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 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.
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.
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.

We understand that due to the COVID-19 pandemic there may be additional financial implications which will be taken into consideration for this bursary.

Note: The bursary is not sufficient to cover tuition fee payments.

Eligible students must:

  • have international student status (studying at York on a valid Study Permit and paying international fees)
  • be registered and pursuing an undergraduate degree at the time of application
  • be in good academic standing
  • be enrolled in courses at the time of application
  • must have experienced recent event(s) that have affected their financial capacity for the current academic session(s)
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 deadline and complete your Student Financial Profile.

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.

International Student Bursary Application Deadline: March 14  

Graduate International Student Funding

The Faculty of Graduate Studies website lists a number of scholarships, bursaries, and other awards available to graduate students.