Financial Information & Awards

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.

Undergraduate Awards

Entrance Scholarships and Awards for New 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.

Award# of AwardsValueApplication Deadline
Dean’s Entrance Scholarship for the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change5$7,500No application required
Unilever Canada Undergraduate Entrance Award1$5,000April 1
The Sgro Academic Leadership Entrance Award1$5,000April 1
George and Helen Vari Foundation Entrance Award2$2,500April 1
The Han Shan Sih Buddhist Society Bursary8$2,000April 1
The Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change Specialist High Skills Major Awardup to 20$1,000No application required
Inaugural Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change Awardup to 15$1,000No application required


Scholarships and Awards for Current Undergraduate Students

Award# of AwardsValueApplication Deadline
Alectra Inc. Undergraduate Award in Sustainable Energy3$2,400November 16
Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) Association 1TBDNo application required
Canon Canadian Environmental Studies Scholarship 2$1,000November 16
dian marino Award up to 2$1,280February 8
EUC Discretionary Student BursaryOpenOpenOpen
EUC International Student Discretionary BursaryOpenup to $200Open
Hans Carol Prize 1$250No application requireed
HSBC Bank Canada Environmental Studies Award 13$5,000November 16
The Harry Victor Student Bursary3$1,000November 16
Institute for Social Research Bursary 1TBDNo application required
Nawrot Family Undergraduate Research Scholarship 2$1, 000November 16
York University Faculty Association BursaryOpenOpenOpen
York University Faculty Association Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship1$3,000January 1
More awards will be updated soon!

On-Campus Employment for Undergraduate Students

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.

General Work/Study, Leadership, Engagement and Ambassadorship Program (LEAP)

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.

Research at York (RAY)

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

Master and Doctoral Awards

Standard Funding Packages

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.

Entrance Scholarships and Awards for New Master and Doctoral Students

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 27
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)1$5,000April 1

As well, you may review the external scholarships available to incoming graduate students.


Scholarships and Awards for Current Master and Doctoral Students

Award# of AwardsValueApplication Deadline
The Adrienne and Donna Pocock Memorial Award2$4,000November 16
Alectra Inc. Graduate Award in Sustainable Energy3$6,000November 16
dian marino Awardup to 2$1,280February 8
EUC Discretionary Student BursaryOpenOpenOpen
EUC Graduate Academic Award1$1,200November 16
EUC Graduate Award in Energy Studies3$1,500February 8
EUC Graduate Research Scholarship1$1,000February 8
EUC International Student Discretionary BursaryOpenup to $200Open
GESSA Class of 2007 Award1$1,200April 1
GESSA Research and Travel FundOpenup to $500Fall - Feb 1, Winter - June 1 &
Summer - Oct 1
Glen Frankfurter Conference Award1TBDTBD
Glen Frankfurter Scholarship in Geography1TBDTBD
Harold Mahabir Student Award for International Development1$1,500February 8
Howard Daugherty Graduate Award in Neotropical Conservation up to 2Up to $25,000Fall - Nov. 16 & Winter - Feb. 21
It’s Never Too Late to Transform Your Life and Impact the World Bursary1$1,000November 16
Jim MacNeill Award 1up to $12,500November 16
The John A. Livingston Ecological Conscience and Nature Advocacy Award1$1,450Fall - Nov. 16 & Winter - Feb. 8
The John Page Planning Scholarshipup to 2$980February 8
Lambert Family Graduate Awardup to 2up to $14,000November 16
Lewis and Bennett Graduate Scholarship in Environmental Sustainability1$12,500TBD
The Mark Nawrot Memorial Award3$2,400Fall - Nov. 16 & Winter - Feb. 8
MES-York Planning Alumni Committee (MYPAC) Award1$1,000April 1
The Pat Placzek Award in Indigenous Urban Studies1up to $5,000November 16
Paul Simpson-Housley AwardTBDTBDTBD
The Ross Hunter Paterson Award1$1,400TBD
Stantec Bursary in Planning 2$1,500February 8
Unilever Canada Graduate Award in Environmental Studies3$5,000February 8
The Whitaker Family Bursary1$1,200November 16
The Wilkinson Family Graduate Award in Environmental Studies1$1,000November 16
More awards will be updated soon!

On-Campus Employment for Master and Doctoral Students

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


Questions? Contact us at EUCAwards@yorku.ca