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Indigenous Students 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, in addition to submitting any supplementary information required to complete the application (details (including due dates) are on each applicant's SOLUS Student Centre).

We review and update our Supplementary requirements on a regular basis 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 in order 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 document from tribes that are state or federally recognized.

Candidates seeking admission consideration under this policy should email the Indigenous Community Outreach Coordinator at fd.recruiter@queensu.ca for more information. Admission to Queen’s University will depend on the assessment of the student’s program pre-requisites (or equivalencies) as well as 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.

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 Indigenous Admission Award, students must self-identify on the Admission Bursary Application (due February 15). See Student Awards for more information.

Application Support

Our Indigenous Community Outreach Coordinator 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 Indigenous Student Centre at: 4direct@queensu.ca or 613-533-6970.


Stand proud and help strengthen the Indigenous presence at Queen’s. Students with Indigenous 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 Indigenous student population on campus
  • Help the university better understand the Indigenous community to support outreach, program enhancements and Aboriginal student success services

VIDEO: Opportunities for Indigenous  Students

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