Application & Admissions

Admissions for graduate study in the Department of Economics are handled directly by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences:

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
107 Low Memorial Library
535 West 116th Street, MC 4304
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027

Tel: (212) 854-4737
Fax: (212) 854-2863

Apply online from early to mid-October until December 15th. Applications will not be accepted after December 15th.

For more information on Graduate School admissions, please consult our Frequently Asked Questions


Doctoral Fellowship Available to Incoming, Japan-Focused PhDs
The Center on Japanese Economy and Business Doctoral Fellowship is available to any PhD applicant to the Columbia Economics Department or Columbia Business School who is interested in developing a Japan expertise, culminating in dissertation focused primarily on Japan.
The Fellowship provides full funding for an incremental doctoral student opening, with funding renewed yearly, contingent on the student’s continued focus on Japan and success in meeting basic language acquisition and research requirements.
More information about the Fellowship can be here.
CJEB founded the fellowship in 2013 and plans to continue offering it on an annual basis, with the goal of supporting and training the next generation of experts on Japan’s economy and business systems.
The deadline to apply is February 16, 2016.