Chatham University

English Language Program Scholarships

+ International Student Ambassador Scholarships English Language Program

The English Language Program at Chatham University is excited to announce SIX 100% International Student Ambassador Scholarships for Chatham's partner universities to study English in summer 2019. The scholarships will be given to both conditionally admitted students* and students who want to study English at Chatham.

Chatham University is a private university in the beautiful city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, with over 2,200 students and over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs. To recognize academic excellence, we award generous scholarships to deserving incoming full-time students. Scholarships for qualified undergraduate international students range from $6,000 to $16,000 to full tuition annually. Qualified students who participate in Scholarship Interview Days may receive up to an additional $3,000 annually.

*Students who do not yet meet the English language proficiency requirements (TOEFL 79 or IELTS 6.5) may apply for conditional admission. Conditionally admitted students will study in the English Language Program. After they successfully complete the Advanced level in the English Language Program, they will start their degree program without having to take the TOEFL or IELTS test.

English Language Program and Scholarship Information

Program dates: May 24 - August 2
Program of study: 24 hours of English instruction a week for 10 weeks
Amount of scholarship: $5,395 (100% of tuition for a term).  Some 50% scholarships may be available. 
Duration of scholarship: One summer term


Students need to demonstrate at least High Intermediate level of English (TOEFL 60, IELTS 5.0, Duolinigo 65).  Scholarship recipients are expected to serve as international ambassadors for Chatham University by assisting with recuritment efforts and participating in cultural activities.  Applicants will need to submit:  

  1. An online application
  2. A copy of the passport
  3. A financial document
  4. Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo)
  5. Transcripts of all previous degrees

Note 1: Students who want conditional admission to a degree program at Chatham University must submit a separate application by contacting the Office of Admission  ( If you need to apply for a visa, the deadline for Fall 2019 undergraduate and graduate admission is July 1.

Note 2: Students pay for their own living expenses, health insurance, and plane tickets.  Living expenses and health insurance are estimated to be $2,000 for over two months.  

Application Process

  • Apply to the ELP by going to and click on "How to Apply"
  • Application deadline to the English Language Program: March 15


Office of International Affairs
Chatham University
Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Phone: (1)412-365-1388

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+ How to Take the Duolingo English Test

If you do not have a TOEFL or IELTS score, the English Language Program accepts the Duolingo English Test. It takes about 45 minutes to complete the test on your own computer. You will receive the results within 48 hours.

The registration fee for the test is $49, and you can take the test on your computer by going to from one of Duolingo's approved browsers. Your computer will need to have a camera and microphone in order to take the test. At the end of your test, select Chatham University - English Language Program from the dropdown menu to share your score with us. You will receive an email notification to confirm once your test has been scored and shared.

You can login to to review your score at any time. If you experience any technical problems with the test or coupon, you will see instructions on how to contact Duolingo support, or you can also email them directly at (please do not contact the admissions office, as we cannot assist you with technical issues).