York International Mobility Award (YIMA)

What is YIMA?
The York International Mobility Award (YIMA) is a travel subsidy provided to degree-seeking York University students in support of their participation in global learning opportunities.

All York University students selected for international mobility programs are eligible to receive YIMA.

The amount of YIMA funding is based on: (1) program duration and the (2) destination/country where the activity is taking place. Students with financial needs will be given higher consideration.

  • For credit mobility programs: York International, Osgoode and Glendon Exchange Programs and other approved York University short-term programs.
  • Non-credit mobility programs: international conferences, competitions, and other approved global learning initiative.

York International also provides Supplemental YIMA for students experiencing financial hardship as a result of unforeseen circumstances during their exchange.

Additional information regarding YIMA funding is found here.

How to Apply
For programs starting between January 1, 2022 and April 30, 2022 use the following on line forms.

1. Exchange Programs (GL, OS and YI) - Click here to apply!
2. YorkU Short Term Programs - link to form will be sent prior to departure.
YorkU Short Term Programs refer to the following:
    • Glendon Short Term Programs
      • TBC
    • Las Nubes, Costa Rica
      • TBC
    • Lassonde School of Engineering
      • TBC
    • Osgoode Law School
      • TBC
    • Arts, Media, Performance, Design
      • TBC
    • Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
      • TBC
3. For all other Short Term Programs

YIMA Application for Programs - Check back soon for Additional Details

Note: Supporting documents are required for the Other Short Term application. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

Send questions to yorkyima@yorku.ca. When e-mailing to inquire about status, include the name and dates of your program on the subject line.