Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries -York University in Canada

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Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

There are scholarships and bursaries available to international students who are currently enrolled at York University. You are encouraged to review the available funding for international students and apply for all that you qualify for. In order to be considered for many of York’s scholarships, bursaries and on-campus employment programs, you must electronically submit a Student Financial Profile (SFP). STUDENT FINANCIAL PROFILE (SFP) The Student Financial Profile is a multipurpose online application form that is used to apply for many of York’s scholarships and awards. You should complete the SFP at the start of each academic session (once for fall/winter and once for summer) to be considered for a variety of programs. Your will be asked to log in with your Passport York account to complete and submit your Student Financial Profile.

Undergraduate International Student Funding

Entrance Scholarships Entrance Scholarships are awarded once when students are first admitted to York. Some entrance scholarships are awarded automatically, and some must be applied for specifically. This page explains which entrance scholarships international students are eligible for under the heading International Applicants.York University Continuing Student Scholarship The Continuing Student Scholarship is distributed annually in August to students who have achieved outstanding academic results in the previous Fall/Winter and Summer sessions. The value of the awards varies proportionately with the level of academic achievement and course load. No application is required for this scholarship.International Student Bursary The International Student Bursary is available for international students who are experiencing unexpected or emergency financial need due to unforeseen circumstances.  It is intended to cover small costs directly related to the student’s academic success. Note:  The bursary is not sufficient to cover tuition fee payments. Eligible students must:

  • be in good academic standing
  • experience financial difficulty through unforeseen circumstances
  • be beyond their first year of study
  • have international student status (studying at York on a valid Study Permit and paying international fees)
  • be registered and pursuing an undergraduate degree
  • be enrolled in courses at the time of application

Note: Both full and part-time students who meet the above criteria are eligible to apply More information regarding this bursary is coming soon.  Please check back for the latest updates..

Graduate International Student Funding

Graduate Student Entrance and Continuing Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards The Faculty of Graduate Studies website lists a number of scholarships, bursaries, and other awards available to graduate students.



Entrance scholarships, awards and bursaries available to Canadian high-school applicants are listed in the following table. For awards requiring an application, submit the application via MyFile as noted below. You do not need an offer of admission to apply for scholarships, awards and bursaries. Complete the application early so that you are considered for the most awards possible — some scholarships close to applications as early as February 15. The application closes April 1. If you qualify for one of these awards listed, you will receive an e-mail or letter letting you know the name of the scholarship or award you have received and the value. Full award and eligibility details are available by clicking the award name. Note: Scholarship values are subject to change.

Note: Applicants to the York-Seneca-Georgian Collaborative Nursing program are not eligible for York University Entrance Scholarships & Awards.

Schulich Leader Scholarships
York University is proud to be a participant in the Schulich Leader Scholarship program. One scholarship valued at $100,000 ($25,000 x 4 years) will be awarded to a Schulich Leader Nominee admitted to an Engineering program. An additional scholarship valued at $80,000 ($20,000 x 4 years) will be awarded to a Schulich Leader Nominee admitted to Science, Technology, or Mathematics. Candidates must be nominated by their high school to be eligible for consideration. Selection is based on the following criteria: outstanding community, business or entrepreneurial leadership; academic excellence; financial need. For detailed information on the nomination and application processes and a list of eligible York University programs, please visit the Schulich Leader Scholarships page.
This scholarship is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents studying at high school or CEGEP in Canada.
Nomination deadline: January 27, 2021
Application deadline: February 17, 2021
$80,000 or $100,000
Avie Bennett Visionary Leadership Scholarship ($9,000 x 4 years)
Deadline: April 1
Governors’ Awards of Distinction
($8,000 x 4 years, plus cost of residence accommodation for first year, approx. $4,000)
John S. Proctor Entrance Scholarship
Alumni Entrance Scholarship
Deadline: February 15

