Bursaries

Overview

York University and the Faculty of Graduate Studies provide bursaries to assist full–time graduate students with financial need.

Some bursaries are administered by Student Financial Services (SFS), others by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

All bursary applications require students to complete a Student Financial Profile (SFP).
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Available Bursaries

Fall/Winter 2016-2017

Bursaries administered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies
For bursaries administered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, the SFP for the Fall/Winter 2016–2017 application cycle will be available from Monday, November 14, 2016 at 3:00pm until Friday, January 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm. Submissions received after 12:00 pm will be deemed ineligible.

Graduate students who complete an SFP will be automatically considered for the following FGS–administered bursaries/awards, where eligible.

  • FGS Tuition Fee Bursary
  • CUPE 3903 – Unit 1 Graduate Student Bursary Fund
  • CUPE 3903 – Unit 3 GA Bursary Fund
  • Bank of Montreal Award
  • Margot Franssen and Quig Tingley Award for Graduate Studies
  • Franc & Mary Joubin Bursary Fund
  • Samuel R. McLaughlin Foundation Scholars Award
  • Chancellor Bennett Bursary
  • Senior Anthropologist Graduate Bursary
  • William Dimma Bursary
    • Note: This award is comprised of matching funds. If you are expecting to receive the York Graduate Fellowship, this award will impact your Fellowship amount. Please visit Matching Funds for more information.
  • Fiera Sceptre Inc. Bursary
  • Vernon Oliver Stong Graduate Scholarship in Science
  • Vernon Oliver Stong Graduate Scholarship in Education
  • General Motors of Canada Limited Bursary for Graduate Students in Computer Science
  • Arden Haynes Emergency Bursary Fund
  • Royal Bank Emergency Bursary Fund
  • Canadian Federation of University Women — North Toronto Branch
  • Andrina and Frank Lever Award

Bursaries administered by the Student Financial Services
For bursaries administered by Student Financial Services, the SFP for the Fall/Winter 2016–2017 application cycle will be available from Monday, November 14, 2016 until Friday, January 20, 2017. Required supporting documentation must also be submitted, including the required cover page (.pdf) and a print out of the SFP, to the Office of the Dean, Graduate Studies by January 20, 2017.

Awards for students with disabilities are administered by Student Financial Services. The SFP must be submitted by January 20, 2017. A hardcopy of the Awards for Students with Disabilities 2016-2017 form (.pdf) along with the required supporting documentation, including a print out of the SFP, must be submitted to the Office of the Dean, Graduate Studies by January 20, 2017.

Eligible Applicants

  • Registered, full-time, fee-paying York graduate students with demonstrated financial need,
  • Excluding students from MBA, MPA, EMBA, MF, IMBA, MBAN and MACC programs in Schulich

Applications received after the published deadlines will be deemed ineligible.

Amount of Allocations

  • Allocation amounts may vary based on the volume of applications and the number of high-need applications in any given application cycle
  • Allocated funds are posted to the student account (STAC) of each successful applicant after adjudication in the Winter/Summer term
  • Students are required to notify FGS as soon as possible if there is a change to their financial need. Allocation amounts may be adjusted accordingly

How to Apply

Contact

Summer 2016

The online Student Financial Profile for the Summer 2016 application cycle will be available from Sunday, May 1, 2016 until the deadline of Monday, May 31, 2016. Students applying through the Summer 2016 SFP will be considered for the following bursaries/ funds where eligible:

  1. Graduate Studies Bursaries
    Students must be registered full-time in a degree program and paying fees to York University.
    Bursary funding is provided to assist with the payment of fees for full-time students in need.
    Financial need is determined by considering the following factors:

    • Family status (single parent with children, married with children for example)
    • Fee status (international vs domestic)
    • Special circumstances (medical, personal for example). Please provide information on special circumstances in the freeform section provided.

    The adjudication committee consists of the:

    • Dean or designate;
    • A full-time faculty member; and
    • Respresentative of the GSA.

    Please note: All applications from students in the Schulich School of Business will be forwarded to the Student Services Office at the School as they will not be adjudicated by Graduate Studies.

  2. CUPE 3903 Unit 1 Masters Bursary Fund
    Extract from the Collective Agreement:
    “The CUPE 3903 Masters Bursary Fund will be made available in the summer term for bargaining unit members in masters programs, who are registered full-time in the summer term and have no scholarship or other form of funding (excluding bursaries) from or through the University in that term. The first priority is summer funding, on the basis of need, for those bargaining unit members in multi-year masters programs, who held a full teaching assistantship in the previous fall/winter terms, and will return to the second or third year of full-time study in their masters program in the following fall term. The second priority is summer funding, on the basis of need, for those bargaining unit members in master programs who will be entering a Ph.D. program at York University in the following fall term.
    Disbursement of the bursary will occur on or after June 15th of the contract year. The bursary will be administered by a four person committee consisting of two members selected by the Unions, one full-time faculty member selected by the Employer, and the Dean of Graduate Studies or designate, using procedures approved by the Labour/Management Committee.”
  3. CUPE 3903 Unit 1 Ph.D. Completion Fund
    Extract from the Collective Agreement:
    “The CUPE 3903 Ph.D. Completion Fund is to assist members outside the priority pool who have no funding in the last term of their doctoral studies. On the basis of need, funds will be made available to bargaining unit members registering for their final term of eligibility for full-time status in a doctoral program, who have no scholarship or other form of funding, excluding bursaries) from or through the University in that term. The first priority is summer term funding for those bargaining unit members who held a full teaching assistantship in the previous fall/winter terms.
    Disbursement of the bursary will occur on or after June 15th of the contract year. The bursary will be administered by a four person committee consisting of two members selected by the Union, on full-time faculty member selected by the Employer, and the Dean of Graduate Studies or designate, using procedures approved by the Labour/Management Committee.”

Eligible applicants

  • Registered, full-time, fee-paying York graduate students with demonstrated financial need,
  • Excluding students registered in programs with program-specific bursaries (generally, professional programs and programs affiliated with the Schulich School of Business)

Applications received after the published deadlines will be deemed ineligible.

Amount of allocations

Allocation amounts may vary based on the volume of applications and the number of high-need applications in any given application cycle.

Allocated funds are posted to the student account (STAC) of each successful applicant after adjudication in the Summer term.

Applications are usually available in early May. To apply after the opening date, visit the Student Financial Services website and fill out a Student Financial Profile (SFP).

Last updated October 11th, 2016