Indigenous University Bridging Program

Indigenous University Bridging Program

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The Indigenous University Bridging Program is a university/college preparation program for students of Indigenous ancestry. It's designed to meet the needs of Indigenous students who are preparing to pursue a post-secondary education.

The program offers three levels of study designed for students requiring advanced upgrading with a concentration in Math and English. These core subjects are supplemented with Indigenous cultural courses, university preparation courses, and post-secondary arts and science courses. All levels are supported by tutorial services, academic and personal advising, social events and visits from community members.


  • To help meet the educational needs of Indigenous peoples
  • To promote a culturally appropriate educational program which enhances the educational experience of Indigenous peoples
  • To enhance cross-cultural understanding within an institutional setting
  • To provide a positive learning environment which promotes success


For detailed descriptions on the courses offered, please see the Mount Royal University course listings.


The Fall 2020 intake for the Indigenous University Bridging Program will open in March.


1. Self-identify as having Indigenous ancestry,

2. Successful completion of grade 9/10 or better through high school or upgrading programs, and/or

3. Successful completion of the University Placement Tests in Math and English.

How to apply

Step 1: Bring your Detailed Academic Report (DAR) or unofficial high school transcript and complete an Indigenous University Bridging Program application during the information session

Step 2: Write placement test(s)

Step 3: Use acceptance letter to secure funding

Step 4: Register into classes

Step 5: Attend Indigenous University Bridging Program orientation

*NOTE: Enrolment to this program is limited and final admission is based on the above criteria, as well as available seats.Information Sessions

Friday, March 6, 2020: 1 – 3 p.m.

Friday, April 17, 2020: 1 – 3 p.m.

Friday, May 22, 2020: 1 – 3 p.m.

All sessions begin promptly at 1 p.m. You will meet at the Iniskim Centre (T110). You do not need to register for the session and there is no fee, however, if you arrive late you will not be admitted and will be asked to return on another day.

Placement Tests

Monday, March 9, 2020: 9 a.m. – noon

Monday, April 20, 2020: 9 a.m. – noon

Monday, May 25, 2020: 9 a.m. – noon

All testing begins promptly at 9 a.m. You will meet at the Iniskim Centre (T110). You may not attend a testing session without first attending and applying to the Indigenous University Bridging Program at one of our information sessions. If you arrive late you will not be admitted and will be asked to return on another day.

Other Information

You do not have to register for either the information session or the placement test. There are no fees required.

Please arrive early.

Contact Us

Iniskim Centre

p. 403.440.5040

We are located in T110, on the first floor in T-Wing near Tim Hortons.

The Iniskim Centre is an academic support centre offering First Nations, Métis and Inuit students opportunities to enrol and succeed in Mount Royal University Programs. Mount Royal is located on the traditional lands of the Blackfoot people, the Niisitapi. The Iniskim Centre recognizes and respects the diversity of all Indigenous peoples of Canada. The Centre also increases the awareness of distinct Indigenous cultures, history and protocols across the University.