To apply to the M.A. Program in South Asia Studies, please use the Standard Application to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, which can be found on-line at The complete application includes transcripts of all previous post-secondary education, a statement of academic purpose, a CV or resume, three letters of evaluation from academic sources, GRE scores (general test only), a writing sample, and an application fee. Applicants whose primary language of undergraduate education was not English must submit scores from a TOEFL examination. For information about the GRE or TOEFL, see the website of the Educational Testing Service, at

Deadline for Fall 2018 admission:  April 6, 2018
Deadline for Spring 2019 admission:  November 17, 2018
Deadline for BA/MA Fall 2018 admission:  April 28, 2018

Information for Prospective Students at GSAS

Links For Newly Admitted Students

Information for Newly Admitted Students at GSAS

International House (graduate housing for international students)

Columbia University Off-Campus Housing Assistance (OCHA)

Additional information about the MA Program:

Program Description

Degree Requirements

Early Admission (BA-MA Program)

Financial Aid

For Current Students