Indigenous Student Admission Pathway

Indigenous Student's Admission Pathway

We offer Indigenous candidates an additional and alternative pathway for admission to the first year of a full-time, first-entry undergraduate degree program, known as the Indigenous Admission Policy.

Indigenous candidates apply through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) and self-identify as having Indigenous ancestry. Candidates must meet the general admission requirements for each program and deadlines for undergraduate admission and submit any supplementary information required to complete the application (details (including due dates) on each applicant's SOLUS Student Centre).

We review and update our Supplementary requirements regularly to ensure applicants have a meaningful platform to share additional information not available through their grades.

As well, the Queen’s University Indigenous Admissions Pathway requires one of the following documents to access the program:

  • Indian status cards from First Nations who are federally recognized and those listed on the Indigenous & Northern Affairs Canada website;
  • Non-Status First Nations applicants may provide their parents and/or grandparents Indian status card & long-form birth certificate or baptismal certificate;
  • A membership card indicating that they are a Non-Status First Nations who are currently in a court case (example: Algonquin);
  • Métis citizenship from organizations that are members of the Métis National Council;
  • Nunavut Trust Certificate card or Inuit roll number; or
  • American Indian, Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian citizenship documents from tribes that are state or federally recognized.

Candidates seeking admission consideration under this policy should email the Indigenous Community Outreach Coordinator at for more information. Admission to Queen’s University will depend on the assessment of the student’s program prerequisites (or equivalencies) and the assessment of any required supplementary information. 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.


Jay Treaty

Queen's promises to waive the international student tuition differential for students who are verified members of Indigenous nations in the United States of America. This commitment is part of the university’s recognition of the spirit of the Jay Treaty of 1794.

Learn more about Queen's Global Engagement Strategy


Financial Aid

Queen’s offers 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, as part of the 2 step Indigenous verification process as per Queen's University Policy. Please review the accepted forms of ID page. 

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

Financial Aid Services 

Application Support

Our Indigenous Community Outreach Coordinator will be your primary contact throughout the application and admission process. Contact

If you have any additional questions, please connect with Taylor Day, Four Directions Community Outreach coordinator.

Email: or Call: 613-533-6970

Four Directions Indigenous Student Center 

Indigenous Futures in Engineering at Queen's University

Indigenous Futures in Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science supports tomorrow’s engineers with specialized student services.

Learn more about Indigenous Futures in Engineering

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 say hi!

Learn more about APSIP

Meet your Indigenous Recruitment Team

Nathan Cheechoo

Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator

Book a call with Nathan

Andre Degagne

International Recruiter: United States of America

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Apr 18, 2023 10:33 am