Award Search

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.

Note: All awards listed on this website are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Ontario Graduate Scholarship

The OGS program is designed to encourage excellence in graduate studies at the masterżs and doctoral levels. The current value of this award is $10,000 for two consecutive academic terms or $15,000 for three consecutive academic terms. Applicants to graduate school are eligible to apply for OGS a year before they undertake their studies. Detailed information can be found by searching for żOGSż on the OSAP Web site (
Appliction Process
Applicants who are currently York graduate students complete an online OGS application (, print it, and submit their printed copy along with all the supporting documents to their Graduate Program Office. York Undergraduate students applying to graduate school for the following year submit their application to the Graduate Program Office at York of the program they are applying to, whether the program they are applying to is at York or another University. Applicants who are not currently attending University, please submit your completed OGS application package to the school you plan to attend for your graduate studies.

How to Interpret the Awards Search Results

1. Offered

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.

2. Award Type

The type of award:

  1. Bursaries are based on financial need. Therefore, students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
  2. Scholarships are based on academic merit. Therefore, students with high academic standing are encouraged to apply.
  3. Awards are based on both academic merit and financial need. Therefore, students with high academic standing and financial need are encouraged to apply.

3. Value

The value of this award.

4. No. of Awards

The number of these awards offered each year.

5. Description

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.

6. 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.