Columbia University Scholarship for displaced Students (CUSDS) in the USA

Scholarship in Different Fields
  • United States, United States

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 11379
  • Degree BachelorMaster
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTS
  • Fields of study Various fields
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

The Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students (CUSDS) applications are open to international displaced students. CUSDS is an initiative from Columbia University for applicants who are refugees anywhere in the world. Also, you can apply for this scholarship if you have received asylum in the U.S. or have submitted a U.S. asylum application. This program is also for the following groups of people:

  • Those living in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status
  • Internally displaced person
  • An Afghan national in the U.S. on humanitarian parole or with a special immigrant visa
  • A Ukrainian national in the U.S. on parole

The scholarship will support displaced applicants from anywhere worldwide who cannot conduct their higher degrees. The scholarship will cover all expenses of the applicants during their academic life at Columbia University.

Key Details

Application Deadline: Deadline for the Degree Program

Level of study: Bachelor and Master degree

Gender Eligible: Male/Female

Number of Scholarships: N/A

Study Location: USA

Host University: Columbia University

Benefits of the CUSDS

Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students covers full tuition fees and supports for non-tuition costs to accepted students.

Eligibility for the Columbia University scholarship for displaced students

Applicants who meet the following criteria can apply for the Columbia University scholarship for Displaced Students:

  • Applicants who have refugee status and can live anywhere in the globe
  • Granted asylum in the United States or have applied for asylum in the United States
  • Live in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status
  • Those who have been internally displaced
  • An Afghan national who is in the U.S. on humanitarian parole or on a special immigrant visa
  • Ukrainian national on parole in the United States


  • This scholarship is unavailable to US citizens or permanent residents (green card holders).
  • There are no age requirements
  • Applicants must be accepted into a participating degree program
  • Scholarship recipients must be prepared to enroll as full-time, on-campus students

Participating Schools

Following are the participating schools, and please check for updates in this list:

  • Columbia Business School
  • Columbia Climate School
  • Columbia Journalism School
  • Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Mailman School of Public Health
  • Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • School of International and Public Affairs
  • School of Professional Studies
  • School of Social Work
  • School of the Arts
  • Teachers College
  • Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Note: Each college, with its majors, maintains its deadline and eligibility. Please check for details in this link.

How to Apply?

Applicants must first apply to a participating degree program and then to the Scholarship for Displaced Students. Both applications must be submitted before the degree program application deadline.

Each school has its set of application dates and acceptance criteria for each of its degree programs. The “Participating Schools” section lists all participating degree programs and their respective scholarship deadlines for the 2023-2024 application cycle.


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For more information about the Columbia University scholarship for displaced students, please visit the CUSDS website.


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