FNUC Established: 1976

First Nations University of Canada

First Nations Way, Regina, SK S4S 7K2, Canada

First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) is a unique institution, founded in 1976 with the vision of providing Indigenous education to people of all backgrounds. Traditional and contemporary Indigenous knowledge form part of the curriculum across a range of academic disciplines.

  • 3,000+
    Total Students
  • CAD 10,826
    Total Cost of Living(average per year*)
  • CAD 5,167
    Living On-campus(average per year*)


Through ceremony, specialized activities and services, students learn in a cultural environment designed to promote awareness and respect for First Nations and other Indigenous cultures. Our programs aim to educate, empower and enlighten students. Whether you are an aspiring educator, an emerging artist or an entrepreneur-at-heart, FNUniv has a program for you! As a federated college of the University of Regina, FNUniv students enjoy the benefits of that federation and receive University of Regina certificates, diplomas and degrees.

Our philosophy is that learning is a lifelong process that encompasses all aspects of a person’s well-being. In addition to our strong academic programming, we also offer supports and services for students such as:

  • Onsite Elders at all three campuses
  • Cultural activities such as monthly pipe ceremonies, round dances and beading circles
  • Free tutoring and writing assistance
  • Seminars on helpful topics such as time management and budgeting
  • Scholarships, bursaries and awards specific to FNUniv students
  • Student associations at all three campuses

Programs / Degrees at First Nations University of Canada

Business and Public Administration

Students can pursue either full-time or part-time opportunities in the following programs:

  • Certificate in Administration—Level I & Level II
  • Certificate in Administration (Indigenous Management)
  • Certificate in Hospitality, Tourism and Gaming Entertainment Management
  • Diploma of Administration
  • Bachelor of Administration (BAdmin)

The Bachelor of Administration degree offers students the option of specializing in several core concentration areas. Within the degree, students have the option to specialize (Major) in:

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing

Indigenous Literatures in English

Environmental Health and Science

IATEC (Indigenous Access and Transition Education Certificate)

Indian Communication Arts

Indigenous Fine Arts and Indigenous Art History

The Indigenous Fine Arts program offers courses of study leading to the degrees of:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Art, 4-years)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Indigenous Art, 4-years)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Art History, 4-years)

Indigenous Education

Within the four years of obtaining your degree, program options are:

  • Bachelor of Education – Elementary (Indigenous Education)
  • Bachelor of Education – After Degree Program (BEAD) – Elementary (Indigenous Education)
  • Bachelor of Education – Secondary (Indigenous Education)
  • Bachelor of Education After Degree (BEAD) – Secondary (Indigenous Education)
  • Bachelor of Education After Degree (BEAD) – Secondary (Visual Arts Major)
  • Bachelor of Education – Secondary (Major - Indigenous Studies/Minor – First Nations Languages, Indigenous Studies)
  • Bachelor of (Indigenous) Education Elementary Degree Program — Cree Immersion
  • Bachelor of (Indigenous) Education After Degree, Elementary Program — Cree Immersion
  • Certificate of Extended Studies – Aboriginal Education
  • Certificate of Extended Studies – First Nations Languages
  • First Nations Language Instructors’ Certificate
  • Masters in Indigenous Education:

Indigenous Environmental Science

Indigenous Health Practice

Indigenous Health Studies

Indigenous Languages and Linguistics

Indigenous Social Work

The programs that SISW offer are:

  • Certificate of Indigenous Social Work (2 years) all campuses
  • Bachelor of Indigenous Social Work (4 years) all campuses
  • Master of Indigenous Social Work, Regina only

Indigenous Studies

Resource and Environmental Studies


  • Bachelor of Science in Indigenous Environmental Science

Community Based Programs

Graduate Studies

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

Certificate of Reconciliation Studies

Selection criteria

Language test
  • IELTS (Bachelors) 6.5
  • IELTS (Masters) 6.5
  • TOEFL (Bachelors) 80
  • TOEFL (Masters) 80

Academic Life

  • Quadmesters
    Academic calendar

Student Life

  • 100-199
  • Urban
    Campus setting
  • Public
    Control type
  • Non-Profit
  • Religious affiliation

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