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Columbia University now offers global support as part of a University-wide initiative for Columbia students who are located outside the United States. Students around the world are now able to access dedicated spaces to convene, study, collaborate, and benefit from tailored, diverse programming opportunities to support their remote learning and help integrate them into the boarder University community.

Seven Columbia Global Centers–in Paris, Beijing, Istanbul, Amman, Nairobi, Santiago, and Tunis–have expanded their capacities to become study centers for students in their regions, and the University has entered into an agreement with WeWork to provide high-end, Columbia-dedicated study spaces at another seven sites, in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore, and London. The University has also arranged for dedicated space for its students in Tel Aviv, at Tel Aviv University and in Athens. In addition to these 15 locations, students in another 50 cities will receive special WeWork all-access passes, which they may use to access any WeWork facility in their country, offering them a comfortable, safe, and enriching environment to study and connect.

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.

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