Funding and Awards

York offers competitive funding to all qualified graduate students and is committed to promoting excellence in research and teaching. Funding opportunities are provided through fellowships, research assistantships in the student’s field of study, teaching assistantships with relevant undergraduate programs, graduate assistantships with faculty members or research units, and/or scholarships and awards.

For questions about graduate funding, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for further information.

York Graduate Funding

Graduate students in research-based degrees who maintain active registration, in full-time status, are eligible to receive funding opportunities. Sources for this funding are provided from, but not limited to, fellowships, teaching assistantships, graduate assistantships, research assistantships, as well as York Graduate Scholarships for our top-ranked students.

Funding Guide:

York Financial Assistance

Full-time students are eligible to receive, or apply to, the following bursaries and support for further financial assistance.

York Internal Awards

The generosity of our alumni and of corporations, foundations, and other supporters of York University has helped to establish graduate student award and support programs valued at more than $15 million annually. Recipients of these awards, who may be incoming or continuing students, are nominated by their graduate programs and selected by a program or FGS committee. New awards are added regularly.

Provincial Scholarship Competitions

The Province of Ontario generously supports the research, leadership, and academic achievement of students from Canada and abroad pursuing graduate education in Ontario. It does so through a number of competitive and prestigious scholarship programs that are administered by Ontario universities and by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU).

National Scholarship Competitions

The Government of Canada’s research agencies and funded partners—the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and Mitacs—promote innovation in research and reward academic excellence by offering a number of valuable and prestigious scholarships and awards. National foundations, created to honour the legacy of great Canadians, also offer major scholarship and fellowship programs which aim to support and enhance the research, innovation, and leadership of top emerging scholars from around the world who have chosen to pursue their graduate studies in Canada.

International Student Award Opportunities

Graduate Student Internships 2017

The Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) and York Research are providing opportunities and funding for paid internships for graduate students with a variety of community partners.

Transcript Requests

Students are required to submit original, official transcripts as part of the application requirements for many scholarships, awards, and fellowships, including the Tri-Council scholarships and fellowships (SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR) and the Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS).

Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with all application requirements and order transcripts well in advance of scholarship deadlines. To request transcripts, please visit Registrar's Office - Transcripts.