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MY IKNS: Resources for Incoming and Current Students

As an IKNS student, you are a member of the Columbia community with access to world-class student resources. Watch this space for a collection of frequently used resources and links to important tools.


Library and research: Full text access to major publications (google.scholar)


Stellic: Individual Course Planning Tool 

Course Registration and grades (Vergil)

Coursework portal (Canvas)

Columbia-wide Directory of Classes

IKNS Key to Course Listings

IKNS Pre-approved Electives Bulletin (Downloadable PDF)

IKNS Pre-approved Electives Bulletin (Google Sheet - Requires Lionmail Login)

IKNS Elective Approval Form

SPS Cross-registration guide (Google Doc - Requires Lionmail Login)

Template for IKNS Independent Study Proposal

Academic Calendar

Frequently used SPS forms

Find/reserve rooms to study on campus 

Library Study Room Reservations

SPS Study Spaces

Student Life

Help with finding housing/apartments

Health Services (SPS) 

Columbia Blue Folder (Columbia-wide)

Financial Resources

Student Financial Services (Columbia-wide) 

Financial Resources (School of Professional Studies)

Select external scholarships (specific to IKNS)

SPS Academic & Professional Development Grant

Alums, Career and Networking

(Off campus) jobs listed on SPS' Career Design Lab

Job placement and interviewing skills (Career Design Lab)


International Students

ISSO: Columbia University International Student Services Office 

Student visa application eligibility and requirements

US Work Authorization: Information on Optional Practical Training (OPT)

International Student Scholarships (links to External Site)


On-campus jobs & internships

Many IKNS students, whether domestic or on a Visa, hold on-campus, part time jobs to supplement their finances and to enrich their education with additional experience in one of Columbia's many exciting research and thought institutions, whether on our campuses in New York or worldwide. Below is a selection of websites to help you start your search.

Please note that the only fully centralized portal for on-campus jobs is the LionSHARE Database by the Center for Career Education. This database is aimed primarily at undergraduates and therefore not open to SPS students. However, there are a number of semi-centralized job repositories available to IKNS students:

On campus job listing 

How to get an on-campus job (webinar and further websites and contact information)

TA and/or Course Associate Jobs at SPS

Virtual global internships through Columbia's Global Centers

Federal Work Study Program (US citizens and US permanent residents only) 

Meta site for part time student jobs at Columbia           


Misc. additional resources available to Columbia SPS students