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The University of Calgary campus is located on the traditional territories of First Nations Peoples of Treaty 7. The Treaty 7 Lands in Southern Alberta are home to the Kainai Nation, Piikani Nation, Siksika Nation, Tsuuu T’ina Nation, and the Bearspaw, Chiniki and Wesley (Stoney- Nakoda) Nations. Calgary is also home to Region 3 of the Métis Nation of Alberta.
First Nations, Métis, and Inuit graduate students are enrolled in programs including Social Work, Education,  Arts, and Science.
These webpages offer tips for applying to graduate school and outline a process that often involves many requirements, such as submitting materials, coordinating deadlines and contacting various individuals. The following pages will introduce Indigenous students to the work that is involved and the funding resources that are available. Students should always check with their graduate program for specific information on deadlines and application requirements.
You can start an application from the Admissions and follow the instructions listed below the 'Apply Now' button to ensure a complete application. 
You will have the opportunity to declare your Indigenous identity on the online application form. It is very important to self-identify on your application. The university has a number of programs, services, and scholarships devoted to assisting Indigenous students. Specifying your identity on your application helps the university recognize Indigenous students and can better serve your needs.
If you have any questions about graduate admissions, please contact Benn Antepim.
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