Aboriginal University Prep Program Full-time

Earn a university degree

Aboriginal University Prep Program students

A bachelor's degree could open the door to the future you envision for yourself, including a new career, graduate studies, and more.

SFU's eight-month Aboriginal University Prep Program is designed for all people of Aboriginal heritage (First Nation, Métis, and Inuit) who want to pursue a post-secondary education, who are looking for new challenges and career paths, and who are motivated to explore what university has to offer. You'll build a solid foundation of academic and personal success skills as you prepare to transition to university.

Build a foundation for success in a supportive community

The program is designed for recent high school graduates as well as learners who have been out of school for a awhile. You'll get a solid orientation to university, build confidence in your ability to excel, and prepare for an undergraduate degree in the arts and social sciences.

In addition to becoming familiar with SFU and our student services, you'll benefit from the shared experience of your classmates as you move through the program together. You'll also receive support in a learning community that affirms and integrates Indigenous perspectives. Aboriginal Elders wll provide encouragement, and tutors will provide subject-specific guidance.

Learn from experienced SFU faculty members

Throughout the program, you'll learn from experienced instructors as you take the academic pre-requisites you need to transition to university. Course topics include the following:

  • Diversity, knowledge, and cultural traditions in indigenous communities
  • Foundational, university-level reading, writing, and mathematics
  • Study skills, managing stress, motivation and traditional approaches to wellness

Get a head start at Simon Fraser University

When you successfully complete the Aboriginal Pre-Health Program, you'll earn conditional acceptance into SFU, Canada’s leading comprehensive university, as well as academic credit that you can transfer into your degree program.