Priority Admission

To view the programs that provide priority admission for students with Indigenous ancestry, use the drop-down option below.

Applicants will be considered on a first-applied, first-qualified basis for all programs with the exception of Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree, where a selective admission process will be used.

To be considered for a priority admission seat, Indigenous students must:

When there are more qualified applicants than seats, remaining priority admission applicants will be considered as part of the regular admission process. Or, the applicant may apply for priority admission again the following year. Please note seating is limited and all unused priority admission seats will be returned to the general application pool no later than the final payment deadline or 30 days prior to the program start date, whichever comes first.

If you self-identify as an Indigenous student and are entering the Access to Practical Nursing Pathway program at NIC after June 1, 2024 or the Practical Nursing program in September 2024, you're eligible for a Priority Health Program Indigenous Student Recruitment Bursary. The value of the bursary is $7,500 for the Access to Practical Nursing program after June 1, 2024 and $5,000 per year ($10,000 in total) for the Practical Nursing program.