LAURENTIAN UNIVERSITY, SUDBURY

Sudbury, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1960Established Year

The Laurentian University is a bilingual university established in 1960 in Great Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. The University has two campuses in Ontario, the major one in Sudbury and the other one in Barrie.Some of its signature programs are offered in the fields of Forensic Science, Geology, Indigenous Social Work, Boreal Ecology, Interdisciplinary Humanities and Mineral Exploration.

Rankings & Standings

  • Maclean’s University Annual Survey has ranked Laurentian University at 11th position in the undergraduate category in 2017.
  • Under the same ranking system, the University has topped in parameters like Operating Dollars Per Student, Scholarships & Bursaries, Medical and Science Grants, Student/Professor Ratio and Library Acquisitions.
  • Ranked 47th for the research universities of the year and 36th in the list for sponsored research income in Canada's Top 50 Research Universities Rank.
  • As per Ranking Web of Universities Laurentian University’s Northern Ontario School of Medicine is ranked at 2967 in the world.

Key Features

  • 95% post-graduation employment rate after two years; 91.7% after six months of the program.  
  • LU also offers admissions to mature students who are minimum 21 years or older. 
  • Students can opt courses in either French or English
  • LU has tied up with over 250 countries worldwide as a part of Laurentian University Global Opportunities (LUGO) program.
  • LU awarded more than CAD 8.7 million in scholarships and bursaries to undergraduate students in 2017.

Highlights

Type of universityPublic
Undergraduate & Graduate Programs175
Faculty Members408
Number of Undergraduate students9,603
Number of Postgraduate Seats1622
Number of International Students482
Basic Tuition Fee, Undergraduate International StudentsCAD 24,104 – CAD 31,027
Basic Tuition Fee, Postgraduate International StudentsCAD 3,974.20 – CAD 7,067.45
Languages for CoursesEnglish and French
Test Scores AcceptedGMAT, TOEFL, IELTS, and GRE
Score Required for GraduatesGMAT- 500 or more TOEFL-230 computer-based, 88 Internet-based IELTS - 6.5 PTE Academic – 60
Websitehttps://laurentian.ca/

Student Intake Stats

As per latest University statistics, a total of students 9,603 were enrolled for various courses.

Here are some details related to students’ enrolment:

  • 2757 of the total 9,603 are part-time students.
  • 577 international students enrolled in full-time and part-time programs.
  • 6,522 students are studying full-time undergraduate programs.
  • 506 students are pursuing graduate and doctoral studies.

Programs Offered at Laurentian University

Laurentian University offers over 175 programs at undergraduate, graduate and doctorate level. Over 40 programs are offered in both English and French.

The prospective and eligible students can also enroll for part-time courses and pursue the same in online/distance learning mode.

The different levels of programs are provided in tabular form below:

Level 1

Baccalaureate (Full Time)

Online/Distance Education (Part Time)

Level 2

Postgraduate Degree (M.A/M.Sc/MSW)

MBA

Masters in Engineering

Level 3

Doctorate

Faculties

Faculty of ArtsFaculty of Education
Faculty of Graduate StudiesFaculty of Health
Faculty of ManagementFaculty of Medicine
Faculty of Science, Engineering and ArchitectureGoodman School of Mines

Choose Your Schedule Future Students to have the flexibility to choose and apply between three terms. They can also enroll themselves on full-time or part-time basis.

Term Schedule

Fall – April

Winter – October

Spring – February

Study Plan

Full Time

Part Time

Education Language

English

France

Campuses

The University has two campuses, namely – Sudbury and Barrie. Sudbury Campus – The campus has several buildings and is facilitated with well-appointed classrooms, labs, auditoriums and libraries, Olympics-size pool, indoor and outdoor tracks, a climbing wall, student residences and student lounges. Most of the courses are taught at this campus.

Barrie Campus - In Barrie programs like BBA, English, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work or Sociology are taught. The campus is shared with Georgian College and over 1200 Laurentian students study at Barrie campus. Multimedia classrooms, computer labs and the Library Commons are some of the prime facilities of this campus.

Affiliations LU is affiliated to:

  • Universities Canada (UC)
  • Council of Ontario Universities (COU)
  • Association of Universities of the Canadian Francophonie (AUFC)
  • Canadian Virtual University (CVU)
  • Fédération de la jeunesse franco-ontarienne (FESFO)

Be a Laurentian- Follow these steps

The University follows different application procedures for its various courses. However, International Students must understand the following points while applying:

  • International students, apply at https://www3.laurentian.ca/international/ for undergraduate programs and at https://www.ouac.on.ca/apply/laurentiangrad/en_CA/user/login for graduate programs.
  • The cost of application form is CAD 125 to be paid via credit card.
  • Provide academic, personal, communication and program details while making an application.
  • Select language preference between France and Delhi.
  • Only successfully submitted applications shall be processed for admissions by the University.
  • Also, make sure you fulfill academic and English Language requirements.

Cost to Bear

The fee charged by the University differs from course to course. Every student has to show proof of finances before getting final admission.

Undergraduate Programs Fee The fee for each undergraduate program is for thirty credits or more and differs for each category:

Type of StudentFull-Time Canadian Citizens /Permanent ResidentsPart Time Canadian Citizens /Permanent ResidentsInternational Students
Fee amountCAD 6,667.10 - CAD 10,787.80CAD 1,333.42 - CAD 2,157.56*CAD 24,104.00 - CAD 31,027.00**

* The given fee amount is for 6 credits. ** International students and their dependents must enroll in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) having CAD 624 premium for the period from September 1 to August 31. 

