Students across the globe have chosen Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics for their education. PIA’s focus on technology and aviation training allows individuals to pursue a technical education in industries offering opportunities for advancement and further education.

PIA is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students into the Pittsburgh – Main Campus. International students who wish to attend PIA must comply with the following requirements:

Important Information before Applying

PIA’s current visa certificate eligibility is for F-1 Visa’s at the Pittsburgh – Main Campus ONLY.  In order to obtain an F-1 student Visa you will be required to provide the following documents:

  • PIA Admissions Application.
  • $150.00 Registration Fee.
  • Official copy (not a photocopy) of your High School Diploma, Transcript, or Matriculation must be evaluated (and translated) by any of the companies at the following website:
  • Proof of English competency from education transcripts or completion of a TOEFL if English is not your primary language.*
  • Proof of funds for cost of attendance and housing living expenses for the entire first year of your program and provide proof of being able to secure funds for the remainder; $33,500 first year, $22,500 remainder; $59,000 Total. (assuming no credit).
  • Copy of pertinent pages of your passport.

  *Acceptable TOEFL scores can be obtained by contacting PIA’s Office of Admissions.

In addition, please complete I-20 Application Worksheet and paper form of the Admissions Application and remit with the required documentation if you are interested in pursuing an education with PIA. PIA will then issue a SEVIS form I-20.


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