Indigenous students

The university acknowledges and respects the rich diversity of our learners, their communities, their aspirations, and their cultures and traditions.

How to apply

  1. Find a program
    Review our programs and identify your top two choices. Admission is specific to each program, but all programs require senior level high school English and four other faculty specific courses.

    Explore programs

  2. Know your admission requirements
    You can apply as a high school student, post-secondary transfer or an adult student.

    Check your requirements

  3. Submit your application online
    Complete your application online in five easy steps. Self-identify as Indigenous on the application to receive automatic consideration under the Indigenous Admissions Process.

    How to apply online

  4. Send your documents
    Find out more about providing official and unofficial transcripts to complete your application for admission.

    Learn more

Indigenous Student Access Program (ISAP)

This transition-year program offers an alternative access route for Indigenous students to enter our post-secondary degree programs. You'll take first-year university courses, and you’ll also receive cultural and peer support, academic advising, and access to tutorials.

Learn more about ISAP

Important dates and deadlines (Indigenous applicants)

The best way to learn more about joining our campus community is to sign-up now. From there, you can request more information and connect with your Indigenous recruiter!

You'll find support on campus

Support and Services

The University of Calgary offers a number of cultural, personal and academic supports. The Native Centre is a one-stop location that encourages and supports student success through a wide variety of services, facilities, programs and events. This includes peer tutoring, mentorship, career planning, Indigenous Orientation, Grad Pow-wow and cultural and personal advising.

The Native Centre has a number of student facilities including a computer lab, Indigenous Students’ Council office, Red Lodge Student Lounge, study space, and a ceremonial room.

Visit the Native Centre for further information and a calendar of events.

Campus Life
The university offers a number of services to all University of Calgary students including, sports, clubs, theatre, student government and more.  You can find more information by visiting our student experience page.

What's next?

  1. Apply for awards and bursaries
    Make sure you also fill out our online awards application to be considered for all of our high school awards and bursaries including the Indigenous Careers award.

    Learn about the Indigenous Careers award

  2. Check your application status
    Log into your My UCalgary to access the Student Centre where you can check your application status and if there are any outstanding documents. Common checklist items include paying your application fee, transcripts or supplementary information.

    Log in to your Student Centre

  3. Proof of Indigenous ancestry
    Before course registration, proof of Indigenous identity may be required. Learn more about the Indigenous admissions process documents