York University

Toronto , Canada
York University is helping to shape the global thinkers and thinking that will define tomorrow. York is Canada's third largest university with a commitment to excellence which reflects a rich diversity of perspectives and a strong sense of social responsibility that sets us apart.



York University was established in 1959 as a non-denominational institution by the York University Act, which received Royal Assent in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario on 26 March of that year. Its first class was held in September 1960 in Falconer Hall on the University of Toronto campus with a total of 76 students.


York University is home to Canada’s largest liberal arts program, the only space engineering and global health programs in the country and the GTA's only digital media program that integrates science, technology, communications and the visual performing and media arts.


York University is a leader in research that crosses disciplinary boundaries. York’s strategic research plan, Building on Strength, describes six intersecting themes, providing a vision for accelerating the growth and development of research, scholarship and creative activity at York. The six themes are:

  • Advancing Fundamental Discovery and Critical Knowledge;
  • Analyzing Cultures and Mobilizing Creativity;
  • Building Healthy Lives and Communities;
  • Exploring the Frontiers of Science and Technology;
  • Forging a Just and Sustainable World;
  • Integrating Entrepreneurial Innovation and the Public Good.


As part of the York community, the Career Centre is a team of professionals who work with students, alumni, staff, faculty, and employers to support students and new graduates (up to two years after graduation) in the development of career self management skills.

The purpose is to enhance the abilities and confidence of York's diverse students and new graduates by creating and delivering innovative career development, job search and experiential education support to help York students and new graduates in their pursuit of career success.

PhD Programmes

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a PhD at York University!


Student services

York International leads the internationalization efforts at York University by: providing and supporting international study, research, and work opportunities for YorkU students, faculty, and staff; ensuring that international and exchange students thrive at YorkU through targeted programming and services; and encouraging diverse international content and points of view in all academic and non-academic aspects of the YorkU experience.

Housing services

Whether students are a conference group looking for a convenient location, a school group looking for an educational environment, a sports camp seeking affordable rates, or a guest looking for a great place to stay, York University’s short-term accommodations are the ideal choice.

All of the accommodation options are located in close proximity to everything they need on campus and are all within walking distance of the meeting and dining facilities.The accommodation options are the following:
  • Guest Apartments
  • Hotel Standard Accommodation

Library services

The mission is to support the intensive research and innovative teaching for which Osgoode Hall Law School is known, by collecting, organizing, preserving and disseminating legal and law-related information in any form; by providing effective service and instruction; and by exploiting electronic information systems to provide access to new information products and services.

ICT services

Osgoode offers computing services to support students with computing needs, and enhanced teaching and learning.

Osgoode’s course website (moodle) allows you to access course materials and announcements from the professor.

The classrooms are equipped with technology to create an effective teaching and learning environment.

Medical services

Health Education and Promotion is located in the Centre for Student Community and Leadership Development. Students can schedule an appointment with a professional health educator who is available to provide referrals on health related needs and answer questions relating to sexual health, healthy relationships, birth control, smoking cessation, alcohol and drug information.

Student Life

Campus life

At York University, the campuses are alive with the vibrancy of Canada’s largest and most exciting city. We are welcoming and inclusive community, and a leader in providing collaboration opportunities and tools that set students up for success from day one. Located in the heart of the GTA, our Keele campus is a self-contained campus and recent host venue of the 2015 Pan Am games with over 90 buildings, 40+ restaurants and pubs for any occasion. The Glendon campus, located mid-town, is Canada’s only bilingual university campus and known for its beautiful gardens and international experience.

Sports facilities

Students not only have the opportunity to participate in sport and recreation activities at York, but become involved in the planning, organization and implementation of programs, either as a volunteer, work/study student or part-time employee. The University also encourages students to take advantage of the exciting environment generated through Sport and Recreation at York by attending events held on campus throughout the season.

Student clubs

With more than 440 student clubs and organizations, 13 newspapers, and 36 governing groups at York, students will always find interesting things to do and great people to do them with.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.