Scholarships & Financial Aid

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I am a Canadian high-school applicant

Explore the resources below for details on financial assistance available to Canadian high-school applicants.

GOVERNMENT FUNDING

YORK ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

Entrance scholarships, awards and bursaries available to Canadian high-school applicants are listed in the following table. For awards requiring an application, submit the application via MyFile as noted below. You do not need an offer of admission to apply for scholarships, awards and bursaries. Complete the application early so that you are considered for the most awards possible — some scholarships close to applications as early as February 1. The application closes April 15. If you qualify for one of these awards listed, you will receive an e-mail or letter letting you know the name of the scholarship or award you have received and the value. Full award and eligibility details are available by clicking the award name. Note: Scholarship values are based on the 2015-2016 awards and are subject to change.

Note: Applicants to the York-Seneca-Georgian Collaborative Nursing program are not eligible for York University Entrance Scholarships & Awards.

AWARD AMOUNT

York University Automatic Entrance Scholarships

Based on final admission average:

Many high school applicants are admitted and offered entrance scholarships based on mid-year or "in-progress" results when their admission average is at or above 80%. All Entrance Scholarship amounts and eligibility are confirmed/finalized based on final grades.

95%+ (42-45 IB diploma points) — $3,500 (renewable for 3 additional years)*
90-94.9% (36-41 IB diploma points) — $2,000
85-89.9% (33-35 IB diploma points) — $1,000
80-84.9% (30-32 IB diploma points) — $500
No award application required

 

$500 — $14,000

*Renewable for three years based on grade point average and course load requirements. To renew York University Renewable Entrance Scholarships, recipients must maintain a minimum 8.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) over a minimum of 24 credits taken during the entire academic year (previous Summer and Fall/Winter sessions).

Student Life Award ($500)
High School applicants are eligible for the Student Life Award (valued at $500) if their final admission average is 75% or greater, all admission conditions are met, and acceptance of the offer of admission is received by the date indicated in the offer letter. The Student Life Award is applied to the student's YU Card at the start of classes and is intended to help pay for books, school supplies and meals on campus.

President's Scholarships ($5,400 x 4 years)
No award application required

$21,600

Chancellor Cory Entrance Scholarship ($4,000 x 4 years)
No award application required

$16,000

York University Talent Entrance Scholarships
For applicants to programs in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design
No award application required

$1,000

Quebec Entrance Scholarships
For Glendon applicants
No award application required

$7,500

Lassonde Entrance Scholarships
For Lassonde applicants with 90%+ final admission average
No award application required

$2,000

Edith Schulich BBA/iBBA Entrance Award
For Schulich applicants
No award application required

$5,000

Seymour Schulich BBA/iBBA Entrance Scholarship
For Schulich applicants
No award application required

$5,000

Tanna H. Schulich BBA/iBBA Entrance Scholarship
For Schulich applicants
No award application required

$5,000

Steven K. Hudson BBA/iBBA Entrance Award
For Schulich applicants
No award application required

$5,000

Nissan Canada Leadership Entrance Award
For Schulich applicants
No award application required

$3,125

Faculty of Science Entrance Scholarships
For Science applicants with 90%+ final admission average
No award application required

$2,000

Governors' Awards of Distinction
($8,000 x 4 years, plus cost of residence accommodation for first year, approx. $4,000)
John S. Proctor Entrance Scholarship
Alumni Entrance Scholarship
Deadline: February 15

(Merit Scholarships of $2000 are awarded to those short-listed for the Governors' Awards of Distinction)

$32,000
Apply via MyFile

Avie Bennett Award ($7,500 x 4 years)
For applicants who are residents of Brampton
Deadline: April 1

$30,000
Apply via MyFile

Awards of Achievement ($6,000 x 4 years)
No award application required - Recipients selected from applicants short-listed for the Governors' Awards of Distinction.

