The identification process has no impact on admissions or applications to scholarships and bursaries. The identification process will put you on a mailing list to receive information pertinent to Indigenous students. Students cannot use their placement on the identification list for any benefits, such as a means to enter programming as a part of an admissions process or receive bursaries or scholarships.
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How do I declare?
Eligibility for Focused Admissions, Scholarships and Bursaries for First Nations, Inuit and Métis people
This academic regulation is specifically for students that want to apply for reserved seats in faculties as a part of the admission cycle and/or apply for bursaries and scholarships reserved for first Nations, Métis, and Inuit people. There is criteria associated with this academic regulation and students applying to any of the reserve seats, scholarships, or bursaries must provide the information requested in order to be considered for admissions.
If you do not meet the criteria for reserved seats, you may still apply in the program in the general stream and identify with the University to receive communications regarding Indigenous students at the University of Ottawa.
The academic regulation applies only to reserved seats for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students in the following faculties: Faculty of Education, Faculty of Medicine, School of Nursing in the Faculty of Health Sciences, and Faculty of Law, Common Law Section and Civil Law Section. Please visit these faculties’ websites for admissions policies.