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

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Opportunity Details

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

The Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students (CUSDS) is offered by Columbia University for applicants who are in the refugee status, or got USA citizenship, or living as refuge asylum-seeker and wish to pursue their bachelor’s degree or master’s degree at Columbia University.

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

Details of CUSDS:


Level of study: Bachelor and Master degree

Gender: Male/Female

Number of scholarships: 30

Location: USA

Benefits of the Columbia university scholarship for displaced students:

  • Tuition fees
  • Housing and Living expenses
  • Mentorship and supports

Who can apply to the Columbia university scholarship for displaced students:

  • Applicants who are in refugee status and live in any place in the world.
  • Applicants who got the USA’s citizenship or applied for USA’s citizenship or living in the USA under temporary protected status.
  • Displaced Afghan students on Humanitarian Parole or with Special Immigrant Visas are also now eligible for the Scholarship

Fields of study:

Bachelor degree

The following collage with different majors are available for a bachelor degree:

  • Columbia College
  • School of Engineering and applied science
  • School of general studies
  • Barnard college

Master degree

The followings college with different majors are available for master degree:

  • College or 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

Note: each college, with their majors, maintain their deadline and eligibilities.

General required documents:

  • Online application form.
  • Refugee, citizenship, asylum-seeking or TPS states documents.
  • Four Essays, each essay must contain 300 to 500 words, and in the following topics:
    • The situation surrounds the displacement, and the current situation of the applicants must be explained.
    • The financial situation and the importance of getting this scholarship must be explained.
    •   The reason for choosing the Columbia University and program must be explained and cleared.
    • Explain how the degree you chose can help you achieve your goals in broader.

How to apply:

Applicants of the Columbia University Scholarship for displaced Students (CUSDS) should Fill and upload the requested documents on the online application portal

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Meet Shabnam Fayyaz, From Ghazni, Afghanistan as a graduate student at Colombia University studying through this scholarship.

For more information, please visit the CUSDS website


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