Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students 2021-2022 (Fully-funded)

Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students 2021-2022 (Fully-funded)

Deadline: Varies

Applications for the Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students 2021-2022 are now open. The Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students is an effort to combat an 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.

The Scholarship supports displaced students from anywhere in the world who are unable to complete their higher education. These students will receive full tuition, housing, and living assistance while pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees across all 18 Columbia schools and affiliates, reflecting Columbia’s full institutional commitment to addressing this global crisis. As the first-ever Columbia-wide scholarship, and the world’s first scholarship of its kind, this program will commit up to $6 million in support, per cohort, for up to 30 students each year. Mentoring and support will be provided by the Scholarship, as well as by schools and student groups at Columbia.


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


  • Open to 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.


Applicants must apply to and be accepted by one of the degree programs 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. Students will only be evaluated for the scholarship if they are admitted to the degree program for which they have applied. Students will be informed regarding the scholarship only after degree admissions decisions are made.

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For more information, visit Columbia University Scholarship.