Indigenous University Bridging Program
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 Winter 2020 intake for the Indigenous University Bridging Program is now open.
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, September 27, 2019: 1 – 3 p.m.
Friday, October 18, 2019: 1 – 3 p.m.
Friday, November 15, 2019: 1 – 3 p.m.
All sessions begins 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.
Monday, September 30, 2019: 9 a.m. – noon
Monday, October 21, 2019: 9 a.m. – noon
Monday, November 18, 2019: 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.
You do not have to register for either the information session or the placement test. There are no fees required.
Please arrive early.
We are located in T110, on the first floor in T-Wing near Tim Hortons.