York University International Student Scholarships

Last updated: 13th December 2023 | Opens December 2023

York University
Bachelors (BS) Degree

Deadline: 15th January/3rd February 2024 (annually)
Study in:
Next course starts:
September 2024

Brief description: 

For overseas candidates who wish to enroll in a full-time undergraduate program at York University, the university explicitly provides the Global Leader of Tomorrow Scholarships and the International Entrance Scholarships of Distinction.

Host Institution(s):

York University in Ontario, Canada

Field of study:

Any undergraduate degree program offered by one of the following faculties that starts in the Fall 2023 term: Arts, Media, Performance & Design; Environmental Studies; Education; Glendon; Health; Lassonde School of Engineering; Liberal Arts & Professional Studies; Science; or Schulich School of Business.

Number of Awards:

President’s International Scholarship of Excellence: 20

Tentanda Via Award: 15

Global Leader of Tomorrow Award: 2

Target Students:

International students

Scholarship value/inclusions:

President’s International Scholarship of Excellence: $180,000 ($45,000 x 4 years)

Tentanda Via Award: $120,000 ($30,000 x 4 years)

Global Leader of Tomorrow Award: $80,000 ($20,000 x 4 years)

For three years of full-time undergraduate study, the scholarships above are all renewable as long as strong academic standing is preserved each academic year.


You must fulfill ALL of the following requirements to be eligible for the Major International Scholarships:

  1. Be an international student who needs a study permit to attend school in Canada.
  2. Must have applied to a York undergraduate degree program starting in the fall of 2023.
  3. Applicants to York must have done so within two years after high school graduation and without having previously attended a university or college.
  4. Must have an outstanding academic record and an “A” average or above.
  5. The ability to lead others must have been proven via involvement in the community or accomplishment in the arts, athletics, or other fields of personal achievement.
  6. Must have their high school make the nomination (schools may nominate one student only)
  7. The nominee will be considered for the York University Academic Excellence Scholarship, the Global Leader of Tomorrow Award, the International Circle of Scholars Scholarships, and the International Entrance Scholarship of Distinction.
  8. Candidates must authenticate that they are the student from that school who has been nominated by speaking with their guidance counselor, principal, or administration about the York International Student Scholarship & Award Application.
  9. The candidate must then provide the nominator’s name, title, contact information, email address, and phone number in the application form.
  10. one recommendation letter needs to be uploaded
  11. Achieve “Received” status for all necessary papers in the York application (MyFile) before February 1 at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
  12. Application for the International Student Scholarship must be finished and submitted online by February 3, 2024, at 11:59:59 Eastern Time.
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Application guidelines:

2023-2024 The application period is now over. Beginning in December 2023, the next round of applications will be accepted.

You must submit the online International Student Scholarship & Award Application form to be considered. You must have a 9-digit York reference number, which you will get when applying to York within 5 business days. York must receive your application by no later than January 15, 2024. The application date is February 3, 2024. It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

To obtain the application form and comprehensive instructions on applying for this scholarship, please visit the official website (link below).

York University International Student Scholarships Official Scholarship Website

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