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F A S T   F A C T S
Location | Thunder Bay
Population | 110,172
Enrollment | 8,600
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment

Term Dates
Fall | 09/03-12/16
Spring | 01/06-04/19

Lakehead University

Thunder Bay, ON

A Truly Canadian Experience
The Best of Both: Nature and Big City Amenities

About This Campus

Dynamic, modern, and highly learner-centred, we acknowledge all of our students as valued leaders of tomorrow, whose education and success are most paramount to our institution. Both campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia promise a truly Canadian university experience: a blend of academic excellence and opportunity with a rich variety of social and recreational activities.

Location Information

Situated in the heart of Canada on the northwest shore of Lake Superior – the world’s largest freshwater lake – Thunder Bay is home to Lakehead's main campus, and is a culturally-diverse city known for its breathtaking natural environment and unparalleled access to outdoor recreation. The City of Orillia is home to Lakehead University’s newest campus and is located near the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in the heart of Ontario’s Lake Country on the shores of Lakes Couchiching and Simcoe

Helpful Information

Helpful information for inbound exchange students can be found on the following link: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/international/globalme/inbound/partners
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Home Payment |Open
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Home Payment |Open
Understand Chances of Placement


  • Campus Catalog
  • When will I register? With seniors
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Nursing, Law, Medicine, and Master's/PhD level courses are closed.

Social Work and Education courses may be restricted and/or limited.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Indigenous Learning
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Management
  • Business (Commerce)
  • Computer Science

Unique Academic Programs

  • Gerontology
  • Kinesiology
  • Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Alaska Native Studies, Anthropology... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550.00 paper, N/A computer or 80.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.50
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 03/12/24

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $0.
  • Figures are based on full-time enrollment.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: None.
  • Home Payment: None.

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $600 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Health Service Fee $200 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Transportation Fee $198.95 Year Host & Home Optional
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 03/12/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $
  • Proximity to campus:
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans


Figures per Semester are current as of 03/12/24

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $200 Semester Home & Host Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.


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