Fees & Funding


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

Student Financial Services (SFS) publishes fees and refund tables for each academic session.


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.

External awards

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:

Visit the Canadian government's CanLearn Web site for details about financial aid and private scholarships.