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Scholarships and Bursaries

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Yorkville University provides a limited number of scholarships and bursaries to qualified students.


In memory of their father, Michael C. Markovitz, PhD, and Lawrence J. Markovitz, MD, established the Jacob Markovitz Memorial Scholarship Fund in 1987.

Throughout his life, Jacob Markovitz followed the biblical injunction of charity and showing kindness to strangers. We are delighted that funds are available at Yorkville University to carry on this good work. Throughout the years, these scholarships have supported many graduate students in the helping professions at a number of academic institutions.

The Jacob Markovitz Memorial Scholarship is a need-based scholarship that is available to new students entering their first trimester of study in the Master of Education, or the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program at Yorkville University. 

The equivalent of one scholarship will be awarded in each master’s program in each academic trimester and will be the equivalent to one year of full tuition. The decision about the scholarship will be made at the beginning of the applicant’s second trimester; all applicants will be informed of the decision at that time.

All students with Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status in Canada who have submitted a complete application to a master’s program at Yorkville University are eligible to apply. Please note the following rules which must be followed in order to apply for a scholarship.

  • Applications for the scholarship may be completed only after a completed application for admission to a master’s program at Yorkville University is submitted to the Admissions Committee of the relevant Faculty.
  • Applicants must apply at the beginning of their program for this scholarship. The scholarship is not available to current students.
  • To apply, complete and return this application form with a personal statement about your needs and your academic plans, and any supporting documents

Completed scholarship applications must be submitted no later than the second Sunday of courses in the applicant’s entering trimester. See the Academic Calendar for specific dates. All applicants will receive official notification of the committee’s decision by the end of their entering trimester.

If you are granted a scholarship:

  • You are required to substantiate the need by submitting a copy of the previous year’s Revenue Canada Tax Assessment.
  • You must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in each trimester of your first year in the program.
  • If you have been admitted conditionally, you must fulfill the specified conditions by the end of your entering trimester.
  • You must register as a full-time student in each trimester of your first year in the program.

Scholarship funds will be applied towards your tuition fees beginning in the second trimester and will continue for future trimesters until the full value of your award has been applied. Scholarships will only be applied towards tuition and will not be disbursed in cash.

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All new Bachelor of Business Administration students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents can apply for a 35 percent tuition bursary towards Bachelor of Business Administration courses completed on campus in Vancouver, or a 35 percent tuition bursary towards courses completed on campus in Toronto.

The Working Adults Tuition Bursary is part of Yorkville University’s efforts to help people of all paths in life achieve their professional goals without compromising work or personal commitments. Students can study while they work with flexible course schedules and evening classes, and graduate in as few as 2.5 years.

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Anyone currently serving in the Canadian Forces or has served more than two years is eligible for a 25 percent tuition bursary.*

Anyone currently employed by Military Family Resource Centres is eligible for a 15 percent tuition bursary.

Children and spouses of all Canadian Forces members (listed above) are eligible for a 15% tuition bursary.**

These bursaries cannot be received in conjunction with any other bursaries offered by Yorkville University.

* Proof of active service or history of service is required.

**While common-law relationships and step-parenting relationships will be honoured, proof of spousal relationship will be required. Proof of family connections will be required for all recipients.


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In celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day, Yorkville University is proud to announce a bursary for our Indigenous students.

The Indigenous Student Tuition Bursary, which will cover 25% of qualifying students’ tuition, will be available to all new and current Indigenous students who are enrolled in any of our on-campus and online programs.

The Bursary is available to all Canadian citizens or permanent residents with Indigenous ancestry. Prospective students wishing to apply for the bursary are urged to contact our Admissions Advisors for more information, while current students can contact [email protected].

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Employees of the following departments can receive a bursary of 30 percent of tuition costs when enrolled in Yorkville University’s Doctor of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Master of Education in Educational Leadership or Master of Education in Adult Education programs:

  • New Brunswick Department of Education
  • New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour
  • New Brunswick Department of Family and Community Services

Applicants must be employed by one of these departments at the time they apply, and must remain employed by one of these departments during the time of their studies. Students ending their employment with these departments will lose their eligibility for continuation of their bursary. 

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Faculty, staff and graduates of NBCC can receive a bursary of 30 percent of tuition costs when admitted to any Yorkville University’s undergraduate or graduate programs. Prospective students wishing to apply for the bursary are urged to contact our Admissions Advisors for more information.

In honour of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), international students showing proof of US or Mexican citizenship will not be charged the international tuition fee. These students will pay the domestic tuition rate for Yorkville University programs.

Receive a substantial $5000 Bursary, applied in your Final Term, exclusively for Onshore High School Students. This bursary Yorkville aims to support your educational journey seamlessly as you transition to higher education. For application details, contact our

Admissions Advisors at [email protected]

All onshore students with a valid study visa who have not yet commenced a program, or who are seeking to transfer, are eligible for a bursary amount of $7500. This bursary will be applied to your final term upon enrollment in any on-campus undergraduate program at either the Ontario or Vancouver campus.

Students have the flexibility to study while working, thanks to our accommodating course schedules and evening classes, allowing graduation in as few as 2.5 years. Prospective students interested in applying for the bursary are encouraged to reach out to our Admissions Advisors for further information at [email protected]

The LDC International Bursary was developed to encourage education for students from the Least Developed Countries, as defined by the United Nations, as the most vulnerable countries in the international community. Students from these communities are eligible for a $10,000 bursary towards tuition fees.  The list of countries is available here.

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