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Lakehead University

Thunder Bay, On

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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 the total university experience: a blend of academic excellence and opportunity with a rich variety of social and recreational activities. We also promise excellence in research; Lakehead is the proud host to nine Canada Research Chairs and revolutionary facilities such as our world-renowned Paleo-DNA Laboratory and our Biorefining Research Institute.

Location Information

Thunder Bay: Nestled under the shadow of the stoic Sleeping Giant, our Thunder Bay campus is among the most picturesque in the nation. 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. Orillia: Just an hour outside of Toronto, Orillia is located within Simcoe County and in the heart of Ontario's Lake Country.

Helpful Information

Helpful information for inbound exchange students can be found on the following link: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/international/exchange/partners

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2023/2024 Placement

Home Payment

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Fast Facts

Location | Thunder Bay
Population | N/A
Enrollment | N/A
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | N/A
Term Dates
  • N/A
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    • Campus Catalog
    • Priority: According to class standing
    • 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, Anthropology, Bioinformatics... ++ show all


    GPA and Other Academic Requirements
    • 2.5 GPA
    Exchange Preferences
    • Full-year exchange Accepted
    • Single term exchange Accepted
    Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
    • Available
    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 NOT accept

    Tuition / Finances

    Figures per Semester are current as of 03/02/20

    • 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 - Host Payment
    For Host Payment U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

    For eligible Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

      Use FAFSA CODE: N/A

      Financial Aid - Home Payment
      For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

      Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

      Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
      Housing Deposit $500 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
      Transportation Fee $198.95 Year Plan A & B Optional

      Room / Meals

      Figures are current as of 03/02/20

      On-Campus Housing Per Semester
      • On-Campus Housing
      • N/A living on campus
      • Apartment: $0
      • Per semester unless otherwise noted
      Off-Campus Housing
      • Off-Campus Housing
      • Approximate monthly cost: $
      • Proximity to campus:
      • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
      Meal Plans


      Figures per Semester are current as of 03/02/20

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


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