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Lakehead University (LU)

Address: 955 Oliver Rd, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada

Description Lakehead University (LU)

Lakehead University (abbreviated as LU) is an academic institution of state type in Canada that has been active in scientific activities since 1965. The university complex is located near Thunder Bay.

Lakehead University (LU) is a Canadian state university located in Ontario. The history of the university began in 1946: initially, the educational institution was referred to as the Technical Institute of Lakehead. The university itself received the status of a university only in 1965, after almost 20 years.

One of the main tasks of Lakehead University was to organize education for the indigenous people of Canada, therefore, a large number of such students study here today. At the same time, LU is widely known for its innovative approach to education, modern educational programs and impressive research work.

The motto of this high school is: “Through Trials to Triumph”.

The University of Lakehead offers a wide range of educational programs from different directions. All of them are divided into several faculties:

  • Business management
  • Pedagogy
  • Engineering
  • Health and Behavioral Sciences
  • Jurisprudence
  • Medical school
  • Natural resource management
  • Science and environmental studies
  • Social and human sciences.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Lakehead University (LU)

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Graduate school

  • Age: from 20 years old
  • Dates: September-June
  • Duration: 1-2 years.

The third stage of higher education allows Lakehead University students to obtain a doctorate in one of the following specialties:

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry and materials science
  • Educational research
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Forest science
  • Medical sciences
  • Clinical psychology
  • Psychology as a science.

Postgraduate programs

  • Age: from 18 years old
  • Dates: September-June
  • Duration: 2 weeks.

Obtaining such an educational document as a diploma gives the student additional qualifications in the field of professional education:

  • Specialist Diploma in Accounting
  • Specialist diploma in kinesiology.

Accommodation, housing and food

Students at Lakehead University have several options for placement:

  • Thunder Bay Residence Capacity up to 1200 students. Different types of housing are available here - a hostel, apartments or townhouses. Each of the options has everything you need for a comfortable stay and study: separate living rooms with modern furniture, a bathroom, common lounges, kitchens, wireless Internet and more.
  • Residence Orillia Residence. The total capacity of the residence is 246 people. This is a modern hostel with a striking design. Here, each student will have a separate bedroom + common areas: living room, bathroom, kitchen, laundry and more. Such a residence is a classic dormitory format.
  • Off-Campus Housing, a home-based accommodation service located at Lakehead University. The service helps to find the ideal accommodation off-campus for international students: a rented apartment, a house or just a room. The option of joint rental of housing with other students is also available - this will significantly save on payment.

Events Lakehead University (LU)

The management of Lakehead University understands the importance of comprehensive student learning, since it is this factor that will contribute to the academic and personal growth of each of the university students, so there are a large number of student clubs and associations from sports to creative.

For example, students at the LU campus in Orillia have the right to become members of the YMCA, so they will have access to several interesting types of physical activity:

  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Zumba
  • Cycling
  • Cardio training
  • Weightlifting
  • Water aerobics
  • Stretching
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Classes in the gym.

The intellectual, creative or social activity of the university is represented by several associations:

  • Student Union (LUSU)
  • Clubs (more than 50 options)
  • Student communities (have a direct relationship with the academic program)
  • Leadership and Management
  • Mentoring Programs
  • Residence Life Team
  • Volunteers and others.


From year to year, the educational institution fills up the list of the best in Canada, and also traditionally ranks among TOP 5 world's best institutions.

Equipment Lakehead University (LU)

Every year about 9,000 students study here. The university admissions office accepts applications from local and international applicants. The academic staff of the university is about 400 high-quality teachers. Students have an excellent opportunity to participate in international exchange programs. You can also get acquainted with teachers and students, university graduates through the pages on social networks Facebook, Linkedin, and YouTube and Twitter.

Infrastructure Lakehead University

There is a large library at the disposal of the higher educational institution. There is also a hostel and development infrastructure for recreation and sports. University is constantly developing and exchanging experience, as evidenced by its entry into reputable groups and scientific associations.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year of Lakehead University is divided into two semesters, and lasts completely from September to June. Applications for training begin on May 15 (the exact date depends on the chosen program).

Additionally paid:

  • Residence
  • Nutrition
  • Educational materials
  • Public transport
  • Visa fees
  • Medical insurance
  • Flights
  • Personal expenses.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Each academic year is traditionally divided into two semesters.

Cost of education

The cost of education in a higher educational institution reaches the amount of 7,500 $ per semester. All students can expect to receive scholarships due to good academic performance.

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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