Lakehead University

Lakehead University

Thunder Bay , Canada
  • 83
    Acceptance Rate
  • 307
    Available Programs
  • 9700
  • 25000
    Average Cost
  • 94,4
    Employment Rate
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Lakehead University evolved from the Lakehead Technical Institute (LTI), which was established in 1946. From LTI, Lakehead became the Lakehead College of Arts, Science and Technology in 1956. The Lakehead University Act was given Royal Assent by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario in 1965, and Lakehead University was established. The first degrees granted by Lakehead University were in Arts and Science in 1965.

Lakehead is a comprehensive University with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research.  Faculties, staff, programs, and services team up to provide an extensive range of learning choices and alternatives that offer an unbeatable combination of quality education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Entry requirements

General Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission as an International Student, you must currently reside outside of Canada and you are not a Canadian citizen. To meet the General Admission Requirements to Lakehead, you will need the following: Successful graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent (For most countries, the same academic preparation as is required for university entrance in that country is required for consideration. Refer to Admission Requirements by Country.)

Program-Specific Prerequisite courses completed at the senior level (e.g. Grade 12);

Equivalent of a minimum 70% overall final average (Canadian) Note: Meeting the minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission. In addition to the General Admission Requirements, please also review the Program Specific Pre-requisites to determine what particular courses you will require from your academic background. Pre-requisite courses must be completed at the senior level (e.g. Grade 12). 

English Language Proficiency Requirements for undergraduate courses

  • DuoLingo English Test Minimum Score: 110
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Minimum Score: 6.5 (no individual score less than 6.0)
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) Minimum Score: 58 (no component score less than 50)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Minimum Score for
    • Internet Based Test (iBT): 80 (no component score less than 19)
    • Minimum Score for Paper Based Test (pBT) when Speaking is present: 550 (no component score less than 50)

Scholarship & 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 more information


Student life

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