First and foremost, we encourage you to make inquiries with organizations in the country where you hold citizenship or permanent residency status.

York University (with which Glendon is affiliated) offers scholarships and bursaries to international students. It also administers on-campus employment programs as a means of financial aid. To be considered for a scholarship, bursary, or on-campus employment program, you must complete and submit your Student Financial Profile (SFP) online. You will need to resubmit your SFP at the start of each academic session (once for the fall/winter session and once for the summer session).


Undergraduate entrance scholarships

Entrance scholarships are awarded once a student is admitted to York. Some entrance scholarships are awarded automatically while others must be applied for through the SFP.

York University Automatic Entrance Scholarship Based on Final Admission Average:

95%+  (42-45 IB diploma points) — $3,500 (renewable for 3 additional years)*
90-94.9%  (36-41 IB diploma points) — $2,000
85-89.9% (33-35 IB diploma points) — $1,000
80-84.9% (30-32 IB diploma points) — $500

Only international applicants studying the Canadian curriculum at a secondary school within or outside of Canada are eligible for this award. No award application required

*Renewable for three years based on grade point average and course load requirements. To renew York University Automatic Entrance Scholarships, recipients must maintain a minimum 8.0 Grade point Average (GPA) over a minimum of 24 credits taken during the entire academic year (previous Summer and Fall/Winter sessions).

Additional $500 — Student Life Award
Students who qualify for one of the scholarships above and accept their offer of admission by the date indicated in the offer letter will also qualify for the Student Life Award valued at $500 (one time only). This unique award is designed to help students with the cost of books, eating on campus, etc. and will be applied to their YU Card.

Other International (CAD $15 000 – CAD $35 000)

  • Online application
  • Highest academic average
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Must be nominated by high school. (only one candidate per school)
  • One letter of recommendation
  • By submitting this application, you will be considered for the following international scholarships
    • International Circle of Scholarship – CAD $15,000 (one time only)
    • Global Leader of Tomorrow Award – CAD $20,000 (renewable)
    • International Entrance Scholarship – CAD $35,000 (renewable)

Important dates

Please note that the Other International Scholarships Application portal closed on Feb 1st, 2019
Succesful applicants will be notified by May 1st, 2019.

For more details about bursaries and scholarships for International Students please visit this website.

Scholarships for continuing York students are awarded in August of each year to students who have achieved outstanding academic results during the preceding fall/winter and summer sessions. The amount of each scholarship varies in proportion to the level of academic achievement and the number of courses taken. No application is necessary to be eligible for this scholarship.

This bursary is administered by York International and assists current international students who are experiencing financial need and meet the criteria listed below. This fund is intended to cover costs directly related to the student’s academic success.

Eligible students must:

  • be in good academic standing
  • experience financial difficulty through unforeseen circumstances
  • be beyond their first year of study
  • have international student status
  • be registered and pursuing an undergraduate degree
  • be enrolled in courses at the time of application

Note: Both full- and part-time students who meet the above criteria are eligible to apply.

To apply: Submit the international student bursary application form to York International before the following deadlines:

  • Spring / Summer Session  : Between April 1st – May 30th
  • Autumn Session : Between August 20th – Octobre 20th
  • Winter Session   : Between Novembre 30th – January 20th

The scholarship program for African leaders of tomorrow commemorates the late Nelson Mandela’s commitment to social justice and equity. It helps young African professionals to become leaders in public policy and public administration. For more information, click here