Founded in 1959, York is Canada’s leading interdisciplinary teaching and research university, offering a modern academic experience ant both the undergraduate and graduate levels in Toronto – Canada’s financial hub and most international city. York’s Keele campus is a self-contained community and a global centre for research and information. The Glendon campus, on the other hand, is the only fully integrated bilingual campus of its kind in Canada, where students take courses in English and French and often learn a third language. York’s vibrant, safe communities achieve a perfect balance of academic and extracurricular activities, creating a welcoming environment that beckons students from all over the world.
About York University:
·York University is the 2nd largest university in Ontario, 3rd largest in Canada
·200+ university partnerships across the globe
·$1 billion operating budget
·7,000+ faculty and staff
·6,200+ international students from 178 countries
Teaching & Learning Excellence:
·94% of professors have the HIGHEST educational qualification in their field
·90% of York graduates get a job within 2 years
·5,000 courses, 200+ undergraduate and graduate degree programs
·11,795 degrees granted in 2015
·The Schulich School of Business ranked first among Canadian schools in The Economics
·Home to Canada’s largest Liberal Arts program
·Offers the Greater Toronto Area’s only Digital Media program, that integrates science, technology, communications and the visual performing an media arts
·Osgoode Hall Law School internationally renowned as one of Canada’s largest and most distinguished law schools
·Home to Canada’s only Space Engineering and Global Health programs
·Largest psychology program in North America
·The Disaster & Emergency Management program is the leading program of its kind in Canada
·Glendon Campus is the only bilingual university campus in southern Ontario
Students accepted into the YUBridge program receive a conditional offer of acceptance to York University.In eight months, you’ll be speaking and writing at an IELTS 6.5 level — the minimum requirement for full admission.While improving your IELTS level, you will also take one 3-credit course per semester. By the end of the first semester, you may be eligible to enrol in two 3-credit courses in your second semester, meaning that you could attain 9 credits of your undergraduate degree by the end of the program.
All applicants must achieve an 80% GPA in high school or equivalent and one of the following:
·TOEFL iBT 64, with a minimum of 16 in Writing
·TOEFL CBT 180 OR IELTS: 5.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.0 in Writing
·“Suitable” on a York University English Language Institute (YUELI) Proficiency Test, held regularly in cities around the world
·Successful completion of the York University English Language Institute Academic Program — Level AP5
We may accept other language proficiency tests such as Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB), Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) and Cambridge English Language Assessment (CAE, CPE).
Required Documentation for Undergraduate Applicants:
1.Official Transcripts (all students are required to submit official transcripts except those qualifying as Mature applicants or as Visiting Students on a Letter of Permission)
2.Course Descriptions (for any postsecondary work taken outside of North America)
3.Language Proficiency Requirements
oSchulich School of Business (accessed through the Schulich Web site)
oFaculty of Education* (accessed via MyFile)
oSocial Work (not applicable to Canadian high-school applicants) (accessed via MyFile)
5.Supplementary Evaluation process - School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design
What's in Residence for You?
·Access: You are in the centre of everything York has to offer. Close to your classes, the gym, libraries and — if you choose to work on campus — your job!
·Well-planned meals: You can choose from a variety of meal plans that suit your eating needs and habits. Menu options include halal, kosher and vegetarian.
·Residence support staff: Your Residence Life Coordinators and a team of Dons (senior-student mentors) are there to orient and guide you, making your residence stay a smooth one.
Who you’ll live with:
Most buildings offer traditional dormitory style with standard bedrooms and shared washrooms and lounges. All buildings are co-ed, though same-gender floors and washrooms are available. The standard single dormitory-style room is approximately 8.5 by 12.5 feet (106 square feet). The Keele Campus also has some suite-style residences that include ensuite kitchens and bathrooms, which are a preferred option for upper-year students who want to live in smaller groups and share amenities. You can select your own roommate on your application or have one selected for you through a compatibility questionnaire.
Applying to Residence:
Residence is guaranteed to first-year students admitted directly from a full-time secondary-school program who apply by the deadline. First-year students admitted with an average of 90 per cent or higher are also guaranteed a single room if requested by the deadline. You must apply by June 1 to secure your guarantee for residence. Apply now.
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