The Undergraduate Certificate in Refugee and Migration Studies is a unique opportunity for students to complement their regular undergraduate degrees, with a specialization in the growing field of forced migration studies. Through the Certificate program, students connect with faculty, students and visiting scholars at York’s internationally recognized Centre for Refugee Studies. At graduation, students receive a printed copy of any Certificate awarded and a notation is made on future transcripts showing Certificates earned.
Please see the COVID-19 Notes below.
Unless otherwise stated or agreed upon between each of the participating Faculties and the Center Refugee Studies, students registered for the Certificate will have their progress monitored by the Department of Equity Studies, Centre for Refugee Studies, or by a Faculty member from the respective Faculty who agrees to serve as an advisor. In consideration of the intended interdisciplinary nature of the Certificate, advisers will guide students in course selections to result in reasonable exposure to various disciplines participating in the Certificate Program.
Note# 1: Student graduates of Seneca College who are recipients of the Social Service Worker – Immigrants and Refugees Diploma can apply for advanced standing for the CRS General Certificate.
Note# 2: Enrollment in the Certificate Program does not guarantee enrollment in courses offered by each Department.
Note# 3: The Certificate is directly awarded to the student by York University and the Centre for Refugee Studies has no authority to issue Certificates to the students. Please remember to submit your signed application form to graduate to the Registrar’s Office with a clear indication that you are also eligible to graduate with the Certificate.