Coming to Concordia
Concordia University’s Indigenous student community is one of the largest in Montreal! Whether you are applying to Concordia, or a new student, this page is for you. We start our journeys from each of the four directions and our paths cross at the Otsenhákta Student Centre, right in the heart of the city.
Get ready to apply
BEGIN YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION HERE. You’ll find information about application deadlines, admissions requirements as well as tips on choosing your program.
- Have you checked the deadlines to apply for funding through your band and have you applied yet?
- Do you qualify for any awards or scholarships? Visit the Financial Aid and Awards Office to find out
- Remember, some programs may require more documentation, including other forms, a portfolio or a written statement about your interests, abilities and career plans.
- For out-of-towners, think about housing: Will you apply for residence on campus or will you live off campus?
Did you know that you can self-identify as a First Nations, Inuit or Métis? You can self-identify at any time during your academic journey.
Concordia offers many resources, activities, information and support services specifically for Indigenous students. We want to be in touch and keep you informed on what’s going on at Concordia. Specifically:
- The Otsenhákta Student Centre can communicate more efficiently with you and assist you in accessing further funding and networking opportunities.
- Your self-identification assists in increasing funding for academic and student support resources at Concordia.
- Self-identifying makes it easier for the University to offer you scholarships and bursaries.
- The Otsenhákta Student Centre provides many services such as a drop-in for information, a Mentor, an Elder, a student lounge, free copying and printing, computers, a newsletter, cultural events and more. It is an essential service for Indigenous students and fosters a sense of culture and community at Concordia. We want to keep you informed.
How to self-identity
Self-identify online. (This link can also be found on the Student Hub's My CU Account page.)
The information you provide will only be accessible by select staff in the Otsenhákta Student Centre and in the Office of the Registrar. Your information will be kept confidential. All questions are optional and proof of ancestry is not required.
Begin your online application to Concordia.
Some programs may require more documentation, including other forms, a portfolio or a written statement about your interests, abilities and career plans.
After you apply
Come to the Otsenhákta Student Centre
The Otsenhákta Student Centre at Concordia is geared specifically for you. We are your “home away from home,” a welcoming place to help aid in your student experience here at Concordia!
The Otsenhákta Student Centre provides many services such as a drop-in for information, a Mentor, an Elder, a student lounge, free copying and printing, computers, a newsletter, cultural events and more. It is an essential service for Indigenous students and fosters a sense of culture and community at Concordia.
Our Coordinator can start by meeting with you to discuss your options and then refer you to the Welcome Centre for more specialized help with the online application. The Coordinator can also have a look over your application and supporting documents before you finalize it.
Come for a tour!
We can help organize a custom tour with the Concordia Welcome Centre tailored to your interests. They could include visiting specific departments, a tour of a game design lab, the library and Grey Nun’s Residence. Whether you are an individual, part of a family or a small group, we can arrange a tour.
Connect with the centre!
Come and visit us! We can help you make the transition easier from high school, CEGEP, or the workforce. Concordia will be more than a place to learn – it will be a place where you live, socialize, grow and discover possible employment opportunities.