As part of a University-wide initiative to support Columbia students who are located outside the United States, Columbia University offers access to dedicated 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 will provide high-end, Columbia-designated WeWork study and community spaces at another seven sites, in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, and London. The University has also arranged for dedicated space for its students in Tel Aviv and Athens. In addition to these 18 locations, 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.

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

Our Global Centers

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 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.


January 17, 2021

Columbia Graduate Schools Fair

During the week of November 2-6, 2020, CGC | Mumbai organized the Columbia Graduate Schools Fair virtually, featuring six Columbia Schools and Departments to give prospective international students from India the opportunity to learn more about Columbia's distinct academic, social and cultural learning environment in the heart of New York City.

January 17, 2021

Regional Columbia Community Alumni Series

To create a mentorship forum for Columbia University students in India during the pandemic, CGC | Mumbai launched a webinar series featuring  leading alumni from diverse fields. The inaugural program featured Jasmine Shah, an alumnus of Columbia SIPA, as he reflected on his professional journey in the fields of environment and public governance.