University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh

Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. Pitt people have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments. We have just signed with Pitt, so apply now and be one of the first MQ students to experience it!


Country: United States of America 
Program Dates: Fall Term: August 29 – December 17, 2016, Spring Term: January 4 – April 29, 2017 
Area of Study: Business, Education, Engineering and IT, Environment, Health and Medical Sciences, Law, Security and Intelligence, Media, Creative arts, and communication, Science, Society, history and languages 
Type of program: Semester Exchange 
Length of program: 6 - 12 months 
Language of Instruction: English 
Accommodation: Panther Central can aid you in finding on-campus housing. There are 20 possible residence halls that, if available, can be reserved with a $325 deposit paid in advance. The average rent per semester is around $3100-$4200, which equals around $775-$1050 a month. On-campus housing is NOT guaranteed for exchange students. Students can begin this process once they have been admitted and received formal information from the Office of International Services or Panther Central. Click on “Room Information” on each hall to see pricing. The cheapest option is Tower A, and the most expensive is Bouquet Gardens. Additionally, you may review a few electronic brochures regarding housing online here. Information regarding off-campus housing can be found through the Off-Campus Living here. Students exchange for just one semester should looking into sublets or a roommate who may be searching for someone to fill a vacancy as most apartment leases are for a full-year. Please refer to the accommodation website.
Course Details: Exchange students may select any of the courses offered within the college that they are admitted into, granted that there is availability and that they meet the prerequisites. The colleges include:
Actual course descriptions may be found online here. Students are also advised to visit the specified departmental websites to check additional course information. For example, for Psychology courses, visit the Psychology department’s website. For a list of the undergraduate academic departments, please consult this link.  

Academic Advice: All students looking to apply for a program should seek Academic Advice with the relevant Department or Faculty.

Eligibility Criteria 

To be eligible for this program, you must: 
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher (varies each program), 
  • Completion of at least 12cp at the time of application. 18cp to go abroad, 
  • Enough credit points remaining to complete the program, 
  • Comply with the eligibility criteria outlined in the Student Exchange Policy.

How to Apply 

Applicants must complete an online Application form. You'll need to include:

Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.

Important notes:

Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Payment Website.

Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their entire journey overseas. More information will be given to students upon acceptance. 

Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.

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Study a Semester Exchange program in University of Pittsburgh for 6 - 12 months, University of Pittsburgh is located in United States of America

Area of study
Business; Education; Engineering and IT; Environment; Health and medical sciences; Media, creative arts, and communication; Science; Society, history and languages

Has a GPA requirement; Full offers only

Macquarie, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, University of Pittsburgh, Semester Exchange, United States of America, Business, Education, Engineering and IT, Environment, Health and Medical Sciences, Law, Security and Intelligence, Media, Creative arts, and communication, Science, Society, history and languages

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