FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS
Most full-time students
are offered some financial support. Master's students usually receive
a teaching assistantship valued at approximately $10,300 or a graduate
assistantship of value $8,000, covering the period from September
to April. Ph.D. students normally receive a teaching assistantship
plus up to an additional $4,000 in the form of a research assistantship
during this period. Ph.D. students will normally also receive teaching
and research assistantships for the summer term, in an amount of
up to approximately $4,500.
will normally continue to receive support for four years providing
their studies are proceeding in a satisfactory manner. The level
of support may be reduced after this period.
to York support, students are urged to seek financial support from
Visa students with limited funds can usually obtain a special
scholarship, which will compensate them for most of the higher
international fees that they pay.
Students with high averages are encouraged to apply for external
scholarships. These include NSERC scholarships and OGS scholarships.
The latter are open to visa students.
A limited number of entrance scholarships of $3,000 are awarded to
outstanding students. These are valid for the first year of study only
at either the Master's or Doctoral level and are not renewable.
The faculty of graduate studies will sometimes provide extra amounts
for students who are having financial difficulties in meeting their
fees and living expenses.