Columbia offers multi-year, financial aid packages to admitted students including fellowships and appointments to teaching and/or research positions. Ph.D. students receive annual stipend, tuition and health fees for five years if they remain in good academic standing. Students in years 2-4 must also complete requirements as teaching or research officers. After year five, requests for additional funding are considered on a case-by case basis.
All incoming students are encouraged to apply for outside fellowships upon admittance. For more information about funding the Ph.D. program at Columbia, visit the GSAS website.
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 University Department of Economics or Columbia Business School who is interested in developing a Japan expertise, culminating in a 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 details and scheduled information sessions about the Fellowship can be found 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.