$24,000

Harry Arthurs Alumni Families Entrance Scholarship ($6,000 x 4 years)
Deadline: February 15

$24,000
Apply via MyFile

Honderich Bursary ($6,000 x 4 years)
For incoming students from James Cardinal McGuigan Secondary School, Emery Collegiate Institute, CW Jeffrey's Collegiate Institute and Westview Centennial Secondary School. Includes a summer job at the Toronto Star at the end of the first year.
Deadline: April 1

$24,000
Apply via MyFile

Schulich Leader Scholarships
York University is proud to be a participant in the Schulich Leader Scholarship program. One scholarship valued at $100,000 ($25,000 x 4 years) will be awarded to a Schulich Leader Nominee admitted to an Engineering program. An additional scholarship valued at $80,000 ($20,000 x 4 years) will be awarded to a Schulich Leader Nominee admitted to Science, Technology, or Mathematics. Candidates must be nominated by their high school to be eligible for consideration. Selection is based on the following criteria: outstanding community, business or entrepreneurial leadership; academic excellence; financial need. For detailed information on the nomination and application processes and a list of eligible York University programs, please visit the Schulich Leader Scholarships page.
Nomination deadline: February 1, 2017
Application deadline: February 22, 2017

$60,000 or $80,000

Chancellor Bennett Entrance Awards for the Westview Partnership
($5,000 x 4 years)
For incoming students from Westview Centennial Secondary School, C.W. Jeffrey's Collegiate Institute, Emery Collegiate Institute, James Cardinal McGuigan Secondary School and North Albion Collegiate Institute.
Deadline: April 1

$20,000
Apply via MyFile

York University Renewable Entrance Athletic Scholarship ($4,000 x 5 years)
Award applicants must contact the head coach of the intended interuniversity team.
Deadline: April 1

$20,000
Apply via MyFile

York University Undergraduate Entrance Bursary 
Deadline: April 1

$400, $600, or $1,100
Apply via MyFile

Various awards
There are a variety of entrance awards and bursaries available. A detailed listing is available when you log into the scholarships, awards and bursaries application through MyFile.
Deadline: April 15

$500 - $4,000
Apply via MyFile

Additional entrance scholarships and awards by Faculty and/or program
School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design
Computer Science / Computer Engineering / Information Technology
Environmental Studies
Glendon
Kinesiology & Health Sciences
Lassonde School of Engineering
Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Science
Deadline: April 1 or sooner, depending on the award

Various amounts
Apply via MyFile

ON-CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT

There are a number of on-campus employment opportunities available to help with your budget.

  • Be a department or faculty office assistant, library or research assistant, lab or gallery monitor or similar
  • Work from 10-20 hours per week, conveniently between classes
  • Earn from $11.25 to more than  $20 per hour depending on the nature of the job

Apply for these positions in late August/early September.

OTHER SOURCES / EXTERNAL FUNDING

Many organizations offer awards and/or scholarships. Such financial assistance may be available through your own (or a family member's) employer, places you volunteer for or other associations you are affiliated with. Sites noted below are also helpful for information on additional funding opportunities.

  • Canlearn scholarships search
  • York awards search
    (Find in-class, summer, graduating and other award types in one central database. Entrance awards mentioned above are also listed in this database. Search for additional awards by keyword, i.e., athlete, alumni families, program name, city/province of residence, etc.)

I am a Canadian college & university transfer or mature applicant

Explore the resources below for details on financial assistance available to Canadian college and university transfer and mature student applicants.

GOVERNMENT FUNDING

YORK ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

Entrance scholarships, awards and bursaries available to Canadian college/university transfer or mature applicants are listed in the following table. Awards which do not require an application are noted with "no award application required" — you are automatically considered for them. For awards requiring an application, submit the application via MyFile as noted below. You do not need an offer of admission to submit the scholarships, awards and bursaries application in MyFile. Complete the application early so that you are considered for the most awards possible — some scholarships close to applications as early as February 1. The application closes April 15. If you qualify for one of these awards listed, you will receive an e-mail or letter letting you know the name of the scholarship or award you have received and the value. Full award and eligibility details are available by clicking the award name. Note: Scholarship values are based on the 2015-2016 awards and are subject to change.

