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.

York University Student Life Award

The York University Student Life Award was designed to provide $500 in supplemental support to students who qualify for the YU Automatic Entrance Scholarship (domestic and int'l) or the York Design Automatic Entrance Scholarship to assist with the cost of books, food, etc┼╝ The scholarship funds will be paid directly to the recipients YU Card at the start of their study period. In order to be considered for this award, students must accept their offer of admission by the date specified in their offer letter. These funds are non-refundable. Should students subsequently withdraw from the academic term/session in which this award was disbursed, the amount of this award may be reduced and a portion of it recovered.
Appliction Process
No application required. Recipients of the YU Automatic Entrance Scholarship (domestic and int'l) and theYork Design Automatic Entrance Scholarship will automatically be considered.

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.