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About Lakehead University

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Year of establishment1965
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Accepted Exams
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Total International Students1540
Faculty/Student Ratio15
Endowments ValueUS Dollar 31 million
Scholarships2
Accommodation expenses11557 CAD for 1 sharing (UG),7941 CAD for 1 sharing (PG)
Meal expenses5400 CAD (PG)
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Q:   Is it tough to get into the Lakehead University?

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Lakehead University has a high acceptance rate as compared to other universities in the Ontario region. Even though admission to Lakehead is easy, meeting the admission requirements is challenging as it has high score requirements across all its courses. Additionally, just meeting the admission requirement will not guarantee admission. Apart from competitive scores and a strong academic background, a student's extracurricular activity involvement and professional/practical experience are also considered. Thus, a varied student profile will help a student gain higher chances of getting accepted at Lakehead.
 

Q:   How to apply to Lakehead University's undergraduate courses?

A: 

Prospective undergraduate students can apply to Lakehead University through an authorized Lakehead representative or directly to the university via the corresponding application form to the programme they are interested in studying. Applications to the following programs should be submitted through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC):

  • Two-Year Bachelor of Education programme (TEAS form)
  • Faculty of Law Juris Doctor programme (OLSAS form)
 

Q:   What is Lakehead University's ranking?

A: 

Lakehead University is not just one of the top 10 Canadian universities, but also a one of the best universities in the world. It's global rankings are listed below:

  • #1291in Best Global Universities 2024 - US News and World Report Rankings 
  • #30 in Best Global Universities in Canada 2024 - US News and World Report Rankings 
  • #801-1000 in World University Rankings 2024 - Times Higher Education (THE)
  • #101-200 in Impact Rankings 2023 – Times Higher Education (THE)
 

Q:   How good of a school is Lakehead University?

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Lakehead University is one of the best universities in Canada as well as a globally top-ranking university. It has campuses in Ontario, Thunder Bay and in Orilla, which are home to 1,540 international students. Prospective students of Lakehead University get to choose between a variety of world class programs offered in the university, on both the undergraduate and graduate level, offered through eight leading faculty members like Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Natural Resource Management, Health & Behavioral Sciences, Science & Environmental Studies, Social Sciences & Humanities, and Medicine.

In order to make their education all the more affordable, Lakehead University offers a range of generous scholarships for their international students. Along with studies, students can also participate in clubs and various events organised in the university. Overall, Lakehead university is a top choice and one of the best study abroad universities for international students.

 

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Q:   Does Lakehead University provide scholarship to international students?

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Yes, Lakehead University does provide scholarship to international students, both at undergraduate and graduate level.

1)    Undergraduate Scholarship: Lakehead University considers Non-Canadian students who are entering from high school or who are transferring from an international college or university for undergraduate scholarships. These scholarship are available to the top international students applying to Lakehead University for 2023-2024.

Academic Average

(Canadian Equivalent)

IB Average

Scholarship Total (in Canadian dollars)

Scholarships Available

90.0%+

35+

$40,000 ($10,000 x 4 years)

Limited

80.0% - 89.9%

30-34

$30,000 ($7,500 x 4 years)

Limited

75.0% - 79.9%

28-29

$6,000 ($6,000 in Year 1 only)

Limited

Automatically considered. No scholarship application is required. 

2)    Graduate Scholarship: Graduate Assistant appointments may be offered to some full-time graduate students (including Visa students) at a rate of $10,506.69 CAD at the Master's level and $11,457.79 CAD at the Doctoral level (2021- 2022 rates).

 

Q:   What are the faculty research awards at Lakehead University?

A: 

At Lakehead University, facullty research awards are payable by faculty members based on their grants and other research funds available to the researcher. If you are selected for a Faculty Research Award, it will be awarded by your supervisor after you begin your studies.

 

Lakehead University Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :CAD 100 - 135
  • Type of deadline :Regular
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Type of documentsApplicable for
SOPNot required
LORNeeded for few courses
EssaysNot required
CVNeeded for few courses
Additional documentsRequired
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Intake seasonDeadline
Fall1ˢᵗ Mar - 15ᵗʰ Apr 2025
Spring15ᵗʰ Jan 2024
Winter30ᵗʰ Sep 2023
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Q:   When do admissions start at the Lakehead University?

