Frequently Asked Questions

You've got questions, we've got answers.  Whether you want to know who can study abroad, how to pay your bill, or where you can get a passport, you'll find the answers you need here.

Don't see what you're looking for?  Stop by the office, give us a call at 412-648-7413, or send us an email to abroad@pitt.edu.

Are there scholarships available for study abroad?

Yes.  See our Scholarships  page for a list of available scholarships and applications.

Keep in mind that scholarships for study abroad are competitive and will not cover the entire cost of the program.  You should make alternate plans for paying for your program in case you are not awarded a scholarship.

 

How much does it cost to study abroad? What’s included?

The cost depends on the program you choose.

  • For Panther Programs, the program fee typically includes tuition, housing, travel insurance, and some course-related excursions. Inclusions may vary; please visit the program brochure page for pricing details.
  • Inclusions for Pitt-Recognized programs vary by provider; please visit the provider’s website for pricing information. You will not be responsible for paying Pitt tuition in addition to the provider’s tuition.
  • For Exchange Programs, you are responsible for paying normal Pitt tuition and fees directly to the University of Pittsburgh. Other fees and pricing details vary by program; please visit the program brochure page for details. 
How do I pay for my Panther Program or Exchange Program?

Charges for Panther Programs and Exchange Programs are posted to your student account in PittPAY and are due according to the standard Due Date Schedule. If you expect to aid disbursements that will create a credit balance on your student account, BE SURE you sign up for eRefunds in PittPAY so you get your money in 2-3 business days. Without eRefunds, you will have to wait 10-14 days for a paper check mailed to your home address.

How do I pay for my Pitt-Recognized Program?

Beyond the Study Abroad Fee, you will not pay anything to the University of Pittsburgh if you study abroad with a Pitt-Recognized Program.  Your program provider will bill you directly.

I have a scholarship – can I use it for study abroad?

Generally, you will be able to use your scholarship toward the cost of your study abroad program.  You need to speak with the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid (or similar office on your campus) to verify how much of your scholarship will be applicable to the program.

I receive financial aid – can I use it for study abroad?

Generally, you will be able to use financial aid toward the cost of your study abroad program.  You need to speak with the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid (or similar office on your campus) to verify how much of your aid will be applicable to the program.