Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students
Thank you for your interest in the Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students (CUSDS). For information on the scholarship, please visit the scholarship information homepage. For information on applying to your chosen degree program (including questions regarding degree program application documentation or visas), please directly contact that participating school's admissions team.
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, or are in the US under Temporary Protected Status.
Applicants must apply directly to a degree program listed on the scholarship information homepage. Each school and program maintains their own acceptance requirements and application deadlines. Acceptance to an academic program DOES NOT guarantee funding through the scholarship (students may be accepted to an academic program but not receive funding through the scholarship).
Applicants must begin their online degree application before completing the scholarship form. Once the applicant creates their online degree application, they will receive an application ID / reference number through their school's respective application system. This ID / reference number must be entered in the scholarship application form to be considered for the scholarship.
**To be considered for the scholarship, CUSDS applicants must submit the following form in its entirety no later than their degree program's application deadline.**
Note: applicants will see the message below after their application is submitted successfully. Applicants will not receive a separate email confirmation. Scholarship applicants will only hear back regarding the scholarship if they are accepted to their degree program.