Watch for details via e-mail in the months leading up to your program start about:

1. Student Accounts

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2. Pre-Arrival Webinars

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International students will also have the opportunity to connect with the International Relations team during pre-arrival webinars and International Student Orientation scheduled in the months leading up to your move to Toronto. These sessions will address topics such as housing accommodations, study permits, health coverage and travel to Canada.

3. Program Orientations

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Learn about mandatory orientation activities that will be scheduled as you kick off your PhD. Meet your program director, connect with your new colleagues, and familiarize yourself with different services and supports available to you at Schulich.

Watch for an e-mail from Student & Enrolment Services this summer for full details, registration instructions and your specific schedule.

4. Course Enrolment

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Over the summer, you will receive detailed instructions on how to enrol in courses at Schulich, and how to connect with the area coordinator in your field of research. In the meantime, you may browse Schulich Course Offerings.

As a doctoral student, you must maintain continuous registration in all terms — Fall, Winter and Summer — until graduation subject to the time limits stated in Current Students – Regulations, and must pay the appropriate term fee. For details, visit

5. Tuition and Funding

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Schulich offers competitive funding to excellent full-time students accepted into our Schulich PhD program. Sources for this funding include fellowships, awards, scholarships, bursaries, and teaching assistantships, offered through Schulich and York University for our top-ranked students.

We also encourage and support students in their applications for prestigious external provincial and national awards. Together with additional York awards and funding, external scholarships are a measure of academic excellence, and they allow students the time to focus on their research and make progress in their studies.

Fees and Tuition Fees and Tuition

Program fees are set for each session and term by the York University Board of Governors, in accordance with the current Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities guidelines. For tuition and fees information, visit:

Your Student Account Online Statement reflects all charges assessed to your account.

Funds from scholarships, awards and bursaries are applied directly to tuition (if applicable) and other student fees owing. After tuition (if applicable) and other charges to a student’s account have been cleared, award recipients who have a credit remaining on their account will be issued a refund. Refunds are routinely processed in November, March, and July.

For fee payment methods, visit  Student Financial Services – Student Account Payment.


Funding and Awards Funding and Awards

The Schulich School of Business provides financial support to all eligible, full-time doctoral students from years one through five. Please refer to your admission offer letter for details.

At your orientation, you’ll learn more about how funding works as well as opportunities for additional scholarships, grant funding, and teaching assignments. Please visit our Schulich PhD Financial Assistance page for details.

Schulich Dissertation Proposal Defense Prize Schulich Dissertation Proposal Defense Prize

A $2,000 bonus will be awarded to you if you successfully defend your dissertation proposal by May 15th in Year 3 (by the end of the eighth term).

Direct Deposit Direct Deposit

Graduate students are encouraged to sign up for Direct Deposit via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). This service allows York University to deposit refunds and student account payments directly into your Canadian bank account, thereby saving paper, distribution time and a trip to the bank.

Note that the process for setting up direct deposit for your Student Account payments is separate from your payroll deposits and expense reimbursements.

Please visit the Create or Update my Banking Information Setup Tool to update your information.

OSAP and your Funding Package OSAP and your Funding Package

Applying for OSAP will not impact your funding package, however, the fellowship funding you receive from Schulich School of Business, York University must be reported to the Ministry on your OSAP application and may have an impact on your OSAP assessment. The amount reported should reflect the actual amount to be received during the application period (i.e. students receiving a $10,000 funding package who are applying for OSAP for the Fall/Winter terms, should report $6,666 which represents the $3,333 per term breakdown).

Unless otherwise advised, you must report all funding to OSAP. This includes all funding directly related to your funding package, all merit based scholarships (based on academic performance only) and all employment income received during the study period.

York University will report on your behalf all financial needs-based funding (outside of the funding package), the Ontario Graduate Scholarship and the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology.

6. Once You're Back on Campus...

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YU-Card: After enrolling in courses, get your YU-card. York’s official university ID card which you’ll need to access campus services including the Library, recreation facilities and more.

Transportation & Parking: Review transit details for getting to campus, including the York University subway station. Parking permits can also be purchased through Parking Services.

7. Mandatory Health Plans

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York offers a number of health plans to Graduate level students, some of which are mandatory unless you have adequate pre-existing coverage. Review the information for each plan and take note of opt-out/opt-in dates where relevant.

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