Applying to McGill

Do you identify as First Nations, Inuit, or Métis? If so, you are encouraged to self-identify on your McGill admission application. Self-identifying helps our dedicated Indigenous student recruitment advisor to connect with you one-on-one to share information about support services and funding opportunities specifically for Indigenous students. It also opens up the opportunity to apply for admission under the Indigenous Applicants Protocol.



Undergraduate Admissions

Indigenous applicants have the option of applying to McGill undergraduate 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, 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      




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