Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students

Type: Bachelor’s (Undergraduate), Master’s Degree, Ph.D. or Other Doctoral Degrees

Who: Displaced students in the US

What: Full tuition fees + housing and living expenses

When: 2021-2022

Where: Columbia University

Program Length: Program Duration

Deadline to Apply: Depending on Programme

Citizenship: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Destination Countries: USA

Academic Subject(s): All Subjects


The Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students provides foreign national students who are currently living as refugees or asylum seekers in the United States with the opportunity to study at the undergraduate and graduate level at Columbia University, in New York. The scholarship provides full tuition, plus housing and living expenses, for the number of terms necessary to complete the student’s degree.

For a list of participating schools and colleges within the university, and the degree programs they offer, please visit the scholarship information homepage at this link

Deadline: Depends on the program chosen. For most undergraduate programs, the earliest deadline is January 1, 2021. For graduate programs, deadlines vary more widely, with dates in December 2020, January 2021, and later.


This scholarship program is for foreign nationals with refugee status or who have received U.S. asylum or submitted a U.S. asylum application, or are in the United States under Temporary Protected Status.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply to and be accepted to one of the degree programs listed under the scholarship information homepage link above. 

Each school and program maintains its own acceptance requirements and specific application deadlines. Acceptance to an academic program does not guarantee funding, through the scholarship or otherwise (students may be accepted to an academic program but not receive funding through the Scholarship).

Degree program application fees can be waived in extraordinary cases by e-mailing [email protected] at least two weeks before you plan to submit your application. 

Applicants must complete the scholarship application form no later than the deadline for the application for their degree program. Students can apply via this link.

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