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Lakehead University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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Total enrollment for 7070 students was observed in 2017-18 of which 6,027 were UG enrollments while 1043 were graduate enrollments. The university offers various bachelors and masters programs to its international applicants.

  • The admissions for UG applicants are invited in winter and fall semester, while for Pg applicants applications in the spring semester are also invited.
  • The university is still accepting applications for all UG programs except social work and nursing for fall 2019 admissions.
  • For UG admissions GPA requirements are country-specific.
  • Letter of Intent is required for admissions.


Admissions TermFall & Winter for UG
Fall, spring, & winter for PG
Application PortalUniversity application portal
Application Fee (UG)135 CAD
Application Fee (PG)100 CAD
TOEFL Code0888

Lakehead University Admission Deadlines

The admissions deadline for international applicants varies from domestic applicants. The university is still accepting applications for Fall term UG applicants. However, the Fall term PG applications are closed.

Undergraduate applicants
FallMarch 1
Fall (nursing program)February 3
WinterNovember 2
Graduate applicants
FallFebruary 1
SpringJanuary 15
WinterSeptember 30

Visa Requirements for International Applicants

After receiving the acceptance letter from the university applicants need to apply for a valid visa in order to study in Canada. In order to study at Lakehead, the applicants will require a study permit. To enter Canada students even require a Temporary Residence Visa.

Requirements for a study permit are as follows:

  • A valid passport
  • Application fee ( billed in CND)
  • Evidence of sufficient funds
  • Medical examination
  • Biometrics

Temporary Visa Permit: This visa can be both single and multiple entries. The requirements for a temporary residence visa are as follows:

  • Valid passport
  • Specified application fee (billed in CND)
  • The offer of admission received from Lakehead University.
  • Evidence of sufficient funds
  • Medical exam

Applicants must note that this process can take up to three months.

Lakehead University Undergraduate Admissions

The university offers a variety of bachelor programs in study areas like Bioinformatics, CS, Geography, Anthropology, Education, Nursing, Water Resources Science, Social Work, Psychology, etc. The admissions process for international applicants is briefed in the sections below:

Where to apply

There are three options for application available to international applicants depending upon the type of program they choose.

Case-1: International Applicants interested in either full-time or part-time study can directly apply through Lakehead University Application Form.

Case-2: International applicants applying via pathway partner or approved agency can also apply online through Lakehead University Application Form.

Case 3: International applicants applying to 1-year honors Bachelor of social work or a 2-year bachelor of education can apply online through Ontario Universities Application Center

Application fee: $135 for international applicants

Admission Requirements

  • Successful graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent.
  • Official high school transcripts translated into English.
    • Sent directly to the World Education Services ( WES) Canada for sending the university an International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP).
  • Consent form and reference letter ( for nursing students)
  • Course Description for previously studied courses.
  • Audition and theory test (for music students)
  • Art and portfolio (for visual art students)
  • English language proficiency.
  • Country-specific grade requirements. For details, click here.

Requirements for Indian Students

  • State Higher Secondary certificate awarded by a state board of Higher Secondary Education or Delhi Senior School Certificate awarded by a central board or Indian School Certificate awarded by the council for Indian School Certificate Examinations.
  • X level exam scores
  • XI level mark sheet
  • Mid-year or predicated XII result scores.

English Language Requirements for UG admissions

International applicants belonging from non-native English speaking countries are required to submit proof of ELP for admissions at Lakehead. The minimum score requirements are mentioned below:

English Language TestMinimum Scores 
Canadian Academic English Language Assessment ( CAEL)60
Cambridge Academic English176
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery85
IELTS6.5 (minimum individual score of 6.0)
TOEFLiBT: 80, (minimum component score of 19)
cBT: 213, (minimum component score of 17)
pBT: 550 (minimum component score of 50)

Lakehead University Graduate Admissions

32 masters degrees, 3 graduate diplomas, and 19 graduate certificates are offered. International applicants can apply for only master courses. The admissions process, requirements and some popular courses along with their specific requirements are mentioned below. The application fee for graduate courses is 100 CAD. 

Where to Apply: University Graduate Portal

CourseAdmission Requirements 
MBA4-year Ug degree, or a 3-year UG degree with 5 additional full-course equivalents,
GMAT- 550, GRE- 300, Statement of academic intent, CV, ELP
Mechanical EngineeringBachelors degree in mechanical engineering or an equivalent 4-year program Make-up period of study; ELP
MS Computer ScienceUG degree, ELP, Grade B in bachelors degree

English Language Requirements for PG programs

  • Applicant must be a graduate from an institution where the language of instruction and examination has been uniformly in English.
  • Official Documents indicating that the primary medium of instruction is English must be submitted upon request directly from the institution.
  • An official letter stating that the student's medium of instruction was English for three full years or more.
  • Institution's Registrar or Chief Officer sign should be there on the letter along with stamp or seal of the institution.

Depending on space and seat availability the university continues to accept applications even post deadlines. It extends offers to qualified applicants right until the start of a new academic term and throughout the whole admission process cycle. The admission decision at the university is released within almost 4- 6 week s post submission of a properly completed application.

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