MBA Scholarship (Columbia University) Ongoing

Awarded By: Columbia University
Updated on Dec 21, 2023
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Course: Masters
Deadline: Apr 3, 2024
Amount: USD 30,000
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Scholarship Overview

The MBA Scholarship is offered by Columbia Business School, Columbia University. CBS awards partial-tuition scholarships to qualified, domestic and international students. These scholarships are given on a need basis. Certain named scholarships have a merit component or have specific criteria designated by the donor.

Complete details on applying for the scholarships are made available to students after admission. The Scholarship amount ranges in awards from $10,000 – $30,000 for qualified students. The amount of scholarship awarded depends on the funds available. Sometimes the amount can be even higher than mentioned above. Almost half of the students who apply for an MBA scholarship will get the scholarship with an average scholarship award being approximately $20,000. The scholarship award is renewed for the second year of study. Although the percentage of students getting scholarships is high, this does not mean, there is a guarantee of getting a need-based scholarship.

Applicable course, university, and country

  • This scholarship is applicable for Masters Degree
  • This scholarship is applicable for the following courses in Columbia University in the United States of America:
    • Master of Business Administration
  • This scholarship can be availed by all the students applying for the MBA course

Scholarship amount details

    • Max scholarship per student: USD 30,000 => Rs 24,88,200
    • Conversion rate used: 1 USD = Rs. 83.26 (last updated 30th October 2023)
    • Scholarship amount will be given: Yearly
    • Award amounts range from $7,500–$30,000 for those who qualify and based on funds available (amounts can sometimes be higher in certain circumstances). Of those who apply, about half receive a need-based scholarship and the average award is approximately $20,000
    • Awards are generally renewed for the second year of study

Scholarship amount can be used for:

Type of Expense Indicates if the scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Application × Not covered in scholarship
Tuition & Fees Scholarship amount can be used for this
Living Expense × Not covered in scholarship
Accommodation × Not covered in scholarship
Air Fare/Travel Expenses × Not covered in scholarship
Spouse/Child Care × Not covered in scholarship
Health Cover × Not covered in scholarship
Others × Not covered in scholarship

Eligible student nationality

India, United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Malaysia, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Russia, United Arab Emirates,Ireland,Italy, Poland, Portugal, Norway, Japan, Thailand, Belgium, Armenia, Fiji, China, South Korea, Greece, Mauritius, Estonia, Luxembourg, Ukraine, South Africa, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Philippines, Cyprus, Bangladesh, Lithuania, Monaco, Nepal, Georgia, Hong Kong, Turkey, Malta, Bahrain, Barbados, Guyana, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, BritishIndian Ocean Territory, British VirginIslands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, CaymanIslands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, ChristmasIsland, CocosIslands, Colombia, Comoros, CookIslands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, FalklandIslands, FaroeIslands, Finland, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras,Iceland,Indonesia,Iran,Iraq,Isle of Man,Israel,Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Macao, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, MarshallIslands, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Northern MarianaIslands, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Pitcairn, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, SolomonIslands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turks and CaicosIslands, Tuvalu, US VirginIslands, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Appication Process for this scholarship

Application Link:
Not available

Additional Information:
Students will be auto-considered for this scholarship when they apply for the courses on which this scholarship is applicable. No separate application is needed.

Application Documents:

  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Essays – Applicants must complete one short answer question and three essays:
    • Short Answer Question: What is their immediate post-MBA professional goal? (50 characters maximum)
    • Essay 1: Through their resume and recommendations, we have a clear sense of their professional path to date. What are their career goals over the next 3-5 years and what, in their imagination, would be their long-term dream job? (500 words)
    • Essay 2: Why do students feel Columbia Business School is a good fit for you? (250 words)
    • Essay 3: Tell us about their favorite book, movie, or song and why it resonates with students. (250 words)
  • Transcripts

Important Dates & FAQ info:

Info Date
Scholarship application open Not Available
Scholarship Deadline September 13, 2023
Scholarship Decision date Not Available
Interview Date Not Available
FAQ Link
Contact email Not Available
Contact number Not Available


Scholarship Eligibility

To assess a student’s eligibility for need-based aid, the School takes into consideration all possible resources:

  • Cash, savings, investments
  • Money market, IRA and retirement accounts
  • CDs, trust funds, real estate equity
  • GI and Social Security benefits
  • Income of student and spouse
  • Other familial resources
  • Income tax refunds
  • Sponsorships from companies
  • Prior educational debt levels

For a need-based MBA scholarship, Columbia Business School evaluates the student’s eligibility. To assess a student’s eligibility some factors are considered such as Cash, Savings, Investments, Money Market, IRA and Retirement Account, CDs, Trust Funds, Real Estate Equity, GI and Social Security Benefits, Income of Student and Spouse, Other Familial Resources, Income Tax Refunds, Sponsorships from Companies, and Prior Educational Debt Levels. The scholarship application begins in early September and final results are declared by early April next year.

Scholarship Restriction:
No Special Restriction applicable

Exams Details:

Exam Name Indicates if Exam is Required and Cutoff (if any)
TOEFL Required
IELTS Required
GRE Required
GMAT Required
12th Required
UG Required


Additional Information:
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 retirement accounts, CDs, trust funds, real estate equity, GI and Social Security benefits, income of student and spouse, other familial resources, income tax refunds, sponsorships from companies, as well as prior educational debt levels). We also take 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.

iSchoolConnect Rating

The rating is done considering various factors

Frequently Asked Questions

The frequently asked questions about the scholarship are:

Who can apply for the Scholarship?
The scholarship is applicable to students from all countries.

What is the minimum Qualification Required?
The students must have completed their bachelor’s or equivalent degree from a recognized institution.

What is the procedure for applying?
Students will be auto-considered for this scholarship when they apply for the courses on which this scholarship is applicable. No separate application is needed.

What are the documents required for filling the forms?
LOR, Essays, Transcripts.

What is the duration of the Scholarship?
Not available.