York University

Bachelors in African Studies at York University

York University’s Bachelor of African Studies program studies economic development and social aspects of Africa.

Course Overview

  • Maximum Scholarship Amount: $20,000
  • Domestic Tuition Fees (per year): $7,123
  • International Tuition Fees (per year): $32,502
  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Study Mode: On Campus
  • Application Fee: $130 CDN


1. Admissions Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent

Students are expected to finish high school by the time they enroll at the York University

2. Language Requirements

At York University, applicants who wish to take up Bachelors in African Studies program must demonstrate proficiency in English. Applicants are encouraged to submit one of the following English language tests with corresponding scores.


2.1 Language Exemptions

York University exempts applicants from submitting English language proficiency test scores under certain conditions:

  • You have previously studied in Canada for four consecutive years at an accredited institution where English (or French) is the primary medium of instruction, or you are from any of these certified countries whose native language is English; or
  • You have completed four years of high school where the medium of instruction is English
  • You have completed one year of studies in a university program whose country’s native language is Engish or in an institution where English is the medium of instruction 
  • You have completed two years of studies in a college diploma or applied degree program whose country’s native language is Engish or in an institution where English is the medium of instruction 


Visit this page for additional information on the English language requirements for undergraduate programs at York University.

3. Standardized Testing Requirements

To be considered for admission to the African Studies Bachelor’s program at York University, you must meet and comply with all general admission requirements. To check your eligibility, visit the general admission page.

Application and Admission for African Studies at York University

1. Application Deadlines

  • April 1

2. Application Procedure & Selection

To apply for the African Studies Bachelor’s program at York University, domestic and international students alike may check out the guide here.

Scholarships for African Studies at York University

1. The Global Leader of Tomorrow Award for International Students

  • Qualifications: This scholarship is given to applicants who show academic excellence and extracurricular achievements.
  • Scholarship Amount: $20,000
  • Scholarship Link

2. International Circle of Scholars Scholarship

  • Qualifications: This scholarship is awarded to applicants with an outstanding academic record and is only awarded for the first year of study.
  • Scholarship Amount: $15,000
  • Scholarship Link

3. York University Academic Excellence Scholarships for International Students

  • Qualifications: A scholarship awarded to applicants with the highest academic admissions average.
  • Scholarship Amount: $5,000-10,000
  • Scholarship Link