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Awards and Other Support Funds

Many graduate students at York are successful in winning prestigious external or internal scholarships and you are encouraged to seek eligible opportunities. The university also offers bursaries and other support funds to assist with your scholarly and research activities. Common types of funds include the following: 

Bursaries that are allocated based on demonstrated financial need;

Research support funds to cover expenses related to scholarly and research activities;  

Donor-supported internal awards: To find internal award opportunities, please use the award search.

Information about graduate funding as well as tuition fees are available here.  Visit also this page to learn about graduate student employment types, including the Teaching Assistantship (TA), Graduate Assistantship (GA) and Research Assistantship (RA).  

For further information, please visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies scholarships and awards page or please contact the Graduate Program Assistant.

Graduate Program or Faculty Specific Awards

All eligible students are expected to apply to Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) awards, available to MA, MFA, and PhD students. The deadline is in the autumn of each year, and applicants can also apply for the SSRHC and OGS Awards in the autumn before they are admitted.

Over $20,000/year in graduate awards to support MFA students complete thesis films are available in the Graduate Program in Film:

Over $180,000 in awards to support graduate students across AMPD are available:

Funding available for International graduate students is limited. See International Student Award Opportunities for additional funding opportunities.

All funding is contingent on continuous registration as a full-time student, continued satisfactory performance in the program and fulfillment of any funding-related employment obligations.

Please visit Faculty of Graduate Studies—Funding and Awards for more information, including internal and external scholarship opportunities.

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The Graduate Program in Film at York is an exciting environment to pursue innovative, socially engaging, career-ready education. Contact our Graduate Program Assistant to learn more.