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Indigenous students

Connect with our community

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.

How do I apply?

You start by finding a program that interests you and checking out the admissions requirements. The requirements vary depending on where the last school you went to is located.

The Indigenous Applicants Protocol encourages admissions decision-makers to take educational experiences that are unique to Indigenous applicants into consideration. This helps decision-makers understand the unique insight and motivations you will bring to campus. 

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Strong campus community

There's a tight-knit network of Indigenous students on campus. The First Peoples' House is a space to connect, relax and access academic and cultural support.

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Guaranteed funding

Indigenous students receive between $2,000 and $10,000 for their studies through a partnership between Indspire and McGill which aims to increase Indigenous recruitment.

Cultural and academic events

The First Peoples' House hosts drumming and beading sessions, a weekly Soup and Bannock lunch, and an annual Pow wow. They offer academic events through the year.

Indigenous learning on campus

Did you know you can learn Kanien'kéha (Mohawk) at McGill? Our growing Indigenous Studies program hosts public lectures and an annual Knowledge Holder series.

Finding housing around the city

The First Peoples' House has a few rooms available for students, and McGill has many other options if you want to live on campus. Housing is affordable around the city, too!

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Standing up for justice

Tomas Jirousek (BA'20) spent his time at McGill advocating for social justice and supporting Indigenous students. After graduating as valedictorian for the Faculty of Arts, he is going on to study Law at the University of Toronto.

Find out more about Tomas' experience at McGill.

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Healthcare access for Inuit

Dr. Elaine Kilabuk (MDCM'15) was the first female Inuit physician to graduate from McGill. After witnessing the lack of healthcare available in remote communities of the North, she was inspired to pursue a degree in Medicine.

Learn why she wants more Inuit doctors in the Arctic.

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