MA Tuition

Please visit the GSAS website for a complete breakdown of tuition and fees. Costs for the MA in Global Thought can be found under “All Other Master’s Programs.” Students must register for one Residence Unit each semester, for a total of two Residence Units to complete the program.

MA Funding Opportunities

Global Thought Partial Funding Fellowship

The Committee on Global Thought offers limited partial fellowships to select applicants. To be considered for a partial fellowship, you must submit both a program application and a partial fellowship application by the priority or general application deadline. Please note that MA admissions are need-blind; partial fellowship decisions are made after MA admissions decisions have been made and through an entirely separate review process.

Fellowships are, as the name suggests, partialthey do not cover tuition in full, and do not extend to living expenses or other costs. Please also plan to apply for external funding to cover the cost of your studies and living expenses.

Financial Aid Offered by GSAS

Please visit the GSAS website for full information on financial aid opportunities.

Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students

The Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students (CUSDS) was launched in 2019 in an effort to provide displaced students with the opportunity to pursue degrees through Columbia’s undergraduate and graduate programs. The Scholarship is administered by Columbia Global in partnership with participating Columbia schools and affiliates, and provides students with full tuition and assistance with non-tuition expenses. For more information about eligibility and the application process, please visit the CUSDS website.

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

External Funding Opportunities

For a full list of resources including fellowship search databases, please visit the GSAS External Funding website.

Most external graduate funding opportunities require students to submit their applications well before they intend to enroll (typically October to February of the preceding year), and before actual program application deadlines. Acceptance to a graduate program is not usually necessary to apply for external funding. Please plan to apply for funding as early as possible.