101 – York University

Last updated: September 22, 2022

University program information changes regularly. Refer to the application and the university’s website for the most up-to-date details.

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About York University

York is a leading international teaching and research university creating positive change. With 55,000+ students and one of the most diverse populations in Canada, we are united in our shared purpose to prepare every student to find success and work toward a better future. Our 200+ programs and 8,500+ experiential education opportunities, including internships, community placements, co-ops and capstone projects, prepare our students for meaningful careers.

Across multiple campuses, both local and global – the Keele and bilingual Glendon campuses in Toronto, Canada, and our campuses in Hyderabad, India, and Las Nubes, Costa Rica – we continue to innovate. We prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing global knowledge economy as they graduate from our top-ranked Schulich School of Business and Osgoode Hall Law School, as well as liberal arts, creative and performing arts, professional studies, health, engineering, education and sciences programs.

Three Unique Greater Toronto Area Campuses

Located in north Toronto, our Keele Campus is a self-contained community, home to 53,000+ students, academic and athletic facilities, residences and student service locations, as well as 40+ restaurants and shops. Directly accessible to downtown Toronto via 2 campus subway stations, the Keele Campus also provides you with many services, including health care, advising and academic supports.

Our Glendon Campus offers a personalized experience in a protected parkland environment in midtown Toronto, as well as many support programs that serve our diverse community of students, who come from more than 100 countries around the world. Glendon offers small class sizes in programs spanning the humanities, sciences, social sciences, business and education. Glendon is known as a leader in bilingual teaching and research in Toronto, offering a close-knit community.

Our new Markham Campus will offer academic programs and research that will revolve around the core themes of technology and entrepreneurship and how they are driving innovation. Challenging the traditions of what a university campus can offer, Markham Campus will act as a unique meeting place for students to interact directly with employers, start-up companies and community partners from across the region.

Follow the development of our Markham Campus.

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Admission Information

Visit the Future Students website for a list of requirements for admission by program, including:

  • prerequisite courses
  • language proficiency requirements
  • required documents
  • supplementary evaluation details (if applicable)

Apply online through the OUAC by the application deadlines.

We must receive all required documents before we consider your application. Delayed or incomplete submission of an application may result in a program becoming full and/or fewer course enrollment options.

Application Deadlines

Applications for admission that we receive by their associated deadline will receive full consideration to the chosen program(s) and associated scholarships. Programs may accept applications after the deadlines.

Check York Undergraduate Application Deadlines for program availability and updates.

Access and Bridging Programs

We are a leader in providing access and bridging programs to relevant Canadian degree programs, while providing language support and Canadian work experience through internships, practica and more.

Indigenous Students

If you are a self-identified Indigenous (First Nation [Status or Non-status], Inuit or Métis) student, our dedicated team of Indigenous staff, students, faculty and community members is here to provide you with support in your transition to university.

Read more about Indigenous student support.

After you complete your application, you have the option to complete an Additional Information Form for Indigenous Applicants to share more information about yourself, including your interests, goals and experiences. This will provide us with a more holistic view of you as an applicant.

The Indigenous Recruitment Officer from our Centre for Indigenous Student Services has knowledge and experience working with Indigenous applicants and families, and can support you with the application process, advocate on your behalf and provide you with assistance and resources during and after the transition to York University.

The Centre for Indigenous Student Services is a gathering space designed to meet the needs of Indigenous learners at York and provide culturally appropriate supports to you as a student. Connect with Elders and Knowledge Keepers, peer support, academic and personal counselling and cultural workshops.

Students with Disabilities

If you have a diagnosed physical, sensory, medical, learning or mental health disability and believe that your academic record may not meet the standard normally required for admission to the program you applied to, you may complete our Additional Information Form. The Additional Information Form allows you to tell us about any extenuating circumstance, health condition or diagnosed permanent disability that may have affected your academic performance.

Identifying a diagnosed disability will never disadvantage a student or impact admissibility. Your disclosure will allow us to connect you with accommodations and support services at York, and encourage you to register with Student Accessibility Services.

