Columbia University is a private institution. It has 8,148 students, is located in an urban setting, and has a 36-acre campus. Its academic calendar is based on a semester.
Columbia University has three colleges and several graduate and professional schools, including the prestigious School of Business, the School of Law, and the College of Physicians and Surgeons. The university also has the prestigious School of Dentistry and the School of Journalism.
More than 90% of the students live on campus. Columbia is affiliated with Barnard College for Women, Union Theological Seminary, and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Alumni include John Jay, founding father and first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and former President Barack Obama. Columbia also administers the Pulitzer Prizes.
Columbia University’s GSAPP program provides institutional financial aid to support the graduate studies of high-achieving candidates from diverse backgrounds and nationalities. GSAPP scholarships are awarded at the time of admission and are competitive, meaning that they are based on the program’s enrollment and admissions policies. These scholarships are designed to minimize affordability issues, increase accessibility and educational opportunities, and attract the most qualified students who can contribute to and benefit from the GSAPP experience.
- Host university: Columbia University;
- Host country: USA
- Level of study: Master’s degree;
- Type of Scholarship: Partially funded;
- Amount of scholarship: See below for details;
- Eligible countries: National and international students;
- Subjects available: All subjects;
- Application deadline: The scholarship is open.
The GSAPP International Admissions Awards are now available for all international and domestic students and master’s students from all disciplines to continue their studies at Columbia University in the USA.
The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) works to reconfigure the functions of architecture and urbanism in the context of a research university, considering alternative approaches to conducting practice such as inquiry and new research methods. The Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning and Preservation strives to address new challenges in the built environment and develop opportunities for interdisciplinary engagement.
The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation is funded by the Dean’s Office to assist currently enrolled students who experience financial need during their studies and plans to award up to 30 scholarships of $5,000 each during the 2022-2023 academic year at Columbia University.
To be considered, applicants must be in a full-time degree program and demonstrate good academic standing.
Candidates must first submit their application for admission through the University’s application portal. All students eligible for the award will be considered on the basis of their application for admission. They must submit all documents directly and not through an external provider, with the following exceptions: Submissions through the Fulbright Program of the U.S. Department of State and its three partner agencies, IIE, LASPAU, and AMIDEAST; submissions through the Danish American Fulbright Commission (DAF); and submissions through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). In addition, the applicant must certify the accuracy and authenticity of all information and documents submitted to Columbia.
Students must submit letters of reference and transcripts.
- To be eligible for admission, applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution at the time of enrollment in graduate school.
- Written consent to participate in an evaluation process must be obtained. All students must sign and date an approval and release form to complete the verification process.
- With the exception of approved dual degree programs, students may not be concurrently enrolled in more than one Columbia degree program and may not be enrolled in more than the one-degree program at an institution in the same semester.
The following English language tests are required of students:
- TOEFL: 100 (IBT),
- TOEFL: 600 (PBT),
- IELTS: 7.5.
For more information, please visit the official website: https://www.arch.columbia.edu/admissions/tuition-aid