Indigenous Admissions Policy

UBC invites all qualified Canadian Indigenous students to apply to the University’s various faculties, schools, and degrees. If you meet the general admission and degree-specific requirements, and the competitive average required for your degree of choice, you will be directly admissible to that degree on UBC’s Okanagan or Vancouver campuses. Most Indigenous students are admitted based on their competitive average. For students who are not admitted under the standard admission process, UBC has adopted an Aboriginal Admission Policy.

This policy allows UBC to consider you for admission to a degree if you have satisfied the general admission and degree-specific requirements, but you have not met your degree’s competitive average. UBC may consider your history, cultural knowledge, work experience, educational goals, and other achievements in determining your admissibility.

To be considered through the Aboriginal Admission Policy, you must self-identify as First Nations, Metis or Inuit in Canada and self-identify as an Aboriginal person in the online application to UBC.


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Updated: January 11, 2024