With a focus on the public good, York University is dedicated to providing a wide range of students with access to a top-notch academic environment.

The university supports tolerance and diversity, welcoming many viewpoints, cultures, and modes of knowing while encouraging global fluency and intercultural competence. International students at York University have access to a wide range of academic, financial, and non-academic resources to assist them in achieving their academic objectives.

You must submit the International Student Scholarship & Award Application in order to be eligible for the scholarships and awards.

These scholarships and honours are given to candidates with outstanding academic records who also exhibit leadership qualities through volunteerism, artistic or athletic excellence, or excellence in community service. No admissions offer is necessary for students to apply.


For the York University Presidential Scholarship:

  • Twenty (20) students are awarded a scholarship of $180,000.00 each, valued at $45,000/year.
  • It is renewable for an additional three years of full-time undergraduate study if the student maintains good academic standing each year, bringing it to a total of $180,000 over four years


To be eligible for the undergraduate York University Presidential Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Must be an international student who is required to have a Study Permit to study in Canada
  • Must have applied to an undergraduate degree program at York that begins in Fall 2024
  • Must have applied to York directly from high school no more than two years after graduation, and have no previous university or college studies (not applicable to Tentanda Via Award) 
  • Must have an excellent academic record with a minimum “A” average or equivalent (where applicable)
  • Must have demonstrated leadership through community service or excellence in the arts, sports, or other areas of individual achievement (where applicable)
  • Must upload one letter of recommendation or other supporting documents as applicable
  • Must ensure all required documents are shown as “Received” in the York application (MyFile), by February 1, 2024 at 11:59:59pm, Eastern Time
  • Must complete and submit the online International Student Scholarship Application by February 1, 2024 at 11:59:59pm, Eastern Time

Documents Required for Application

  • Personal statement from applicant (500 words or less),
  • Financial profile,
  • List of activities and
  • Volunteer experiences and
  • One letter of reference.

Method of Application

  • All eligible international students are to apply via the online application form.
  • The President’s International Scholarship of Excellence will be awarded to international high school applicants who are entering their first year of a four-year undergraduate degree program at York University and demonstrate academic excellence, commitment to volunteer work and extracurricular activities, and leadership skills.
  • A minimum 80% (A) final admission average is required for consideration. Financial need may also be considered in the selection process. Recipients will represent a variety of regions around the world and will be referred to as “President’s International Scholars”

For More Information,

Visit the Official Webpage

Application Deadline: February 1, 2023.