The Columbia Global Centers

The Columbia Global Centers promote and facilitate the collaborative and impactful engagement of the University’s faculty, students, and alumni with the world, to enhance understanding, address global challenges, and advance knowledge and its exchange. The Global Centers, as envisioned by President Lee C. Bollinger, were founded with the objective of connecting the local with the global, to create opportunities for shared learning and to deepen the nature of global dialogue. Learn more about our history.

The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted the entire world, but India in particular has been devastated in recent weeks. The health system is grappling with a shortage of vaccines and treatment resources, making it one of the world's worst-hit countries. The Mumbai Center has continued to provide resources and initiatives related to the pandemic during this time, all of which you can find by clicking here

Ravina Aggarwal
Director, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai

University Initiative for International Students

As part of a University-wide initiative to support Columbia students who are located outside the United States, Columbia University offers access to spaces to convene, study, collaborate, and benefit from tailored, diverse programming opportunities designed to support students’ remote learning and help them integrate into the broader University community.

The Columbia Global Centers–in Amman, Beijing, Istanbul, Mumbai, Nairobi, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, and Tunis–have expanded their capacities to become study centers for students in their regions, and the University has also arranged for dedicated space for its students in Tel Aviv and Athens. In addition, students in another 80+ cities will receive special WeWork all-access passes, which they may use to access any WeWork facility in their city, offering them a comfortable, safe, and enriching environment to study.

Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students

This Scholarship supports displaced students from anywhere in the world who are unable to complete their higher education. These students will receive up to full tuition, housing, and living assistance while pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees across all 18 Columbia schools and affiliates, reflecting Columbia’s full institutional commitment to addressing this global crisis. As the first-ever Columbia-wide scholarship, and the world's first scholarship of its kind, this program will commit up to $6 million annually in support, per cohort, for up to 30 students each year, every year.