Tuition and Fees

The below is a guide to tuition and fees at Columbia and the LSE. Please note the definitive sources for tuition information can be found on the Columbia and LSE websites.


Tuition for 2023-24 is $33,932 per semester.

In addition to tuition, students are required to pay mandatory campus fees. 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 students who do not have outside medical insurance, you are required to obtain CU Medical Insurance. International students are also required to enroll in 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 $200 per year 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 £27,480 for 2024-25. 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 regarding Health Insurance

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. In the interim, students are expected to obtain temporary insurance coverage. 

Please consult the GSAS website and the program's financial aid page for information on financing the MA/MSc.