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Graduate Studies

Bursaries

York University provides a number of bursaries to assist Graduate Students in financial need, which the Office of the Dean, Graduate Studies administers in partnership with Student Financial Services. Students wishing to be considered for available bursaries at York University must complete a Student Financial Profile (SFP). Some bursaries may require additional documentation.

The on-line SFP for the Summer 2014 application cycle will be available beginning Thursday, May 1, 2014. As a result of technical difficulties that occurred on May 16, 2014, the deadline has been extended to Sunday, June 1, 2014. Students applying through the Summer 2014 SFP will be considered for the following bursaries where eligible:

  1. Graduate Studies Bursaries
    Students must be registered full-time in a degree program and paying fees to York University.

    Bursary funding is provided to assist with the payment of fees for full-time students in need.
    Financial need is determined by considering the following factors:
    • Family status (single parent with children, married with children for example)
    • Fee status (international vs domestic)
    • Special circumstances (medical, personal for example). Please provide information on special circumstances in the freeform section provided.
    The adjudication committee consists of the:
    • Dean or designate;
    • A full-time faculty member; and
    • Respresentative of the GSA.
    Please note: All applications from students in the Schulich School of Business will be forwarded to the Student Services Office at the School as they will not be adjudicated by Graduate Studies.
  2. CUPE 3903 Unit 1 Masters Bursary Fund
    Extract from the Collective Agreement:
    “The CUPE 3903 Masters Bursary Fund will be made available in the summer term for bargaining unit members in masters programs, who are registered full-time in the summer term and have no scholarship or other form of funding (excluding bursaries) from or through the University in that term. The first priority is summer funding, on the basis of need, for those bargaining unit members in multi-year masters programs, who held a full teaching assistantship in the previous fall/winter terms, and will return to the second or third year of full-time study in their masters program in the following fall term. The second priority is summer funding, on the basis of need, for those bargaining unit members in master programs who will be entering a Ph.D. program at York University in the following fall term.
    Disbursement of the bursary will occur on or after June 15th of the contract year. The bursary will be administered by a four person committee consisting of two members selected by the Unions, one full-time faculty member selected by the Employer, and the Dean of Graduate Studies or designate, using procedures approved by the Labour/Management Committee.”
  3. CUPE 3903 Unit 1 Ph.D. Completion Fund
    Extract from the Collective Agreement:
    “The CUPE 3903 Ph.D. Completion Fund is to assist members outside the priority pool who have no funding in the last term of their doctoral studies. On the basis of need, funds will be made available to bargaining unit members registering for their final term of eligibility for full-time status in a doctoral program, who have no scholarship or other form of funding, excluding bursaries) from or through the University in that term. The first priority is summer term funding for those bargaining unit members who held a full teaching assistantship in the previous fall/winter terms.
    Disbursement of the bursary will occur on or after June 15th of the contract year. The bursary will be administered by a four person committee consisting of two members selected by the Union, on full-time faculty member selected by the Employer, and the Dean of Graduate Studies or designate, using procedures approved by the Labour/Management Committee.”

Eligible applicants

  • Registered, full-time, fee-paying York graduate students with demonstrated financial need,
  • Excluding students registered in programs with program-specific bursaries (generally, professional programs and programs affiliated with the Schulich School of Business)

Applications received after the published deadlines will be deemed ineligible.

Amount of allocations
Allocation amounts may vary based on the volume of applications and the number of high-need applications in any given application cycle.

Allocated funds are posted to the student account (STAC) of each successful applicant after adjudication in the Summer term.

Students are required to notify the Office of the Dean, Graduate Studies as soon as possible if there is a change to their financial need. Allocation amounts may be adjusted accordingly.

Questions?
Office of the Dean, Graduate Studies
230 York Lanes
gsawards@yorku.ca or fgssac@yorku.ca

 

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