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University of Pittsburgh

Interdisciplinary Master of Arts in

East Asian Studies (IDMA)

Financial Aid/Tuition

FLAS scholarship applications are due Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Send materials to Paula Locante, EALL, 110 Old Engineering Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA 15260.


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The dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences recently approved a few competitive Tuition Reduction Scholarships 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 $10,000 per year).

This Tuition Reduction is valid for only two academic years.



IDMA students are eligible to apply for a variety of scholarships and fellowships administered by the Asian Studies Center. We are pleased to announce that since the Fall of 2006, one full- tuition scholarship plus stipend has been awarded to an IMDA student enrolled in Japan studies.As with most financial aid, these awards are highly competitive.

Teaching assistantships are not available for this interdisciplinary graduate program.

Why Pittsburgh? One advantage to living in Pittsburgh is its relatively lower cost of living that some major cities. CNN has a tool that compares the earning power between two cities. For example, a grad student earning $25K in Pittsburgh would need to earn $30,980 in Philadelphia, $28,407 in Baltimore, and $43,418 in San Francisco to maintain the same lifestyle.