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  • Institute Icon765 acre campus
  • Estd. 1960
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Laurentian University Highlights

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Year of establishment
1960
Also known as
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Total foreign students
600
Campus size
765 acres
No. of campus
1
Scholarships available
3
Endowment value
CAD 41 million
Accepted exams
Male/Female ratio
1.63
UG/PG course ratio
0.31
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Q:   Is Laurentian University a good university?

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In the 2020 Maclean's rankings under the category, "Canada's best comprehensive universities", Laurentian University was ranked 12. Situated near the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area in Sudbury, Ontario, the Laurentian University campus is spread across 765 acres. It features the first-rate infrastructure and offers excellent academic, residential and recreational facilities. It enrols over 9,000 students every year and has distinguished and qualified faculty members. The university has an impressive faculty-to-student ratio of 1:18. 6.5% of its student population consists of foreign students from 62 countries across the world.

 

Q:   What is Laurentian University acceptance rate?

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Laurentian University acceptance rate ranges between 70% and 80% as per an unofficial source. The acceptance rate indicates the moderately selective process of the university. Any student with sound academic background can get into the university. Laurentian University enrolls over 9,000 students every year and has distinguished and qualified faculty members. The university has an impressive faculty-to-student ratio of 1:18. 6.5% of its student population consists of foreign students from 62 countries across the world.

 

Q:   What are the English requirements for Laurentian University Canada?

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Find below the English language requirements for Laurentian University:

English Proficiency Test

Minimum Scorre

TOEFL iBT

TOEFL CBT

88 overall

230 overall

IELTS Academic

6.5 overall

No band lower than 6.0

Cambridge Assessment English

C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a Cambridge Score of 176 or more

CAEL-Canadian Academic English Language Assessment

70 overall

No part below 60

Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees - CanTEST

4.5 overall

No part below 4

PTE Academic

60 overall

DuoLingo English Test

110 overall

No band lower than 95

Note: English language test scores are valid if completed within 2 years of when we review your application.

 

Q:   Why is Laurentian University famous?

A: 

Laurentian University is the largest bilingual provider of distance education in Canada. The university provides students with an option to take courses in either English or French. The institution also grants Certificate of Bilingualism to those students who earn 15 credits or more in French or English (whichever is not their language of study). Laurentian University offers various graduate and undergraduate programmes in diverse fields such as Anthropology, Communication, Ancient Studies, Economics, Arts, Sociology, Economics, History, etc.

 

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Q:   Does Laurentian University offer scholarships to international students?

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The university provides various scholarships to international students. Check below the details for some of the Laurentian University scholarships:

Average Score

Academic Excellence Scholarship Amount

90% to 100%

Up to $60,000 in scholarship awards

80% to 89.9%

Up to $40,000 in scholarship awards

 

Q:   What are the external scholarships available for international students at Laurentian University?

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Check below some of the scholarships that international students can apply for admission at Laurentian University:

Scholarship NameScholarship Amount

KC Mahindra Scholarships for Postgraduate Studies Abroad

INR 8 lakh

Hani Zeini Scholarship

INR 82,500

Unimoni Student Star

INR 3 lakh 
 

Laurentian University Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :CAD 100 - 156
  • Type of deadline :Regular
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SOPNot required
LORNeeded for few courses
EssaysNot required
CVNeeded for few courses
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Intake seasonDeadline
Fall15ᵗʰ Apr 2025
Winter15ᵗʰ Aug 2024
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Q:   What is the admission requirement for M.Arch at Laurentian University?

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Due to accreditation requirements, all applicants seeking direct entry into the two-year M.Arch programme must have a pre-professional architecture degree (i.e. BAS, BES, BEDS, etc.). 

Pre-professional Architecture programs are those whose curriculum is designed to meet accreditation requirements established and cyclically reviewed by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) or foreign equivalent.  

 

Q:   When does the Laurentian University admission starts for UG course?

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Check below the admission deadlines for Laurentian University UG course:

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UG Deadline

Application

15 Apr, 2024

Document submission

1 May, 2024

 

Laurentian University Fees & Eligibility

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(6 courses)
INR 7 L - 18 L
Duration2 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 88 & Above, PTE: 60 & Above
B.Sc.(11 courses)
INR 13 L - 16 L
Duration2-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 88 & Above, PTE: 60 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(5 courses)
INR 16 L - 22 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 88 & Above, PTE: 60 & Above
BBA(3 courses)
INR 16 L - 17 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 88 & Above, PTE: 60 & Above
B.A.(6 courses)
INR 16 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 88 & Above, PTE: 60 & Above
MBA/PGDM(1 course)
INR 20 L
Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedGMAT: 600 & Above, IELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 88 & Above
MSN(1 course)
INR 8 L
Duration1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 88 & Above
BSN(1 course)
INR 11 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 88 & Above
LL.B.(1 course)
INR 16 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above
B.Arch(1 course)
INR 20 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 88 & Above, PTE: 60 & Above
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Q:   What is the eligibility requirement at Laurentian University?

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Students from all over the world wishing to apply for a course at Laurentian University must check the fee and eligibility. The requirements are different for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Check below common eligibility for UG and PG courses:

Undergraduate: Applicants need to pass one of the following certificates with 50/100, 5/10 (second class/second division):

  • A State Higher Secondary Certificate awarded by a State Board of Higher Secondary Education
  • India and Delhi Senior School Certificate awarded by the Central Board of Secondary Education
  • Indian School Certificate awarded by the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations

Postgraduate: Aspirants who have completed a bachelor’s degree can apply for postgraduate course.

 

Q:   What is the entry requirement for Laurentian University MBA?

