Other York University Grants

York International is pleased to be able to assist students in accessing scholarship and bursary funding to help offset the cost of their participation in a  Global Learning Initiative. Below is information about the specific awards available to students going abroad.

 

Applicable Countries

Description of Scholarship

All

York University Undergraduate Bursary
Value: VariableStudents participating on official York University exchange programs and are registered at York for the period of their exchange are eligible for the York University Undergraduate Bursary. Please ensure that you observe all deadlines and indicate in the written comments section of the bursary application that you are participating on an official exchange program.

Apply:
Bursary applications can be completed online at the website of the Office of Student Financial Services.

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Mann Award of Excellence for Study Abroad

Value: 1 award, amount varies

This bursary was established through a gift from Dr. Susan Mann, President of York University, 1992-1997, to acknowledge her own introduction to study abroad by her parents.

Applicants must:

  • Be majoring in the Humanities, Social Science, Fine Arts or Sciences
  • Be pursuing full-time, 3rd year studies in a formal York University Exchange Program in a country outside of Canada and the United States
  • Have demonstrated academic excellence and financial need
  • Be a Canadian citizen/landed immigrant and Ontario resident

This award is not open to students at the Schulich School of Business or Osgoode School Law School.

All

International Study Abroad Award for Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

The LA&PS International Study Abroad Award provides additional support to LA&PS students approved for study abroad experiences. Registered students who demonstrate academic excellence where a financial barrier inhibits their participation in a study abroad experience are welcome to apply.

Eligibility: LA&PS degree-seeking students (domestic and international) must be currently enrolled in a Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies program, have a minimum GPA of 5.00, and be approved to study abroad in one of the following:

  • Academic Exchanges with one of York University’s official partner universities
  • York Global Internships
  • A YorkU Abroad course
  • An international study abroad experience in a LA&PS school/department course (attach confirmation from your professor)
  • Independent study abroad, either one or two courses or one term or a full year, with an internationally accredited institution approved with a Letter of Permission (submit copy of LOP form).
  • Practicum abroad (attach letter from practicum coordinator)
  • International conference presentation outside Canada (email of abstract acceptance required)

Requirements: “Give something back” by attending a study abroad session with LA&PS Dean’s Office to share your experiences upon your return.

Apply: Application form is found within the ‘Funding’ section of the LA&PS Student Resources website.

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Sean O’Sullivan and Lydia Evans International Experience Award

Value: 1 award, amount varies

This award will be awarded to an undergraduate student participating in an official International Exchange Program through York Interntaional who has not travelled outside of the country (Canada) before. Students must have a minimum GPA of 6.00 to qualify.

Applicants must:

  • Have demonstrated financial need
  • Confirm, in the written statement part of the application that they have not travelled outside Canada prior to the exchange.
  • Be a Canadian citizen/landed immigrant and Ontario resident

This award is not open to students at the Schulich School of Business or Osgoode Law School.

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HSBC Exchange Award

Value: 1 award, amount varies

This bursary will be awarded to undergraduate or graduate degree students participating in an official York University-wide Exchange program through York International and facing social. Financial or personal barriers that could  (or may) inhibit their participation in an international educational program. Students must have a minimum GPA of 6.00 to qualify.

Applicants must:

  • Have demonstrated financial need
  • Confirm, in the written statement part of the application, what social, financial or personal barriers they are facing
  •  Be a Canadian citizen/landed immigrant and Ontario resident

This award in not open to students at the Schulich School of Business or Osgoode Law.

Austria/Germany

Ahrens Scholarship

Value: 1 award, amount varies

Applicants must:

  • Have at least a B+ average (7.0 GOA)
  • Have elected to travel to Germany/Austria under the year-abroad program

Selection is made by the faculty of Arts, with preference given to a student majoring in German or German Studies.

China

Hong Kong University Alumni University Association Exchange Award

Value: 1 award, amount varies

The Hong Kong University Alumni Association (Ontario) established this award to promote a better understanding of Chinese culture and heritage among York students through academic, extra-curricular or personal activities.

Applicants must:

  • Be registered on exchange at a Hong Kong university through an official York University exchange program
  • Be a Canadian citizen/permanent resident, and Ontario resident as defined by the Ontario Student Assistance Program
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of C+ (5.0) and demonstrate financial need

This award is not open to students at the Schulich School of Business.

China

The John Marden Bursary

Value: 1 award, amount varies

Made possible by a donation from Anne Marden, in honour of her husband, John, a former chair of the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce. The bursary is administered by the East Asian Studies Department. It is awarded annually to a graduate or undergraduate who is studying about Hong Kong or who is going on an exchange to Hong Kong.

Applicants must:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a Canadian citizen/landed immigrant and Ontario resident
  • The application form for this bursary is available from the East Asian Studies Department

This award is not open to students at the Schulich School of Business

Germany

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Value: Visit official website for more information

The German Academic Exchange Service offers scholarships and study grants for highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students who wish to undertake a period of study in Germany.

Apply: Visit DAAD's website to apply

 Germany

The Joseph Webber Memorial Fund for International Education

Value: Multiple awards, variable amounts

The Joseph Webber Memorial Fund for International Education honours the memory of Joseph Webber in accordance with his conviction that international study plays an important role in student's academic and personal development. The bursary will be awarded annually to both graduate and undergraduates (in approximately equal numbers) who have been selected by York University to study at a university in (1) Germany, (2) Europe, or (3) another country as part of their York degree program.Applicants must:

  • demonstrate financial need
  • be a Canadian citizen/landed immigrant and Ontario resident
  • submit a report on their experiences to York International upon their return

This award is not open to students at the Schulich School of Business.

