Indigenous University Preparation Program (IUPP)

Opening pathways

The Indigenous University Preparation Program (IUPP) at Simon Fraser University helps Indigenous learners prepare and transition to undergraduate studies. Our program offers first-year academic credit courses that integrate humanities and social sciences with Indigenous perspectives.

IUPP Application Form

This program normally admits young and/or mature learners who want to join a cohort of Indigenous students in an environment that affirms and integrates Indigenous knowledge and perspectives. Please review the IUPP admission requirements before filling out the application form. 

Applicants may choose to submit the online application form below and upload additional documentation (including your High School Transcript and Letter of Reference) or fill out  the PDF version of the application form and submit it, along your additional documentation, via email, in-person or by postal mail.

Note: There is no application fee.


* indicates mandatory fields 

Student information

Contact information

Indigenous students

The collection of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide this information will not affect service eligibility. Information will be kept confidential and is protected under the Freedom of Information/ Protection of Privacy Act.

The following questions regarding Indigenous Identity apply only to persons of Canadian Indigenous Ancestry.

Do you identify as an Indigenous person, that is, First Nation, Métis or Inuit?
Are you registered under the Indian Act of Canada (i.e. a Status Indian)?
If you identify yourself as an Indigenous person, are you (select all that apply):

Student background and goals


The total size of uploaded attachments can be no larger than 15MB
Please attach your current transcript or submit later via email to
The total size of uploaded attachments can be no larger than 15MB
Please attach one letter of reference from a non-family member or submit later via email to



IUPP contacts

Dr. Antonieta Mar-y-paz Rivera
Director, Indigenous University Preparation Program
RCB 8107

Kismet Somal
Recruiter, Indigenous University Preparation Program
RCB 8107

Mailing address

Robert C. Brown Hall (RCB) Room 8107
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6