First Nations University of Canada

    First Nations University of Canada
    Established on: 1976

    Academically, the First Nations University of Canada, and the University of Regina are federated. The Indian Governments of Saskatchewan and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations are in charge of the First Nations University of Canada through its Board of Governors (FSIN).

    First Nations University is Canada's only publicly funded, entirely indigenous-owned university. Despite having its roots in Regina, the institution has expanded to include campuses in Prince Albert and Saskatoon, both in the province of Saskatchewan.

    It is a post-secondary institution and federated college of the University of Regina, based in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. The institution provides academic degrees in the humanities, social sciences, business, and sciences and some disciplines specifically geared toward aboriginal customs.

    The goal of the First Nations University of Canada is centered on its students. This is still true, just as it was back when Saskatchewan Indian Federated College initially began (SIFC).

    The First Nations University of Canada supports First Nations people in pursuing high-quality post-secondary education within a setting that reflects Indigenous peoples' objectives, values, and beliefs.

    The Indian Studies, Indian Languages, Indian Teacher Education, Social Work, Fine Arts (Indian Art, Indian Art History), and Social Sciences programs were available when SIFC opened its doors in the fall of 1976 with nine students.

    Since then, enrollment has steadily increased. In FNUniv, there is an average annual enrollment of more than 3,000 students, with more than 5,000 graduates from both the undergraduate and master's levels.

    The university provides services and programs at its three Saskatchewan campuses in Regina, Saskatoon, and Prince Albert (Northern Campus), as well as online and community-based courses accessible across the nation and beyond.

    FNUniv provides the curriculum for you, whether your career aspirations are to be a schoolteacher, a journalist, an entrepreneur, a language teacher/translator, or an environmental scientist. Our University, in collaboration with the UofR, offers four master's degree programs to assist you in achieving your educational objectives.

    At First Nations University, you may enroll in indigenous graduate programs for master's students, such as

    • Master of Indigenous Education
    • Master of Indigenous Language Education
    • Master of Indigenous Social Work
    • Master of Linguistics

    Undergraduate programs include:

    • Administration Certificate
    • Certificate in Gaming, Tourism, and Hospitality Management
    • Indigenous Social Work Certificate
    • bachelor's degree in administration
    • Bachelor of Arts with linguistics honors
    • Elementary Indigenous Education Bachelor's degree
    • Indigenous Arts & Communication
    • Environmental science practiced locally

    University Ranking

    Canada's rankings place the First Nations University of Canada at 89. Whereas the world ranking places it at 6246.

    University Highlights

    University Type


    Established Year


    No of Students

    3,000 students

    Mode of Programs

    On campus & Online

    Tuition Fees for National Students Yearly 


    Tuition Fees for International Students Yearly

    7,500-10,000 (USD)


    September, January, and May

    Main Intakes

    The main intakes are in September, January and May.


    First Nations offers students awards from the University of Regina and the First Nations University of Canada. Some of the scholarships include

    Adam Dreamhealer Prize

    • One First Nation University student will receive a $500 scholarship. First Nations students from abroad are also eligible to apply. First Nations University of Canada Board of Governors Graduate Entrance Scholarship
    • It is awarded to a student who graduated from the institution (for a first-degree program) with the highest GPA. The selected student will receive $1,000.

    Edna Iren Allen Estate Scholarship

    • Total scholarship value is 600 dollars, and candidates must have 12 credit hours and a minimum CGPA of 65%

    FNUniv Library Book Award

    • A $300 gift card is awarded to an FNUniv student who regularly visits the college library.

    Jack Adilman Scholarship

    • One student enrolled in an administration program received a $600 scholarship.

    Application Process/ documents needed for admission

    Academic Documents (For Bachelor)

    • SLC Mark sheet
    • School Leaving Certificate
    • SLC Character Certificate
    • Transcript of 12th-grade
    • Individual Mark sheet of 12th-grade
    • Character Certificate of 12th-grade
    • Provisional Certificate of 12th-grade
    • Migration Certificate of 12th-grade

    Academic Documents (For Masters)

    • Transcript of Bachelor's Degree of 12th-grade
    • Individual Mark sheets of Bachelor's Degree of 12th-grade
    • Character Certificate of Bachelor Degree of 12th-grade
    • Provisional Certificate of Bachelor Degree in 12th-grade
    • Migration Certificate of Bachelor Degree of 12th-grade
    • IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scores
    • Passport
    • Experience letter
    • Statement of Purpose
    • 2-3 LORs 
    • GRE/GMAT Scores
    • Application Fees
    • Proof of Scholarships - If any
    • Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
    • College Recommendation (if a current student)


    • Social Worker
    • Chemists
    • Conservation And Forestry Officers
    • Naturalist
    • Secondary School Teacher
    • Teacher (Kindergarten & Elementary)

    Language Requirements


    Minimum Score requirement

    TOFEL Requirements


    IELTS Requirements 





    Q. What should I do following the application submission?

    You may start planning for what you'll do if accepted as soon as you've submitted your application! Examining McGill's residences and housing alternatives, financial aid programs, and student services at this time is highly recommended.

    Q. Does FNUniv offer financial aid to International Students?

    Yes, FNUniv offers various scholarships to international students ranging from 300 dollars to full scholarships.

    Q. Can I work as a student in Canada?

    Yes, International students in Canada can work part-time (up to 20 hours per week) during school terms.

    Q. Where is the First Nations University of Canada located?

    First nations university is located in First Nations Way, Regina, SK S4S 7K2, Canada.

    Q. What are the different intakes at the First Nations University of Canada?

    Generally, September, January, and May are the time when intakes occur.


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