Bourses d’urgence de l’Université York

Students should apply if they are faced with:

  • An unexpected circumstance that has a widespread impact on a student’s livelihood. (Examples include, but are not limited to, domestic violence, family breakdown, sudden or impending loss of housing, food insecurity, loss of property due to theft or fire or natural disaster etc.) 
  • An emergency that impacts the student financially in a quantifiable manner (e.g. the amount of aid being requested can be justified).
  • A sudden situation that affects the student’s ability to successfully complete their semester.

To be eligible for emergency bursary consideration, a student must:

  • Be actively registered in an undergraduate program of study at York University.
  • Provide a detailed written statement outlining the nature of the emergency including relevant timelines.

Note: An application for an emergency bursary does not guarantee that students will receive funding. York University reserves the right to determine if funding will be provided and the level of support that will be awarded.

Applicants may be ineligible to receive emergency funding if:

  • They have declined to receive available loan funding via government student aid.
  • They have received another emergency bursary from York University.

The emergency bursary is not meant to address funding shortfalls where government financial aid (OSAP, out-of-province funding, government social assistance, savings, or employment income) is insufficient to cover educational expenses. This bursary can only be received once and may not cover a student’s entire unmet financial need.