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Student Awards, Scholarships & Bursaries

Your hard work deserves to be supported. That’s why we offer multiple ways to finance your studies in the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change. From entrance scholarships and awards for current students to on-campus employment within the Faculty, there are lots of opportunities to finance your studies at York.

For Our Undergraduate Students

We are here to help support you in your studies. In addition to the York University Entrance Scholarships, you can also apply to entrance awards exclusive to our programs.

You can apply to paid positions within the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change and with other units at York University.

The Work/Study Program at York University provides eligible undergraduate students (domestic and international) with the opportunity to develop professional skills and contribute to the university through paid, on-campus employment opportunities. These on-campus work experiences will enrich and complement your classroom experiences. In addition, you will be given the support and tools needed to develop proficiency in core competencies that will contribute to your long term personal and professional success and develop your capacity to lead.

To view and apply to General Work/Study, Leadership, Engagement and Ambassadorship Program (LEAP) positions and you are a current York University employee and/or are using your rights under a collective agreement to view and/or apply for jobs, access the Employee Career Portal – YU Hire. Information and support for employees viewing and applying for jobs can be found on Applying for a Job at York page on yu link.

If you are an external applicant, access the External Career Portal. Information and support for external applicants can be found in the Using York University's External Career Portal toolkit.

Note: If you are an employee you must use your York U EMPLOYEE Passport York (PPY) account. If you are unsure if you have an EMPLOYEE PPY account, please visit the Computing for Faculty & Staff site.

To view and apply to Research at York (RAY) positions please visit the York U Career Centre website.

For Our Graduate and Doctoral Students

All incoming master’s and doctoral students are offered a standard funding package that is meant to offset the cost of tuition. 

  • Master, Domestic: Approximately $11,000 per year
  • Master, International: Approximately $20,200 per year
  • Doctoral, Domestic: Approximately $23,800 per year
  • Doctoral, International: Approximately $35,600 per year

More details about YorkU’s standard funding package is available on the Faculty of Graduate Studies website.

You may be eligible for an entrance scholarships based on your academic excellence or a Faculty nomination. Or, you can apply for financial needs-based awards within the Faculty.

Award# of AwardsValueApplication Deadline
Charles Caccia Graduate Award in Sustainable Development1$12,500April 1
The Donald Biback and Family Entrance Scholarship1VariesApril 1
George and Helen Vari Foundation Entrance Award2$2,500April 1
The Han Shan Sih Buddhist Society Bursary for Environmental Studies (MES)Up to 9$2000 to $5,000April 1

External scholarships are also available to incoming graduate students.

Award# of AwardsValueApplication Deadline
The Adrienne and Donna Pocock Memorial Award2$4,000April 19
Alectra Inc. Graduate Award in Sustainable Energy3$6,000November 15
dian marino Awardup to 2$1,280February 15
EUC Discretionary Student BursaryOpenOpenOpen
EUC Graduate Academic Award1$1,200November 15
EUC Graduate Award in Energy Studies3$1,500February 15
EUC Graduate Research Scholarship1$1,000February 15
EUC International Student Discretionary BursaryOpenup to $200Open
Fisher Fund for Neotropical Conservation MES Research Grant AwardOpenOpenMarch 1, July 1, and November 1
The Gerald (Gerry) Carrothers Graduate Scholarship2$2,500April 19
GESSA Class of 2007 Award1$1,200April 19
GESSA Research and Travel FundOpenup to $500Fall - Feb 1, Winter - June 1 &
Summer - Oct 1
Glen Frankfurter Conference Award1 or more$600February 15
Glen Frankfurter Scholarship in Geography1 or more$3,000February 15
Harold Mahabir Student Award for International Development1$1,500February 15
Howard Daugherty Graduate Award in Neotropical Conservation up to 2up to $25,000Fall - Nov. 30 & Winter - Feb 15
Howard Daugherty International Graduate Student Awardup to 3up to $10,000April 1
It’s Never Too Late to Transform Your Life and Impact the World Bursary1$1,000November 15
Jim MacNeill Award 1up to $12,500No Deadline as Students Are Nominated
The John A. Livingston Ecological Conscience and Nature Advocacy Award1$1,450Fall – November 15 or Winter – February 15 (if not selected in Fall)
The John Page Planning Scholarshipup to 2$980February 15
The Lambert Family Graduate Award in Neotropical Research & Conservationup to 2up to $14,000April 1
Lewis and Bennett Graduate Scholarship in Environmental Sustainability1$12,500TBD
The Mark Nawrot Memorial Award3$2,400November 15
MES-York Planning Alumni Committee (MYPAC) Award1$1,000April 19
Michael Bordt Scholarship1$1,000February 15
The Pat Placzek Award in Indigenous Urban Studies1up to $5,000April 19
Paul Simpson-Housley Award2$550February 15
Rama Goel Memorial Scholarship (Graduate)1$1,000November 15
The Ross Hunter Paterson Award2$1,800 February 15
Stantec Bursary in Planning up to 2$1,500February 15
Unilever Canada Graduate Award in Environmental Studies3$5,000February 15
The Whitaker Family Bursary1$1,200November 15
The Wilkinson Family Graduate Award in Environmental Studies1$1,000April 19
More awards will be updated soon!

You can apply to paid positions within the Faculty once you have been admitted and accepted your offer of admission.

Employment Opportunities