Dual MA/MSc Financial Support

Year 1 at Columbia

The European Institute offers financial support to its students, including tuition assistance to qualified students, competitive conference grants, grants to conduct research in Europe, and employment opportunities at the institute.

Additional information about financial aid can be found on the website of  the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS)

Tuition Remission Scholarship

The European Institute offers scholarships (based on merits and on financial needs) in the form of partial tuition remission to highly qualified students. The amount and allocation of these awards are decided at the time of admission.

Student Employment

The European Institute has student employment opportunities available each semester. These positions can be work-study or non-work-study positions. Please contact the Associate Director for more details.

Students who are US citizens or permanent residents can also apply for federal work-study funding.

Students can look for other on-campus jobs via GSAS Connect (requires UNI to register).

External Fellowships

Please view the Financial Support page for information about external fellowships and federal loans.

Research & Travel Grants

The European Institute offers competitive grants for students to conduct research in Europe and to participate in academic conferences to present their research.

For more information, please view the Thesis Grants page and the Research Travel Grants page.

Year 2 at LSE

The dual degree program is eligible for needs-based awards from LSE, including the Graduate Support SchemeMaster's Awards, and Anniversary Scholarships

Selection for any funding opportunity is based on admission and submitting a Graduate Financial Support application before the funding deadline. Funding deadline for needs-based awards from LSE: 27 April 2023.

In addition to needs-based awards, LSE also makes available scholarships for students from specific regions of the world and awards for students studying specific subject areas. 

Government tuition fee loans and external funding

A postgraduate loan is available from the UK government for eligible students studying for a first master’s programme to help with fees and living costs. Some other governments and organizations also offer tuition fee loan schemes.

Find out more about tuition fee loans

Further information

Fees and funding opportunities