FIRST NATIONS UNIVERSITY OF CANADA - [FNUNIV], REGINA

Regina, SaskatchewanLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1976Established Year

First Nations University of Canada is situated in Saskatchewan with campuses in Regina, Saskatoon, and Prince Albert. Established in the year 1976 as the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College, the institute received the recognition of the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) in the year 2003. The institute offers undergraduate, graduate, diploma, and certificate programs in more than a few fields of study.

Reasons to choose First Nations University of Canada

First Nations University is the only university-college in Canada controlled by First Nations or the Aboriginal peoples in Canada who are not Métis or Inuit. Some other reasons to opt for the institute are mentioned below:

Knowing the Rankings and standings

  • 2018 Canadian University ranking (UniRank): ranked 93rd in Canada
  • 2018 international University ranking (UniRank): ranked 7981st in the world

Key features at a glance

  • A federated college of the University of Regina
  • Maintains a Dene immersion educational setting with the help of the Clearwater River Dene Nation and the Northern Lights School Division
  • The creation of an 18-credit (6 courses) Certificate of Reconciliation Studies (CRS) has already been proposed.

Highlights

TypeFederated college
Enrolment percentage30%
Tuition fee for Canadian studentsCAD 7,189.80-CAD 8,492.30
Tuition fee for international studentsCAD 18,719.90-CAD 21,784.90
Websitehttp://fnuniv.ca/

Explore the beauty of campuses

The FNUniv has three campuses in the following locations:

  1. Regina Campus: 1 First Nations Way, Regina, within the campus of the University of Regina
  2. Saskatoon Campus: 226–230 20th Street East, Saskatoon, within the campus of the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies
  3. Northern Campus: 1301 Central Ave, Prince Albert

Each of the three campuses of the FNUniv has its own library containing both the printed copies and the e-copies of the books

  • Individual counselling sessions are offered in the Regina campus
  • Parking facilities are available in all of the three campuses
  • The University of Regina’s Office of the Coordinator of Special Needs Services provide the students with the special services according to their needs
  • Group and individual tutoring services are available for all the students
  • The Writing Centre of the Student Success Services Office (Regina) helps the students in enhancing their writing skills

Residence

First Nations University offers the facility of residing in campus to its students in the following buildings:

  • K?šik Towers
  • La Résidence
  • Paskw?w and Wakpá Towers
  • College West

Choose the right program for yourself

The FNUniv offers undergraduate programs, including Bachelor degree, Diploma, and Certificate programs in the following fields of study:

Business and Public AdministrationIndigenous Literature in EnglishEnvironmental Health and Science
IATEC (Indigenous Access and Transition Education Certificate)Indian Communication ArtsIndigenous Fine Arts and Indigenous Art History
Indigenous EducationIndigenous Environmental ScienceIndigenous Health Practice
Indigenous Health StudiesIndigenous Languages and LinguisticsIndigenous Social Work
Indigenous StudiesResource and Environmental StudiesScience

The university also offers the following graduate programs:

  • Masters of Linguistics
  • Masters of Indigenous Education
  • Masters of Indigenous Social Work

The university also offers the following programs:

  • Community-Based Programs
  • Certificate programs of Reconciliation Studies

All you need to know about the application process

Pre-requisites

English Language Requirement for International students

  • International admissions to the FNUniv are administered by the Department of International Admissions of the University of Regina
  • All the international students are required to obtain the Study Permit/Visa in order to be legally allowed to stay and study in Canada
  • The minimum English Language Proficiency test scores required are:

Test scores accepted

TOEFL, MELAB, CAELA, IELTS

Minimum test scores required

TOEFL (Paper Based): 550

TOEFL (Internet Based): 80

MELAB: 85

CAELA: 60

IELTS (academic or immigration): 6.5

Documents required

  • All the international students are required to submit the following documents:

    • High school transcripts
    • Post-secondary transcripts
    • Proof of English Language Proficiency
    • A copy of passport
  • Applicants choosing the online application method are needed to send these documents to international.admissions@uregina.ca and for the offline applications, documents are needed to be sent to the International Admissions Office of the University of Regina

How, when and where to apply

  • Since the FNUniv is a federated college of the University of Regina, the applicants are required to visit the official website for both online and offline applications
  • In order to apply online for the programs offered by the FNUniv, the applicants are required to have a valid e-mail address and credit card number
  • In order to apply offline, the students are required to submit the hard copy of the application form carrying details of the chosen faculty and program
  • Applicants from high schools are required to submit one original copy of their high school transcript
  • Two official transcripts are needed to be submitted by the applicants who have previously completed any post-secondary education at any institute other than the University of Regina
  • Candidates willing to apply for graduate programs are required to contact the Graduate Studies and Research Office through grad.studies@uregina.ca

Application fee

All the applicants are required to pay the non-refundable application fee of CAD 100 by Visa or MasterCard (for online applications) or by cheques or money orders (for offline applications)

What it costs to study in First Nations University of Canada

Tuition fee for domestic and international students are tabulated below:

