First Nations University of Canada, established in 1976, is the first First Nations controlled university in Canada and a leader in Indigenous-based education.

First Nations University of Canada incorporates Indigenous worldviews and knowledge into all aspects of the university. It aims to give First Nations, Métis and other Indigenous learners the greatest opportunity to succeed in their education and, in turn, to strengthen their communities through their accomplishments.

First Nations University of Canada is open to students of all backgrounds and is committed to the values of inclusivity and respect for people of all cultures. Each year, thousands of non-Indigenous students attend its classes. For many, this allows them to prepare to work in their chosen fields while helping them network and build relationships with Aboriginal people.The university’s educational offerings include a variety of programs within the Departments of Indigenous Languages, Arts and Cultures; Indigenous Health, Education and Social Work; and Indigenous Science, Environment and Economic Development. Students learn through oral traditional teachings, Elders in their classrooms and participation in traditional ceremonies.

Students can access its range of programs at any one of its three Saskatchewan campuses located in Regina, Saskatoon, and Prince Albert. The university also offers web-based classes, distance education, and community-based programs. These flexible learning environments give students both the quality education they seek, as well as the convenience of taking their degree from locations near or within their home communities.

For many, this allows connection to family and community while also providing a quality education.


Full-time (undergraduates)

Part-time (undergraduates)

Source: University of Regina (2017 rounded preliminary fall enrolment)




Undergraduate tuition fees:

Graduate tuition fees:


Undergraduate tuition fees:
$19,058 – $20,205

Graduate tuition fees:


Business and Public Administration


Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities (2017-18)

Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.