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Engineering & Aviation

Chemistry and Materials Science - PhD

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

Program facts

  • Program type
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Tuition fees per year
    22,406 CAD
  • Language taught in
  • Start date
    January, May, September

Program Overview

What Lakehead University says about their program:
"The PhD in Chemistry and Materials Science is a research-intensive graduate program focused on the intellectual development and advanced training of scientists in two fields of specialization:
NOTE: Students in this program are expected to complete all requirements within a minimum of nine terms (3 years) to a maximum of twelve terms (4 years) of continuous full-time registration. Candidates must meet a minimum residency of three terms, two of which must be consecutive."

Admissions requirements

  • TOEFL - 80 (no component score less than 19)
  • IELTS - 6.5 (no individual score less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL Institution Code 0888

Nursing - BEd (2 year) - higher English level:

  • TOEFL 103
  • IELTS 7.0

If you have studied in your previous education for three years or more in English you don't have to present English proficiency.

Undergraduate Admissions

To be considered for admission to a Lakehead University undergraduate program, you will need the following:

  • Successful graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent
  • Program specific prerequisite courses (depending on your program of interest)
  • Equivalent of a minimum 70% overall final average (Canadian)

Note: Meeting the minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.

Graduate Admissions

The minimum admission requirement for international applicants is 75% or 3.0 on a 4 point Canadian scale, with an accredited university degree equivalent to a Lakehead University 4 year degree.

The University advises all international students to apply early, as admission is competitive. Should you wish to apply to a thesis program, you are strongly advised to contact a potential supervisor and have your proof of English language proficiency complete.

Please be advised that meeting the minimum admission requirement does not guarantee admission into a program.

Undergraduate intakes:

  • Fall Semester (September) - deadline March 1 (but accepting late applications)
  • Winter Semester (January) - deadline November 1

Postgraduate intakes:

  • Fall Semester (September) - deadline February 1 (late applications can be received until May 1 - depending on program space availability)
  • Winter Semester (January) - deadline September 30
  • Spring Semester (May) - deadline January 15

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 2019-2020.

Scholarships starting:

  • 75-79.9% - CAD$4,000 in year 1
  • 80-89.9% - CAD$5,000 in year 1 (renewable by maintaining 80% average)
  • 90 or above - CAD$7,500 (renewable by maintaining 90% average)

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.

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