Your Guide to Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

By York University Modified on November 26, 2019

Discover the financial support options offered by York University!

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Your Guide to Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries, from York University.

Now that you've submitted your university applications, the next step of your education is fast approaching! Even if you have yet to receive an offer, it's never too early to start planning your university finances. York University is proud to support students with numerous financial assistance options to help with the costs of higher education. Follow the steps below to explore and apply for funding opportunities:

Step 1: Research Scholarships and Financial Aid Programs

Your first step is to explore York University funding options by selecting your applicant cohort on the Scholarships & Financial Aid website. This tool will help you identify financial support that you may be eligible for, including York University Automatic Entrance Scholarships of up to $3,500 per academic year, as well as external awards.

York University Automatic Entrance Scholarships chart.

Step 2: Complete Your Student Financial Profile

Once you have identified funding options, complete your Student Financial Profile (SFP) on MyFile. The SFP online application is required to apply for scholarships, bursaries and on-campus employment programs at York. Be sure to complete your SFP before receiving an offer of admission to be considered for as many funding opportunities as possible! Here are some of the key upcoming deadlines:

  • Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards - Deadline to apply is October 15th, 2019
  • York University Undergraduate Bursary - Deadline to apply is March 20, 2020
  • Graduate Studies Bursary and Awards - Deadline dates vary by bursary/award, so check the Funding and Awards page for more details.

Step 3: Apply

Once you've researched funding options and prepared applications, it's time to apply! York U Entrance awards are automatically granted based on your academic average, but others may require a separate application including reference letters and personal statements submitted through MyFile. Note that all York U Entrance Awards are initially based on current grades but are confirmed and finalized based on final grades.

Figuring out how to finance your education can be challenging, but York U can help! To learn about scholarships, awards and financial aid at York, check out their Student Financial Services website or reach out to them on Facebook or Twitter.

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