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We encourage applicants to apply early as the OsgoodePD Admissions Committee meets regularly to review complete files. Late applications are not considered for the Canadian Common Law or International Business Law and other full-time specializations. Subject to space availability, late applications may be considered for other specializations.

Below you’ll find information on applying to graduate degree programs through the York University application portal. If you’re interested in applying for Single Course Enrollment, you can find instructions on how to apply here.

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Submitting Your Online Application

Submit your application using York University’s Graduate Studies Online Application Process. A non-refundable application fee of $100CAD is required, payable by Visa or MasterCard.

On the ‘Goal of Study’ section, select:

  • The term in which your specialization is scheduled to begin
  • Part Time Studies or Full Time Studies*
  • “I wish to study toward a degree.”
  • Under the Degree Selection list a pop-up box will appear. Enter ‘LLM’ in the Search all Columns box on the top right corner.
  • Select the specialization you wish to apply to

*Note that Full-Time applications are only accepted during the Fall term

Wait for Application Confirmation

After you’ve submitted your online application we’ll be in touch within 3-5 business days to provide you with your student/application number so that you can proceed to the next steps.

Upload Your Application Documents and Order/Upload Your Transcripts

Once you’ve received your application number, you can begin to upload your application documents via Myfile, mail your transcripts, and (if applicable) submit language test scores.

Required Application Documents

For a detailed outline of application documents required for the admission process, head to our Admissions Requirements page.

  • Current Resume / CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Writing Sample
  • Two References
  • The LLM Supplementary Form
  • Transcripts: You are required to provide transcripts from every post-secondary institution you have attended.

Transcripts

Transcripts from every post-secondary institution you have attended are required.

For the purposes of your initial application, you can either send your official transcripts (mailing address below) or upload copies of transcripts through Myfile. Uploaded transcripts are sufficient for the initial assessment of your application. However, your admission will be conditional pending till the receipt of official final transcripts.

Mailing Address for Official Transcripts

By Mail By Courier
York University
Office of Graduate Admissions
P.O. Box GA2300
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
CANADA M3J 1P3
York University
Office of Graduate Admissions
W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
CANADA M3J 1P3

Please note given the high volume of transcripts the office of Graduate Admissions receives, it typically takes about 10-15 business days for transcripts to be matched to your application. We strongly encourage you to submit your transcripts early.

Important notes about transcripts

  • To be considered, ‘official’ transcripts must come directly from, and bear the seal of, the issuing institution. If the institution issues transcripts directly to you, the envelope must be sealed by the institution and remain sealed until opened by York University.
  • To be considered ‘final’, transcripts must indicate that your degree has been has been conferred
  • If transcripts are in another language (and your University does not issue translated copies), an official English translation by a certified translator is required. Translations by a certified translator must be sent directly from the translator to York University.
  • If you have taken courses at York University, we will obtain transcripts on your behalf. Please provide your York student number with the application and ensure that you have no outstanding fees.
  • Photocopied or faxed transcripts are not considered to be official.
  • Transcripts from other credential evaluation services are considered “unofficial”.
  • Original transcripts submitted become the property of York University and cannot be returned.