Undergraduate Admission, Queen's University, Canada

Aboriginal Students Pathway

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Aboriginal Students Pathway

Aboriginal Students Admission Pathway

Queen’s University is widely known for being a safe, caring, and respectful community for all Aboriginal students. We offer Aboriginal candidates an additional and alternative pathway for admission to the first year of a full-time, first-entry undergraduate degree program, known as the Aboriginal Admission Policy.

Aboriginal candidates apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) and self-identify as having Aboriginal ancestry. Candidates must meet the general admission requirements for each program and deadlines for undergraduate admission. This may also include completion of the Personal Statement of Experience (PSE) and any applicable supplementary essays (SE), as well as audition or portfolio submission requirements.

Candidates seeking admission consideration under this policy should submit a separate letter to the Aboriginal Community Liaison stating that they wish to be considered under this policy along with proof of Aboriginal ancestry (First Nation, Status/Non-Status, Métis or Inuit). Admission to Queen’s University will depend on the assessment of the student’s program pre-requisites (or equivalencies) as well as the student’s overall average and submission of the PSE and/or SE. The number of students admitted each year under this policy will be determined in the annual enrolment plan upon consultation with the faculties and schools.

For more information, please email the Aboriginal Outreach Liaison at fd.recruiter@queensu.ca.

Aboriginal Access to Engineering

Aboriginal Access to Engineering (AAE) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science supports tomorrow’s engineers with specialized student services.

Aboriginal Post-secondary Information Program (APSIP)

Queen’s participates in the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Information Program (APSIP) every fall. Find out when the collective will be in your community and make sure to say hi!

Financial Aid

Queen’s offers both merit- and need-based financial awards to entering students who self-identify as First Nations, Inuit, and Métis when applying to Queen’s via the OUAC.

To be eligible for a need-based Aboriginal Admission Award, students must self-identify on the Admission Bursary Application (due February 15). See Student Awards for more information.

Application Support

Our Aboriginal Community Outreach Liaison will act as your primary contact throughout the application and admission process. Contact fd.recruiter@queensu.ca.

If you have any additional questions, reach the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre at: 4direct@queensu.ca or 613-533-6970.

Self-Identification

Stand proud and help strengthen the Aboriginal presence at Queen’s. Students with Aboriginal ancestry can self-identify to the university at any point during their time at Queen’s.

Why Self-Identify?

  • Connect and become a part of the growing Aboriginal student population on campus
  • Help the university better understand the Aboriginal community to support outreach, program enhancements and Aboriginal student success services

VIDEO: Opportunities for Aboriginal Students

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