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Lakehead University

Lakehead University

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Uni facts

  • Thunderbay, Canada
  • University type: Public
  • Rank: 973
  • Program types Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, Doctorates, Postgraduate diploma
  • Programs total 95
  • Acceptance rates 83%
  • Nationalities 65
  • International Students -

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 over 57 fields of study available. 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 offer 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.

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Why study at Lakehead?

  • Top research

    Named Top Canadian University in Undergraduate Research four years in a row.

  • Small class sizes

    50% of its classes have fewer than 25 students, allowing students to have a personalized university experience

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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 Centre
    • 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
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Lakehead University programs

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.

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Tuition Undergraduate - CAD$24,988 / year (approx) Tuition Postgraduate - CAD$22,406 / year

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.

Location

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’.

  • To Thunder Bay International Airport

    10 minutes

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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