Scholarships & Bursaries

Scholarships & Bursaries

Recognizing Excellence and Supporting Your Goals

We look forward to celebrating your achievements and supporting your success as you invest in a university education. At York we offer a variety of financial supports to recognize your accomplishments in all forms, including your leadership, determination and resilience.

Apply for International Student Scholarships and Awards 

Apply for Domestic Student Scholarships and Awards

Featured Scholarships


Tentanda Via Award

45 domestic awards valued at $40,000 ($10,000 x 4 years)
15 international awards valued at $120,000 ($30,000 x 4 years)

Capturing the enduring spirit of York's motto, the Tentanda Via Award recognizes undergraduate students who have demonstrated resilience in overcoming significant personal barriers in the pursuit of a university education and changemakers who are committed to progressive and sustainable development issues. 

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President's International Scholarship of Excellence

20 international awards valued at $180,000 ($45,000 x 4 years)

The President's International Scholarship of Excellence will be awarded to international high school applicants who demonstrate academic excellence, commitment to volunteer work and extracurricular activities, and leadership skills. Recipients will represent a variety of regions around the world and will be referred to as 'President's International Scholars'. 

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York Automatic Entrance Scholarship

Our entrance scholarships are available to domestic high school applicants admitted to a direct entry undergraduate program. This entrance scholarship is automatically applied, renewable at each year level, and can be regained when you recover the minimum required GPA. Recipients of this scholarship who elect to participate in an exchange program in years 2, 3 or 4 will also receive the York University Study Abroad Award, valued at $1,500.

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View All Scholarships and Awards for Incoming Students

Explore scholarships, entrance awards and financial aid for new students at York University.

Financial Advising

Learning to manage money is not easy, especially for students, whose resources are often limited. Our Financial Aid team is here to discuss your financial situation any time during the year. Connect with a representative to answer your scholarship and bursary questions by e-mailing bursary@yorku.ca, or access Student Financial Services (Glendon campus).  

You may wish to connect with us about:

  • questions on financial aid and funding options available to you, including OSAP, loans and other means;
  • scholarships, awards and bursary applications; or
  • important financial dates and deadlines.

Helia Zamani smiling outside the York University subway station

I'm proud to be the recipient of the Award of Achievement valued at $24,000. York University has given me an opportunity to stay involved in student life while maintaining my high academic standing.

— Helia Zamani (she/her), 4th year Biomedical Student

Financial Support Peers

Our student-staffed Financial Support Peers program gives you answers to common finance-related questions and referrals to other offices.

Financial Support Peers can help you with your questions about:

  • The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
  • Your student account
  • Scholarships and bursaries
  • Out-of-province financial aid
  • U.S. financial aid
  • Your loan obligations and repayment

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