How to Navigate the York University Application Process
Learn all the important websites and "To-Do" tasks ahead of applying to university in Ontario.
Sometimes, figuring out and moving through an application process can feel intimidating. We know things can get stressful when you are entering a new phase in your life. Here is some helpful information to ensure you have a stress-free experience while navigating our application process.
1. What programs are available at York?
There are hundreds of programs available at York University for you to explore and finding degree options just got easier with our program search filters. You can find programs in your area of interest by using our Program Search tool. For example, if your interests are in health, you can click the "Health & Life sciences" option in the list. You may also simply type a keyword such as "health" into the search bar and scroll through all the related program options.
Once you find your program, you can explore the requirements, fees, courses, and more by clicking the title and navigating the program site directly. The site will also give you information about how to apply, and who to contact should you have specific questions.
2. What do I need to apply?
Admission requirements for academic programs generally depend on where you are applying from, your previous academic history, and the program that you are interested in applying for. To see what is required for you to apply, visit the Admissions Requirements webpage and provide some information about yourself, such as the curriculum you are currently studying.
Find step-by-step tips on how to apply to York by visiting the "How Do I Apply" webpage. Here, you can find a detailed breakdown, choose specific degree options, and explore additional admission-related information to get details that are specific to your situation.
3. What is IELTS, and do I have to do it?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a test for English language proficiency. As an applicant, you must present the minimum score in your program's language of instruction. To find out if you are required to take the test, visit the Undergraduate Language Proficiency Requirements page and expand the "Do I need to take a language test?" option.
4. What scholarships are available for me?
There are a variety of funding options available to incoming international students at York University to help you finance your degree. These helpful options can support you in a variety of ways, such as undergraduate, emergency, graduate funding, and awards. Carefully browse the options that best suit your needs and qualifications.
5. I still have more questions. Who can I talk to?
You can always ask more questions about your application and what comes next to our admissions representatives. You can get in touch with them in several ways, such as email, telephone, Zoom and more. Join us for an upcoming virtual event to learn more and speak via chat or face to face with a representative.
We can't wait to view your application!
There are many resources available to international students to make your transition to studying at York University in Toronto, Canada, a smooth one. Whether you have questions about academics, student life, our campuses, or services, there is always someone ready to support you. We can't wait to take this journey with you — send us an application to be one step closer to your future.
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