Financial Aid

All fellowships are due February 13, 2019.

Incoming students should submit the financial aid application along with other materials by January 15, 2019.

Send inquiries and materials to:
Keanna Cash
Department of French and Italian
1328 Cathedral of Learning
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh PA 15260

(The Department of French and Italian handles the applications for the IDMA in East Asian Studies. Note only U.S. citizens and resident aliens are eligible to apply.)

Foreign Language and Asian Studies (FLAS) scholarship

This grant, funded by the US Department of Education, assists the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area studies; stimulates the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency. It covers tuition and a $18000 stipend for the academic year.

[note: only U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents are eligible to apply for this scholarship]

Mitsubishi Graduate Fellowship in Japanese Studies

This grant supports the study of Japan by graduate students in the social sciences or humanities at the University of Pittsburgh. It provides tuition, fees, and a $21000 stipend for the academic year.

Chinese Studies Tuition Remission Fellowship

This grant covers tuition for all or part of one or two terms of full-time study at the University of Pittsburgh.

Tuition Reduction Scholarships

A small number of Tuition Reduction Scholarships are offered for out-of-state students accepted into the IDMA program. That means recipients of this award, including international students, pay in-state tuition rates (the difference between the in-state and out-of-state tuition rates amounts to about $12,000 per year). This Tuition Reduction is valid for only one academic year but may be renewable pending availability and academic performance.

IDMA students are eligible to apply for a variety of scholarships and fellowships administered by the Asian Studies Center. As with most financial aid, these awards are highly competitive.

Teaching assistantships are not available for this interdisciplinary graduate program.