Housing at Columbia University
Dual BA Program students studying full-time each semester will be guaranteed access to Columbia University Apartment Housing (UAH) when making the transition from France to New York in their third year. Students who choose not to take advantage of university housing leading up to this transition will not be guaranteed a placement at a later date.
In comparison to the housing options offered to students during their time at Sciences Po, there are far fewer studio apartments available and GS students are usually accommodated in apartments or dormitory-style suites shared by other Columbia students. Typically each student has his or her own bedroom while sharing kitchen and bath facilities. An overview of types of accommodations is available on the UAH website.
Housing Application Timeline
Students must submit the housing application in the spring semester before enrollment at Columbia. The housing application deadline is July 1.
Housing assignments are made on a rolling basis as spaces become available.
- Application Opens
- Review Process
- April-Early July
- Housing Assignments*
- Early to Mid-July
- Wait List Opens
- Wait List Closes
- Late September
*Housing assignments are made on a rolling basis as spaces become available.
Dual BA Program students who plan to apply for Columbia University housing will receive instructions in their third-year transition packets, which will be given to them by their academic advisors in the spring term of their second year at Sciences Po. Students are responsible for all associated housing costs during their enrollment at Columbia University.
It is important to note that housing is only guaranteed to students who remain on their original UAH lease. Students who choose to break their lease or leave university housing are not guaranteed access at a later date, though every effort will be made to accommodate requests outside of this process.
Questions concerning University Apartment Housing may be directed to [email protected].