International Students

International students in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) have access to a wide range of services that support their university experience. LA&PS promotes the interaction between Canadian and international students, language study and academic engagement activities at a local and global level.

The International Student Handbook is a reference guide to the different services and supports available at York University and provides general information about life in Canada. LA&PS is committed to providing international students with a meaningful university experience.

LA&PS International Student Support

International students can book an academic advising appointment to inquire about degree requirements, academic performance and other topics related to their studies.

International students can also speak to the International Engagement Coordinator, Bruno Ritacca at (416) 736-2100 ext. 33586 or britacca@yorku.ca. The International Engagement Coordinator is here as your starting point if you do not know who to ask or where to go!

For non-academic inquiries such as immigration, housing and employment, visit the York International website.

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LA&PS International Student Awards

LA&PS Outstanding International Student Leadership & Volunteer Award

The Office of the Associate Dean, Global & Community Engagement (GCE) invites members of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies to submit nominations for the Outstanding International Student Leadership & Volunteer Award, LA&PS.  The deadline to submit nominations is Friday March 31, 2017.  Questions should be directed to gce@yorku.ca.

The award is as follows:

Outstanding International Student Leadership & Volunteer Award, LA&PS
The Outstanding International Student Leadership & Volunteer Award honours international students in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies for exceptional contribution to an undergraduate student association in the Faculty and/or in other areas of the York community (internally and/or externally). It recognizes outstanding achievement in upholding the vision of building strong and inclusive communities at the local, national and international level.  This award honours international students who have distinguished themselves in the areas of volunteer contributions, service and/or leadership.  One award valued at $300.  Student must be an undergraduate LA&PS major and an international student, paying international fees.

Application process: Students may self-nominate, or be nominated by members of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies community. Each nomination should include a letter outlining the candidate's contributions to a student association and/or involvement in the York community, up to two supporting letters with at least one from a faculty or staff member, as well as a copy of the candidate's CV.

Apply here: Nomination Form

LA&PS International Student Award for Academic Excellence

The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) recognizes the value and diversity brought about by our international student population.  As such, the Office of the Associate Dean, Global & Community Engagement (GCE) has introduced the LA&PS International Student Award for Academic Excellence.    This award will be issued annually to the highest sessional Grade Point Average (GPA), based on a course load of at least 30 credits in each for first-, second-, third- and fourth-year international students in the Faculty of LA&PS.  No application required. Questions should be directed to gce@yorku.ca.

The following Award Winners for FW/15 were awarded:

Dorde Radosavljevic (Major/Minor in Anthropology & Psychology) First-Year
Bing Xin Zhang (Major in Financial & Business Economics) Second-Year
Bibi Alleear (Major in Administrative Studies, Accounting Stream) Third-Year
Naser Alubaidi (Major in Financial & Business Economics) Fourth-Year

LA&PS International Student Entrance Scholarship

The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS) International Student Entrance Scholarship will be awarded to international students entering the Faculty with top academic standing of 90% or higher. Eligible candidates with a Grade Point Average (GPA) between 90% to 94.9% will receive $2,000; candidates with a GPA of 95% or higher will receive $3,000. No application required.  This scholarship award is  a one-time only award at the point of admission.

For more information, please visit the Scholarships & Financial Aid homepage for incoming international students.

LA&PS York World Scholars

York University, known for championing new ways of thinking, invites international students to apply to the York World Scholars (YWS) program. YWS is hosted by York’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, which is home to a vast array of world-class programs in the humanities, the social sciences, languages and professional fields.

The selection process is competitive. We are looking for high-achieving students with strong oral and written communication skills, who want to pursue a double major – a combination of two programs resulting in a unique degree. We are seeking students who are motivated by the chance to explore their academic passions, lead global change and pursue their career aspirations.

As a York World Scholar, you will acquire both breadth and depth, knowledge and skill. You will build a solid foundation for your career goals, distinguish yourself with a unique education and benefit from the experience of living in Toronto, Ontario – home to a dynamic economy and its famed multiculturalism. Our Faculty is a microcosm of the world already, with students from 127 countries.

For more information and how to apply, please visit the York World Scholars page.

Meet our inaugural York World Scholars from Fall/Winter 2016 session. Click here.

LA&PS International Student Emergency Bursary

The LA&PS International Emergency Bursary is administered by the Associate Dean, Global & Community Engagement in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.

This bursary is to assist current LA&PS international students who are experiencing financial need and meet the criteria listed below. It is intended to cover costs directly related to the student's academic success.

Eligible students must:

  • be in the Faculty of LA&PS
  • be an international (study permit) student, paying international fees
  • experience financial difficulty through unforeseen circumstances
  • be registered and pursuing an undergraduate degree
  • be enrolled in courses at the time of application
  • have already applied to the York International Student Bursary, available here.

Note: Both full and part-time students who meet the above criteria are eligible to apply.  You may only apply once to this bursary during your academic career at York University.

To Apply: Complete the online Application Form.

Questions should be directed to gce@yorku.ca.

Are you experiencing culture shock?

Read this informative pamphlet about how to address culture shock and the different resources available at York to help you feel more at home.

 


 
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