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BCIT Computing recognizes that Indigenous students are underrepresented in the student population and industry. In accordance with the Institute’s equity plan, to encourage and support Indigenous applicants, preferred candidacy will be given to Indigenous students in select full-time computing programs.

To be considered under this admission category applicants must:

  1. Self-identify as an Indigenous (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) person of Canada on the admission application.
    Documentation of status may be required upon acceptance.
  2. Have successfully completed the program’s entrance requirements.

Our programs also work closely with Indigenous Services at BCIT to ensure students receive the best possible support and encouragement while in the program. Please visit Indigenous Services for more information on available resources.

Check out the advice and experience from one of our Computer Systems Technology (CST) Diploma alumni.

Indigenous Scholarships & Financial Awards

Scholarships and bursaries are usually a non-repayable source of funds that help students with success while attending BCIT. A wide range of scholarships, awards, bursaries, and financial aid are available to Indigenous students to apply for. Please see the current list by visiting the BCIT Indigenous Services webpage on Scholarships & Financial Aid.

In partnership with TD Bank, the Computing Department offers bursaries and entrance awards specifically for Indigenous Computing students. Up to $20,000 per year is available in multiple computing programs:

  • Computer Information Technology (diploma)
  • Computer Systems Technology (diploma)
  • Full-Stack Web Development (diploma)
  • Computer Systems (BTech)
  • Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity (BTech)

Individual funding will depend on financial need (bursaries) or achievement (awards). Application forms are available on the BCIT Bursary webpage during the months of January, June and October.