ISTAT University (ISTAT U) provides an overview of the many facets of the aviation finance and leasing industry and exposes them to real world concepts and methodologies. It offers in-depth learning, practical insights, access to students from around the globe and is an exceptional avenue for beginning a career in the industry.

ISTAT U 2.0 starts in October and is offered with an exclusively online format. Interested candidates must apply for the 2023-2024 Program on or before 1 September 2023.

Admission Requirements
Carefully review the admission requirements to ensure you qualify for ISTAT U 2.0: 

  • Completed an undergraduate (bachelor's) degree within the last three years or are currently enrolled in a graduate (master's) degree program
  • Undergraduate (bachelor's) and/or graduate (master's) degree must be in one of the following areas of study: business, accounting, finance or economics, or related field of study
  • No prior professional experience in the aviation leasing or finance industry
  • U.S. Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) requirement: 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. Outside of the U.S.: students must hold an academic ranking within the top 25% (75%-100%).

Required documentation to be included in application:

  • Official transcripts from undergraduate (bachelor's) and graduate (master's) programs
  • Resume/CV
  • English proficiency test scores (e.g. TOEFL, etc.) for applicants whose primary language is not English

The tuition for the 2023-2024 ISTAT U Online Program is US$4,836 (US$804 per credit hour). If you are interested in receiving scholarship support from the ISTAT Foundation to cover a portion of the program tuition, please be sure to indicate your interest in the application. 

Program Dates
FIND 695A: 16 October 2023 – 17 December 2023
FIND 695B: 8 January 2024 – 10 March 2024
FIND 695C: 27 May 2024 – 28 July 2024

For more information on ISTAT University, please contact the ISTAT Foundation Headquarters at

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