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).  Please read below for more information about financial support for international students.

International Student Funding

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.
Awards and Bursaries available to International Undergraduate Students at York include:
  • Entrance Scholarships
  • York University Continuing Student Scholarship
  • International Undergraduate Student Bursary
  • Financial supports and resources for international students
Visit Student Financial Services for more information on any of the awards above and other financial resources for international students.

International Student Emergency Bursary

The International Student Emergency Bursary is available for international students who are experiencing unexpected or emergency financial need due to unforeseen circumstances. The International Student Emergency Bursary is not intended to cover tuition fees. Instead, it is intended to support expenses that have arisen due to unforeseen circumstances.

Some reasons why an international student may be eligible for an emergency bursary include:
  • Victim of a scam or phishing scheme;
  • Natural disaster at home leading to a significant change in financial situations;
  • Risk of insecure housing;
  • Risk of insecure access to food.

Eligibility Criteria: The International Student Emergency Bursary is available to students who meet the requirements listed below. Students must:

  1. Be registered as an active student in the current academic term.
  2. Be registered in an undergraduate or graduate program at York University.
  3. Be an international student at York University.
  4. Have completed the Student Financial Profile prior to applying for emergency support.
  5. Have explored all other sources of financial support such as family support, savings, loans, work, etc.

To Apply: Submit the International Student Emergency Bursary Application Form to York International. To access this form, students must login using their not 

Reminder: this emergency bursary is not intended to cover tuition fees, for any reason. Applications submitted to request tuition fee support will not be considered.  

Note: All information provided in connection with this application is subject to verification by the University. Any funds received will be applied to your student account at York University. Students will be notified of the decision by email after their application has been reviewed by York International, within up to 15 business days. Please note we are currently experiencing high volumes of applications so students may receive notification of their application status beyond 15 business days.



Graduate International Student Funding

The Faculty of Graduate Studies website lists a number of scholarships, bursaries, and other awards available to graduate students. Graduate students may also be eligible for the International Student Emergency Bursary.