Academic fees are approved each year by York's Board of Governors. Once you have enrolled in your course/program requirements for an academic session, you can view any fee charges (or fees owing) on your student account online.
Making International Payments
Pay your account by telephone or Web banking. This is the easiest and quickest way to ensure your student account is paid on time. Student Client Services does not accept personal payments such as cash, credit card, cheque or debit. York University will only accept international payments that cover transactions on your student account via Western Union. For more details visit the paying your fees link on the Student Financial Services Web site.
For questions on fees, payments or other general admissions inquiries, call 416-736-5000. Contact the Graduate Program Assistant for your program of interest for more information on funding.
Fees & refunds
York offers competitive funding to all qualified graduate students
York University is committed to promoting excellence in research and teaching for graduate students. Training opportunities and funding are provided through research assistantships in the student's field of study, teaching assistantships with relevant undergraduate programs and/or graduate assistantships with faculty members or research units.
At the time of offer of admission, qualified graduate students are provided with a guaranteed funding package for the duration of their program. Students are also strongly encouraged to apply for major external awards (please see below). York graduate students have a very high success rate in attracting these scholarships.
Awards for incoming & continuing students
Graduate Entrance Scholarships are offered to our top-ranked incoming students.
The Elia Scholars Program is York University's most prestigious graduate award for incoming Canadian or international doctoral students.
Graduate Fellowships for Academic Distinction (GFAD) are scholarships awarded to incoming master's or doctoral students with high potential for future leadership in international affairs. Fellowships include a scholarship, a research assistantship and all tuition fees.
Chancellor Bennett Masters and Doctoral Scholarships are one of York's major awards for incoming master's or doctoral students entering a full-time program in the liberal arts. At the doctoral level, the award is renewable for a maximum of four years.
The Faculty of Graduate studies and programs offer various awards, prizes and grants. Visit York’s Faculty of Graduate Studies Financial Support Web page or Student Financial Services for more information.
Applicants to the Faculty of Graduate Studies are urged to apply for external government awards and other awards tenable at York University. Some high-profile external scholarships:
- Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS)
- Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS)
- The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
- Social Science and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowships (SSHRC)
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
- Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS)
Vanier scholarships, valued at $50,000 per year for three years, are awarded to world-class doctoral students studying in Canada who demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health-related fields. Canadian and international students are eligible.
- Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
This prestigious two-year fellowship, worth $70,000 per year, is open to both Canadian and international researchers who have recently completed a PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree. Seventy fellowships will be awarded each year.
Visit the Canadian government's CanLearn Web site for details about financial aid and private scholarships.