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Accept Your Offer

Choose one option - I have applied through:

Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) York University Online Application

Go to to enter your York student number (provided in your confirmation email when you applied to York) and your date of birth.

The Decision Letter and Acceptance/Visa Letter will not be mailed to you. It will be available for download in the "Admission Letters" tab of your MyFile account within five business days of your admission decision.

  • The Decision Letter contains the details and conditions of your admission to York University. Please remember to accept your offer in the "Application Status" tab on or before the response deadline stated in your Decision Letter.
  • The Acceptance/Visa Letter is addressed to "the Embassy of Canada or Immigration Officer". This is the letter you must use for your Study Permit application.
  • When applying for your Study Permit, you should only submit the Acceptance/Visa Letter. The Decision Letter is intended for your records and personal reference only. See section 4, “Getting Ready” for additional Study Permit details.
  • Note: No additional Decision Letter or Acceptance/Visa Letter will be issued, even after you clear the conditions of your admission. The documents in the Admission Letters tab should be considered the final versions.

If you applied to York via the OUAC application, please go to the next step. If you applied to York via the York application (not OUAC), you can accept your offer in your MyFile account.

  1. Click Application Status on the left menu bar. You will see a list of programs you have applied to at York.
  2. The "Next Steps" column will display which programs you have been admitted to.
  3. Click "Accept/Decline Offer" for the program you wish to accept.

Use the OUAC reference number to log in to your OUAC application at

Once logged in, click Choices/Offers from the top menu bar. In the Admission Decision column of the program you wish to accept, click Offer or Alternate Offer. Received an alternate offer? Find out more (If you received an Alternate Offer, it may take up to five business days for it to appear in your OUAC account).

The following screen will display the details of the program to which you have been offered admission. Confirm that this is the correct program, select Accept from the Response options and click Save and Continue.

Once you have accepted an offer, you will need to return to the Choices/Offers screen which will now display your ‘response’ next to the offer of admission you have decided to accept. It will indicate ‘Unsubmitted Response’.

To submit your response, you must first click the ‘save ordered choice’ button at the top or bottom of the screen.

Once you are ready to submit your response to OUAC, you will click ‘Review and Submit’ from the top menu bar. Review that everything is correct and then click the 'I Verify and Agree' button to accept your offer.

Congratulations! You have now successfully submitted your response and will receive a confirmation number on the following screen. Besides the confirmation number, this screen will include a summary of changes made to your application.

If you do not immediately receive a confirmation number, the submission process was most likely not completed properly. Go back and review each step. If you need assistance with the OUAC application, contact OUAC by email:

You can also contact OUAC by phone at 519-823-1063.

Check that we have received your information on MyFile. The acceptance of your offer on the OUAC site will take a few days to appear on MyFile. Use MyFile to check the status of your application, apply to residence and more.

Accept Your Offer Next: Meet Your Offer Conditions

Meet your offer conditions + Learn about your faculty

Choose your program

  • Actuarial Science
  • African Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art History
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Education (French)
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biology / Biologie
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Business & Society
  • Business Administration
  • Business Economics
  • Business Economics / Économie et commerce
  • Canadian Studies / Études canadiennes
  • Chemistry
  • Children, Childhood and Youth
  • Cinema & Media Studies
  • Cities, Regions, Planning
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classical Studies/Classics
  • Cognitive Science
  • Commerce
  • Communication & Media Studies
  • Communications / Communications
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Security
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Dance
  • Design
  • Digital Media
  • Digital Media
  • Disaster & Emergency Management
  • Drama and Creative Arts / Théâtre et arts visuels
  • Earth & Atmospheric Science
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics
  • Economics / Science économique
  • Ecosystem Management - York/Fleming Joint Program
  • Education
  • Educational Studies
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Engineering & International Development Studies
  • English
  • English & Professional Writing
  • English Studies / Études anglaises
  • Environmental Arts and Justice
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Film Production
  • Financial & Business Economics
  • French Studies
  • French Studies / Études françaises
  • Gender & Women's Studies
  • Gender & Women's Studies / Études des femmes et de genre
  • Geomatics Engineering
  • German Studies
  • Global Geography
  • Global Health
  • Global Political Studies
  • Health & Society
  • Health Studies
  • Hellenic Studies
  • History
  • History / Histoire
  • Human Resources Management
  • Human Rights & Equity Studies
  • Humanities
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Individualized Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Integrative Arts
  • Interdisciplinary Social Science
  • International Development Studies
  • International Studies & Business Administration / Études internationales et administration des affaires
  • International Studies / Études internationales
  • Italian Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Kinesiology & Health Science
  • Languages and Linguistics
  • Law & Society
  • Law - Juris Doctor
  • Linguistics
  • Linguistics & Language Studies / Linguistique et sciences du langage
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics / Mathématiques
  • Mathematics for Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Arts
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing
  • Nursing: Post-RN for Internationally Educated Nurses
  • Nursing: Second Entry
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy / Philosophie
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Political Science
  • Political Science / Science politique
  • Portuguese & Luso-Brazilian Studies
  • Professional Writing
  • Psychology
  • Psychology / Psychologie
  • Public Administration
  • Religious Studies
  • Screenwriting
  • Sexuality Studies
  • Sexuality Studies / Études sur la sexualité
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sociology / Sociologie
  • Software Engineering
  • Space Engineering
  • Spanish
  • Spanish (Hispanic Studies) / Études hispaniques
  • Speech and Language Sciences
  • Statistics
  • Sustainable Environmental Management
  • Theatre
  • Translation / Traduction
  • Undecided Major
  • Undecided Major / Majeure non déterminée
  • Undeclared Major
  • Undeclared Major
  • Urban Studies
  • Visual Art
  • Work & Labour Studies
  • When do I need to submit my final official grades?
  • Review Your Grades and Document Requirements

