Join Our International Community

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

About 8% 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.

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).

What to Expect in Pittsburgh

Discover a world of learning and growth beyond our expansive urban campus. Learn more about the student experience and life in the city of Pittsburgh.

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 by emailing

International Admissions Video

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?
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