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 http://gsas.columbia.edu/content/apply-gsas. 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 http://www.gre.org.
Deadline for Spring 2018 admission: November 17, 2017
Deadline for Fall 2018 admission: February 6, 2018
Deadline for BA/MA Fall 2018 admission: April 28, 2018
Links For Newly Admitted Students
International House (graduate housing for international students)
Columbia University Off-Campus Housing Assistance (OCHA)
Additional information about the MA Program: