Financial Support


York’s Graduate program in English attempts to provide reasonable funding to all students admitted to the MA or PHD degrees who meet certain requirements and who are in good standing in the program. There is no separate application for funding, either at the point of initial application or once accepted into the program. If you are eligible, you will be automatically considered.

Full time MA students can expect 12 months of support. Full time doctoral students can expect up to six years of support as long as they remain in good standing and register as a full-time candidate in the program.

Support usually takes a number of forms, in combination, depending upon each application and year of study. Full time MA students accepted to the York program can expect to receive a minimum of approximately $9,000 in funding. Full time PHD students can expect to receive a minimum of $21, 041 in their first year. Students coming into the program with major external scholarships may have their funding packages adjusted.

It is important to consider a range of scholarships, bursaries, and other research support in addition to your funding. Please visit Current Students – Financial Information and Awards for more information.