UBC Aboriginal Admission Policy
All applicants to UBC, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, are required to meet university general admission and degree-specific admission requirements. As with all applicants, we will review your academic history and, depending on your degree and year level, your Personal Profile to make an admission decision. Most Indigenous students are admitted based on meeting the requirements set out by their degree of choice.
If you are not initially admitted, we will take a second look at your application using the Aboriginal Admission Policy. Your application will be sent to your degree of choice and to the First Nations House of Learning, who may consider your history, cultural knowledge, work experience, educational goals, and other achievements in determining your admissibility. They will review your academic history and Personal Profile to ensure that you are ready for university study. They will submit their recommendations back to the Undergraduate Admissions Office, who will notify you of their decision.
To be considered through the Aboriginal Admission Policy, you must be a Canadian Aboriginal applicant and self-identify as an Aboriginal person in the online application to UBC.