Students applying to the MA program may be eligible for both federal work-study and loan programs. Please visit the Graduate Financial Aid page on the Student Financial Services page for detailed information about eligibility, direct loans, work-study, etc. Work-study, and non-work study positions are available at the South Asia Institute and across the entire Columbia campus. Work-study policies and Job listings for campus employment can be found here.
Incoming International students may be eligible to apply for the Fulbright Foreign Students program. See their website for details about eligibility and application. Many U.S. Embassies and Consulates abroad have a Fulbright Officer or other staff available to advise applicants for the Fulbright program, and country-specific information about the program on their respective websites.
International students who are enrolled in first year of the MA Program and are citizens of India may be eligible to apply for funding from the Taraknath Das foundation. Applicants must have completed one year of graduate study and must hold an Indian passport. Incoming students are not eligible to apply - you must have completed the first year of study in the MA program to be eligible. The application deadline is September 1 for study in the subsequent Academic Year, September to May. About four awards of up to $3,500 are given out per year. Additional information about the Taraknath Foundation and an application form can be found on the South Asia Institute website.