Tuition and Fees
Tuition for 2017-18 is $54,360. Additional fees may vary depending on whether the student has separate medical insurance. All students are required to pay the Health Service Fee, Student Activity Fee, University Facilities Fee, and a one-time only Transcript Fee. The Health Service Fee is in addition to the medical insurance. For those of you who do not have outside medical insurance you are required to obtain CU Medical Insurance. Please visit the Columbia GSAS Cost of Attendance page and the Student Financial Services website for more information on tuition and fees. The cost of tuition is the same for US citizens and international students.
Please be aware that Columbia charges an International Service Fee of $140 to all non-American students during both years of the two-year program.
The tuition cost for the second year at LSE is currently set at £20,112 for 2017-18, and £20,904 for 2018-19. LSE students from both the UK and overseas are covered by the National Health Service (NHS). Tuition is the same for UK/EU citizens and international students. For more information on tuition and fees, please consult the LSE table of fees.
*Note: The definitive sources for tuition information can be found on the Columbia and LSE websites.
**Note: If you purchase CU medical insurance please note it ends at midnight US EST on August 14. Health Insurance at LSE, through NHS, commences when you arrive in the UK. Students must register with the NHS, providing proof of a UK address.