York World Scholars

York University
Double Major Bachelor’s Degree

Deadline: 20 April 2016
Study in:  Canada
Course starts Sept 2016

Brief description:

York University, known for championing new ways of thinking, invites international students to apply to the York World Scholars (YWS) program. The program is for high-achieving students with strong oral and written communication skills, who want to pursue a double major  (a combination of two programs resulting in a unique degree) in the humanities, the social sciences, languages and professional fields.

Host Institution(s):

York University, Canada

Level/Fields of study:

Double Major Bachelor’s degree in one of the following combinations:

  • • Economics and  Political Science
  • • Finance and Business Economics
  • • Cognitive Science and Information Technology
  • • English and Professional Writing
  • • Human Rights & Equity Studies and Anthropology
  • • Sociology/Geography and Urban Studies
  • • International Development Studies and Geography
  • • History and Political Science

Number of Awards:

3

Target group:

International students

Scholarship value/duration:

The top three World Scholars will receive a tuition waiver of up to $20,000. Those with a Grade Point Average of 80% or above will be eligible for scholarships up to $2500. Subject to satisfactory progress, the awards are tenable for up to three years.

As a York World Scholar applicant, you will also be automatically considered for the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies International Student Entrance Scholarship. Eligible candidates with a Grade Point Average (GPA) between 90% and 94.9% will receive $2,000; candidates with a GPA of 95% or higher will receive $3000.

Eligibility:

You must meet York’s international admission requirements, found here: futurestudents.yorku.ca/requirements/international

Application instructions:

International applicants can apply through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) (if they are interested in applying to other Ontario Universities) OR they can use the York online application (if they are interested in applying to York only). After submitting the OUAC application, two statements of interest are required:

a. A statement of 400 words describing the double major combination you have chosen and why.
b. A statement of 200 words explaining who you envision yourself to be in the next five years.

The OUAC application and both statements are due no later than 20 April 2016.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://laps.yorku.ca/york-world-scholars/

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