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.

Featured Scholarships


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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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. 

Application deadline: February 15, 2024

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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'. 

Application deadline: February 15, 2024

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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.

Ready to Apply?

For awards and scholarships requiring an application, find information on how to submit yours via the links below. As a reminder you do not need an offer of admission to apply for scholarships, awards and bursaries but you must be an applicant to York University. Complete the application early so that you are considered for the most awards possible, and remember to check award deadlines. 

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 (for students studying at Keele and Markham Campus) or (for students studying at 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.

Being a Tentanda Via Award winner was something that was remarkable as an international student, and at the same time, a person coming from a middle-class family. It greatly helped me financially.

— Adeline Chacko, 2nd year Sociology Student

The Schulich Leader Scholarship has helped relieve a lot of financial stress, which allows me to focus on my studies and spend time giving back to the York community.

— Luca Filippelli, 3rd year computer engineering, Lassonde Engineering Society president

Luca Filippelli

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