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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP IN THE USA 2020 – APPLY NOW

All applicants must submit their application to both the degree program of their choice and the scholarship by the admissions deadline of that specific degree program.


Call for applications for the Columbia University Scholarship in the USA 2020. The Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students (CUSDS) is an effort to combat this unprecedented humanitarian and economic loss by providing displaced students with the opportunity to pursue higher education at Columbia University, one of the leading educational institutions in the world.




Eligibility

This scholarship program is for foreign nationals with refugee status living anywhere in the world, or who have received US asylum or submitted a US asylum application, or are in the US under Temporary Protected Status. There are no age restrictions on the scholarship.


TYPES OF DISPLACEMENT


Refugee – one who has been forced to flee their home country due to persecution because of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group (e.g., members of the LGBTQ community). The persecution of refugee experiences may include harassment, threats, abduction or torture. They have received official recognition as refugees by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR).


Asylee – one who is already present in the United States and has received official legal recognition as an asylee from the United States government due to persecution in their home country because of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group (e.g., members of the LGBTQ community).


Asylum Seeker – one who is already present in the United States or has sought admission at a port of entry due to persecution in their home country because of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group (e.g., members of the LGBTQ community), and is seeking safe haven in the United States, but has not yet received official legal recognition as an asylee from the United States government. NOTE: Applicant's petition for asylum must have been placed prior to the time of application to the Scholarship in order to be eligible.


Temporary Protected Status (TPS) – a temporary immigration status provided to nationals of certain countries experiencing problems that make it difficult or unsafe for their nationals to be deported there.


Scholarship Benefits

Full tuition, plus student’s housing and living expenses, for the number of terms necessary to complete the student’s degree.


Participating Schools with Undergraduate Degree Programs


Columbia college

Program options: All undergraduate majors

Admissions information

Note: to be considered for the Scholarship, applicants to Columbia College must apply for financial aid at https://cc-seas.financialaid.columbia.edu/ at the time they submit their admissions application.


School of engineering and applied science

Program options: All undergraduate majors

Admissions information

Note: to be considered for the Scholarship, applicants to the School of Engineering and Applied Science (undergraduate programs) must apply for financial aid at https://cc-seas.financialaid.columbia.edu/ at the time they submit their admissions application.


School of General Studies

Program options: All undergraduate majors

Admissions information


Barnard College

Program options: All undergraduate majors

Admissions information


Participating Schools with Graduate Degree Programs


College of Dental Medicine


College of Physicians and Surgeons


Columbia Business School


Columbia Journalism School


Columbia Law School


Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation


Graduate School of Arts and Sciences


School of Engineering and Applied Science


School of International and Public Affairs


School of Nursing


School of Professional Studies


School of Public Health


School of Social Work


School of the Arts


Teachers College


Application Process

Applicants must apply to and be accepted to one of the degree programs listed below to be eligible for the scholarship. (The application requirements and criteria for scholarship applicants are the same as for normal admissions, and students cannot receive the scholarship if they are not first accepted to a Columbia degree program.) Each school and degree program maintains their own acceptance requirements and specific application deadlines. Applicants must complete the scholarship application form no later than the deadline for the application for their degree program. (There is no single deadline for the scholarship application - the scholarship application deadline is the same as the respective degree program the student is applying for.) Students will only be evaluated for the scholarship if they are admitted to the degree program for which they applied. Students will be informed regarding the scholarship only after degree admissions decisions are made.


This is a competitive scholarship with limited awards per school, so students may be accepted to Columbia and not receive funding through the scholarship. Acceptance to an academic program does not guarantee funding, through the scholarship or otherwise. Degree program application fees can be waived in extraordinary cases by e-mailing CUSDS@columbia.edu at least two weeks before the student plans to submit


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