    York University will review the final grades upon receipt. The university reserves the right to rescind an offer of admission if the final grades are below the minimum admission requirements.

    To understand your document submission requirement and the deadlines, please visit the following page.

    Accept Your Offer Enrolling + Money Matters

    Enrolling + Money Matters

    Enrol in Courses

    New students should enrol in their courses and create their own timetables before arrival to York University. Your course enrolment account will open only after completing an Enrolment Appointment (online). Here is how to book your Enrolment Appointment.

    1. After you accept your offer, visit MyFile and go to “Book/Manage My Enrolment Appointment” tab to book your appointment online. Choose the earliest date/time available for your Enrolment Appointment, because you do not need to be physically available for the Appointment date/time. On or after the Enrolment Appointment date, you will receive an email from your faculty’s Academic Advising Office with further instructions on how to enrol in courses.
      • Note: Course enrolment processes are different for each Faculty and will not be available until a few months before the program start date. (Course enrolment for September begins in May.) If you have any issues with your Enrolment Appointment booking, please contact your academic advisors directly.
    2. Check your email on or a few days after the Enrolment Appointment date. You should receive an email from your faculty’s Academic Advisor with further instructions on how to enrol in courses.
      • You may be instructed to review information on YUSTART, depending on your faculty. YUSTART is an award-winning New Student Transition Program that will help you meet new people, introduce you to academic advising, as well as provide campus life and student support services.

    How and When to Pay Your Fees

    At York University, your tuition fee is determined by the number of courses (credits) you enroll in each semester. For this reason, your tuition amount will not be finalized until you complete your course enrolment. Most students enroll in 5 courses per semester (except for BEng students), and the estimate tuition cost for two semesters (one academic year) is listed here.

    • Deposit Payment is required to reserve your seat in the courses and to confirm your registration at York University. The minimum deposit payment due is $300, and your deposit payment deadline is listed here.
    • Student Account is your online portal where you can review your fee requirements after enrolling in your courses. Your payments to York University will also be recorded in your Student Accounts. You can view your Student Account here.
      • Tuition fees are updated in your Student Account only after you enrol in courses.
      • Your payment will appear as a negative value in your Student Account. For example, if you pay $300, a $-300 value will appear in your Student Account.
    • How to Pay – Are you making a payment from a bank account in Canada?
      • Yes: You can pay by using telephone or online banking. The instructions listed here.
      • No: You need to pay by a wire transfer (bank-to-bank transfer).
        • York University has partnered with two reputable financial service providers who offer secure online portals for international students to make wire payments to York University. Bank account information for making a wire transfer is available only by registering with one of our partner financial service providers. To start off your payment process, please read the complete instructions here.
        • York University does not provide its bank account information directly to the students; please register with one of our partner service providers to obtain the account information you need to make the payment.
        • Please note that wire payments from overseas may take a few weeks before they are received by York University.
        • If you have any issues with your wire transfer process, please contact our partners directly by email listed below:
          • CBIC Student Pay:
          • WU GlobalPay for Students:
    • Deadlines for your payments are listed here.
    • Receipts will appear in your MyFile upon receipt of your wire transfer payment. Please note that wire payments from overseas may take a few days before they are received by York University.


