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.

VISTA Graduate Scholarship

Description
Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA) is a collaborative research program funded by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF, 2016-2023) that builds on Yorkżs world-class interdisciplinary research in biological and computer vision. VISTA spans five York faculties (Health, Engineering, Science, Arts Media Performance & Design; Liberal Arts & Professional Studies), five research centers (including the Centre for Vision Research), and over 50 partners in the international research community and non-academic sectors such as healthcare and industry. The VISTA Graduate Scholarship will provide financial support to high-caliber scholars conducting research that is aligned with the VISTA program under the supervision of a VISTA Core Member. VISTA Associate Members are eligible to co-supervise with a Core Member. This support provides funds in addition to standard York University support to attract and train leading vision researchers of tomorrow. A list of Core and Associate members can be found on the VISTA website. VISTA Graduate Scholarships will be awarded competitively based on the strength of the candidate, the strength of the research proposal, and fit with the goals of the VISTA program. The scholarship is available to domestic and international Masters and Doctoral students in the amount of $10, 000 per year for up to 2 years for Masters, and up to 4 years for Doctoral students.
Appliction Process
Following acceptance to an eligible home department, and confirmation of a VISTA core member supervisor or co-supervisor, students submit their application to applyvista@yorku.ca by the application deadline. Please refer to the VISTA website (http://vista.info.yorku.ca/opportunities/training-scholarships/) for complete and up to date details about the award, including deadline, eligibility criteria, contact details, etc.

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.