International Students

A Global Community of Learners

Pitt's School of Education has long viewed education as stretching beyond the borders of the United States. Today, we're engaged with our neighbors in every corner of the globe — and our students and faculty come from all over the world.

Admission Requirements and Information

Please review the International Student Procedures for Admission to find application requirements, deadlines, and additional information for international students interested in the Pitt School of Education. 

Join us for our monthly Virtual Info Sessions for international students! Our Admissions team will introduce you to the school’s offerings, provide helpful application tips, and answer your questions about international admissions requirements, academic program options, and more.

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Upcoming Info Session Dates:

  • Friday, January 27, 2023 | 11 a.m. - Noon ET
  • Friday, February 24, 2023 | 11 a.m. - Noon ET
  • Friday, March 31, 2023 | 11 a.m. - Noon ET
  • Friday, April 28, 2023 | 11 a.m. - Noon ET

Work and Learn With Us

International students find a welcoming environment at the Pitt School of Education. We are supportive of international cultures and have a long history of excellence in the area of Comparative, International, and Development Education (CIDE).

Support for International Students

Each year, more than 3,000 students from over 100 countries arrive at the University of Pittsburgh to continue their educations.

About 8 percent of students at the Pitt School of Education are international, with the largest majority of students coming from China. We have enrolled scholars from Argentina, China, Columbia, Ghana, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Mongolia, Nepal, Paraguay, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan,Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam.

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The Global Compass Guide 

The Global Compass is a digital guide to life on campus and in the city of Pittsburgh. This handbook has information regarding housing, places of worship, restaurants, stores, services on campus, and much more.

Connect With Us 

No matter where you are in the world, we want to get to know you and your goals so that we can help you to begin your journey to ignite learning. Please feel free to connect with us on our Pitt Education WeChat and WhatsApp accounts.

International Admissions Frequently Asked Questions

In this video, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the international admissions process. 

  • 00:11 - How and where should I send my third-party transcript review reports to?
  • 02:10 - How do I apply/start my application?
  • 04:32 - Where can I learn more about visa information and who can I contact?
  • 06:07 - How do I add letters of recommendation? Do they need to be in English?
  • 09:21 - Is a language proficiency test required even if my last degree program’s primary instruction language was English?

If you have additional questions, please contact Sing Zhang, Admissions and Recruitment Manager, at