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Lakehead University offers full-time bachelor's programs in the Fall and Winter. Students must be mindful of the fact that Spring/Summer intake is not recommended for undergraduate students. Refer to the table below for Lakehead University's application deadlines for undergraduate students:

IntakeDeadlines
Fall

January, 2024 (Nursing)

March, 2024 (Other Programs)*

WinterNovember, 2024
Spring/SummerApril, 2024

Lakehead University's master's programs are offered in Fall, Winter and Spring intakes. However, the application deadlines may vary as per programme and intake. Usually, most of the postgraduate programs have deadlines in the following months:

IntakeDeadlines
SpringJanuary, 2024
FallFebruary, 2024
WinterSeptember, 2024

 

 

Q:   What are the Lakehead University document requirements?

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At Lakehead University, all documents submitted during the application process need to be original drafts and in English or translated into English. Students can refer to the listings below for Lakehead University's admission requirements according to the choice of degree:

Undergraduate aspirants:

  • Official transcripts;
  • AP score report;
  • English proficiency score report;
  • Letters of Recommendation (LORs);
  • Supplementary documents such as essays or portfolios, as per course requirements;
  • Financial documents; and
  • Copy of passport.

Graduate aspirants:

  • Official transcripts;
  • Standardized score reports;
  • English proficiency score report;
  • Essays or Statment of Purpose (as per course requirement);
  • Resume/CV;
  • Two to three LORs;
  • Additional supplements such as Letter of Motivation;
  • Financial documents; and
  • Copy of passport.

Note: All supporting documents, including proof of degree/s, submitted during the admission process become the property of Lakehead University and cannot be returned.

 

Lakehead University Fees, Duration & Entry Requirements 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(16 courses)
INR 14 L - 20 L
Duration16 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, TOEFL: 80 - 100, PTE: 58 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(12 courses)
INR 17 L - 23 L
Duration3-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
B.A.(50 courses)
INR 17 L
Duration3-6 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
B.Sc.(29 courses)
INR 17 L - 18 L
Duration3-6 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
M.A.(5 courses)
INR 4 L - 14 L
Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 - 100, PTE: 58 & Above
MBA/PGDM(3 courses)
INR 14 L - 25 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
BBA(5 courses)
INR 17 L - 21 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
PG Certificate(1 course)
INR 14 L
Duration12 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
B.Com(1 course)
INR 20 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
Others PG(2 courses)
INR 14 L - 15 L
Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
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Q:   What are the Lakehead University English language requirements?

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Lakehead University's admission requirements for international students comprise of proof of proficiency in the English language as a major entry requirement. Lakehead accepts all the major English proficiency exams and students can refer to the table below for the minimum score requirements:

English Proficiency Exam

Minimum Score Required

IELTS Academic

Overall 6.5 (with no section less than 6.0)

TOEFL iBT

Overall 80 (with no section less than 19)

PTE

Overall 58 (with no component below 50)

Duolingo

110 & Above

CI/C2 Proficiency

Overall 176 (with no section below 169)

 

Q:   What are the Lakehead University eligibility requirements for Indian students?

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Lakehead University accepts country-specific qualifications from Indian students and they must be fulfilled by the applicants in order to secure an enrollment in the university. These entry requirements comprise of the following:

  • State Higher Secondary Certificate awarded by a State Board of Higher Secondary Education; OR
  • India and Delhi Senior School Certificate awarded by the Central Board of Secondary Education; OR
  • India School Certificate awarded by the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations.
  • Score requirement: Minimum 70% overall final average (Canadian equivalent). Minimum 75% is required for the Applied Life Sciences and the Environmental Sustainability Lakehead-Georgian partnership programs.
  • Optional Andhra Pradesh Course (credit transfer available).
 

Q:   Does Lakehead University require GMAT/GRE?

A: 

Yes, a GMAT/GRE score is required for Lakehead's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. GMAT with recommended minimum score of 500 or a GRE General Exam with recommended minimum score 300 is required for admission in the MBA course at Lakehead University.

