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Indigenous students

Greetings! Aaaniin, Boozhoo, Shé:kon, Tân’si, Pjil’asi, Wha Chii Ya, Kwe kwe, Kii-te-daas a, Gilakas’la, Wa.é ák.wé

Join our growing community of Indigenous students!

Tawâw - come in, you are welcome, there is room.

Do you self-identify as an Indigenous person? We encourage all Canadian Indigenous applicants* to self-identify on their application for admission. You can do this on an Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) Form or on a Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) Application Form (depending on which is applicable to you).

Here’s why we think it’s beneficial to self-identify:

Indigenous Student Services would like to get to know you! When you self-identify, the team will reach out and provide you with information about the various support services they offer.

If you'd like to share more about yourself on your application, we encourage you to also submit a special consideration form. You can tell us about leadership and/or extracurricular activities you've been involved in, like volunteering or community engagement. You can also provide insight into any barriers you've experienced that have impacted your academic success and your pathway to university.

Wondering about student awards, scholarships and bursaries?

You can apply for awards and scholarships via AwardSpring (external link, opens in new window) , TMU's awards management system. By completing a single application you will automatically be matched to the scholarships and bursaries that you're eligible for. Indigenous students may qualify for specific awards, scholarships and bursaries. 

Student financial assistance is also available. When you self-identify, you may qualify for:

There are other funding and bursary opportunities available! Find out more on the Government of Ontario website (external link, opens in new window) .

Get involved!

Check out the amazing and culturally relevant support, services, programs and initiatives available for Indigenous students, staff and faculty at TMU. We encourage you to get involved!

Land Acknowledgement

Toronto is in the 'Dish With One Spoon Territory’. The Dish With One Spoon is a treaty between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee that bound them to share the territory and protect the land. Subsequent Indigenous Nations and peoples, Europeans and all newcomers have been invited into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect.

*The Indigenous and Treaty rights of the Indigenous peoples of Canada are recognized and affirmed in the Constitution Acts of 1867 to 1982 (Section 35). Section 35(2) indicates that Indigenous peoples of Canada include First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples.