Please visit the links below for information on fees and financial support for graduate students.
Academic fees are determined with reference to the formula fee schedule set by the Province of Ontario. Accordingly, any adjustments to the formula fee schedule by the Province of Ontario will result in adjustment to the University's academic fees. The University will endeavour to inform the student community immediately upon any such adjustment.
Tuition fees are paid in September for the fall term, in January for the winter term, and in May for the summer term. A registration fee of $15.00 is charged for each term.
Please remember to make your payments - no reminders will be sent. Consult the Fee section of the Student Financial Services for further information, including the fees and fee refund schedules.
York's residency requirement requires Masters students (full-time or part-time) to pay a minimum of one year full-time fees. Doctoral students (full-time or part-time) are required to pay as a minimum, the equivalent of two years full-time fees.
Please visit the Student Financial Services website for more information on tuition and fees, including tuition fee rates.
For information on the funding packages available to students for the 2019-2020 academic year, please visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Funding Model site. Please note that funding packages for the 2020-2021 academic year have not yet been announced.
A stipend may be paid to a full-time degree candidate who teaches in one of the York Faculties or colleges. Normally, such teaching will consist of tutorial or seminar work in a timetabled course in which the lectures are given by a full-time member of Faculty, this teaching being considered equal, when preparation is counted, to no more than ten hours of work per week. Full-time students in sociology are eligible for Unit 1Teaching Assistantships, while part-time students are eligible for Unit 2 Teaching Assistantships.
A stipend may be paid to a full-time degree candidate for various types of activity. The duties of a graduate assistant may include participation in a practicum, as an apprentice in a laboratory or applied setting, library work for the department or for a research group (normally in cases where it is possible for students to make small but constructive contributions to group research projects), administrative, clerical and research work. Formal arrangements for work in this category are made with the program director after admission. It should be noted that neither a Master’s nor a Doctoral candidate is permitted, while registered as a full-time student, to accept more than ten hours of paid work per week through the University. Graduate assistants are members of the CUPE 3903 - Unit 3 bargaining unit.
A stipend may be paid to a full-time degree candidate for research or academic activities relevant and related to the student’s field(s) of study within the academic program. Formal arrangements are made with the program director after admission. Research assistants are not part of the CUPE 3903 - Unit 3 bargaining unit. Research assistantship salary is negotiated between the supervisor and student.
York University offers various forms of financial assistance to its students through fellowships, scholarships, awards, prizes and grants. For a complete list of these financial awards, including entrance scholarships, please visit the Faculty of Graduates awards website.
Students are encouraged to check with the graduate program to ensure that they are eligible for these awards.
Faculty of Graduate Studies offers a number of funding opportunities for students who require financial assistance for costs directly connected to their research.
Graduate Development Fund
The Graduate Development Fund subsidizes students' travel costs to events for presentation of their scholarly or creative work. This fund, available to all registered York graduate students, may provide funds for (i) transportation costs necessary for the student to present their scholarly or creative work at recognized events; (ii) transportation expenses incurred for travel to/from an event taking place within seven months prior to the application deadline or six months after the application deadline.
Research Cost Fund
The Research Cost Fund assists students with costs directly connected to their own research. This fund, available to full-time students who are or have been members of CUPE 3903 within their current program of study, may provide assistance for (i) student travel and/or accommodation necessary for research; (ii) incentive payments or token gifts to research participants; (iii) materials, supplies, photocopying and other services essential to the research; (iv) disability accommodation costs for participants.
Fieldwork Cost Fund
The Fieldwork Cost Fund assists students with research costs directly connected with research costs carried out "in the field" by registered, full-time York graduate students. This fund may provide assistance with (i) student travel and/or accommodation necessary for research; (ii) incentive payments or token gifts to research participants; (iii) materials, supplies, photocopying and other services essential to the research; (iv) disability accommodation costs for participants.
Part-time students are ineligible for some Teaching Assistantships and Graduate and Research Assistantships and Scholarships; but otherwise there are no restrictions on the amount and sources of income.