• How do I travel to Pitt's Pittsburgh campus from the Pittsburgh International Airport?

    Travel arrangements from the Pittsburgh International Airport to Pitt's Pittsburgh campus are made independently by each student.  You may review your temporary housing and transportation options on OIS's Travel Arrangements website.

  • When are the application deadlines for incoming non-degree students?

    The application deadline for the Fall semester or Full Year (Fall and Spring semesters) is March 25.  The deadline for the Spring semester is October 15.  

  • Am I required to submit proof of English Language proficiency? If so, what are the minimum scores?

    If you are a native English speaker, you are not required.  If you are not, you are required to submit the TOELF or IELTS scores.  Native English speakers are defined as applicants, who are passport holders from the countries listed as TOELF-exempt Countries.  Non-native English speakers must meet one of the following requirements as an undergraduate, non-degree-seeking student: 

    • IELTS Band Score 6.5; 
    • TOELF iBT 80; 
    • TOELF pBT 550; 
    • TOEFL computer-based 213
  • Does Pitt require incoming students to have immunizations?

    At Pitt, immunizations are required for incoming exchange students. For a full list of the requirements, please see our Health page.  

  • I would like to purchase an international health insurance plan from my home country. Am I allowed to use this plan to count towards the Pitt Health Insurance Requirement?

    No.  All international students are required to have health insurance coverage during the time of their exchange terms or visiting terms. Students may purchase coverage through UPMC or through a private provider. All plans, however, must be a U.S.-based plan that meets the minimums required for J-1 visa holders. International insurance plans will not be accepted.  Private U.S.-based insurance options may be found on OIS's website.