Year 1 application: Overview and FAQ

Before you apply, you will need:

  1. An email address
  2. A land claim beneficiary number
  3. 3 references
  4. A completed personal writing assignment (details in step 3)


      1. Through the application process, you will need to use an email address in different places. Please use the same email address everywhere.
      2. If you don't have an email account, you can create email accounts online such as Gmail, Outlook or Yahoo mail.
      3. If you use more than one name, please use the same name for your reference letters, account on and in your application.

      Frequently asked questions

      How many students will be selected?

      40 students are accepted into the Inuit Studies (1st Year) program, and 12 -16 students are selected into the Advanced Inuit Studies (2nd Year) program. Spaces are limited!

      Can I apply if I have a family?

      Yes! NS staff will provide assistance with daycare and schooling options for your children. Please note however that NS can only accept applicants whose children will be at least 18 months old on September 1st of each year.

      What is the deadline for applying?

      You can apply at any time, but it is best to do so before March 8th - that is when we begin reviewing the applications. Those applications received by March 8th will be considered first.

      Where do students live?

      All students will have the option of living in a new residence which opened in September 2018. More information about placement within the residence will follow upon acceptance to the program.

      Who should I call if I have questions?

      Contact NS at 613-244-4937 ext 11

      What will I be asked on the application

      In addition to a section on references and the writing exercise, you will be asked about the following:

      Personal information

      • Name
      • Date of birth
      • Contact information
      • Questions about identification
      • Questions about dependants

      Education and employment

      • What is the highest grade completed?
      • List any education or training courses you taken since you left school
      • Please indicate your previous work/volunteer experience

      Tell us about yourself

      • Please tell us what interests you the most about NS and why.
      • Tell us why you are a good candidate and why you should be selected.
      • Have you been involved in any organizations or volunteer activities?
      • Please tell us about the volunteer/organization work you have done
      • How does your family feel about you applying to this program?
      • Describe how you spend your free time when you're not at school or work
      • Have you lived outside your home community before?
      • Tell us at least 3 things you like about your community and explain why.
      • Tell us at least 3 things you would like to see changed in your community and explain why.
      • Identify one major challenge facing Inuit youth today in your community and explain why you think it's a problem.
      • Personal goals: What types or area of work could you see yourself doing in the future? How would you get there?

      Information about funding

      Each Inuit region has a different source of funding for post-secondary students. See the last page of this application form for the information you will need to include in your funding application. If you are a non-Nunavut student, please contact us to discuss the tuition amount you will be required to pay.