During the university application process, you can declare that you have Indigenous ancestry or heritage:
- First Nation (status or non-status),
- Inuit or
Declaring your Indigenous ancestry allows the universities to reach out to you with information about supports and resources for Indigenous students.
Ontario’s universities recognize the need to encourage Indigenous students to participate in postsecondary education, and many offer Indigenous students an additional or alternative pathway for admission to an undergraduate or graduate program.
Indigenous Applicants to Undergraduate Programs
Find information about admission pathways to undergraduate programs for Indigenous applicants in the undergraduate application guides.
Indigenous Applicants to Professional Programs
Ontario’s law and medical schools offers admission pathways specifically for Indigenous students.
If you are applying to a rehabilitation sciences or teacher education program, refer to the ORPAS Application Guide or TEAS Application Guide university pages for information about applying as an Indigenous student.