Universities in Canada

Lakehead University


University Information

Location: Thunder Bay or Orilla
Founded: 1965
Undergraduate Students: 7 848
Campus Type: Surban
Institution Type: Public University
Website: www.lakeheadu.ca

About the University

Nestled under the shadow of the stoic Sleeping Giant, our Thunder Bay campus is among the most picturesque in the nation. Fieldwork and hands-on learning are integral to a high number of our programs, taking advantage of the vibrant, natural laboratories right in our backyard. Our northern landscape also presents ample opportunity for world-class outdoor sports and activities. Students here can opt to take a ski break or hiking trip between study sessions and maintain an ideal work-play balance with ease.

A professional education is likewise only a few steps away: students have easy access to the classrooms and facilities belonging to a wide array of professional options, including nursing, kinesiology, forestry, business, engineering, education, social work, law, and medicine.

Excerpt from Lakehead University’s website.

TOEFL: 80/120

IELTS: 6,5

Every International and Exchange Student must be enrolled in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP). All students should be enrolled for as long as they will be studying at Lakehead.

The fee for this insurance plan will be automatically billed to your student account upon registration and is due with your first instalment*. 

The UHIP fee for 2018-19 is $624/year (September 1 – August 31) or $52/month. If you begin your studies in the winter semester, you are billed $416.00 for 8 months (January 1, 2019 – August 31, 2019). If dependants are joining you (spouse or children), you are required to enroll them in UHIP as well at the same rates. Your UHIP card will be emailed to your Lakehead University email address once you are enrolled.

Living on-campus:  On-campus housing is available on first-come first-served basis for undergraduate students and is not guaranteed for international students.  If you are interested in living on-campus, please visit the housing website

*Students living in residence halls must also purchase a meal plan please visit the website for more information.

Cost: $10,950.00 (meal plan included)

Off-campus Housing: Lakehead proposes information about finding independent housing and homestays for your time at Lakehead.  For information visit their website.

The average budget per month is: $400 – 500 

In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $7,000.00CA per semester.