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.
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.
- Learn more about undergrad admissions for Indigenous applicants
- Visit the Faculty of Engineering's Indigenous Access page
- Indigenous Access McGill provides support for Indigenous students applying to the School of Social Work
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] mcgill.ca.
If you're a prospective Indigenous student, you can reach out to Jeffrey Morneau, Indigenous Community Outreach Associate / Admissions Recruitment, at indigenousoutreach [at] mcgill.ca with questions about applying to McGill.
In 2017, Indigenous Students at McGill University came from:
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In 2017, Indigenous Students at McGill University Identified as:
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.