AWARD AMOUNT

York University Mature Student Entrance Scholarship
No award application required

$3,000

Provost's Award
No award application required

$500 - $1,000

Additional entrance scholarships and awards by Faculty and/or program
School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design
Computer Science / Computer Engineering / Information Technology
Environmental Studies
Glendon
Kinesiology & Health Science
Lassonde School of Engineering
Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Science
Deadline: April 1 or sooner, depending on the award

Various amounts
Apply via MyFile

ON-CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT

There are a number of on-campus employment opportunities available to help with your budget.

  • Be a department or faculty office assistant, library or research assistant, lab or gallery monitor or similar
  • Work from 10-20 hours per week, conveniently between classes
  • Earn from $11.25 to $15/hr depending on the nature of the job

Apply for these positions in late August/early September.

OTHER SOURCES / EXTERNAL FUNDING

Many organizations offer awards and/or scholarships. Such financial assistance may be available through your own (or a family member's) employer, places you volunteer for or other associations you are affiliated with. Sites noted below are also helpful for information on additional funding opportunities.

  • Canlearn scholarships search
  • York awards search
    (Find in-class, summer, graduating and other award types in one central database. Entrance awards mentioned above are also listed in this database. Search for additional awards by keyword, i.e., college, mature, athlete, program name, city/province of residence, etc.)

I am an international applicant

Explore the resources below for details on financial assistance available to international applicants. Scholarships and awards for international students are limited and you should be prepared to support yourself throughout your studies at York.

GOVERNMENT FUNDING

US students: It is possible to transfer your FAFSA loans to assist you when studying at York University. York's FAFSA code is G07679.

YORK ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

Entrance scholarships, awards and bursaries available to international applicants are listed in the following table. Awards which do not require an application are noted with "no award application required" — you are automatically considered for them. For awards requiring an application, complete and submit the Application form provided below. You do not need an offer of admission to submit the international scholarship and awards application. Applications are not accepted after March 15. If you qualify for one of these awards listed, you will receive an e-mail or letter letting you know the name of the scholarship or award you have received and the value. Full award and eligibility details are available by clicking the award name. Note: Scholarship values are based on the 2015-2016 awards and are subject to change.

AWARD AMOUNT
York University Automatic Entrance Scholarships

Based on final admission average:

95%+ (42-45 IB diploma points) — $3,500 (renewable for 3 additional years)*
90-94.9% (36-41 IB diploma points) — $2,000
85-89.9% (33-35 IB diploma points) — $1,000
80-84.9% (30-32 IB diploma points) — $500

Only international applicants studying the Canadian curriculum at a secondary school within or outside of Canada are eligible for this award.
No award application required

 

$500 - $14,000

Additional $500 — Student Life Award
Students who qualify for one of the scholarships above and accept their offer of admission by the date indicated in the offer letter will also qualify for the Student Life Award valued at $500 (one time only for all). This unique award is designed to help students with the cost of books, eating on campus, etc. and will be applied to their YU Card.

York University Talent Entrance Scholarships 
For applicants to programs in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design
No award application required

$1,000

Lassonde Entrance Scholarships 
For Lassonde applicants
No award application required

$2,000

Columbia International Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Entrance Scholarship
For Liberal Arts & Professional Studies applicants
No award application required

$1,000

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies International Student Entrance Scholarship
For Liberal Arts & Professional Studies applicants
No award application required

$2,000

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Ryan Schools of India Entrance Scholarship
For Liberal Arts & Professional Studies applicants
No award application required

$2,500

Faculty of Science Entrance Scholarship
For Science applicants
No award application required

$2,000

International Circle of Scholars Scholarships

  • Highest academic average
  • Demonstrated leadership skill
  • Must be nominated by high school. York requests that only one candidate be nominated per school.
  • By submitting this application, you will also be considered for the other available international scholarships requiring an application.

