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Toronto, OntarioLOCATION
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York University Scholarships 2020 for International Students

Sugandhi Sood Sugandhi Sood
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As one of the most popular institutions in Canada, York University welcomes international students from 100+ countries by offering them more than 200 undergraduate and graduate programs. Along with this, international students are recognized for several UG and PG program York University scholarships.

The scholarships at York University vary for domestic and international students. There are very few entrance scholarships that are applicable for all. Based on this, for the academic year 2020-2021, international students are offered around 100 scholarships.

The university encourages all the students to explore and review various York University Scholarships in 2020 designed for undergraduate and graduate programs. The reason being the scholarship system varies depending on the level of study and international student’s current status.

York University Scholarships for Undergraduate Programs

International students beginning undergraduate studies at York University are awarded a number of York Entrance Scholarships. These include both admission-based scholarships and application-based scholarship programs.

  • Admission-based scholarships: applicants will be evaluated on their undergraduate admission applications.
  • Application-based scholarships: Students are required to submit an additional scholarship application, before the specified deadline.

The award values of York University scholarships in 2020 for undergraduate students range from 1,000 CAD to 35,500 CAD. These award values may change depending on the applicant pool.

Admission-based Undergraduate Scholarships

Majority of admission-based undergraduate scholarships are available for specific faculties and are awarded on the basis of admission average at the time of admission to York University.

ScholarshipBenefitsSelection Criteria
York University Talent Entrance ScholarshipVariesAcademic merit and Financial need
York University Automatic Entrance Scholarship- International1000 CAD-4000 CADAdmission average of 95% or higher 4000 CAD; 90- 94.9% 2500 CAD, and so on
Global Health Scholarship5000 CADAcademic merit
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies International Student Entrance Scholarship2000 CAD- 3000 CADAdmission average between 90% to 94% get 2000 CAD & 95% or higher will receive 3000 CAD
York Science Scholars Award5000 CAD- 10000 CADAdmission average of 80% or above; IELTS 7.5/TOEFL 100

As mentioned earlier, none of these scholarships require a separate application, however, it is significant that you submit your admission applications before the deadlines.

Application-based Undergraduate Scholarship

In order to be considered for application-based undergraduate scholarships, students are asked to submit an International Student Scholarship & Award Application. You don’t need to have a confirmation of admission at the time of scholarship application. However, the 9-digit York reference number, allotted during the registration process, is required.

The eligibility criteria are common for all the application-based scholarships:

  • International student who needs a Canadian student visa.
  • Apply for UG program beginning in Fall 2020
  • Outstanding academic grades with a minimum “A” average or equivalent.
  • Demonstrate excellent leadership skills, extracurricular achievement, and community service.
  • Get nominated via high school ( one student per school)
  • One letter of recommendation

As a prospective applicant, you must ensure that all the documents listed are “received” in York Application before February 1. All the scholarships tabulated below are awarded on this process only:

ScholarshipBenefits
Global Leader of Tomorrow Award for International Students20,000 CAD for 4 years
International Entrance Scholarship of Distinction35,000 CAD for 4 years
International Circle of Scholar’s Scholarship15,000 CAD
York University Academic Excellence Scholarships for International Students5,000 CAD- 10,000 CAD

The selection decision on these York University Scholarships will be announced on May 1.

York University Scholarships for Graduate Programs

The scholarship opportunities for international graduate (masters and doctoral) students are divided into two systems, Internal University Scholarships and External Scholarships.

While the internal awards, that is, York University Scholarships cater and recognize various aspects, at the time of selection, the external awards mainly consider academic excellence and leadership skills.

Internal Scholarships at York University

These scholarships are awarded and administered by different York University graduate departments, faculties, and schools. The university’s admission office has no control over the eligibility, application, or selection process.

ScholarshipBenefitsApplication SystemSelection Criteria
Armand and Denise LaBarge Graduate Scholarship in MulticulturalismUp to 8,000 CADNomination via departmentResearch Statement; Preference given to student with related works in Multiculturalism, Human Rights, Cultural Diversity, Racism or similar areas
Sherrill Cheda Graduate ScholarshipUp to 8,000 CADAward ApplicationEnrolled in Women studies program; academic excellence; financial need
Joyce and Fred Zemans ScholarshipUp to 3,333 CADFaculty of Graduate Studies applicationAcademic accomplishments
Manulife Graduate Scholarships10,000 CADSubmit SOP, CV, Letter of support from superior and transcripts to Scholarship and Awards Coordinatorresearching on International Health Policy or Epidemics

Note: several of the internal York University scholarships for the graduate programs are available to both incoming and domestic students. Therefore, if you are York’s continuing international graduate student, you too should explore these scholarship opportunities.

External Scholarships at York University

External scholarships offer you an opportunity to study in Canada universities like York University, with the required financial support. Such scholarship programs are majorly designed to fund graduate and research programs.

Some of the External scholarships accepted at York University are:

Scholarship NameBenefits
Ontario Graduate ScholarshipUp to 15,000 CAD
Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships40,000 CAD per year (for up to 3 years ) and travel allowance
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship50,000 CAD per year (for up to 3 years)
Study in Canada ScholarshipsUp to 60,000 CAD per academic year

Apart from external scholarships listed above, there are various other scholarships offered to international students who wish to explore higher education in Canada.

Overall, international students are awarded a limited but substantial York University scholarships, both as an incoming student and continuing students. The university further plans to increase the number of scholarships and bursary opportunities for international students.

Scholarships Offered


Ontario Graduate Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $10,847
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: 22

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Ontario Trillium Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $28,961
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: 75

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Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Paul Foundation scholarships


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $20,174
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Diploma
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 10

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(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 10

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FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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QS Leadership Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: 1

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Ontario Graduate Fellowship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $8,459
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Rotary Foundation Scholarships


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: N/A
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Aga khan Foundation Scholarships


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Go Clean Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $3,500
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 1

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Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: 6

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VueVille Future Technology Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 1

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Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $150
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 3000

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Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: 20

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BrokerFish International student scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 1

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Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $35,393
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: N/A
  • Number of Scholarships: 166

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Bhajan Lal Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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JN Tata Endowment Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Debesh Kamal Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $1,385
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $52,637
  • Type: N/A
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: 70

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Forte Fellowship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $24,623
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: 3

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