Full-time, in class Aboriginal University Prep Program

Begin your SFU degree in an Indigenous program

SFU's Aboriginal University Prep Program is a unique selection of university courses that integrate arts and social science with Indigenous perspectives, values and customized curriculum. In successfully completing the program, you'll earn conditional acceptance to SFU as well as academic credit toward an SFU degree.

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Prepare to excel in a supportive environment

Designed for all students of First Nation, Métis and Inuit heritage who want to pursue a post-secondary education, this eight-month program will prepare you to excel in your undergraduate degree, strengthen your community, and pursue a rewarding career path.

This program is cohort-based, which means you'll benefit from the shared experience and support of your classmates as you move through the program together. Aboriginal Elders will provide encouragement and tutors will provide subject-specific guidance. You'll also become familiar with SFU and our student services.

Learn from SFU faculty members

Throughout the program, you'll learn from experienced faculty members. The curriculum includes the following:  

  • University pre-requisites in academic writing and mathematics
  • University credit courses in the arts and social sciences
  • Study skills, managing stress, motivation and traditional approaches to wellness