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Chatham University,USA.

Name of the University: Chatham University,USA.

Nature of the Collaboration: Study Abroad


General Guidelines;

Once all  documents are compiled they are to be submitted to the “Office of the Study Abroad JGBS (OSAJ)” through your programme director (documents to be mailed as a zip file to

Study Abroad Students:  At Chatham University, international students are an integral and important part of our diverse campus. Chatham is a small liberal arts institution, and we are very proud of the personal attention students receive in the classroom and beyond. Students' personal, professional, and leadership skills are developed to their fullest potential through intensive study, internships, study abroad, service learning, leadership training opportunities, hands-on learning, and personal development seminars. Chatham University has over 170 students from over 25 different countries. Please click on the links below for more information about attending Chatham University as an international student.


Application and English Requirements:

  • All official postsecondary transcripts, mark sheets, and degree conferrals. Original transcripts and official English translations are required for non-English institutions. Professional credential evaluation may be required for non-U.S. postsecondary academic records.
  • Copy of passport photo page (with identification information)
  • Copy of immigration documents if living in the U.S.
  • Official test scores - TOEFL or IELTS (Chatham code: 2081) with minimum test scores of 550 pBT, 79 iBT, 6.5 IELTS
  • Application requirements are outlined by each program.
  • Official bank statement, signed bank letter or financial guarantee verifying sufficient funds to cover the full cost of the first year of education at Chatham University.


Required Documents:

  1. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  2. Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale (Conditional admission may be granted for applicants with a GPA of less than a 3.0 who show extreme promise through their other achievements)
  3. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  4. Two letters of recommendation
  5. Resume or curriculum vitae
  6. Essay
  7. College-level prerequisite courses* (six credits) include: – Financial Accounting Principles I – Business Statistics


*Prerequisite courses may be taken in conjunction with the start of the program.

Transcript Evaluation Policy: Credentials from an educational system other than the United States will be reviewed initially by a Chatham in-house credential evaluator. Applicants may be required to have their transcripts evaluated by a foreign credential evaluation service such as NACES, ECE, WES, or IERF. Any costs incurred for the professional evaluation are the responsibility of the applicant.

English Requirements: All other international applicants whose first language is not English must meet one of the following language proficiency requirements for regular admission to Chatham University. Select programs require higher minimum language proficiency test scores than listed below.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet-based test: score of 79, Paper-based test: score of 550

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Score of 6.5 or higher

Conditional Admission based on Language Proficiency: Students with acceptable academic credentials who do not meet language proficiency requirements may be admitted under conditional admission through the English Language Program. All conditionally admitted students are required to take an English placement exam upon arrival and may be


required to take supplemental courses.




ELP Level




Low Inter








Higher Intermediate




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Important Dates & Deadlines:


  • Fall Recommended Deadline: July 1
  • Spring Recommended Deadline: November 1.

 Apply online at: (The study abroad coordinator of the JGBS nominates students through an online nomination system).


Visa related information:

The U.S. immigration process can be confusing. Below is help as you apply for your F-1 or J-1 student visa to come to study at Chatham University.

Visa Procedure:

  1. Apply for admission to Chatham University.
  2. After Admission to Chatham and confirmation of finances, I-20 or DS-2019 is sent.  
  3. Contact closest  U.S. Embassy or Consulate for visa appointment and instructions. You will need your I-20/DS 2019 and passport to make your visa appointment, many embassies now require you to make an appointment online. You may check the visa wait times on the U.S. State Department website.   You will need to pay your visa fee before your appointment.
  4. Pay I-901/SEVIS fee.
  5. Go to appointment with I-20 or DS-2019, Chatham admission letter, proof of payment of I-901 fee, financial documents and other documents the Embassy or Consulate requests.  Please see the document “10 Points to Remember When Applying for a Nonimmigrant Visa
  6. Return to embassy or consulate for visa
  7. Arrive in U.S. no more than 30 days before start date on I-20 or DS-2019.  (You must arrive before your start date) Please see welcome letter for earliest day you can arrive in campus housing. 

Housing/Residence and Food Info:

RESIDENCE LIFE AND HOUSING: If you are living on-campus you may move in on August 18th. UNDERGRADUATE HOUSING: Undergraduate Students who have attended university for less than two years are required to live on campus. Descriptions about undergraduate housing options are available at the Residence Life website.

