Students applying to the Columbia Summer Program have the option to apply for a number of scholarships. Students are allowed to submit applications for several scholarships at once. However it is not possible to combine scholarships or combine a scholarship with early-bird discount or any other discount.

Please note that a scholarship is not compatible with the tuition waiver you are offered as a Leiden University or University of Amsterdam student.

The Columbia Summer Program Scholarships of 2020:

LERU Scholarships

In 2020 a limited number of scholarships amounting to an amount to be determined are available for students from League of European Research Universities(LERU) partner institutions. These will be granted on a first-come first-served basis as a 'discount' on your tuition fee if there are still scholarships available at the time of your application. 

If you are a student of one of the following partner institutions* in the LERU network you can automatically be considered for the scholarship (subject to availability). If you are eligible for this scholarship please indicate this in the application form.

Members of LERU are: KU Leuven (Belgium), University of Copenhagen (Denmark), University of Helsinki (Finland), Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University, University of Paris-Sud, University of Strasbourg (France) University of Freiburg, Heidelberg University, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany), Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), University of Milan (Italy), University of Amsterdam, Leiden University, Utrecht University (Netherlands), University of Barcelona (Spain), Lund University (Sweden), University of Geneva, University of Zurich (Switzerland), Imperial College London, University College London, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, University of Oxford (United Kingdom). See for full list of LERU member universities at

Please note that the LERU scholarship cannot be combined with the lower fee applicable for students from Leiden University and University of Amsterdam

CSP Scholarship Program 2020

The Leyden-Amsterdam-Columbia Summer Program in American Law can offer a limited number of full need-based scholarships including travel costs. Applicants will be selected on the need of financial support. To apply for this scholarship program, a separate motivation letter is needed to demonstrate your need for financial aid. This motivation letter can be send to and make sure you write CSP Scholarship Program 2020 in the subject line. CSP shall communicate the name of the winner of the scholarship in the last week of May 2020.

Portolano Cavallo Scholarship

Italian law firm Portolano Cavallo awards the Portolano Cavallo scholarship of EUR 1.000,- to a (student) participant of the Program. The scholarship amounts to the partial tuition fee of the Program. Portolano Cavallo awards the scholarship on the basis of the resumes and motivation letters. The Program will provide Portolano Cavallo with your scholarship application and they will select the winner. We strive to communicate the name of the winner of the scholarship in the last week of May 2020.