Student Accessibility Services provides academic accommodation to students with disabilities, including supports such as assistive technology, interpreting and note-taking, attendant care and more. You can register as soon as you accept your offer of admission.

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Scholarships and Financial Aid

York University Automatic Entrance Scholarships

If you have a final admission average of 80% or higher, we guarantee you a York University Automatic Entrance Scholarship. Scholarships range in value from $1,000 to $4,000.

This scholarship is automatically applied, is renewable at all levels and can be regained when you recover the minimum required grade point average. If you receive the York University Automatic Entrance Scholarship and elect to participate in an exchange program in years 2, 3 or 4, you will also receive the York University Study Abroad Award, valued at $1,500.

Financial Aid

You can fund your education through a variety of sources, including:

  • Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
  • York scholarships and bursaries (entrance and in-course awards available)
  • Private scholarships and external awards
  • Paid internships and on-campus work opportunities

Read more about award amounts and eligibility.

Entrance Scholarships Requiring an Application

The York online entrance scholarships, awards and bursaries application is available from December 1, 2022, to April 1, 2023.

You do not need an offer of admission to apply for entrance awards. Apply for scholarships, awards and bursaries early on MyFile, as some award deadlines are as early as February 2023.

New: Tentanda Via Award

Valued at up to $40,000 ($10,000 per year, renewable for up to 4 years).

Capturing the enduring spirit of our motto, the Tentanda Via Award recognizes undergraduate students who have demonstrated resilience in overcoming significant personal barriers in the pursuit of a university education and changemakers who are committed to progressive and sustainable development issues.

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  • We offer accommodations in 10 undergraduate residence buildings on our campuses (8 at Keele and 2 at Glendon).
  • Residence accommodations include single, double or suite-style rooms with the option to choose mixed or same-gender units/floors.
  • The undergraduate residence application opens in MyFile during the first week of February.
  • You will have a chance to choose your future roommate once we offer you a space in residence.
  • If you are a first-year student whom we admit to the fall session directly from an Ontario high school and if you apply to residence by May 1, 2023, we guarantee you a space in residence.
  • If you apply to residence by May 1, 2023, and we admit you with a 90% average or greater, we guarantee you a single room, should you request it.

Note: Our policy on guaranteed residence and room options may change based on current events.

York University Residences provide you with housing options that support your educational growth and transition from your first year at York until graduation. Residence includes live-in professional staff (your dedicated Residence Life Team) who provide support and guidance, as well as facilitate activities throughout the academic year.

Visit Housing Services for more information.

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Transfer Credits

Advanced Placement (AP): If you complete AP examinations with a grade of 4 or 5, we may consider you for transfer credit. If results are not already on your transcript, the College Board should send a copy of the results directly to the Office of Admissions as soon as possible.

International Baccalaureate (IB): If you complete IB courses at the Higher Level with a grade of 5 or better, we may consider you for transfer credit. If results are not already on your transcript, the International Baccalaureate should send a copy of the final results directly to the Office of Admissions as soon as possible.

We require English translations by a certified translator of transcripts, certificates and course descriptions if results are not in English or French.

If you have completed course work under another educational system, such as the General Certificate of Education or the Baccalauréat français, you may be eligible for transfer credit.

Read more about transfer credits.

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Transition Supports

Supporting students of all backgrounds, we offer many resources to prepare you for success and equip you with skills, community and confidence. These include:

  • online prep modules,
  • orientation activities,
  • academic advising and
  • customized supports for equity-seeking groups.

Read more about Transition Support

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Visit the Campuses

We offer a variety of events, virtual campus tours and opportunities to connect.

Read more about campus tours.

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Contact Information

York University (Keele Campus)
Student Recruitment & Admissions
Bennett Centre for Student Services
99 Ian MacDonald Blvd.
4700 Keele Street
Toronto ON  M3J 1P3

Telephone: 416-736-5000
Email: study@yorku.ca

Instagram: @yorkandu
Twitter: @yorkustudents
Facebook: @yorkustudents

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