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Lakehead University

Check whether Lakehead University is right for you as an international student.

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Thunderbay, Canada
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Study abroad at Lakehead University

Lakehead University (LU) is a comprehensive public research institution located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. It offers a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate study options with 60+ fields of study to choose from. Their academic departments cover a wide range of areas, including aboriginal education, biology, law, business, education, music, and many more.

The University uses experiential learning to give students valuable hands-on experience. They offer co-operative education, community-based learning and internships to ensure all students develop transferable skills they can take into the workplace after graduation.

LU has two campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia, and both offer students a rounded university experience. Their on-campus accommodation is available at both sites and offers students a fun, safe and convenient place to live. Their athletics teams are called the Thunderwolves and compete in a range of sports, including soccer, golf, hockey and basketball.

Why study at Lakehead?

  • Top research

    Named Top Canadian University in Undergraduate Research five years in a row (Research Infosource, 2019)

  • Small class sizes

    60% of classes have fewer than 30 students, allowing students to have a personalized university experience

Life as an international student

Lakehead offers a selection of support services for international students, including academic advice, health and counseling, tutoring, visa and immigration advice, financial help, accessibility services, career development, study skills seminars, and more.

The Lakehead international peer mentor program can pair you, and a small group of other international students, with experienced LU students. They’ll be able to help you transition into life at the University and get to know the campus and surrounding area.

The Residence Life Team is dedicated to organizing clubs, activities and trips for all students, which are a great way to get involved in campus life and meet students from other countries and programs.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Skills classes
    • Language Center
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Campus parking
    • Airport Shuttle Service
    • On-Campus Shuttle
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars 1
    • Restaurants 4
    • Cafe’s 6
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
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    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Fees and funding

Non-Canadian citizens who are entering Lakehead University from a high school, or who are transferring from an international college or university, will be considered for the undergraduate entrance scholarships. The scholarship is available to the top international students applying to Lakehead University as a full-time student for 2021-2022.

  • Undergraduate tuition - From CAD$26,500 to CAD$30,000 per year
  • Graduate - From CAD$18,999 to CAD$39,999 per year

Scholarships starting:

  • 75.0% - 79.9% $6,000 CAD (in Year 1 only)
  • 80.0% - 89.9% $30,000 CAD ($7,500 x 4 years)
  • 90.0%+ $40,000 ($10,000 x 4 years)

Generous entrance scholarships - Lakehead International's entrance scholarships for applicants entering from high school into an undergraduate program provide up to CAD$30,000 toward studies at Lakehead. Entrance Scholarships require no application.


Lakehead University

955 Oliver Rd, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

Lakehead University's main campus is located in the City of Thunder Bay. Located on the shores of Lake Superior in Northwestern Ontario, the City of Thunder Bay is truly ‘superior by nature’.

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Visa requirements for Lakehead University

Many international students will require a visa to study in Canada, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Canada student visa requirements