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Graduate Studies

Funding

York offers competitive funding to excellent full-time students accepted into our graduate programs.

Sources for this funding include awards, scholarships, bursaries, teaching assistantships, research assistantships, graduate assistantships, and York Graduate Scholarships for our top-ranked students.

Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships

A stipend may be paid to a full–time degree candidate for various types of activity. The duties of a graduate assistant may include participation in a practicum, as an apprentice in a laboratory or applied setting, library work for the department or for a research group (normally in cases where it is possible for students to make small but constructive contributions to group research projects), administrative, clerical and research work. Formal arrangements for work in this category are made with the program director after admission. It should be noted that neither a master's nor a Doctoral candidate is permitted, while registered as a full–time student, to accept more than ten hours of paid work per week through the University.

Research Assistantships

A stipend may be paid to a full–time degree candidate for research or academic activities relevant and related to the student's field(s) of study within the academic program. Formal arrangements are made with the program director after admission.

Teaching Assistantships

A stipend may be paid to a full–time degree candidate who teaches in one of the York Faculties or colleges. Normally, such teaching will consist of a tutorial or seminar work in a timetabled course in which the lectures are given by a full–time member of Faculty, this teaching being considered equal, when preparation is counted, to no more than ten hours of work per week.

For students who receive scholarships or research assistantships, under new tax regulations this income is now 100 per cent tax exempt.

Questions?

The Faculty of Graduate Studies wishes you success in meeting the financial demands of graduate education. When you need help with these processes, see your graduate program assistant as soon as possible.

 

 

 

 

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