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Study Abroad: Funding

We are committed to offering global experiences that enable students to grow and learn about the world. To help you achieve your goals, LA&PS and York University have established a variety of funding opportunities including awards, scholarships, and bursaries that support global learning. Take a look through the available awards to see which one(s) you maybe eligible for.

LA&PS International Study Abroad Award

LA&PS students who want to study or participate in academic international activities abroad as part of their degree but need financial assistance can apply for the International Study Abroad Award.

When they return, students may be asked to share their experiences with their peers by attending a study abroad session or event. Here's what you need to know about the award:


Who is Eligible?

Current registered LA&PS undergraduate students (Canadian or international) with a minimum GPA of 5.00 (C+) are eligible to apply. Graduate students should contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies for information on funding opportunities.

Applicants must also be approved for one of the following study abroad options:
  • York International Academic Exchange (one or two terms)
  • York International Global Internship
  • York International Placement Practicum abroad
  • YorkU Summer Abroad course
  • Short-term Study Abroad Program (less than 3.0 FCE) 
  • Experiential field trip abroad in a LA&PS course 
  • International conference presentation

Students are eligible to receive one award within an academic year and a maximum of two awards in the duration of their studies (as long as one is associated with a student exchange program).


Award Confirmation

You will be notified of the decision via e-mail within two weeks of submitting your application.

Awarded funds will be deposited into your student account at York University. You may request a refund via Student Financial Services to transfer the award from your student account to your bank account.

Students who apply for an International Study Abroad Award can also apply to York International for additional funding.

Funding for the LA&PS International Study Abroad Award comes from various donation pools, so your award confirmation may state that you have received funding from a different source.


Deadlines

Students may apply any time, but should apply at least four weeks before their official date of departure or start date of the activity. Awards are intended to provide support to eligible undergraduate students for their upcoming study abroad – retroactive applications will not be considered.

How Much Could I Receive?

  • Summer study abroad program (more than 3.0 FCE): Up to $1,000, depending on program type, duration, destination, and availability of funds. The amount of funding awarded depends on the particular details of the study abroad program.
  • Short-term study abroad programs (less than 3.0 FCE): Up to $500, depending on program type, duration, destination and availability of funds.
  • Experiential field trip abroad in a LA&PS course: Up to $500, depending on program type, duration, destination and availability of funds.
  • International conference presentation: Up to $500 depending on program type, duration, destination and availability of funds.
  • York International Academic Exchange: Depending on the availability of funds, students will be funded at the maximum level following the chart below.
DestinationFunding for One (1) TermFunding for Two (2) Terms
U.S. – ContinentalUp to $1,000Up to $1,200
U.S. – HawaiiUp to $1,200Up to $1,500
Caribbean and Central AmericaUp to $1,000Up to $1,200
Northern South AmericaUp to $1,000Up to $1,200
Southern South AmericaUp to $1,200Up to $1,500
Western EuropeUp to $1,000Up to $1,200
Eastern EuropeUp to $1,200Up to $1,500
Middle East and Central AsiaUp to $1,200Up to $1,500
AsiaUp to $1,200Up to $1,500
Indian subcontinentUp to $1,200Up to $1,500
Australia and New ZealandUp to $1,500Up to $1,500

Other Study Abroad Funding

There are a variety of other study abroad awards available to students from all Faculties and Schools at York University. These endowed awards help students offset the cost of their participation in international experiences and are made possible by generous donors to the university.  


LA&PS Endowed Awards

The Italo-Canadian Youth Club established this bursary in honour of one of its members to promote the understanding of the Italian language and culture in Canada. The Italo Canadian Youth Club Pasquale Manna Award for Student Experiences in Italy is open to students (undergraduate or graduate) enrolled in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies who are taking part in an experiential educational opportunity in Italy. Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, residents of Ontario and demonstrate financial need.

A Student Financial Profile application is not required to be eligible for this award. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at lapsdlll@yorku.ca.

The Leonardo Cianfarani Memorial Award for Travel to Italy supports a student (undergraduate and graduate) in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies who is taking part in an experiential educational opportunity in Italy. The recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected person, Ontario Residents and who demonstrate financial need. This bursary is named after the late Leonardo Cianfarani who was an eminent member, and one of the early champions of Toronto's Italian community.

The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies will select the recipient.

The award will be given to one or more students in the Summer in Italy Program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies who have a minimum overall grade point average of 5.00 (C+). Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons and residents of Ontario who demonstrate financial need.

Applications are available to students participating in the Summer in Italy Program in the Department of Literatures, Languages and Linguistics.

To honour one of the founding members of the Ontario Formwork Association, and the Association itself, by providing yearly awards to student(s) taking part in the LA&PS Summer in Italy Program.

Applications are available to students participating in the Summer in Italy Program in the Department of Literatures, Languages and Linguistics.

Awarded to students participating in the Summer in Italy program who have a minimum overall grade point average of 5.00 (C+). Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, Ontario residents and demonstrate financial need. This award is made possible by the generous donation of the Italian Home Bakery.

Applications are available to students participating in the Summer in Italy Program in the Department of Literatures, Languages and Linguistics.

Value: $1,000 CAD

This scholarship is awarded to assist a student in the Department of English (Keele Campus) who has completed at least four English courses and who proposes to travel to Europe, especially France. This travel might be specifically for the purpose of study, but this would not be a necessary qualification for the award. The departmental committee reserves the right not to make an award in a given year.

Further information regarding this award may be obtained by contacting the Department of English at lapsengl@yorku.ca.

Value: $500 CAD

The Department of Communication & Media Studies York International Exchange Award is given to a Communication Studies major who has completed a York University International Exchange, is currently completing their Honours degree, who has a high overall GPA, and who can demonstrate financial need.

To be considered, students need to submit a short description of their exchange (which could be in the form of a letter or a video) outlining the value of their experience; they also need to agree to publicize their exchange on the department's web site to further other students' exchanges. Contact the Department of Communication and Media Studies at lapscomn@yorku.ca.


York International Endowed Awards

York International is pleased to be able to assist students in accessing scholarship and bursary funding to help offset the cost of their participation in a Global Learning Initiative.


Study in Israel Scholarships

Students participating in an international mobility experience in Israel may be eligible for one of the many scholarships offered through the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies at York University. Check the website for eligibility and application information.  

Learn More

For more information please contact Katie Gribbons, LA&PS Study Abroad Coordinator.