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YORK UNIVERSITY - [YU], TORONTO, ONTARIO - ADMISSION

Toronto, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1959Established Year
  52300Enrollment

York University 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Hitaishi Bhatia Hitaishi Bhatia
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Imparting career-oriented education for more than 6 decades, York University offers admissions in over 200 diverse degree programs to applicants coming from around 178 countries across the continents. 

Having a reputation as one of the best higher education institutes in Canada, admission to its various courses for international students are available in the 3 seasonal intakes of winter, summer and fall. Every year, the university reviews more than 50,000 applications and sends an offer of place within 2 months of processing all decisions.

The acceptance rate for its ranging programs varies tremendously and is governed by various parameters like popularity of the program, number of total applications received, splendid grades, among others. Having renowned schools like Schulich School of Business and Osgoode Hall to its credit, the business and law programs offered at the university are highly competitive in nature and require an average entering grade of 90% and above in high school. Where its Engineering program considers applications with only 85+, its computer science and digital media on the other hand are quite flexible to get into with a mere average percentage of 75 and above and are thus highly coveted among international aspirants seeking tostudy in Canada.

York University Grades

As per the annual employment reports of 2019, 93% of graduates from York University were employed within 2 years of completing their degrees. This not only makes the institute a popular name in the academic world but also reflects the volume it holds in the economic sector to help you land one of the popular high-paying jobs in Canada. Thus, making enrollment at the university a profitable quest. 

York University COVID-19 Admission Updates

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, York University will be conducting lectures via the online mode. International students who have applied to York University and are admitted to the university will need to have a valid study permit and attend the classes online. The IRCC is accepting as well as processing study permit applications.

The university recommends international students to apply to the university as soon as possible since the processing may delay due to the pandemic situation. The institute will communicate all admission-related information queries and information via its official website. Students can raise their queries by mailing them to iadvisor@yorku.ca or by taking online appointments.

Highlights

Application Fee114 USD
English language proficiency accepted testsTOEFL/ IELTS or equivalent
TOEFL iBT minimum score83
GMAT/GRERequired for some courses
Application SeasonWinter, Summer and Fall
Acceptance RateAround 80%
Employment Rate93%
Financial Aid for International StudentsAvailable on the basis of merit
Work-studyAvailable
Students’ HelplineContact office of admissions

Deadlines

Students need to submit their application, required documents and information by the dates given below. Students are encouraged to submit their applications early to receive full consideration for desired programs. As programs may close before the deadline, admission to a particular course or program is not guaranteed.

Start of SessionApplication Deadline
Fall 2020 (September) January 15, 2020 
Summer 2020 (May)February 15, 2020
Winter 2020 (January) October 15, 2020

York University International Admissions

International students who want to seek admissions at York University can follow the below-mentioned application process:

Admission Portal: Apply online at the official website.

Application Fee: 114 USD.

Basic Academic Requirement: High-School Certificate.

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Admission Process

  • Choose a program of choice, view the mandatory requirements and apply online at the official website.
  • Submit the official academic transcripts.
  • Provide TOEFL/IELTS or equivalent test scores.
  • Submit Citizenship and Immigration Documents.
  • Mature Students (20 years of age or older) must also provide other mandatory documents including postsecondary transcripts, resume, personal letter (one-two page), documents for any previous academic performance, among others.
  • Submit the completed applications and track them via MyFile. 

Country-Specific Requirements

The university follows some country-specific specifications while offering admissions to international applicants. Some of the countries with their corresponding requirements are:

Name of CountrySpecifications
IndiaAll-India Senior School Certificate/ Higher Secondary Certificate/ Indian School Certificate/ Intermediate Examination Certificate/ Pre-University Examination Certificate
Sri LankaGCE Ordinary results plus GCE Advanced level results
ChinaSenior 3/Grade 12 Graduation Exam
MalaysiaSTM/GCE Ordinary results plus STPM/GCE Advanced level
NepalHigher Secondary Certificate or the Proficiency Certificate

English Proficiency Test Scores/Requirements

International candidates must prove their English proficiency by qualifying any one of the exams mentioned below and send their score sheet along with the application. The minimum requirement for these exams varies for each course.

Note: Applicants must note that test scores submitted to the university shall not be older than 2 years.

TOEFL and IELTS test scores for most of the programs:

Accepted TestScore
TOEFL (iBT)83
IELTS6.5

Some exceptional programs and their corresponding test scores are as follows:

ProgramsYork English Language Test (YELT), overall band scoreTOEFL (iBT)IELTS
Health: Nursing4897
Engineering2886.5
Schulich School of Business11007.5

Visa Process for International Students

Visa to study in Canada is an important aspect of the admission process for international aspirants seeking enrolment at the university. Along with visa, candidates must also apply for a study permit. Visa and study permit can be obtained after consulting the nearest Canadian Embassy and should be applied for at the earliest to avoid last minute complications. 

List of important documents needed to apply for a study visa:

  • Proof of Acceptance from the University.
  • Proof of Identity (a valid passport and two recent passport-size photos).
  • Proof of Financial Proof.

York University Graduate Admissions

York University offers graduate programs in various fields of Science, Arts and Design, Computer Science, Journalism, Engineering and Technology, and various other fields. Students who want to apply for graduate programs at York University can follow the below-mentioned details:

Admission Portal: Apply online at the official website.

Application fee: 99 USD.

Basic Academic Requirement: Bachelor’s degree.

Admission-Related Requirements

  • Complete an online application form at the official website which automatically times out after 30 minutes.
  • Submit the required application fee.
  • Provide all the mandatory documents which differ for various programs and may include academic transcripts, supplementary program information form, letter of recommendation, IELTS/TOEFL scores, among others.
  • Upload all the required and supplementary documents required for submission within 2 weeks through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package to: York University, Office of Graduate Admissions, P.O. Box GA2300, 4700, Keele Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M3J 1P3.

Program-wise specifications for admission into various programs at the graduate level are as tabulated below:

RequirementsMBAMEd in Language, Culture & TeachingMA in EconomicsMASc in Civil EngineeringMSc in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
TranscriptsRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
GMAT/GRERequiredNANANARequired
Resume/CVRequiredRequiredNot RequiredRequiredRequired
LORs/References23323
SOI/ EssaysRequiredRequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredRequired
English proficiency scoreTOEFL iBT- 100
IELTS- 7.0
TOEFL iBT- 100
IELTS- 7.5
TOEFL iBT- 90 to 91
IELTS- 7.0
TOEFL iBT – 90 to 91
IELTS – 7.0
TOEFL iBT – 90 to 91
IELTS- 7.0

Aspirants seeking admission to the institute should remember to keep a timely track of their application and its status by using the MyFile feature provided by the University. Students must also note to upload all the required and supplementary documents required for submission through this application.

All the supporting documentation such as transcripts, course descriptions and language proficiency test scores should be sent directly to the Office of Admissions of the university.

York University contacts admitted candidates through their registered email. It may take 6-8 weeks to release the admission decision.The processing of the applications begins only after all necessary documents are received. 

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