Applying to McGill

The Principal's Task Force on Diversity, Excellence and Community Engagement seeks to increase the number of Indigenous students gaining admission to and excelling in all programs at McGill University.


McGill encourages all First Nations, Inuit, and Métis applicants to identify their identity on their application form and to submit 3 things:

  1. a CV
  2. a personal statement
  3. letters of recommendation

This will allow admissions decision-makers to use McGill's Indigenous admission evaluation process and take into consideration the educational experiences particular to members of an Indigenous community that are not evaluated through the University's standard practices. It also allows McGill to provide additional service and information to applicants about support services and funding opportunities for Indigenous at McGill.

At McGill, there are 3 main programs for applying for studies: general undergraduate studies; Medicine; and Law. Self-identification and provision of supporting documents is entirely optional for Indigenous applicants; furthermore, self-identification can in no way negatively impact the admission decision.

Redpath museum

Learn more on the Admissions page

McGill University is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations. We recognize and respect the Kanien’kehà:ka as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which we meet today.

Click here for more information on land acknowledgements.

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