This tool lets you view awards, scholarships, prizes and bursaries offered at York University. Take a few moments to search for awards you may be eligible for: you can search by Faculty, award type, activity level or type in the name of an award that you may be familiar with. Unless otherwise stated, all full-time, part-time and mature students are eligible for all the awards in the system so long as they meet the published criteria.
For additional graduate awards, visit the York Financial Assistance section of the Faculty of Graduate Studies website. You can also see a listing of external awards elsewhere on this site.
All awards listed on this website are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
York University Automatic Entrance Scholarship
The York University Automatic Entrance Scholarships are awarded to secondary school students applying to a direct-entry undergraduate program who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons and have completed their secondary school diploma with high academic standing. Scholarship values are as follows: 95% and higher = $3,500; 90 - 94.9% = $2,000; 85% - 89.9% = $1,000; and 80% - 84.9% = $500. This scholarship is renewable for students admitted with a final average of 95%+ only. A conditional scholarship offer will be made at the time of admission. The final scholarship amount will be determined when final grades are received. Students applying to the collaborative nursing program are not eligible for this entrance scholarship.
No application is required. Students will be considered based on their final admissions average (final grades including prerequisites). Recipients at 95%+, must maintain a minimum 8.00 sessional grade point average and enrol in a minimum of 24 credits each year taken during the entire academic year (previous summer and fall/winter sessions) to be eligible for renewal. It should be noted that the gpa calculation for renewal will be based on all credits completed during the applicable period. Recipients at 95%+ who are students with disabilities may renew this scholarship by maintaining a min 8.00 GPA over a minimum 40% course load (6 credits per term). Students must self-identify and show proof of disability at the first time of renewal. For students starting at York in January, the student must maintain a min of 8.0 GPA over a min of 12 credits during the winter term to be eligible to renew the following September. Once lost, this scholarship cannot be regained.
How to Interpret the Awards Search Results
The time of year when this award is offered. This gives you an idea about when you'll need to apply for the award. The most common is In-Course (Fall/Winter), indicating that the award happens during the Fall/Winter session.
The type of award:
- Bursaries are based on financial need. Therefore, students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
- Scholarships are based on academic merit. Therefore, students with high academic standing are encouraged to apply.
- Awards are based on both academic merit and financial need. Therefore, students with high academic standing and financial need are encouraged to apply.
3. No. of Awards
The number of these awards offered each year.
Details about the award's origins, purpose, and eligibility requirements. For example, some awards may require a minimum credit enrolment, a certain grade point average (GPA), enrolment in a specific Faculty, or a certain citizenship status.
5. Application Process
This explains how you can be considered for the award. Many of the awards simply require that you fill out the Student Financial Profile (SFP) for the current session. Other awards may, for example, ask for reference letters and personal statements outlining your extra-curricular involvement.