Aboriginal University Prep Program Full-time

Earn a university degree

Aboriginal University Prep Program students

An undergraduate education could open the door to the future you envision for yourself. Earning a bachelor's degree may lead to 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 in the arts or social sciences, who are looking for new challenges and career paths, and who are motivated to explore what university has to offer. Whether you're a recent high school graduate or you've been out of school awhile, this bridging program can help you achieve your goals. We encourage all Aboriginal high school graduates and mature learners to apply.

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.

Build a foundation for success in a supportive community

The Aboriginal University Prep Program will help you build a solid foundation of academic and personal success skills as you prepare to transition to university. You’ll take preparatory courses in a variety of subjects:

  • 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

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.

Get a head start at Simon Fraser University

When you successfully complete the Aboriginal University Prep Program, you'll earn academic credit as well as conditional acceptance into SFU, Canada’s leading comprehensive university.