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I Am an Indigenous Applicant

During the university application process, you can declare that you have Indigenous ancestry or heritage:

  • First Nation (status or non-status),
  • Inuit or
  • Métis

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.


Undergraduate Application Guide

Information for applicants to undergraduate programs.



OUInfo provides information about supports, services and scholarships for Indigenous students interested in, or already attending, an Ontario university.

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.

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