Lakehead University offers two MBA programme options:

  • MBA is a 12–month (3 terms, full time) general degree designed to prepare students for success in a wide range of careers in management.
  • MBA with Advanced Studies in Management is a 16-month (4 terms, full time) degree that enables students to supplement the core MBA content with specialised courses in a range of areas.

Know more about how to study MBA in Canada without GMAT.

 

Lakehead University Rankings 2024

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by Shiksha
Computer Science EngineeringC++
#301-400
#501-600
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Q:   Is Lakehead good for international students?

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Located in the heart of Ontario, Lakehead University is one of the most popular Canadian university among international students, including Indians. It has an acceptance rate of 82%, which makes it less competitive and moderately easy to get into. Lakehead University's campus life is very fascinating and this university offers a variety of different courses to choose from, both at the undergraduate and graduate level. The quality of education is very well and the university has an overall placement rate of 97%. In the Lakehead University, international students are also eligible for scholarship. Additionally, Lakehead University's Work Study Program (LUWSP) provides part-time or full-time employment opportunities to eligible undergraduate students throughout the year. These programs help students manage their finances in a better way. Overall, Lakehead University is one of the best Canadian universities for international students.

 

Q:   How is Lakehead University ranked in the world?

A: 

If we talk about Lakehead University's ranking, then in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, the university has been placed at the position #801-1000 in 2024. Even in 2023, THE placed Lakehead University at #801-1000 position. THE considers the parameters like teaching, citations, research, industry outcome and international outlook for the ranking purpose. When it comes to US News & World Report rankings, Lakehead University #1291 in Best Global Universities in 2024. Apart from this, Lakehead University was included in the top 200 of the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023, which makes Lakehead University the #1 university in North America with under 9,000 students.

If we further talk about Lakehead University's rankings, then it has ranked in Canada’s Top 10 universities in its category for 9 of the past 10 years.

 

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Lakeahead University Notable Alumni

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Q:   Who are the notable almuni of Lakehead University?

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The notable alumni of Lakehead University are:

  • Lorne Everett: Chief Scientist and Senior Vice-President, The Shaw Group; Chancellor, Lakehead University
  • Karen Gavan: Chief Operating Officer, Transamerica Life Canada & AEGON Fund Manager (former)
  • Joe Geofroy: Vice President, Research and Development, Convedia Corporation
  • John Arthur Gordon: President and Chairman, Service Corporation International (Canada) Ltd.
  • Frances Guzzi Picherack: President, Petrine Consulting Inc.
 
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Answered 8 months ago

 Admissions start at the Lakehead University, Although applications are received on a continual basis, we recommend that interested applicants submit a complete application package by the following dates:

  • For a Fall start term: February 1
  • For a Winter start term: September 30
  • For a Spring start term: J

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Answered 8 months ago

 The Lakehead University document requirements are 

  • Graduate Studies Reference Form.
  • Official Transcript.
  • Proof of Degree.
  • Program Specific Supporting Documents (If required)
  • Official English Test Results (If required)
 

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vikas arya

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Answered 9 months ago

Lakehead University provides on campus accommodation to all their international students. Refer to the table below for Lakehead University's cost of living for international students:

Category

Single with Shared Washroom & 5 Day Meal Plan

Single with Shared Washroom & 7 Day Meal Plan

Room and Meal Plan Charges

$13,435.00

$14,002.00

Insurance

$92.00

$92.00

Activity Fee

$75.00

$75.00

Total

$13,602.00

$14,169.00

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Answered 9 months ago

Prospective students can apply to Lakehead University through an authorized Lakehead representative or directly to the university via the corresponding application form to the program they are interested in studying. Applications to the following programs should be submitted through the Ontario Univ

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Answered 9 months ago

Lakehead University takes the spot #1291 in Best Global University in US News and World Report 2023. THE (Times Higher Education) has placed it in the range #801-1000 in World University Rankings 2023.

Lakehead has been ranked as one of the top universities in the world contributing to poverty reduct

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University CityThunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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Population of City1,23,200

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955 Oliver Rd, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5E1, Canada, Thunder Bay (Ontario)
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