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Prospective QuARMS Students

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Candidates for the QuARMS pathway must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident of Canada 


  • Identify as:
    • Black African, Black Caribbean, Black North American, or a multi-racial person who has and identifies with their Black ancestry 


    • Indigenous 


  • Applicants must meet the academic requirements of the eligible programs to which they are applying (see "How to Apply" for more information)


  • Applicants must be currently in high school and must be enrolled in the final year of high school when they apply. Students residing in Quebec must be in their 1st year of CEGEP to be eligible to apply


*Please note: Applicants who have taken any University or College credits that are not counted towards the completion of their High School diploma, are not eligible to apply to this pathway.  

Indigenous applicants applying to QuARMS: 

Indigenous applicants will need to submit one of the following documents at the supplemental application step (proof of Indigenous ancestry): 

  • Indian status cards from First Nations that are federally recognized and those listed on the Indigenous & Northern Affairs Canada website.
  • For Non-status First Nations persons, your parents’ and/or grandparents’ Indian status card and your long form birth certificate or baptismal certificate. (Submitted documents must show the connection to the person with the Indian status card.)
  • A membership card indicating that you are a member of a Non-status First Nation that is currently in a court case (e.g., the Algonquin land claim).
  • Métis citizenship from organizations that are members of the Métis National Council or the Manitoba Métis Foundation. For the Metis Nation of Ontario (MNO), applicants must provide the MNO letter stating complete status in addition to the the MNO card.
  • Nunavut Trust Certificate card or Inuit roll number

You must submit copies of both the front and back of your proof of ancestry document(s) if there is information/text on both sides of the document(s).

For assistance with the Indigenous Access Policy, please contact the Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator: 

Candidates for the QuARMS pathway may also demonstrate the following qualities:

  • exceptional leadership qualities
  • curious by nature
  • diverse academic interests
  • commitment to service
  • proven academic ability
  • critical and creative thinking
  • ability to relate to people
  • maturity and integrity
  • humility, altruism, and humanitarianism 

For further information on eligibility, financial resources, application and general questions about the QuARMS Pathway, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

The Queen's Community provides various support resources and ways to connect with other students. We encourage you to explore the Inclusive Queen’s website to find out more!