Tuition fee for Canadian studentsCAD 7,189.80-CAD 8,492.30
Tuition fee for international studentsCAD 18,719.90-CAD 21,784.90

In addition to the tuition fees, the students are required to pay the following fees as well:

Health & Dental PlanCAD 196.40
Books and suppliesCAD 1,000-CAD 2,000
Miscellaneous (personal items, clothing, transportation, entertainment, etc.)CAD 2,000

Accommodation facilities

On-campus housing facilities are offered only at the Regina campus. The details are given below:

Building nameRoom typeFee/Semester
K?šik TowersDorm Private WashroomCAD 3,276
4-Bedroom ApartmentCAD 3,482
2-Bedroom ApartmentCAD 3,884
StudioCAD 4,580
La RésidenceDorm Private WashroomCAD 3,276
Paskw?w and Wakpá Towers4-Bedroom ApartmentCAD 3,482
3-Bedroom ApartmentCAD 3,545
2-Bedroom Apartment - SmallCAD 3,629
Dorm - Shared WashroomCAD 2,395
2-Bedroom ApartmentCAD 3,884
Studio (no stove)CAD 4,062
Dorm - Private WashroomCAD 3,276
1-Bedroom ApartmentCAD 5,034
College West2-Bedroom ApartmentCAD 3,884
3-Bedroom ApartmentCAD 3,545
4-Bedroom ApartmentCAD 3,482
5-Bedroom ApartmentCAD 3,482
6-Bedroom ApartmentCAD 3,482
7-Bedroom ApartmentCAD 3,276

Food plans:

Plan nameMeals offeredCost per academic year (Tax Exempt)
Premium Plan11 meals/weekCAD 3,510
Standard Plan10 meal/weekCAD 3,020
Lighter Side Plan8 meals/weekCAD 2,530
Partial Plan1-2 meals/week, and snacksCAD 844

Financial aids to help students fund their education

First Nations University of Canada not only offers loans and support, but also provides scholarships, awards and bursaries to the deserving students.

Loans and support

The students of the FNUniv have quite a lot of options for obtaining economic support. Some of them are discussed below:

  • Students belonging to the Treaty Status and having the registration with a First Nation Band, they can contact their band’s post-secondary counsellor for financial support
  • Students belonging to the Métis ancestry can contact the Métis local for additional information

In addition to that, the students are also entitled to derive benefit from the following options as well:

  • Canada Student Loans
  • Farm Credit Canada Aboriginal Student Empowerment Fund
  • Saskatchewan Scholarships, Bursaries, and Grants
  • Saskatchewan Student Loans
  • University of Regina Student Awards Management System & Student Awards and Financial Aid

Scholarships, awards, and bursaries

The deserving candidates of the FNUniv are honoured with the following scholarships, awards, and bursaries:

TypeNameValue
ScholarshipEdna Irene Allen Estate ScholarshipCAD 1,880.00
Jack Adilman ScholarshipCAD 2,000.00
Bobby Bird Memorial ScholarshipCAD 2,000.00
Drs. Lewis and Elisabeth Brandt ScholarshipTBA
First Nations University of Canada Board of Governors Graduate Entrance ScholarshipCAD 1,000
John B. Tootoosis ScholarshipCAD 2,250.00
Margaret & Clare Sherrard Friendship ScholarshipCAD 1,600
SaskEnergy ScholarshipCAD 10,000
SGI Stan Hamilton ScholarshipCAD 2,500
K + S Potash Canada ScholarshipCAD 1,250
AwardAdam Dreamhealer PrizeCAD 1,580.00
Dr. Oliver Brass Graduate Studies AwardCAD 1,000
FNUniv Library Book AwardCAD 300 Gift Certificate (to a relevant bookstore)
Hudson’s Bay Company Student Achievement Award for Excellence2 awards of CAD 8,500
Indigenous Authors AwardCAD 350
Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy AwardCAD 1,000
Indigenous Artist AwardCAD 400
Jean Shoebridge Memorial Book PrizeCAD 150
Joely Bigeagle-Kequahtooway AwardCAD 500
BursaryGrain & General Services Union BursaryCAD 2,000
Viola Anaquod Single Parent BursaryCAD 2,000
Ayahkamimakan Pimatisiwin (Life Continues) BursaryCAD 100

To know more about the scholarships, awards and bursaries offered by the U of R, please visit the University of Regina Scholarship website.

Perks of being an alumnus

  • The First Nations University of Canada has an Alumni Association and they make arrangements for the reconciliation ceremonies for the former students.
  • They maintain a strong network of nearly 5,000 students worldwide through the social networking sites.
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Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 10,092
Bachelors Tuition Fees$10092
Post graduate Tuition Fees$18016
Accomodation Fees (Annual)
$ 4,155
CAMPUS LIFE
Total Enrollment
840
ADMISSION DEADLINES ( SPRING SEASON )
Application Deadline
January 15, 2019
Start of Application process July 01, 2018
End of Application process January 15, 2019
Application Fee
$ 100
Application website urconnected.uregin...
Accepts common App Yes
Direct Application No
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Total Applications
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