Germany

Mark and Janet Webber Award

Value: 1 award, variable amount

Priority for the award in an undergraduate student in German Studies who will be participating in a study-related stay abroad (priority will be given to going to Germany and then Europe). Students in a humanities discipline, studying in Germany or Europe can be considered if necessary.

Applicants must:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a Canadian citizen/landed immigrant and Ontario resident
  • Demonstrate a record of community service

This award is not open to students at the Schulich School of Business

India

Aditya Jha Award for Jawaharlal Nehru University academic Exchange Program

Value: Variable amounts

This award is intended to promote the internationalization of York University’s curriculum by reducing the financial barriers that prevent students from participating in international study opportunities. Recipient must be registered at York in a degree program and selected to participate in the approved formal exchange program with Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Applicants must:

  • Demonstrate academic merit (cumulative GPA of 6.0)
  • Demonstrate finaicial need
  • Be an Ontario resident, who is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person

This award is not open to students at the Schulich School of Business.

Italy

1. Diane LaPatriello-DeToro Award for Studies in Italy

Value: 1 award per year, $500 (ends April 2015)

This award will be given annually to a continuing undergraduate student with a minimum B+ (7.00) average who is going to Italy on exchange.

Applicants must:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a Canadian citizen/landed immigrant and Ontario resident
  • B+ (7.00 GPA)

This award is not open to students at the Schulich School of Business or Osgoode Law.

2. The Annunziata Di Ponio Award

Value: Variable

Award recipients must be registered at York in a degree program and selected to participate in an approved formal exchange program or approved international study abroad program in Italy, (administered by York International). Preference will be given, (in the following order), to students enrolled in: academic exchange program and the University of Cassino near Rome and other academic exchange programs in Italy. Recipients must be able to demonstrate financial need as a barrier to participation, as this award is intended to reduce the extra cost of studying and/or working overseas for York University students. Recipients will also be asked by York International to submit a Returning Student Report upon completion of their time overseas, which will be shared with the donor, Nancy Beltrame.

Growing up as a young girl in Italy, Annunziata Di Ponio (now known as Nancy Beltrame) was not allowed to complete elementary school. Nevertheless, she graduated from York in 2006 at the age of 66, with a double major in Italian and Spanish. She emigrated to Canada at the age of 17, and the priest that married her the following year advised that she shorten her name to Nancy to avoid discrimination (her married name became Beltrame). In Canada, she raised four children in Thornhill, Ontario. After a miraculous recovery from a brain tumor on Christmas morning, 1998, she decided to spend several weeks each year traveling to third world countries to provide assistance and supplies to people living in poverty. Despite a life of incredible adversary, she enrolled at York University once her children were grown, to finally pursue dream of obtaining a solid education. Having only completed grade 5, and with classmates who were several decades her junior, this was no easy task. Her rich life experience, extreme dedication, perseverance and passion enabled her to succeed, and to participate in two of York International’s academic exchange programs in Italy and Greece.

Nancy Beltrame is a fine example of what it means to “redefine the possible” and York. Now, as a graduate, she wishes to enable more York students to participate in the University’s international academic exchange programs. With the help of her proud family and friends, she has generously established the Annunziata Di Ponio Award, in her original Italian name, to remember that little girl who always wanted to get an education.

This award is not open to students at the Schulich School of Business.

Japan

Association of International Education, Japan

Value: 1 award, amount varies

The Japanese Ministry of Education offers scholarships for graduate and undergraduate exchange students in Japan. The scholarship includes a monthly stipend, the cost of preparation for the exchange and round-trip airfare.

Apply: York students who have been approved to study in Japan must be nominated for this scholarship by York International. Only York students participating in an official exchange program are eligible for this award.

South Korea

The Kim Kyong-Won Award

Value: 1 Award, amount varies

Awarded annually to a York University student who is participating in a York Korea exchange/study abroad program. The recipient must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 6.0. Second preference is for a Korean student registered at York on an exchange/study abroad program, who is interested in the arts and/or social sciences. No application is required, recipients will be selected based on academic merit.

Students at the Schulich School of Business will be considered for this award.

Sweden

1. The York-Sweden Exchange Bursary

Value: 1 award, amount varies

The York-Sweden Exchange Bursary is available to a full-time registered degree-seeking student who is nominated to one of York’s university-wide exchange programs with a partner in Sweden and who demonstrates that financial need is a barrier to participation. First consideration for the award will go to a student selected for exchange with Umea University, Umea, Sweden. Students selected for York’s other Swedish exchange programs will be considered if there is no student nominated for Umea or the students nominated for Umea do not show need.

Applicants must:

  • Demonstrate financial need

This award is not open to students at the Schulich School of Business

2. The Hakan Berggren Fellowship

Value: up to 2 awards, amount varies

This Fellowship has been established by the members of the Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce to recognize the contribution of Ambassador Berggren to Canada-Sweden relationships and the academic linkages between Sweden and Canada. The Fellowship can support up to two students annually who are participating in the Swedish study abroad program -- a Swedish student studying at York and a York student studying at a Swedish university.

This award is not open to students at the Schulich School of Business

3. The Swedish Women's Education Association (SWEA) Scholarship

Value: $500-$1000

This scholarship is offered annually to students who will be undertaking a period of study in Sweden.

Apply: York students participating in an exchange in Sweden will be nominated for a SWEA scholarship after providing the required information to York International.