. Application Deadline: Early December. Website:
  • CDS International: Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) A one year Work-Study Scholarship Program in Germany State Department Sponsored Scholarship Program includes: Stipends, International Flights, German Language Training, Semester at a German College, Professional Internship, Host Family Stay. Application Deadline: December 1st. Website:
  • Center for International Legal Education Fellowships
    To encourage JD students to engage in international study, the Center for International Legal Education offers fellowships for students pursuing study, research, or internships abroad. Awards are typically in an amount of $500.00 to $1,000.00, depending upon need, merit, and the number of students selected for funding. Fellowship information will be announced in the E-Docket on-line early in the spring semester. The deadline is mid March. Application
  • Critical Language Scholarships
    Scholarships for intensive overseas study in the critical need foreign languages of Arabic, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. Department of State funding to participate in beginning, intermediate and/or advanced level summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers and affiliated partners. Travel and educational expenses paid.
  • Institute of International Education- Numerous foreign study opportunities available. Search by location or field of study
  • The National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships are offered through The Academy for Educational Development (AED): students pursuing the study of foreign languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. National Security but are less frequently studied by U.S. graduate students and who are highly motivated to work in the federal government. Application Deadline: January 30th.
  • Nationality Rooms Scholarships
    The Nationality Rooms have awarded over 600 grants for summer study abroad since 1948. The purpose of these awards is to give students an in-depth immersion in another culture for at least five weeks. Some awards require previous language experience but many do not. The number of scholarships available varies each year. In recent years, awards have gone to students who have wanted to study in Africa, Armenia, Austria, Chile, Denmark, People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, the Middle East, Scandinavia, and Scotland. The amounts of the individual awards typically range from $1,000 to $4,000.
    - Graduate students must: be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
    - Be current full-time students at the University of Pittsburgh.
    - Have a QPA of at least 3.0.
    - Return to the University of Pittsburgh as full time students for a minimum of two terms immediately after study abroad
    - Propose a career-related, credit-worthy study program of at least five weeks.
    The application materials are available in November for an end of January deadline. Application materials can be obtained from the Nationality Rooms Program Office, 1209 Cathedral of Learning, 412-624-6150. The interview process usually begins in early December.
  • Nordenberg Fellows Program
    Provides funding for students interning at international institutions in Europe. In addition to serving at a two-month (or longer) internships, students must complete an EU law class, attend EU lectures at Pitt, and be available as a resource for future program participants. Download application. Deadline: March.
  • Organization of American State (OAS): Fellowships for Foreign Study
    There are several types of OAS funded fellowships awarded to graduate students for coursework and/or research at a university or higher learning institution in a Member State. Studies may be carried out by on-site or by distance education or a combination of both.
  • The Pittsburgh Foundation Jack Wilson Fund
    Scholarship for innovative international opportunities that fosters the appreciation of and better understanding among different cultures generally to promote peace and community development. Application Deadline: Mid January.
  • Rotary International: Fellowship for Foreign Study
    Promoting Rotary's goal of world peace, goodwill, and understanding, The Rotary Foundation's Educational Programs include Ambassadorial Scholarships, Grants for University Teachers, Group Study Exchange, and Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution, and Rotary Peace and Conflict Studies Program.
  • Southeast Europe Fellowships
    American Coucils Southeastern Europe Research program provides support for independent research projects that will "enable the U.S. to better understand the rgion and formulate effective policies within it." Grants cover transportation, housing, academic affiliation costs, and a stipend, usually between $5,000 and $25,000. Deadline: for spring & summer October 1, for fall the deadline is January 15.

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