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Lakehead University

Thunder Bay, On

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

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 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 | N/A
Term Dates
  • N/A
  • Academics

    -- Campus Catalog --

    Registration Priority
    • According to class standing
    Honors Access: Yes

    Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
    Agriculture: Water Management

    Anthropology: Anthropology

    Area Studies: Native American Studies, Scandinavian Studies

    Art/Design/Fine Art: Visual Arts

    Biological Sciences: Bioinformatics, Biology/Life Science

    Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Finance and Operation Management, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing

    Chemistry: Chemistry

    Communications: Media News

    Computer Science: Computer Science

    Criminal Justice: Criminology

    Economics: Economics

    Education: French

    Engineering: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering

    English: English

    Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources/Science/Management

    Forestry: Forestry

    General Studies: Arts and Science, Gender Studies, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Studies

    Geography and Urban Studies: Geography

    Geology: Geology

    Health and Safety Sciences: Gerontology, Kinesiology

    History: History

    Information Studies: Computer Science

    Interdisciplinary Studies: Interdisciplinary Studies

    Languages: Finnish, French, Ojibwe, Spanish

    Mathematics: Mathematics

    Performing Arts: Music

    Physics: Physics

    Political Science: Political Science

    Psychology: Psychology

    Recreation: Outdoor Education, Outdoor Recreation Management, Recreation

    Sociology/Social Work: Gender Studies, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, Womens Studies


    Quick Links 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

    Tuition / Fees

    -- 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 (Plan A) Students
    • Figures are current as of 03/02/20.
    • 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 (Plan A) students.
    Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) 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 (Plan B) students.
    Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
    • Host Payment (Plan A): None.
    • Home Payment (Plan B): None.
    Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
    Figures are current as of 03/02/20.

    Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
    Housing Deposit $500 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
    Health Insurance $200 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
    Transportation Fee $198.95 Year Plan A & B Optional

    Financial Aid

    Host Payment (Plan A)
    For Plan A 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 Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

      Use FAFSA CODE: N/A

      Home Payment (Plan B)
      For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

      Room / Meals

      Figures are current as of 03/02/20

      On-Campus Housing Per Semester
      • N/A living on campus
      • Apartment: $0
      • Per semester unless otherwise noted
      • On campus living encouraged
      Off-Campus Housing
      • Approximate monthly cost: $
      • Proximity to campus:
      • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
      Meal Plans Per Semester
      • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.

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