Doctoral candidates are fully funded for the first four years of the program. Fifth year PhD students must work out their funding through one of the academic departments at the school. All funding is processed through the Doctoral office. Please contact Elizabeth Elam with any questions.
All applicants who apply to the Columbia Business School Doctoral Program are considered for merit-based fellowships. There is no separate financial aid application. Candidates selected for the Doctoral Program in most cases receive merit-based fellowships covering tuition and school expenses, in addition to a stipend for living expenses.
Both teaching and research assistantships are available. Students are limited to two assistantships per term, and first-term students are strongly advised to carry only one assistantship.
PhD students receive tuition exemption for up to 15 points per term. Tuition exemption is arranged for all approved coursework while the candidate is in the program.
Research Center Assistantships or Grants
Research Centers at Columbia Business School also provide focus for faculty and doctoral student research and may provide support for doctoral research through assistantships or direct grants.