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  • Columbia Global Centers, Columbia University in the City of New York

    Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students (CUSDS)

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    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.

    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, are in the US under Temporary Protected Status, or are Internally Displaced Persons. There are no age restrictions on the scholarship.

    Started in 2016 by the Columbia Business School’s Tamer Center for Social Enterprise, and now administered by the Columbia Global Centers, the Scholarship supports displaced students from anywhere in the world who are unable to complete their higher education. 



  • Details at a glance

    United States
    All fields of study
    No deadline has been announced
    Bachelor's, Doctoral or PhD, Master's
    Full scholarship for the full period of studies
    There is no age limit
    0.00 USD
    In-person programme delivery
  • Requirements

    Targeted nationalities
    Targeted Country of Asylum
    Accepted status documentation
    Refugee certificate, Asylum seeker certificate, Complementary or temporary /protection status certificate, Humanitarian Parole or Special Immigrant Visas
    Language of Instruction
    Language Proficiency Level
    Not applicable
    Which certificate do you require to prove the required language proficiency?
    Depends on the program selected
  • More details about this opportunity

    • Opportunity timing
      Recurring annual opportunity
    • What is covered in this program
      Application fees
      Monthly stipend (e.g. food allowance)
      Local transportation expenses
      Health insurance
      Mentoring or psycho-social support
      Travel costs to the third country
      Settling in
    • Type(s) of visa/residency permit granted upon arrival
      Depends on how student applies for visa
    • Is the student allowed to work while studying?
    • Can the nuclear family accompany or join the main applicant?
      Depends on student visa
    • Are there options to stay after graduation?
      Other Possible depending on the student visa
    • Application fee
      No direct charges, but the academic institution may charge separate application fees
    • Application period
      Each school and degree program maintains their own acceptance requirements and specific application deadlines.
    • Release of the selection decision
      Depends on degree program
  • For further questions contact the scholarship provider

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