Financial Information & Awards

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Visit the links below for information on fees and financial support for graduate students.

Tuition and Fees

Student Financial Services (SFS) publishes fees for each academic session.


Fees refunds/credit calculations are based on complete withdrawal from a term, not withdrawal from individual courses. This is because fees are calculated according to a student's program and full-time or part-time enrolment status/activity level. Fees are not calculated on a per course basis.

Graduate Funding

Graduate students in research-based degrees who maintain active registration, in full-time status, are eligible to receive funding opportunities. Sources for this funding are provided from, but not limited to, fellowships, teaching assistantships, graduate assistantships, research assistantships, as well as York Graduate Scholarships (YGS) for our top-ranked students.

Understanding your Student Account, Funding Package, and How you Receive your Funds

Financial Support

Various forms of financial assistance are available to graduate students. York University and external agencies offer numerous fellowships, assistantships, scholarships, awards, prizes, and grants. Graduate students are encouraged to consult with their particular program for advice on financial matters.

External Awards

Applicants to the Faculty of Graduate Studies are urged to apply for external government awards and other awards tenable at York University. Some high-profile external scholarships are listed below:

The following federal granting agencies provide funding to both master's and doctoral students. You may apply to only one funding agency, determined by your area of research.

All three granting councils (NSERC, SSHRC, and CIHR) also offer Canadian Graduate Scholarships (CGS).

Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) are available for graduate studies in all disciplines. Sixty of these awards are available to visa students.

Ontario Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (OGSST) are designed to encourage excellence in graduate studies in science and technology. Only available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

For more scholarship, bursary, and awards opportunities please check the following: