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 Scholarships for LA&PS International students (PDF) information.

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 Monday, March 16, 2020.  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.  A reference letter by a faculty member is required, as well as a copy of the candidate's CV.

PLEASE NOTE: Students must be an undergraduate LA&PS major and an international student or non-status student, paying international fees or domestic fees.

2019-2020 Outstanding International Student Leadership & Volunteer Award 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.

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.

The LA&PS Emergency Bursary Fund is positioned to help students who are experiencing financial need due to exceptional or unexpected circumstances. In such, the fund is not positioned to help with major, ongoing expenses and is not sufficient for covering tuition fees.

Typically, the maximum for this bursary is $1000.00, with $1000 typically only being given in extreme circumstances.

To be considered for funding, applicants must demonstrate financial need and have completed the Student Financial Profile (SFP) for the current session.

Student Financial Profile (SFP)

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 in your second year or above
  • 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.

Note: Due to limited funds, this bursary will not fund a student’s entire financial need.

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 LA&PS International Student Emergency Bursary Application Form.

Questions should be directed to gce@yorku.ca.