Full-time students are supported by a combination of:
Teaching Assistantships ( $14,077 per year, determined by contractual agreement with CUPE 3903, entailing about 270 hours of teaching-related duties)
Teaching assistants (TAs) at York enjoy full protection from tuition-fee hikes (salaries increase to match tuition fee increases), effectively freezing your tuition fees during your entire graduate studies at York University.
Research Assistantships ( $8065 for MSc and $8565 for PhD per year)
Graduate students (except those in the Coursework M.Sc. program) receive support from their supervisors' research grants, the amount of which is subject to individual discussion between students and supervisors. Other than participation in research activities, there are no formal duties associated with this support.
International Tuition Fee Scholarships are awarded to international students demonstrating academic excellence and financial need, based on the recommendation of the graduate program. These scholarships are offered at the time of admission and are applied directly to fees to cover a significant portion of the difference between domestic and international fees.
York University looks forward to receiving applications from international graduate students. Getting in to your program is highly competitive as there are limited spaces available for international students. We recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.
York University students are encouraged to apply for national scholarships from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada or NSERCand provincial scholarships (Ontario Graduate Scholarship or OGS), which are awarded on a competitive basis. Students usually apply for these scholarships in their last year of undergraduate study (typically in the fall of the year preceding their anticipated start in graduate school) or during their graduate studies at York University.
- Internal Awards
- Incoming students are considered for York Graduate Scholarships. This award is typically only available to applicants with an A average.
- The Fieldwork Costs Fund defrays the costs of carrying out field-work.
- The Research Costs Fund defrays the out-of-pocket costs of carrying out research.
- The Graduate Development Fund defrays travel costs to present results.
- Internal Awards
- Teaching Assistants (members of CUPE 3903 unit 1) and Graduate Assistants (members of CUPE 3903 unit 3) enjoy a number of health-related benefits (dental, prescription drug, vision care).
- International students receive a bursary to cover the cost of the university health insurance plan (UHIP).
Details of financial arrangements are normally agreed upon between the student and supervisor prior to acceptance into the Program, so that the level of support to be expected is clearly understood well in advance of commencing work.