Visiting Graduate Associates are graduate students from universities other than York and who are actively involved in research on Asia or Asian Diasporas. The length of term of a Visiting Graduate Associate shall be decided on a case-by-case basis and may be renewed at the discretion of the Director in consultation with the Membership Committee. Please note that all applicants are expected to be self-funded.

The application form is available here.

PLEASE NOTE that York University remains physically closed and YCAR is operating virtually. While we will review applications from potential visiting scholars for future visits, we will not be issuing letters of invitation for accepted applicants until the university resumes operations. We hope this will be by summer 2021.

YCAR will contact you after we have received your completed application to confirm receipt and/or if we require additional information before considering your application. All applications go before the YCAR Membership Committee, which meet three times per academic year: 15 April, 15 October, 15 December. Applications will be reviewed shortly after each deadline. Please note that the Membership Committee will not review applications outside of these time periods.

All queries can be directed to

Click here to view our archive of past Visiting Scholars and Visiting Graduate Associates.