Columbia SIPA Offers SIPA Fellowships for Domestic and International Students in USA, 2019

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Scholarship Description:

The program is open for the international and domestic applicants who wish to study master’s degree at the Columbia SIPA.

The Columbia SIPA- School of International and Public Affair is pleased to announce the SIPA fellowships in the U.S.

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Host College/University:

SIPA provide a professional development course, career events, recruitment and employer outreach programs, and networking opportunities. The Office of Career Services provides students with the necessary tools to successfully manage their professional development throughout their careers.

The School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University (also known as SIPA) is Columbia’s professional and graduate school of international affairs and public policy school, located in Morning side Heights, Manhattan, New York City.

Degree level:

Postgraduate or Assistant ship degree programs.

Field of Study:

The sponsorship will be awarded in any subject offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: 

  • The SIPA The studentships are credited towards tuition cost of the students
  • The SIPA Assistant ship will cover the full salary with a work commitment for the applicants


Candidates are eligible of any nationality.

Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria are as follows;

  • For SIPA Scholarships:
  • Candidates have to take admission in the postgraduate degree program at the school.
  • The  awards are based on a combination of merit and financial need.
  • For SIPA Assistant ship:
  • Assistant ship is only available for second year students only.
  • All applicants must be in good academic standing.

Applying procedure Instructions:

The following application guidance is intended for candidates who wish to apply for the scholarships:  

  • For SIPA Scholarships: Students are required to take admission in the master’s degree coursework at the school. After being enrolled, you will be automatically considered for the grant
  • For SIPA Assistant ship: Aspirants who wish to be considered for these positions must submit the Assistant ship application to the Office of Student Affairs.
  • The school may ask you for official academic transcript from all the previous school attended, copy of passport (for international students) and tell them how a SIPA education will help you contribute to solving our biggest global challenges—whether in economic development, human rights, energy, science, finance, or other fields.
  • All scholarship recipients must meet SIPA’s standards for satisfactory academic progress in order to be renewed. All applicants for assistant ships, most student loans, and work study must meet these standards as well:
  1. A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
  2. Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 2/3 of all credits attempted.
  3. A pace for completion of the degree in no more than 150 percent of the published time frame normally required.
  4. Academic progress is reviewed on an annual basis.
  5. All the students must have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution prior to enrolling at SIPA and also provide valid GRE and GMAT score.
  • Claimants have to demonstrate proficiency in the English language adequate for study at the master’s level. A score of at least 100 on the TOEFL Internet-based exam, 7 on the IELTS exam, or 68 on the PTE exam is required.

Scholarship Official Web Links:

Online Application: ◄–

Scholarship Link: ◄–

Scholarship Deadline:

  • Deadline for MIAMPAMPA-DP Spring 2020: October 15, 2019
  • Deadline for Fall 2020: Early action deadline is November 1, 2019 and Final application deadline is February 5, 2020
  • EMPA Deadline for Spring 2020 is December 15, 2019  and for Fall is July 1, 2020
  • MPA-EPM Deadline for Summer 2020: Early action deadline is November 15, 2019 and Final application deadline is February 15, 2020
  • MPA-ESP Deadline for Summer 2020: Early action deadline is November 1, 2019 and Final application deadline is February 15, 2020
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