Financial Information and Awards

Scholarships and Awards

  • Incoming students are eligible for consideration for a variety of scholarships including the Elia Scholarship, the Graduate Fellowship for Academic Distinction, and the York Scholarship. See: Faculty of Graduate Studies: Funding and Awards
  • The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada offers PhD Fellowships to first-class students (minimum A average). The deadline is in the fall of each year.
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarships are offered to outstanding students (minimum A- average). The deadline is in the fall of each year.
  • The Faculty of Graduate Studies receives scholarship information on an ongoing basis from a wide number of sources including corporation and foundation based scholarship opportunities.
  • There are also a number of scholarships available from the government or other sources that students can apply for. Faculty of Graduate Studies: Funding and Awards


Assistantships are also available to assist students financially. All full–time students are eligible to receive either a teaching assistantship (TA), a graduate assistantship (GA) or a research assistantship (RA). Students must apply for a TA each year. PhD students have first priority for TA positions, followed by MA students in their second year. Students in their first MA year normally receive either a GA (where they are expected to assist the Program or individual faculty members with research or Program related work) or a RA (where they work on research related to their own research interests). Except in unusual circumstances, all students can expect to receive one of a TA, GA, or RA.

Additional Funding For International Students

Visa students can be considered for an International Tuition Fee Scholarship worth approximately $1600 per term (for three terms per year).
Faculty of Graduate Studies: Funding and Awards

Additional Opportunities

Additional information on a wide variety of types of scholarships, awards and prizes is sent - on an ongoing basis - to students through e-mail and is also available at the Faculty of Graduate Studies: Funding and Awards