The COVID-19 pandemic has caused all of us to make significant changes to our day-to-day lives to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our community. In many cases, these changes have caused our students unexpected financial hardships or prevented them from going home to be with their family.
What’s more, the scope and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic is causing our students to experience significant stress and anxiety. We know this, because we’re processing the same feelings and fears too. But, as a community, by doing all we can to help each other, we will get through this together.
We care very deeply for the health and the wellbeing of our students and know that we need to do everything we can to help them though this crisis.
That is why York University has launched the Emergency Bursary Program. The bursary aims to assist registered York University students – including School of Continuing Studies students – with unanticipated financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Emergency Bursary will help current Continuing Professional Education and York University English Language Institute students with immediate short-term relief of up to $1,500. This includes unexpected expenses related to emergency housing, rent, food and other costs due to COVID-19.
All School of Continuing Studies students (domestic and international) who are currently enrolled in courses running between March 1 and April 30, 2020 are eligible to apply for the bursary.
For more information on eligibility requirements, what expenses the bursary covers, the application process and how to apply, visit our bursary information page.
The York University School of Continuing Studies is committed to supporting students through this time. We aim to do that through this bursary or any method available to us. If you need support, please reach out.
Stay safe. We will get through this together.