York Science Scholars Award for International Students in Canada, 2020

York University’s Faculty of Science is pleased to invite the applicants for its prestigious York Science Scholars Award (YSSA) program.
The Science Scholars program is available for international students who want to apply for entrance to the York University Faculty of Science for full-time study starting in fall 2020.
A valuable opportunity for all students who want to study at York University.
York is committed to giving a broad demographic of student’s access to high quality, research-intensive learning environments committed to the public good.
Why at York University? The university is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence.
Application Deadline: March 23, 2020

Brief Description

University or Organization: York University
Course Level: 
Undergraduate Degree
Access Mode: 
Number of Awards: 
Domestic and International Students
The program can be taken in Canada


Eligible Countries: Undergraduate degree opens for Canadian and International students.
Acceptable Course or Subjects: The sponsorship will be awarded to study in any undergraduate degree offered by the University.
Admissible Criteria: Applicants must:
  • All students, Canadian and International, who have applied for entrance to the York University Faculty of Science for full-time study starting in fall 2020, are eligible to apply for this program.
  • Newly enrolled first-year Faculty of Science students are eligible to receive this award.

How to Apply

  • How to apply: To participate, the applicants need to take admission to the university. After taking admission applicants need to submit an application form and YSSA Reference Form.
  • Admission Requirements: To apply for the program applicants must have a high academic achievement (minimum 80% admission average or equivalent), passion for science, demonstrated leadership skills, demonstrated involvement in activities beyond academics, community service experiences and a desire to make a difference for their communities.
  • Supporting Documents: To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the Resume, Reference Letters, Personal Statements, Transcripts, etc.
  • Language Requirement: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.


The 2020 York Science Scholars program provides up to 25 first-year entering students with awards worth $10,000 each.
The York Science Scholars Award of $10,000 is provided in two parts:
  • $5,000 as an entrance scholarship
  • $5,000 as a guaranteed summer research position following the first year of study

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