Applying to McGill

McGill welcomes applications from First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people. You can find information and links to admissions information for different programs below. 

  • Visit Academic Advising to connect with an advisor who can help you with questions about selecting and declaring a major or minor, planning your degree, and more.
  • Visit the Future Graduate Students page to learn more about finding a supervisor for graduate studies at McGill.


Admissions Information

Undergraduate Admissions

Indigenous applicants have the option of applying to McGill undergrad programs outside of the standard process. The Indigenous Applicants page explains how to apply, and provides information on self-identification. It reviews the three types of documents (personal statement, reference letters, and CV) required for people interested in the alternate application process.

Graduate and Professional Program Admissions

Faculty of Law

The McGill Law website provides information for Indigenous applicants at both the undergraduate (B.C.L./J.D.) and graduate (LLM and DCL) levels, including financial support, self-identification, research opportunities, the Native Law Centre Summer Program, and more.

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences website outlines the optional self-identification process for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis applicants, the specific application pathway for First Nations and Inuit students who are Quebec residents, and initiatives such as the Indigenous Health Curriculum and the Indigenous Health Professions Program.

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

McGill's Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) website provides important information for prospective applicants and current students, including funding and the application process.

School of Continuing Studies Admissions

The School of Continuing Studies has an Indigenous Relations branch. For more information, please contact Robyn Clarke, Administrative Coordinator for Indigenous Relations or Antoine Gagnon, Administrative Coordinator for Indigenous Relations at indigenousrelations.scs [at]


If you're a prospective Indigenous student, you can reach out to Jeffrey Morneau, Indigenous Community Outreach Associate / Admissions Recruitment, at indigenousoutreach [at] with questions about applying to McGill.


Admissions Statistics

In 2017, Indigenous Students at McGill University came from:

Province of Quebec The Rest of Canada The United States




In 2017, Indigenous Students at McGill University Identified as:

First Nations        Métis               Inuit      




Declaring your Indigeneity


All Indigenous students are encouraged to self-declare their ancestry when completing their application for admission.

By declaring your Indigenous ancestry you'll have access to:

  • Enhanced services for Indigenous students
  • Social and cultural events
  • Job and Career postings
  • Indigenous scholarships, bursaries and awards
  • Information about First Peoples’ House on-campus Residence
  • An Honoring Ceremony and scarf upon Convocation

How to declare Indigenous ancestry:

You can declare your ancestry when completing your "Application for Admission, Readmission or Internal Transfer" form.

If you did not declare your Indigenous ancestry on your initial application form and would like to do so, you can fill out the form below.

McGill University and the First Peoples’ House are committed to protecting the privacy of each student. The personal information you provide will only be disclosed for purposes intended above.

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