Carnegie Mellon University

Sponsored Programs

Sponsored Programs offer study abroad opportunities to students from a variety of economic backgrounds and are ideal for students with significant Carnegie Mellon funding. Sponsored Programs allow students to pay regular Carnegie Mellon tuition, room and board (billed at the junior year rate) while receiving the same financial aid package (minus work study) while abroad.  Offering Sponsored Programs reflects Carnegie Mellon's commitment to ensure that all students have the opportunity to study abroad.  While the main purpose of Sponsored Programs is to provide options that will allow the use of Carnegie Mellon aid, they are also programs that are researched and reviewed for academic quality and compatibility by our Study Abroad Advisory Board.

When choosing the Sponsored Program arrangement, Carnegie Mellon will pay tuition, room*, board* and approved fees to the study abroad institution or program and may distribute funds to the student for other fees as appropriate.

For more details, please contact the Study Abroad Staff.

Students applying for sponsored study abroad programs must submit their applications to the Study Abroad office two weeks prior to the program deadline. This includes any pieces not submitted online.

In cases where room and/or board is not included in the program's invoice to CMU, the amount billed by CMU for housing and board in the original sponsored payment will be refunded back to the student for the student to use towards housing/board expenses.  The amount CMU charges for housing and board in the Sponsored Program charge is a fixed amount which may not cover all of a student's housing/board expenses.

Participants in these programs must complete the FAFSA and other applicable documents for receiving financial aid, as they normally would.  In some cases, it may be more financially beneficial to pay programs externally rather than using the Sponsored Program option. To determine whether it is financially beneficial to attend a program as a sponsored student or pay externally, please complete the Sponsored Financial Worksheet 19-20 (xls).

IES Abroad: Buenos Aires

Bond University: Gold Coast, Queensland

University of New South Wales: Sydney

National Institute of Dramatic Art: Sydney

IES Abroad: Vienna
What is your Sponsored Choice?

CIEE: Shanghai

Costa Rica
AIFS: Costa Rica

Pitt in Cuba

(Currently not Sponsored)
Only a Summer offering.
DIS: Copenhagen
Dominican Republic
CIEE: Santiago

IES Abroad: Quito

IES Abroad: Business & International Affairs, Paris

ISA: French Language & Liberal Arts, Paris


CIEE: Berlin

IES Abroad: Berlin

Visit our CMU Study
Abroad Portal for more details on our 
Sponsored Options!
SIT Indonesia

IFSA-Butler: University College Dublin, Dublin

IES Abroad: Milan

Lorenzo de Medici: Florence

IES Abroad: Nagoya

CIEE: Amman
SIT Mongolia
IES Abroad: Rabat
The Netherlands
IES Abroad: Amsterdam
New Zealand
IES Abroad: Auckland

Middlebury College

South Africa

ISA: University of Cape Town, Cape Town

SIT South Africa


CIEE: Barcelona

IES Abroad: Granada

IES Abroad: Madrid

CIEE: Seville


SIT Tanzania

United Kingdom
CISabroad: The University of Westminster, London


University of Manchester

University College London

Architectural Association School of Architecture, London

London School of Economics

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, Wales

IFSA Butler - University of Edinburgh