The University welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and Non-Status Aboriginal people.
If you have not already applied for admission to the University of Victoria, please complete the application for admission available here.
Applications from First Nations, Métis, Inuit and Non-Status Aboriginal people who do not qualify under the other categories of admission will be considered on an individual basis by the Senate Committee on Admission, Reregistration and Transfer.
The committee will consider each applicant's:
- educational history
- non-educational achievements that indicate an ability to succeed at university.
Applicants must submit two special access category reference forms completed by persons specifically able to assess the applicant's potential for academic success. Download the reference package using the link below. If possible, one reference should be from a recognized First Nations organization. References from relatives will not be accepted. Applicants must also submit a personal letter outlining their academic objectives and submit two copies of all academic transcripts.
Special Access Category Reference Package (5 pages) (PDF)