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Check below the admission requirements at Laurentian University:

Four-year UG degree

A score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

GPALaurentian GPAGMAT Score
High C (65%)4.5 - 4.6600 or more
C+ (66-69%)4.7 - 5.4575 or more
B (70-74%)5.5 - 6.4550 or more
B+ (75-79%)6.5 - 7.4525 or more
A (80%)7.5 or overGMAT waiver is available
 

Q:   How many undergraduate and graduate programs are taught at the university?

A: 
107 undergraduate and 33 graduate programmes are taught at the university.
 

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Q:   Does Laurentian University provides career support?

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The Career Hub of Laurentian University provides career and employment (permanent/ summer/ part-time) support services for undergraduate, graduate students and alumni from all disciplines. The services include:

  • Job Postings
  • On-Campus Jobs
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Career Fairs
  • Career Coaching
  • Resume, Cover Letter, and Interview Advising
  • Employment and Career Workshops
 

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Q:   What will be the cost of studying in Canada?

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Canada offers much more affordable education options than many other developed countries. The average of the data available shows that the average cost to pursue an undergraduate programme will be CAD 6800 per year. On the other hand, for a master’s degree, the tuition fee can range from CAD 21,100 per year (As per Statistics Canada, 2022).

 

Q:   Is living expensive in Canada for International students?

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On average, a student spends approximately INR 7.1 Lacs per year. But the expenses also depend on the place where a student stays. If a student stays in a metropolitan city like Toronto or Vancouver the expenses could go up to CAD 15,000 in comparison to a student studying in the suburbs where the expenses would be around CAD 8,000 - 10,000 each year.

 

Laurentian University Notable Alumni

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Q:   Who are the notable alumni of Laurentian University?

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Laurentian University has many qualified, talented and notable alumni. Leo Gerard is the vice president of AFL-CIO and has served as the United Steelworkers' president. Ashley Kirwan co-founded Orix Geoscience. Kirk Petroski is the CEO and president of Symboticware Incorporated. François Bach is a successful product designer who has worked on celebrated projects like Red Bull TV and Headspace. Susan Irving works as the senior director of marketing at PepsiCo Foods Canada.

 

Laurentian University VS Wilfrid Laurier University

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Q:   Which is better-Laurentian University or Wilfrid Laurier University?

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Below is the comparison between Laurentian University and Wilfrid Laurier University based on fee:

University Name

First-Year Tuition Fee*

Laurentian University

INR 7.8 Lacs - INR 21.8 lakh

Wilfrid Laurier University

INR 11.6 Lacs – INR 33.7 lakh

*The fee is taken from an unofficial source. Hence, is indicative.

 

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Q:   How is the campus of Laurentian University?

A: 

Situated near the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area in Sudbury, Ontario, the Laurentian University campus is spread across 765 acres. It features the first-rate infrastructure and offers excellent academic, residential and recreational facilities. With spacious classrooms, hi-tech labs, a bookstore, a speech and language clinic and a huge library, the campus offers an environment suitable for fast and efficient learning. It provides comfortable on-campus accommodation and a number of dining options including a grill, cafeteria, convenience store, Tim Hortons, Café Bistro, Topper's Pizza, Starbucks and Subway outlets. Besides these amenities, the campus also offers several on-campus recreational facilities like swimming lessons, school field trips, and youth and aquatic programmes. It offers opportunities to indulge in sports such as basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey, golf and lacrosse.

 

Q:   What is Laurentian University ranking in Canada?

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In the 2020 Maclean's rankings under the category, "Canada's best comprehensive universities", the university was ranked 12. Besides, Laurentian is the largest bilingual provider of distance education in Canada. The university programs specialize in many fields, including Arts, Social Sciences, Technology, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Mining, Geophysics, Health, Business Management, Finance, And Forensics.

 

Q:   What percentage of international students is present at the university?

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Approximately 5.5% of international students at undergraduate level and 12.7% at graduate level are present at the university.
 

Q:   What is the percentage of the female population studying at university?

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Approximately 60% of the female population study at the University.
 

Q:   What is the medium of instruction at the university?

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The medium of instruction at the university is English.
 

Q:   Does the university have its own media channel?

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Yes, the university has its own campus radio station in both English and French.
 

Q:   Is the university actively involved in sports?

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The university is known for its sports culture like basketball, soccer, rowing, cross country running, golf, curling, and Nordic skiing.
 
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Laurentian University recognises academic excellence through three distinct honour classifications based on GPA. Achieving a GPA between 5.5 and 7.4 earns students honours status, exclusive to four-year degrees. Those attaining a GPA between 7.5 and 8.9 ( 79%- 87%) receive Cum Laude Honors, while th

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Queen’s University and Laurentian  are renowned institutions offering unique campus cultures and various academic programs. While they share a great reputation, there are subtle differences between the two universities. The table below compares the rankings, fees and acceptance rate of the Universit

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The MBA course at Laurentian University is 2 years long course. International students require a good GPA and academic profile to get into the university, Students can know more about MBA in the Canada and then apply. Applicants must check their admission documents thoroughly in order to get selecte

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Laurentian University has various application deadlines, such as Jan intake, Sep intake and May intake. Given below is the table for Laurentian University:

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Application Deadline

Level of Study

May 2024

January 15, 2024

PG

Jan 2025 intake

April 15, 202

PG

January 2025 Intake

August 15, 2024

PG

January intake

Aug 15, 2024*

UG

September

Apr 15, 2024

UG

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International students must submit a proof of English Language proficiency to be considered for Laurentian University admission ( especially non-english speaking countries). Students can demonstrate that they are proficient in English by submitting the English proficiency test scores.

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Location

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University CityGreater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Size of cityMedium
Population of City1,61,531

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1 Georgian Drive, Barrie, ON L4M 3X9

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Address

935 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6
Greater Sudbury ( Ontario)

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