Admission information for Indigenous students

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Royal Roads University members acknowledge that we learn, work and live on the traditional Lands of the Xwsepsum (Esquimalt) and Lekwungen (Songhees) ancestors and families.

If you and your ancestors are Indigenous Peoples of the Lands we now call Canada, or if you’re Indigenous to other regions of the world, we’re honoured that you’re considering studying at Royal Roads.

We warmly welcome Indigenous students to our university community.

We acknowledge we’re on a learning journey to foster respectful learning environments for everyone.

And we’re committed to doing our best to provide support for you to achieve your education and personal goals.

What to expect

Find out what to expect when you join our community on our Indigenous student experience page.

Before you apply

The following resources can help you make your decision as you consider applying to Royal Roads:

Education advising

Talk with an education advisor or liaison in your home community, Métis Office or local Friendship Centre to learn about your options. If you live in British Columbia Aboriginal Learning Links also provides post-secondary information and resources.

Hear what students have to say

Find out what it’s really like to be a Royal Roads student by talking with an Indigenous student or graduate. Email our Indigenous student services coordinator Candice Cook to get connected.

Funding

Explore funding available through your Nation, Royal Roads internal awards. Select “Indigenous” in the filter for “special audience” to see the specific awards available for Indigenous students.

Sponsorship

Learn about how Royal Roads handles payments from sponsors, if your Nation, employer or another organization is providing you with financial support,

Support for your application

Find instructions on how to apply to Royal Roads.

At Royal Roads we recognize that our students bring a wide range of experiences to their learning. When your application is reviewed, you may be offered standard or flexible admission.

If you’re being considered for flexible admission, you might be required to add some documents to your application. We’ll contact you if you need to provide additional information.

Application fee

There’s a fee to apply to Royal Roads. And if you are admitted, you’ll need to make a tuition deposit before your program starts.

If these are barriers for you, contact us. We can explore ways to help bridge the gap, so you can apply and begin your program on time.

Connect with a community

Consider self-identifying as an Indigenous student when you apply. Doing this will give you access to opportunities to connect with other Indigenous students and members of our Heron People Circle.

This also allows us to keep you up to date with information about financial aid and awards, upcoming activities and your Indigenous graduate recognition ceremony.

Contact

Email Candice Cook our Indigenous student services coordinator, if you would like to talk to someone about applying to Royal Roads as an Indigenous student.