PhD Financial Assistance
Students who are offered admission to Schulich’s PhD program have displayed a strong record of academic excellence, a commitment to research, and a passion for scholarship and academic pursuits. To support students during their time in the program, the Schulich School of Business guarantees financial support to full-time doctoral students for the first five years of study.
All incoming full-time PhD students will be offered a Schulich Fellowship, valued at:
|Domestic students:||$32,000* per year, for 5 years|
|International students:||$37,000* per year, for 5 years|
* Tuition fees are not covered by the School. As such, students should expect to allocate a portion of their funding towards tuition fees. Current tuition fees are available on the Registrar’s Office website. Cost of living estimates are available on the Schulich website.
The Schulich Fellowship is renewed each year, provided that students maintain full-time status and demonstrate satisfactory progress in the program.
In years one through three, the Schulich Fellowship is tied to a research assistantship. Details are available from the PhD program.
Additional Schulich Funding
After students successfully complete their comprehensive exams, they are encouraged to take on teaching opportunities to hone their skills in front of the classroom. Teaching is limited to one class per academic year to ensure students achieve strong academic progress.
Students will also be considered for the following awards, scholarships, and prizes. Where applicable, students will be invited to submit an application.
Applicants who are accepted into the PhD program are automatically considered for Entrance Scholarships.
|Award Name||Value||Program(s)||Type||Visa/Domestic||Timing||Status||Specialization||Description||# available||Renewable?||Merit||Community Service||Leadership||Financial Need||Program Level|
|Schulich Entrance Scholarship of Merit PhD||13189||PhD||Entrance||OSOTF||Fall||Any||Any||In 1996, Seymour S. Schulich made a generous donation to York University to support the ongoing activities of the School of Business. The Schulich Entrance Scholarship of Merit for PhD was created to recognize and support academic excellence. Each year the entering PhD student with the highest level of academic achievement will be selected to receive this scholarship.||4||NO||Y||N||N||Y||PHD|
|The Invesco Doctoral Scholarship||5000||PhD||Entrance||ANY||Any||Any||FINE||The Invesco Doctoral Scholarship will be awarded each year to an entering student in the PhD program who has chosen finance as a major area of specialization. The successful recipient will have demonstrated exceptional academic ability in previous university studies. The award is renewed in the second-year on the condition that the student maintain an A- average in first year coursework.||1||YES||Y||N||N||N||PHD|
|International Graduate Student Fellowship||2500||PhD||Entrance||VISA||Fall||Any||Any||Incoming international student with outstanding academic qualifications may be nominated for a limited number of International Graduate Student Fellowships. The objective of this award is to provide opportunities for highly qualified international Ph.D. students to attend Schulich and pay tuition at the domestic rate. Students holding an International Graduate Fellowship may do so for a maximum period of 4 years. Renewability is subject to continued academic excellence.||Varies||YES||Y||N||N||N||PHD|
|Schulich Dissertation Proposal Defense Prize||2000||PhD||Continuing||OSOTF||Fall||Full-time||N/A||The Schulich Dissertation Proposal Defense Prize will be awarded to Schulich doctoral students who defend their dissertation proposal before September 15 of their fourth year of study.||Varies||NO||Y||N||N||Y||PHD|
|PhD Leadership Award in Research and Community Building||1500||PhD||Convocation||ANY||Any||Full-time||Any||Established by alumni and friends in celebration of 25 years of management education, the Award is granted to the full-time graduating Schulich PhD student, Fall or Spring Convocation, who has achieved academic excellence in their program of study, pursued top scholarship in a leading edge and/or innovative research (preference will be given to research work in the field of women in management) and made significant contributions to the overall academic and PhD community at the Schulich School of Business.||1||NO||Y||Y||N||N||PHD|
|Robert Cuff Fellowships||1500||PhD||Continuing||ANY||Winter||Full-time||Any||The Graduate Program in History and the Schulich School of Business at York University created the Robert Cuff Fellowship in honour of the memory of Professor Robert Cuff, an internationally celebrated scholar who taught in both the York History Department and the Schulich School of Business. The Robert Cuff Fellowship provides travel grants to Masters or Doctoral students researching US topics. Eligible students must be enrolled full-time in the History Department or the Schulich School of Business. Applications are accepted from both Masters and Doctoral students, but preference is given to Doctoral students. Award recipients are selected based upon academic ability, financial need and a proposal explaining how research travel in the United States will contribute to their scholarly objectives.||NO||Y||N||N||Y||PHD|
|Schulich PhD Conference Fund||1000||PhD||Continuing||OSOTF||Any||Full-time||N/A||The Schulich PhD Conference Fund was created to provide eligible full-time Schulich PhD students with support for conference travel up to a maximum of $1,000 per academic year (September 1 to August 31).||Varies||NO||Y||N||N||Y||PHD|
|Anthony P. Cunliffe Award||500||PhD||Entrance||ANY||Any||Any||ORGS||Awarded to an entering doctoral student with an interest in the Organizational Behaviour, Industrial Relations area. Preference will be given to applicants with relevant work experience.||1||NO||N||N||N||N||PHD|
York University, Provincial, and Federal Scholarships
Throughout the program, students will be invited to apply for prestigious awards and scholarships, varying in value. These scholarships are offered through York University and external agencies. To learn more about these opportunities, please visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies website.
*All awards and scholarship information is accurate at the time of posting and are subject to change