Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

There are scholarships and bursaries available to international students who choose to study at York. 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

This bursary is administered by York International and assists current international students who are experiencing financial need and meet the criteria listed below. It is intended to cover costs directly related to the student's academic success.

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.

To Apply: Submit the International Student Bursary Application Form to York International prior to the below due dates.

International Student Bursary Application Dates:
  • Spring/Summer Term: Applications are open between April 1 - May 30
  • Fall Term: Applications are open between August 20 - October 20
  • Winter Term: Applications are open between November 30 - January 20

International Graduate Student Funding

Graduate Student Entrance and Continuing Scholarships. Bursaries and Awards

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.