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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.

External Scholarship Deadlines

The Graduate Program Office understands that sometimes students applying to scholarships often struggle in what to include in their own applications.  So, as a courtesy service, the Office has a folder of past successful scholarship proposals for you to look.  If you wish to look at these folders, please stop by the Grad Office (297 BSB) during business hours.  Photocopies and pictures of these samples are not allowed and they may not be removed from the office.

Please send/hand in your transcripts to the Grad Office (297 BSB) a few weeks before the official deadlines so that the Office can calculate grade point averages (GPA) in a timely manner. This will be greatly appreciated by office staff!

Please visit Faculty of Graduate Studies for more information. The Grad Office strongly encourages you to read all the applicable award guides.

If you are applying only to OGS (i.e. you are not applying to CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC), please ask your OGS referees to email their references from an institutional email address (e.g.,,,, etc.) to Freda Soltau at

Please go here to find the OGS application and reference forms:

Reminder: Order transcripts early to avoid any delays!

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