Welcome to

Graduate Studies

at York University

York is an internationally recognized research institution with 11 Faculties, over 62 graduate programs, and more than 6,000 graduate students. Also, York University’s 24 vibrant research centres have partnerships with 200+ universities worldwide.

Graduate students at York are continually recognized for their many accomplishments.
Some notable recent graduate student accolades include:

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In 2016, four graduate students were recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, one of the most preeminent graduate fellowships in the country.

Three graduate students were awarded the Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship in 2016 – a prestigious national award with only 15 recipients selected per year.

Douglas Hunter, a recent PhD graduate, won Canada’s Distinguished Dissertation Award, which was presented to him at the 2016 Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) conference.

Admissions Decision

To accept your offer of admission, please visit MyFile, York University’s application status tool. You would have received an e-mail containing your York reference number to track the progress of your application on MyFile.

Log in to MyFile at yorku.ca/myfile to accept your offer. If you were conditionally admitted to your program, please provide the required documentation to satisfy the conditions as soon as possible. These documents must be submitted prior to the start of the term. Through MyFile you can upload documents that are required to complete your application.

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The Office of Admission, York University, sends official communication about application and admission via e-mail. You will receive acknowledgement of your application as well as information about financial aid, on-campus events, offers of admission and your next steps after acceptance.

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Connect With Your Program

Getting in touch with other faculty and students within your graduate program can give you helpful insight prior to your arrival and ensure that you are well prepared to begin your academic journey here at York.

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Connect with your graduate program office and/or supervisor for information about advising, courses and program orientation.

Graduate programs will typically inform you via email on these procedures closer to the beginning of your first term.

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At the core of a student's program is the formation of a supervisory relationship with a faculty member, along with a supervisory committee. As a prospective student, you are responsible for seeking out a potential supervisor to help guide your graduate career.

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Visit the graduate program website in your field and review faculty profiles to identify work that aligns with your research interest(s).

Review a faculty member’s membership appointment with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. A listing can be found at Graduate Faculty Membership.

Graduate Funding

Driven by the principles of academic excellence, York University offers competitive funding packages to support graduate students in research–based Master's and doctoral programs. Students who receive a funding offer letter from the Office of the Dean, Graduate Studies, can expect to receive funding support from the University.

Your funding package may consist of one or more of the following internal and external funding sources: fellowships, scholarships and awards, bursaries, paid internships, Teaching Assistantships (TA), Graduate Assistantships (GA), or Research Assistantships (RA). If your offer of admission does not include a commitment of funding support from York University, you are expected to cover all relevant expenses, including tuition and living, from your own sources during your studies.

Standard Funding Package Details

Master's Funding

Domestic

Breakdown:
York Master's Fellowship
Domestic
(Level 1)
York Master's Fellowship $10,000
York University Health Care Graduate Bursary* $1,000
Total Funding $11,000
Less Tuition and Ancillary Fees ($5,216)
Total to Student** $5,784

* Funds to cover Graduate Student Benefits Package only (if student elects to participate)
** Total before taxes deducted

Master's Funding

International

Breakdown:
York International Master's Fellowship
International
(Level 1)
York Master's International Fellowship $19,256
York University Health Care Graduate Bursary + UHIP* $1,600
Total Funding $20,856
Less Tuition and Ancillary Fees ($19,256)
Total to Student** $1,600

* Funds to cover Graduate Student Benefits Package only (if student elects to participate)
** Total before taxes deducted

Doctoral Funding

Domestic

Breakdown:
Full (1.0) Teaching Assistantship
Domestic
(Level 1)
Domestic
(Level 2+)
Salary on 1.0 TA Assignment $11,218 $11,218
Vacation Pay (4%) $449 $449
Grant-in-Aid (GIA) $3,705 $3,705
Graduate Financial Assistance (GFA)* $1,947 $2,442
Minimum Guarantee*
York Doctoral Fellowship $5,403 $5,403
Total Funding $22,722 $23,217
Less Tuition and Ancillary Fees ($5,216) ($5,216)
Total to Student** $17,506 $18,001

* Both items included in York International Doctoral Fellowship
** Total before taxes deducted

Doctoral Funding

International

Breakdown:
Full (1.0) Teaching Assistantship
International
(Level 1)
International
(Level 2+)
Salary on 1.0 TA Assignment $11,218 $11,218
Vacation Pay (4%) $449 $449
Grant-in-Aid (GIA) $3,705 $3,705
Graduate Financial Assistance (GFA)* $3,255 $3,885
Minimum Guarantee*
International Tuition Offset* $6,709 $6,709
York International Doctoral Fellowship $8,467 $7,837
Total Funding $33,803 $33,803
Less Tuition and Ancillary Fees ($18,431) ($18,431)
Total to Student** $15,372 $15,372

* All items included in York International Doctoral Fellowship
** Total before taxes deducted

Master's Funding

Domestic (+TA)

Breakdown:
Teaching Assistantship
Domestic
(Level 1)
Salary on 0.5 TA Assignment $5,609
Vacation Pay (4%) $224
Grant-in-Aid (GIA) $1,853
Graduate Financial Assistance (GFA) $1,947
York Master's Fellowship (YMF) $5,403
York University Health Care Graduate Bursary $0
Total Funding $15,036
Less Tuition and Ancillary Fees ($5,216)
Total to Student* $9,820

*Total before taxes deducted

Master's Funding

International (+TA)

Breakdown:
Teaching Assistantship
International
(Level 1)
Salary on 0.5 TA Assignment $5,609
Vacation Pay (4%) $224
Grant-in-Aid (GIA) $1,853
Graduate Financial Assistance (GFA) $3,255
International Tuition Offset (ITO) $7,534
York International Master's Fellowship (YIMF) $8,467
York University Health Care Graduate Bursary $0
Total Funding $26,942
Less Tuition and Ancillary Fees ($19,256)
Total to Student* $7,686

* Total before taxes deducted

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Connect With Us

Social media is a great way to connect with your peers, colleagues, faculty and the University. You may be interested in following the Faculty of Graduate Studies and/or York University accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and yFile.

We encourage you to visit our Incoming Students guide to assist you in preparing for your graduate career and ensuring a smooth transition to campus life. We wish you all the best in your graduate studies at York University!