York offers competitive funding to all qualified graduate students.
York University is committed to promoting excellence in research and teaching for graduate students. Training opportunities and funding are provided through research assistantships in the student's field of study, teaching assistantships with relevant undergraduate programs and/or graduate assistantships with faculty members or research units.
At the time of offer of admission, qualified graduate students are provided with a guaranteed funding package for the duration of their program. Students are also strongly encouraged to apply for major external award. York graduate students have a very high success rate in attracting these scholarships.
Awards for incoming & continuing students
Graduate Entrance Scholarships are offered to our top-ranked incoming students.
The Elia Scholars Program is York University's most prestigious graduate award for incoming Canadian or international doctoral students.
Graduate Fellowships for Academic Distinction (GFAD) are scholarships awarded to incoming master's or doctoral students with high potential for future leadership in international affairs. Fellowships include a scholarship, a research assistantship and all tuition fees.
Chancellor Bennett Masters and Doctoral Scholarships are one of York's major awards for incoming master's or doctoral students entering a full-time program in the liberal arts. At the doctoral level, the award is renewable for a maximum of four years.
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