Scholarship Overview

  • Country: Canada
  • Scholarship Type: Merit-based
  • Institutions: York University
  • Funded by: York University
  • Tuition Type: Full tuition
  • Degree Program: Undergraduate
  • Scholarship Amount: Up to $180,000
  • Separate Application Required?: Yes
  • Deadline: 15 February, 2024.

Scholarship Benefits

The scholarships offer significant financial support for international students and are structured as follows:

President’s International Scholarship of Excellence:

  • This scholarship grants a total of $180,000, disbursed as $45,000 annually over four years of study.

Tentanda via Award:

  • Recipients receive a total of $120,000, divided into annual payments of $30,000, spread over four years.

Global Leader of Tomorrow Award:

  • This award provides a total of $80,000, with annual installments of $20,000, throughout four years.

All of the above scholarships are renewable each year for three consecutive years after the initial award, which means they support full-time undergraduate study for four years in total. Renewal is contingent upon the recipients maintaining a high academic standing throughout each academic year of their undergraduate degree.


To be eligible for the Major International Scholarships at York University, candidates must satisfy the following requirements:

  • International Student Status: You must be an international student who needs a Study Permit to study in Canada.
  • Undergraduate Program Application: You must have applied for an undergraduate degree program at York University that commences in Fall 2024.
  • High School Graduation: You must have applied to York directly from high school no more than two years after graduation. This criterion is not applicable for the Tentanda via Award.
  • Academic Excellence: You must possess an outstanding academic record with a minimum ‘A’ average or the equivalent.
  • Leadership and Achievement: You must have demonstrated leadership through community service, or have shown excellence in the arts, sports, or other areas of individual achievement.
  • Letter of Recommendation: You must upload one letter of recommendation or other relevant supporting documents.
  • Document Submission: All required documents must be marked as “Received” in your York application portal (MyFile) by 15 February 2024 at 11:59:59pm Eastern Time.
  • Scholarship Application: You must complete and submit the online International Student Scholarship Application by 15 February 2024 at 11:59:59pm Eastern Time.

Meeting all of these criteria is essential for consideration for the Major International Scholarships, which include the President’s International Scholarship of Excellence, Tentanda Via Award, and Global Leader of Tomorrow Award at York University.

This scholarship is open to all citizens.

How to apply

Here is how to apply for this scholarship:

For awards and scholarships that require an application at York University, you can follow the process outlined below to submit your application. Please keep in mind that while you don’t need to have received an offer of admission to apply for these financial supports, you must have applied to the university as a prospective student.

Step 1:

Visit the Scholarship Page:

Go to York University’s official scholarships and financial aid page. Look for the section dedicated to international students if you are applying from abroad.

Step 2:

Find the Relevant Awards:

Identify the scholarships, awards, or bursaries for which you wish to apply. Each will have its own set of criteria and application procedures.

Step 3:

Review Application Requirements:

Carefully read the eligibility requirements and application instructions for each award. Make sure you understand what documents and information are needed.

Step 4:

Prepare Your Application:

Gather all required documentation such as transcripts, letters of recommendation, personal statements, and any additional forms or essays that may be required.

Step 5:

Access the Application Links:

Use the provided links to access the online application forms for each scholarship or award. These links are usually found within the description of each award on the scholarship page.

Step 6:

Submit Your Application:

Complete the online application forms with all the necessary details and upload any required documents. Double-check your application for accuracy before submitting.

Step 7:

Adhere to Deadlines:

Ensure that you submit your application by the specified deadlines. Late submissions are typically not considered.

Be sure to check York University’s official website or contact the admissions or financial aid office directly for the most current information and links to the application forms.

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