Financial Information and Awards


Funding to help meet the financial needs for domestic graduate students is made up from one or more of the following internal and external funding sources: awards, fellowships, scholarships, teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or graduate assistantships.

Scholarships and 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.


Assistantships are also available to assist students financially. All full–time domestic students may be eligible to receive a teaching assistantship (TA), a graduate assistantship (GA) and/or a research assistantship (RA). Students must apply for a TA each year. PhD students have first priority for TA positions, followed by MA & MFA students in their second year. Students in their first MA / MFA normally receive the York Graduate Fellowship.

Additional Funding Opportunities

Additional information on a wide variety of types of scholarships, awards and prizes is sent to students through the monthly FGS News email and is also available at the Faculty of Graduate Studies—Funding and Awards