York University Scholarships for International Students [2023]


York University scholarships for international students for the 2023 session are currently available. Foreign students who want to pursue an undergraduate or graduate programme at the University are welcome to apply.

In this article, you will learn about the available scholarships for international students at York University, the requirements and how to apply.

About York University

York University is an international teaching and research university in Toronto, Canada. The university is ranked 33rd in Times Higher Education 2023 impact rankings.

York boasts of 59,000+ students from 172 countries. It is one of the schools in Canada with the most significant number of students.

Founded in 1959, York university has over 325,000 alumni and professors working with 300+ universities around the world.

York University has the largest liberal art programme in Canada. As of the time of publishing, York also has the only Space Engineering programme in Canada.

York University Undergraduate Leadership Scholarship for Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS)

With this scholarship programme, the university hopes to recognize exceptional and hardworking students who need financial assistance to study at the faculty of Liberal arts and professional studies.

Applicants who are awarded this scholarship will get the following;

  1. Eligible candidates with a GPA between 90% to 94.9% will get $2,000 each while candidates with a GPA of 95% and above will get $3,000 each.
  2. Scholarship valued at $10,000 per year. To keep receiving this award in subsequent years, students have to maintain a high academic standing.

This scholarship programme is granted to 50 applicants each year.

Scholarship Requirements

Check below for the York University undergraduate leadership scholarship for liberal arts and professional studies requirements;

  1. Secondary school applicants are eligible but must apply within two years of graduating. Candidates that have a Polytechnic or University experience cannot apply.
  2. Must be an international student.
  3. Candidates must apply for an undergraduate programme at the faculty of Liberal arts and professional studies. Applications for the undergraduate programme must be submitted on or before February 14.
  4. A minimum academic standing of B+ average grade.
  5. Community service, art, sport or other individual achievement is required.
  6. A letter of recommendation from your secondary school teacher or principal is required.
  7. Applicants from English-speaking countries like Nigeria and Ghana do not need an English proficiency test.

List of Departments in Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

While applying for this scholarship, you must select from the courses in these departments/schools;

  1. School of administrative studies.
  2. Department of Anthropology.
  3. Department of Communication and Media studies.
  4. Department of Economics.
  5. Department of English.
  6. Department of Equity studies.
  7. Department of French studies.
  8. School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies.
  9. Department of History.
  10. Department of Humanities.
  11. School of Human Resources Management.
  12. School of Information Technology.
  13. Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics.
  14. Department of Philosophy.
  15. Department of Politics.
  16. School of Public Policy & Administration.
  17. Department of Social Science.
  18. Department of Sociology.
  19. School of Social Work.
  20. Writing Department.

You can get detailed information for each York University department listed above here.

How to Apply

Read the preceding instructions carefully so that you do not make any mistakes.

Step 1: Check the Admission Requirements for your Course

You must meet the admission requirement for the course you want to study at York University. The school accepts WAEC and NECO results from West Africa.

Each course has specific requirements. You can access the York University course requirement page here.

If you meet the requirement, proceed to step 2.

Step 2: Visit the York University Undergraduate Application Page

The York University undergraduate application page contains the application forms for the university’s undergraduate programmes.

You can access the page here.

Read the instructions and get further information using the appropriate links on the page.

Step 3: Fill out the Application Form

Once you are satisfied with all the information you’ve gotten so far, you can fill out the application form. Note that this application form is different from the scholarship form.

Also note that, during the application, you will be required to pay the sum of $130 via a visa or, master card. The application fee is not refundable.

You can fill out the York University undergraduate application form here.

York University Undergraduate Application

Make sure you upload the requested documents before the deadline. Your secondary school transcript for subjects done in SS2 and SS3 will be required.

Complete the application process before you proceed to step 4.

Step 4: Apply for the Scholarship Programme

Fill out the required details on the scholarship form and submit it. 

You can access the York University International Undergraduate Leadership scholarship form here.

The deadline for the York University Undergraduate Leadership Scholarship for Liberal Arts and Professional Studies is February 14, 2023.

Official scholarship link: https://www.yorku.ca/laps/students/international/awards/.

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