York University

York University

  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 275
    Available Programs
  • 55700
  • 26000
    Average Cost
  • Program
  • Permit


York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential education opportunities.

York’s unique combination of learning opportunities across wide-ranging disciplines provides students with diverse and relevant viewpoints to open their minds and broaden their thinking, skills and interests, unlocking their potential for broad career opportunities, expected and otherwise.

The Keele campus is also home to a satellite location of Seneca College.

Entry requirements


Certificate of Secondary Complete General Education, English Language Requirements, Program specific requirements


You must have graduated from a recognized university holding an honours degree or equivalent. Some programs consider applicants with a three-year undergraduate degree and relevant work experience.

Undergraduate degrees not designated as honours degrees may be acceptable as the equivalent of an undergraduate honours degree if they contain a minimum of 120 credits (typically, a four-year program with full time enrolment) including the completion of a minimum of 6 credits at the fourth-year level at an accredited postsecondary institution.

If you completed your undergraduate or master’s studies outside Canada, you may need to complete additional courses to qualify for admission to a graduate program at York.

A minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of “B” or equivalent is required. Your GPA is assessed over the last two years (full-time equivalent) of study. (Some graduate programs require a minimum GPA of “B+” or equivalent.) If you have complete Master's studies, your GPA will be calculated based on your highest level of education. The minimum GPA is a critical consideration in determining admissibility.

English Language Requirements may vary from program to program. 

Program specific requirements

Scholarship & funding

There is  York Entrance Scholarships & Awards for Canadian high school applicants.

Many high school applicants are admitted and offered entrance scholarships based on mid-year or "in-progress" results when their admission average is at or above 80%. All Entrance Scholarship amounts and eligibility are confirmed/finalized based on final grades.

95%+ (42-45 IB diploma points) — $4,000 (renewable for 3 additional years)
90-94.9% (36-41 IB diploma points) — $2,500
85-89.9% (33-35 IB diploma points) — $1,500
80-84.9% (30-32 IB diploma points) — $1,000

Scholarships for international applicants. International Entrance Scholarship of Distinction: Three (3) of these scholarships are awarded per year, valued at $35,000/year. It is renewable for an additional three years of full-time undergraduate study if the student maintains high academic standing each year, bringing it to a total of $140,000 over four years.


Student life

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