Since 1960, the International Fellows Program at SIPA (IFP) has brought leaders from across Columbia University together for a year of in-depth domestic and international policy analysis. Throughout its history, the IFP has been a preeminent program of Columbia’s graduate education, bringing outstanding students from international and public affairs, law, medicine, engineering, business, public health, journalism, the humanities, arts, and sciences together for a year of global scholarship. With students hailing from Australia, India, Rwanda, Singapore, and Chile, this past year’s IFP class was among the most global in the program’s history.  

Throughout the year, IFP students attend workshops, roundtables, and lectures and meet with local, national and international policy leaders. Opportunities to engage with policy leaders is the hallmark of this program and continues to bring the best and the brightest future leaders from around the world to Columbia. 

The International Fellows Program at SIPA


The School of International and Public Affairs is committed to securing the IFP’s continued success by increasing opportunities for students through fellowship support.