    It’s important to be aware of your education-related expenses so that you can plan your finances and budget wisely.

    The following are yearly costs based on a full-time domestic student course load (normally 30 credits) in a Bachelor of Arts for Fall/Winter 2020-2021. Visit for program-specific tuition estimates.

    Estimated Expense On Campus Off Campus
    Average full-time tuition (5 courses) + supplementary fees $32,416 CDN
    Textbooks and supplies $1,000 to $1,500
    Housing $7,101 (residence) $7,000 (apartment)
    Meal plan/Groceries From $3,750 to $5,250 $4000 (apartment)
    Health Plan $982
    Estimated totals** $47,249 $34,898 (living at home)
    $45,898 (apartment)
    **Totals are based on highest cost range for Canadian students. Fees are subject to change. For the most up-to-date course and program fees, visit

    Financial Assistance

    • Visit to learn about the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).
    • Out of province students should investigate opportunities for Government-sponsored financial aid through your provincial/territorial Student Financial Assistance Office.
    • You can contact Registrarial Services (416-872-9675; for assistance in financial matters and/or alternate sources of funding.
    • Check out to learn about on-campus work opportunities.

    Scholarships + Awards

    Check out the full list of scholarships & financial aid.

    Award Name and Criteria
    Complete criteria at
    Value of Award(s)
    International Student Scholarship Award $5,000 to $140,000
    York University Talent Entrance Scholarship*

    Based on audition/evaluation for an Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) program

    Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) $2,000 to $3,000
    Faculty of Science Entrance Scholarship $2,000
    Lassonde Entrance Scholarship $2,000

    * This award is based on an evaluation.

    All of the scholarships and awards listed on this page, with the exception of the York University Talent Scholarship, require a minimum average of “A” or equivalent.

    Accept Your Offer Apply for your Study Permit

    Apply for your Study Permit

    Apply for your Study Permit

    Canadian visa application process may take time, and you should start your process as early as possible to ensure your arrival to the program on time. Here is how York University supports your visa application process:

    1. To apply for a study permit, you need an acceptance letter from a designated learning institution. York University is a designated learning institution, and your Acceptance/Visa Letter is available in your MyFile once you are offered an admission to York University.
    2. You may decide to pay tuition fee to York University before applying for your visa. York University will issue a Receipt Letter once your wire transfer payments are received. The letter will appear in your MyFile.
    3. York International can assist you with your immigration questions before you arrive. Email our Immigration Specialists at Please include in your email:
      1. Your student number in the subject line.
      2. Your name, Citizenship(s).
      3. Your question(s) about visa application to Canada.
      4. Any relevant documents (such as letters from the immigration office).

    Useful websites

    Accept Your Offer Next: Getting Ready

    Getting Ready

    Apply for Residence Housing

    York’s residences are more than just places to live! They are vibrant communities where students learn, grow and develop, and make friends that will last a lifetime. Learn more about Housing at York here.

    • For September Entry:
      Residence is guaranteed to first-year international students who accept their offer of admission and meet the housing application deadline of May 1, 2021. Submit your application for residence online through MyFile.
    • For January & May Entries:
      Contact our housing office directly at for an application.

    York International - Home Away From Home for International Students

    York International (YI) will be your home away from home at York University. At York International, you will find all the information you need as an international student before, during, and after your time at York. A few examples of support you can find York International are:

    • Pre-Arrival Online Workshops
    • International Students Orientation
    • Immigration (visa) support
    • Health Insurance (University Health Insurance Plan – UHIP)
    • International Student Advising; and the
    • Global Peer Program.

    Find the list of services here.

    Contact York International directly or follow YI on social media ( Twitter / Facebook).

    Orientations & Important Dates

    • Keep track of important sessions dates, financial deadlines, course add/drop deadlines and additional information here.
    • Residence Move-in Day information is posted here.
    • York U Orientation information is available at
    • International Students Orientation (mandatory for international students) information is available here.
    Accept Your Offer Next: Campus Services

    Campus Services

    Campus Life

    Support Services & Resources

    As a York student, you’ll have access to dozens of support services and resources to help guide your academic, professional and personal success throughout your university journey.

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