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York University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate


Founded in 1959, York University offers admission to around 6,200+ international undergraduate and graduate students every year. With 5000 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, York University is considered the third largest in Canada..

  • The application fee for the UG and PG programs is $120 and $100 respectively.
  • Scholarships and awards for international students are very limited and must be supported through the candidate’s academic performance at York.
  • 93% of York students get employment within 2 years of the completion of their studies.
  • Students can check their application status by clicking on this link

York University Highlights

Application PortalOnline
Application Fee (Non-refundable)UG: 120 CAD
PG: 100 CAD
Payment ModeVisa, Visa Debit or MasterCard
Intake SeasonsFall/Summer/Spring

York University 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.

Classes BeginDeadlines
Fall 2019 (September)March 6, 2019(early)
July 15, 2019(extended from June 12, 2019)
Summer 2020 (May)March 15, 2020
Winter 2020 (January)November 15, 2019

York University Undergraduate Admissions

Apply Online:  Click Here to Apply

Application Fee: 120 CAD (non-refundable)

Admission Requirements

  • Submission of all the official academic transcripts in its original form.
  • Submit English Proficiency Tests scores.
  • Submit Citizenship and Immigration Documents.
  • Mature Students (20 years of age or older) must also provide:-
    • Postsecondary Transcripts
    • Resume
    • Personal Letter (One-two page)
    • Documents for any previous academic performance

English Proficiency Requirements

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

ProgramsYork English Language Test (YELT)TOEFLIELTS
Health: NursingOverall band: 4iBT: 897
Lassonde School of Engineering:Bachelor of Engineering programsOverall band: 2iBT: 886.5
Schulich School of BusinessOverall band: 1iBT: 1007.5
School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design
Environmental Studies
Faculty of Education (BA in Educational Studies)
Health (except Nursing)
Lassonde School of Engineering (except Bachelor of Engineering programs)
Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Overall band: 1-5iBT: 836.5

Immigration & Citizenship Information

Along with visa, international students must have a study permit to study in Canada. For further information, Click Here.

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 around 50+ full and part-time graduate programs to more than 6,100 masters and doctoral students. Among all the courses, the most popular ones are Business, Education, Management, Economics and Arts.

Apply Online: Click Here to Apply

Application Fee: 100 CAD

RequirementsMaster of Business Administration (MBA)Master of Education in Language, Culture & TeachingMaster of Arts in Economics
Application DeadlinesSeptember 2019: November 30, 2018
January 2020: July 5, 2019
Fall: February 13, 2019Fall: February 13, 2019
GMAT/GRE ScoresRequired--
ResumeRequiredRequiredNot Required
LORs/ ReferencesTwoThreeThree
Statement of Interest/ EssaysRequiredRequiredNot Required
English Proficiency RequirementsTOEFL:100 iBT
IELTS: 7.0
TOEFL: 600 PBT/ 100 iBT
IELTS: 7.5
TOEFL: 577 PBT/ 90-91 iBT
IELTS: 7.0

Students need to upload all the required and supplementary documents required for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package to the address given below:-

York University
Office of Graduate Admissions
P.O. Box GA2300 
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M3J 1P3

The Office of Admissions, 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. Students must send all the supporting documentation such as transcripts, course descriptions and language proficiency test scores directly to the Office of Admissions at York University.

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