The YUGSA recognizes the extensive financial, social, and mental burdens that international graduate students have to deal with once they commence their graduate studies. Moreover, we recognize their immeasurable contribution to graduate student life on campus, and in Toronto as a whole. Unfortunately, while they pay almost double of what Canadian students pay, they are not privy to a majority of the sources of funding, job opportunities, medical facilities and social networks that local students are able to participate in.
The goal of the International Student Bursary is to provide some additional financial flexibility to International students in light of the conditions they face.
1.) An International student is defined as a student who requires a student permit and/or visa in order to be enrolled in a post-secondary institution in Canada.
2.) The applicant must supply the following to be eligible for this bursary: Proof that they are currently registered as a graduate international student at York University in addition to a valid YU Card.
3.) The maximum amount that each eligible applicant can receive is $200.00. The amount awarded to each applicant is subject to the total number of applicants and the total amount of funding available.
4.) Applications will be adjudicated by the YUGSA funding committee. First-time applicants will be privileged in the adjudication of these funds. Appeals may be submitted in writing to the Funding Committee. Bursary allocations will expire and not be reissued six months after issue.
5.) Candidates may apply only once per eligibility period (adjudication is April 1st, therefore, it spans 2 academic years).
6.) Students with a loan in default from the GSA Emergency Loan Fund are ineligible for this bursary.
Please direct questions regarding funding to firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding cheques must be picked up at the YUGSA Office.