Application and Admissions Information

Deadline for Spring semester: November 1st
Deadline for Fall semester with financial consideration: February 1
General deadline for Fall semester: April 1

To apply for the MARSLAC program, please see:

For information about GSAS, please see:

Partial Departmental Fellowship

The Institute of Latin American Studies provides generous partial tuition fellowships to students who demonstrate academic excellence and considers requests for need based assistance. All MA applicants will be automatically considered regardless of citizenship or residence status.

Students must apply to the program by the early application date of February every year. Students who apply after the February date may be considered if funds are still available.

Please visit the GSAS financial aid page for more information and options about financing your graduate education at Columbia University.

If you have any questions about admissions and financial aid, please contact Eliza Kwon-Ahn, Senior Manager of Business & Student Affairs at

Receive Reminders & Updates

We can send you an email when it’s closer to the application deadline. We’ll also send occasional emails about new courses, programs, and other news about MARSLAC.