(Merit Scholarships of $2000 are awarded to those short-listed for the Governors’ Awards of Distinction)
Apply via MyFile
Honderich Bursary ($8,000 x 4 years)
For incoming students from James Cardinal McGuigan Secondary School, Emery Collegiate Institute, CW Jeffrey’s Collegiate Institute and Westview Centennial Secondary School. Includes a summer job at the Toronto Star at the end of the first year.
Deadline: April 1
Apply via MyFile
Avie Bennett Award ($7,500 x 4 years)
For applicants who are residents of Brampton
Deadline: April 1
Apply via MyFile
Chancellor Bennett Entrance Awards for the Westview Partnership
($7,000 x 4 years)
For incoming students from Westview Centennial Secondary School, C.W. Jeffrey’s Collegiate Institute, Emery Collegiate Institute, James Cardinal McGuigan Secondary School and North Albion Collegiate Institute.
Deadline: April 1
Apply via MyFile
Awards of Achievement ($6,000 x 4 years)
No award application required – Recipients selected from applicants short-listed for the Governors’ Awards of Distinction.
Harry Arthurs Alumni Families Entrance Scholarship ($6,000 x 4 years)
Deadline: February 15
Apply via MyFile
York University Renewable Entrance Athletic Scholarship ($4,500 x 5 years)
Award applicants must contact the head coach of the intended interuniversity team.
Deadline: April 1
Apply via MyFile
President’s Scholarships ($5,400 x 4 years)
No award application required
Tom Janes Memorial Award  ($5,000 x 4 years)
Awarded to full time undergraduate students entering their first year of study at York University. To be considered applicants must: 1) Have a family member (defined as an immediate relative, spouse or step relative) that is a former employee of Janes Foods Ltd. The family member must have worked at Janes Family Foods for a minimum of 5 years between 1969 and 2012.
Deadline: April 1
Apply via MyFile
Chancellor Cory Entrance Scholarship ($4,000 x 4 years)
No award application required
York University Automatic Entrance ScholarshipsBASED ON FINAL ADMISSION AVERAGE:Many high school applicants are admitted and offered entrance scholarships based on mid-year or “in-progress” results when their admission average is at or above 80%. All Entrance Scholarship amounts and eligibility are confirmed/finalized based on final grades.95%+ (42-45 IB diploma points) — $4,000 (renewable for 3 additional years)*
90-94.9% (36-41 IB diploma points) — $2,500
85-89.9% (33-35 IB diploma points) — $1,500
80-84.9% (30-32 IB diploma points) — $1,000
No award application required

 $1,000 — $16,000*Renewable for three years based on grade point average and course load requirements. To renew York University Automatic Entrance Scholarships, recipients must maintain a minimum 8.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) over a minimum of 24 credits taken during the entire academic year (previous Summer and Fall/Winter sessions).
Various awards
There are a variety of entrance awards and bursaries available. A detailed listing is available when you log into the scholarships, awards and bursaries application through MyFile.
Deadline: April 1
$500 – $4,000
Apply via MyFile
Additional entrance scholarships and awards by Faculty and/or program
School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design
Faculty of Environmental Studies
Faculty of Health
Lassonde School of Engineering
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Schulich School of Business
Faculty of Science
Deadline: April 1 or sooner, depending on the award
Various amounts
Apply via MyFile


There are a number of on-campus employment opportunities available to help with your budget.

  • Be a department or faculty office assistant, library or research assistant, lab or gallery monitor or similar
  • Work from 10-20 hours per week, conveniently between classes
  • Salaries range from the provincial minimum wage to more than  $20 per hour depending on the nature of the job

Apply for these positions in late August/early September.


Many organizations offer awards and/or scholarships. Such financial assistance may be available through your own (or a family member’s) employer, places you volunteer for or other associations you are affiliated with. Sites noted below are also helpful for information on additional funding opportunities.

  • Canlearn scholarships search
  • York awards search
    (Find in-class, summer, graduating and other award types in one central database. Entrance awards mentioned above are also listed in this database. Search for additional awards by keyword, i.e., athlete, alumni families, program name, city/province of residence, etc.)

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2021-2022 Global Scholarships: Apply Online

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