Year 2 application: Overview and FAQ

Before you apply, you will need:

  1. An email address
  2. A land claim beneficiary number
  3. A completed contemporary Inuit issues 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?

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 17

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 have taken since you left school
  • Please indicate your previous work/volunteer experience

Tell us about yourself

  • Which courses did you enjoy most in your 1st year, and why?
  • Reflecting on your first year, what advice would you give to yourself going into 2nd year? (Academic, social, personal).
  • What do you want to do after finishing 2nd year?
  • How will the 2nd year program help you to achieve this goal?

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.