Columbia University Business School Scholarships for International MBA Masters Study in USA

MBA Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: MBA
Course Level: Masters
Provider: Columbia University
Country to Study in: USA

Scholarship Description
Columbia Business School (CBS) offers partial-tuition scholarships in their MBA Scholarships to many qualified candidates, both domestic and international.

Scholarship awards in the CBS MBA Scholarships are mostly need-based, however, certain named scholarships have a merit component. Scholarships are invited from both domestic and international students, and awarded for both the August-entry and the January-entry groups.

Details on applying for scholarships are available after admission. The date of admission is defined as the date on which the Admissions Office notifies the candidate via e-mail.

To assess a student's eligibility for need-based aid, the School takes into consideration all possible resources (including cash, savings, investments, money market, IRA and 401(k) accounts, CDs, trust funds, real estate equity, GI and Social Security benefits, income of student and spouse, and income tax refunds), sponsorships from companies, as well as prior educational debt levels.

The School also takes into account merit-based awards made possible by the Admissions office. 

Additional information might be requested to best assess a candidate's ability to pay and late applications are subject to a different process.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries

Participating Institutions
Columbia Business School, Columbia University in the City of New York; United States

Fields of study
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Number of awards
A high percentage of those who apply are awarded

Sponsorship duration
Although the percentage of recipients is high, students should not assume they will be awarded a need-based scholarship as these awards are not guaranteed. Awards are generally renewed for the second year of study.

Scholarship benefits
Award amounts range from $7,500–$30,000 for those who qualify and based on funds available.  Of those who apply, 60-70% receive a need-based scholarship and the average award is approximately $20,000

Method of Application
To begin the process, CBS asks you to create an account with them. This will keep your application secure and allow you to edit and revise your information before final submission. But first, review the checklist from the application requirements page for the things you'll need to complete the application.

It is important to visit the Ready to Apply? page and the official scholarship webpage (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply

August-entry scholarship applications and related materials are due by January 17 or three weeks from the date of admission, whichever is later. January-entry scholarship applications and related materials are due by October 15 or three weeks from the date of admission, whichever is later.

Thus, for January 2018 entry, deadline for submission of applications and all related documents is 15 October 2017. And for August 2018 entry, application deadline is 17 January 2018.

The date of admission is defined as the date on which the Admissions Office notifies the candidate via e-mail.

Decision notifications for the August-entry and January-entry scholarships begin in February or in October respectively, and continue on a rolling basis until orientation.

Columbia Business School (CBS) is the business school of Columbia University in Manhattan, New York City. It is one of six Ivy League business schools, and is among the most selective of top business schools. The school belongs to the M7 group of elite MBA programs which recognize each other as peers, consisting of Chicago Booth, Columbia, Harvard, Kellogg, MIT Sloan, Stanford, and Wharton.

Application Deadline: 15 Oct 2017 || 17 Jan 2018
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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