Awards & Funding

LA&PS International Student Awards

Below is information about awards, scholarships, and bursaries that are offered specifically to international students within the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS).

For university wide information about awards, scholarships, and bursaries, please visit the Office of Student Financial Services website.

We have complied a list of awards, scholarships, and bursaries that international students are eligible to apply for, please review the information here.

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/16 were awarded:

Student Major Year of Study
Yuqi Dong Business Commerce, Accounting Stream First-Year
Peijun Liang Business Commerce, Finance Stream Second-Year
Thuy Doan Business Commerce, Marketing Stream Third-Year
Bing Xin Zhang Financial & Business Economics Fourth-Year

The following Award Winners for FW/15 were awarded:

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