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Lakehead University

Thunder Bay, On

Lakehead University
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  1. A Truly Canadian Experience
  2. 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/exchange/partners

2023/2024 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2024/2025 Placement

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Thunder Bay
Population | N/A
Enrollment | N/A
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
  • N/A
  • featured area


    • Campus Catalog
    • Priority: With seniors
    • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
    Nursing, Law, Medicine are restricted. Some Social Work and Education courses may be restricted.

    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
    • 2.5 GPA
    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
    • Will accept Home Payment Pay

    Tuition / Finances

    Figures per Semester are current as of 06/16/22

    • Campus Budget
    • Fees are subject to change without notice.
    • Two semesters = one academic year
    • Three quarters = one academic year
    Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
    • Estimated cost: $0.
    • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
    • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
    • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
    • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment students.
    Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
    • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
    • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
    • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
    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

    Room / Meals

    Figures are current as of 06/16/22

    On-Campus Housing Per Semester
    • On-Campus Housing
    • N/A living on campus
    • Apartment: $4000
    • Per semester unless otherwise noted
    Off-Campus Housing
    • Approximate monthly cost: $
    • Proximity to campus:
    • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
    Meal Plans


    Figures per Semester are current as of 06/16/22

    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.


      All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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