Future student support

First Nations House can assist students with their applications to the University of Toronto as well as advocate on students' behalf. There are multiple pathways into the University, including access programs. To find information about the application process, check the admissions and awards web page or contact First Nations House to talk with someone about your options. We also offer guided tours of First Nations House and the University of Toronto campus.

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Recruitment Officer Engagement and support for future students - if you have questions, we can help
Admissions We are here to help you understand the application process
Access programs For mature students interested in coming to U of T
High school students Opportunities for high school students to enhance their academic success and reach their leadership potential
Contact us Contact our recruitment officer

Recruitment Officer

The FNH Recruitment Officer works closely with the Office of Student Recruitment and other departments to engage future students in the diverse academic programming and vibrant Aboriginal community here at the University of Toronto.

 

Community outreach

Our Recruitment Officer travels for much of the fall semester to provide information to Aboriginal communities about the unique services FNH offers and to promote the University of Toronto’s various programs and departments. Contact the Recruitment Officer if you would like First Nations House to visit your community.

The Recruitment Officer also participates in events organized through the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Information Program (APSIP). 

First Nations House is an active member of the Aboriginal community in the city of Toronto. Through networking and community relationships we aim to provide cultural awareness and opportunities that engage learners of all ages.

 

Financial aid inquiries

The Recruitment Officer can assist you with any financial aid inquires, including First Nation Band Funding, Ontario Student Assistance Program, Scholarships/Bursaries and other means to finance your education.

 

Visit U of T

You are welcome to visit First Nations House to learn more about U of T and our services and supports for Aboriginal students – drop by or contact the Recruitment Officer for details. You can also arrange a tour of the St. George campus.

 

Academic and admissions support

To discuss academic options and admission requirements pertaining to all programs and levels of study at U of T, contact the Recruitment Officer or visit us at FNH.

 

 
 

Admissions

To find information about the application process, check the admissions and awards web page or contact First Nations House to talk with someone about your options. 

With over 1000 academic programs and 3 campus locations the University of Toronto, is bound to have something to interest you. For a complete list of academic programs found at the University of Toronto, visit the Programs of Study web page.

 

Undergraduate programs

There are several undergraduate programs offered through the University of Toronto. Each of these Faculties grants a Bachelor’s degree:

Faculty of Arts and Science

Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering

Faculty of Music

Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education

Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

There are also a variety of undergraduate programs offered through UTM and UTSC:

University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)

University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)

To learn more about undergraduate admission requirements, visit the Enrolment Services website. If you have any questions, we can help.

Second entry and professional programs

The University of Toronto offers a number of Second Entry and Professional Programs. These programs require prior university experience for admission.

Dentistry

Education

Law

Medicine

Nursing

Medical Radiation Sciences

Pharmacy

Physician Assistant

Learn about financial aid for second entry/professional programs.

 

Graduate programs

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) at the University of Toronto offers 400 areas of study within 280 programs to help you continue your educational journey.

Several recruitment events take place across campus to help prospective students with application procedures. For more information on graduate studies at U of T and to see a list of upcoming events visit the SGS website.

Access programs

If you do not meet the formal qualifications required for direct entry admission to the University, you can enrol in one of the University's access or bridging programs. These courses of study enable mature students to earn the requirements in preparation for an Arts & Science degree.
 

Academic Bridging Program

The Academic Bridging Program enables students who are at least 19 years of age to pursue degree studies at U of T. These courses are designed for students who have been away from formal education for some time, and are intended to bridge the gap between a student's prior secondary education and the requirements of first-year university courses. Students who successfully complete one Academic Bridging Program course will be admitted to the Faculty of Arts and Science and gain a full credit towards their degree studies. This program is available part-time or full-time.

 

Transitional Year Programme

The Transitional Year Programme at the University of Toronto is a special access program for adults who do not have the formal educational background to qualify for university admission. This full-time, eight-month course of study leads successful students to enter the Faculty of Arts and Science.

 

Diploma to Degree Program

The Diploma to Degree program is a pathway to university studies for students attending a two-year liberal arts diploma at partner institutions, including Seneca College, George Brown College and Humber College.

 

UTM - Bridging Pathway

The University of Toronto Mississauga Bridging Pathway (UTMBP) offers mature students (at least 20 years of age) who do not meet traditional admission requirements for UTM, and who have been away from formal education for some time, the opportunity for successful direct admission to university level studies. Students who successfully complete the UTMBP will be eligible for undergraduate studies at U of T Mississauga.

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High school student programs

The University of Toronto offers a variety of programs to assist high school students with opportunities to enhance academic success and reach their leadership potential.  Contact First Nations House to find out more about some of these options.

 

Summer Mentorship Program (Faculty of Medicine)

The SMP is a four-week summer program that provides promising students with the opportunity to explore university education and professional careers, obtain hands-on experience through experiments, lectures and special projects, earn a GLN40 – Navigating the Workplace credit towards completion of their high school diploma, and gain valuable mentoring from a variety of professionals. 

Learn more about the Summer Mentorship Program.

 

Aboriginal Youth Summer Program (Faculty of Law)

The Aboriginal Youth Summer Program (AYSP) is for Aboriginal high school students who are interested in the study of law or medicine. Selected students will spend a week living on campus at the University of Toronto and learning about various aspects of the study of law and how they intertwine with issues affecting Aboriginal Peoples.

 

Faculty of Arts & Science Programs for High School Students

The University of Toronto offers opportunities for high school students to take part in workshops and hands-on activities to enrich their academic skills in a variety of different fields. Through the Faculty of Arts & Science, students have the chance to explore the University and gain valuable knowledge and experience.

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Contact

Please email tracy.jacko@utoronto.ca if you would like First Nations House to visit your community or if you would like to plan a visit to the U of T campus to experience our services first hand.