  • Students may move into university housing on August 18th
  • Students may select a meal plan when they arrive on campus
  • Please fill out the roommate preference form on my Chatham or request the form by email if you cannot access my Chatham.
  • Apartments (one to three bedroom): $6,485 - $7,805 per term
  • Orchard Hall, Eden Hall Campus - $1,350 (single room) - $1,425 (single room, 2-person suite) per term. Graduate residents are required to purchase one of the Cougar Meal Plans.

* Included in apartment pricing are all utilities plus cable and wifi. Certain housing options are billed at a premium.

APARTMENT & COMMUTER MEAL PLANS: (Estimate as of December 2017. May change.)

  • Cougar Platinum: 5 meals/week, $230 Flex Dollars: $1,215 per term
  • Cougar Gold: 100 meals, $210 Flex Dollars: $1,215 per term
  • Cougar Silver: 50 meals, $210 Flex Dollars: $760 per term
  • Cougar Bronze: 25 meals, $25 Flex Dollars: $505 per term

Students can change their meal plan option through the end of the add/drop period. The last day of add/drop is stated in the University academic calendar. Any unused portion of a meal plan at the end of the term is forfeited. Any unused flex dollars are forfeited at the end of the academic year.

EDEN HALL MEAL PLANS :(Estimate as of December 2017. May change.) Anytime Plan, unlimited meal accesses, $60 Flex Dollars; $2,125 per term

Eden Hall - Anytime access plans provide continuous access to the Eden Hall Dining Commons. Enter and exit the Dining Commons as frequently as you'd like and eat as many meals as you'd like. Flex dollars roll over fall semester to spring semester but not academic year to academic year. Flex dollars can be used at any Chatham dining facility; Shadyside, Eastside Café, Café Rachel, Eden Hall Dining Commons or The Dairy Barn Café.

Health Insurance and related information:

HEALTH RECORDS :Students at Chatham University are required to submit immunizationhealth and meningitisforms.  The university has required immunizations. It can be expensive to get these immunizations in the U.S. We recommend that you receive all your immunizations before coming to the U.S. If you have questions about these forms and the required immunizations, please contact the Health Services Office at

HEALTH INSURANCE: All Undergraduate students are required to have health insurance. All international degree seeking students (exception students from Canada and government sponsored students) are required to have the university insurance. The U.S. does not have national health care. Medical care in the U.S. can be very expensive. A visit to the doctor can cost $100 or more. To help with the high cost of health care, people purchase a health insurance plan. The university insurance policy is through UPMC Health Plan. The per semester cost is 775 USD. 

Estimated Cost of Attendance;

Business Administration (MBA)

Tuition per Credit :

$ 930

Required Credits :

36 credits

University and program-specific fees are not included in the tuition amounts above. Additional expenses to tuition and fees may include health insurance, housing and meals, transportation, parking, books, materials and other miscellaneous living expenses should also be considered. 

For Airport pick up services:

Arrival Information and Pick up form (if you cannot log into to my Chatham please email to : You have received your visa and arranged your travel to Pittsburgh. Upon arrival at the airport or border, please have passport, I-20/DS2019, admission letter from Chatham. (Canadian students also need proof of finances). Please also have Chatham's emergency numbers. Please contact the Office of International Affairs at or +1 412 365-1388 with questions about coming to Chatham as an international student.

Getting to Pittsburgh: The closest airport is Pittsburgh International Airport. There are direct flights to Pittsburgh from New York, Washington, DC, Chicago, Atlanta and other cities. When booking your flight please allow additional time to go through customs and immigration.

We recommend getting to Pittsburgh by air. Pittsburgh is also accessible by bus (Greyhound and Mega bus) and by train (Amtrak).

ARRIVAL PICK-UP: Chatham provides free shuttle service for new international students living on campus from the airport, train station and bus station.

  • Check Chatham Email for Updated Information for upcoming arrivals/pickup
  • Pick-up service is available all day on August 20th and until 8pm on August 21st for students who will live on campus. We recommend arriving on August 20th if your flight will get in late to Pittsburgh. Orientation begins on the morning of August 22nd.

Other ways to get to campus or your off campus apartment.

  1. You can take the taxi. Pick up from the curb at the airport.
  2. The airport flyer is easy to use (public bus # 28X). Please check Port Authority for current schedule. You may drop off at Carnegie Mellon University or University of Pittsburgh in Oakland. (You can then get the Chatham shuttle or the 71B or 71D) bus to campus. Please check campus shuttle schedule on my Chatham) The 28X is available between 4:30 am and 11:00 pm.
  3. You may also want to look into the Super Shuttle. The shared van ride is cheaper than a taxi.
  4. You can use "Uber" or "Lyft" phone app to schedule pickup from the airport.


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