Deadline: February 15, 2016. Application to apply will be available in early December.

$15,000
Global Leader of Tomorrow Award ($20,000 x 4 years)
  • Highest academic average
  • Leadership and demonstrated skills
  • To renew - must have a high academic standing (7.80 on a 9-point York scale) in each academic year at York
  • By submitting this application, you will also be considered for the other available international scholarships requiring an application.

Deadline: February 15, 2016. Application to apply will be available in early December.

$80,000
International Entrance Scholarship ($35,000 x 4 years)
  • Highest academic average
  • Demonstrated leadership skill
  • Letters of recommendation
  • To renew - maintain a high academic standing (7.80 on a 9-point York scale) in each academic year at York.
  • By submitting this application, you will also be considered for the other available international scholarships requiring an application.

Deadline: February 15, 2016. Application to apply will be available in early December.

$140,000

EMPLOYMENT

Visit the York International website for information on job opportunities available to international students at York.

OTHER SOURCES / EXTERNAL FUNDING

Many organizations offer awards and/or scholarships. Sites noted below are helpful for information on additional funding opportunities.

I am an Aboriginal applicant

The following section lists resources specific to Aboriginal applicants. 

BAND FUNDING

If you are a First Nations (status) or Inuit student, you may be eligible for postsecondary financial support to help offset the costs of tuition, books and supplies, travel and living expenses. Given that each Band, Tribal Council or other funding agency has its own postsecondary policy, you will need to contact your Band or Tribal Council directly. The Coordinator of the Centre for Aboriginal Student Services, Randy Pitawanakwat, can assist you during this process. Contact Randy at rpitawan@yorku.ca.

How to apply for Band funding:

  • Contact the Education Counsellor at your local Band office to have a postsecondary education application package sent to you.
  • Carefully read the policy and guidelines. Complete and send out the application before the required deadline.
  • Your Band office will inform you if you have been approved. Follow through with any additional requests from the Band.

If you receive Band funding, your tuition fees will be paid directly to the University by a third party (your Band). Submit your sponsorship letter to Student Financial Services at the time of your enrolment. You must pay your registration deposit within five business days of enrolling in courses to maintain your enrolment status; York will then bill the third party for the balance of your fees. In some cases, your Band may also set up an account for you at the York University Bookstore to pay for your textbook costs.

YORK ABORIGINAL ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

Entrance scholarships, awards and bursaries available to Aboriginal applicants are listed in the following table. For awards requiring an application, submit the application via MyFile as noted below. You do not need an offer of admission to submit the scholarships, awards and bursaries application in MyFile. Complete the application early so that you are considered for the most awards possible. The application closes April 15. If you qualify for one of these awards listed, you will receive an e-mail or letter letting you know the name of the scholarship or award you have received and the value. Full award and eligibility details are available by clicking the award name. Note: Scholarship values are based on the 2015-2016 awards and are subject to change.

AWARD AMOUNT

Award for Aboriginal Students ($5,000 x 4 years)

  • Available to students of Aboriginal ancestry with one award recipient selected from each of the Provincial Territorial Organizations in Ontario (currently Nishnabwe-Aski Nation, Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres, Anishinabek Nation, Union of Ontario Indians, Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians, Grand Council Treaty No. 3, Métis Nation of Ontario)
  • Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons and residents of Ontario who demonstrate financial need and who present a minimum admission average of 70 per cent
  • Recipients of the award will be required to take part in a mentorship program

Deadline: April 1

$20,000
Apply via MyFile

York Entrance Bursary for Aboriginal Students ($2,200 x 4 years)

  • Available to status and non-status undergraduate students of Aboriginal ancestry who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons and are residents of Ontario who demonstrate financial need
  • The bursary is renewable for a maximum of three additional years provided the student maintains a cumulative grade point average of 5.00 (C+) and enrolment in a minimum of 18 credits

Deadline: April 1

$8,800
Apply via MyFile

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