Graduate Programs Fee The Graduate programs fee depends on the number of semesters as in case of Ph.D. programs and or credits as in case of other masters programs. The range of fees for different categories is given below:

Type of StudentFull-Time Canadian Citizens /Permanent ResidentsPart Time Canadian Citizens /Permanent ResidentsInternational Students
Fee amountCAD 1,147.80 - CAD 3,178.50CAD 1,147.80 - CAD 2,284.80CAD 1,957.60 - CAD 7,972.65

Tentative months to pay the tuition fee for various sessions

Spring/Summer 2018May 4, 2018
Fall 2018August 10, 2018
Winter 2019December 14, 2018
Winter 2019 (new registrants only)January 7, 2019

Fund your studies with these Scholarships

Laurentian University is known to offer some of the most generous scholarships, especially to undergraduate students. It offers both merit-based and need-based scholarships to students satisfying eligibility criteria set for that particular scholarship.

Academic Pathways Scholarships (CAD 1,000)Athletic Athlete Award (up to CAD 4,000)
Francophone Excellence Award (CAD 1,250)Faculty of Management Scholarship (CAD 2,500)
Board of Governors Scholarship (CAD 1,300)Carl and Lyle Sanders Scholarships (CAD 2,200)
Concours Provincial de Français Entrance Prizes (Covers Tuition Fees)Dr. Edna L. Moore Entrance Scholarship (CAD 280)
LUAA-Alumni Association Entrance Scholarship (CAD 2,500)CNFS Entrance Award in Health Studies (CAD 500)
Peter Barott Scholarship (CAD 1,000)Thayer Lindsley Scholarship (CAD 2,000)
Anne-Crichton-George Scholarships (CAD 2,500)Sudbury Construction Association Architecture Scholarship (CAD 2,500)

Academic Excellence Scholarships

LU awards scholarships to undergraduate students who have excelled in High School results as per the given criteria:

High School AverageNew GPAScholarships Offered
80% - 84.9%7.50 to 8.49up to CAD 4,000
85% - 89.9%8.50 to 9.49up to CAD 6,000
90% - 94.9%9.50 to 9.89up to CAD 12,000
95% - 100%9.90 to 10.00up to CAD 16,000

Work While You Study

As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) regulations international students holding valid Study Permit can work on campus for up to 20 hours per week. However, they must pursue full-time studies during the course of the semester for up to 40 hours (full time) during the summer or holidays.

Career Employment Centre
The Centre assists in recruiting students from the university. The services offered by CEC include Job Postings, On-Campus Jobs, Internships opportunities, Career Fairs, Employment Counselling, Resume critique, Cover Letter, and Interview Workshops.

Work After Graduation
To be able to work in Canada after graduate studies require a work permit. The work permit duration is directly dependent on the duration of the study program. In order to obtain a work permit, a student must:

  • Have studied full-time program of minimum eight months duration.
  • Have completed graduate studies from a public institution or private institution.
  • Have supporting documents from the University proving completion of studies.
  • Have applied for the work permit within 90 days of issue of supporting documents with a valid study permit.

Accommodation

Laurentian students can opt either for on-campus residences or off-campus housing. The Sudbury Campus has seven residences and each has facilities well-furnished rooms/dormitories like television/common room, kitchen, and bathrooms. The list of seven dormitories is given below:

  • University College Residence
  • Single Student Residence
  • East Residence
  • West Residence
  • Huntington University Residence
  • Mature Student Residence
  • Lucien Matte Residence
  • Thorneloe University Residence

Cost: Between CAD 5,240 and CAD 8,584 CDN per month and house additional facilities.

Off-campus Housing - Students can find apartments for rent in Great Sudbury on websites like Sudbury Star, Sudbury.com, Kijiji, and Craigslist.

Cost: Between CAD 577.00 and CAD 927.00 per month excluding any kind of additional facilities.

Placement Record LU has a good excellent record with over 95% students getting placed in good companies. Here are some stats showing placement record of the University:

Agriculture & Biological Science

Employment Rate – 96.3%

Average annual salary - CAD 52148

Medicine and Related Programs

Employment Rate – 100%

Business & Commerce

Employment Rate – 96.51%

Average annual salary - CAD 50,019

Engineering

Employment Rate – 92.31%

Average annual salary - CAD 48000

Alumni

Laurentian University Alumni Association (LUAA) is a very active alumni association of the University. LUAA also gives away alumni recognition awards like Alumni Young Leader Award, Alumni Award of Distinction, Alumni Mentorship Award, SHK Exceptional Alumni Award and Student Recognition Award.

  • Sylvia Sweeney - Canadian executive television producer and Olympian
  • Alexander Baumann – Two times Olympic Gold Medalist in swimming.
  • Leo W. Gerard - Canadian and American labour leader
  • Michel Bock – Canadian Historian

The University also publishes Laurentian Alumni Magazine once or twice a year.

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AVERAGE COST
Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 23,747
Bachelors Tuition Fees$23747
Diploma Tuition Fees$23747
Accomodation Fees (Annual)
$ 6,016
CAMPUS LIFE
Total Enrollment
8,800
International Students
2,226
Student : Faculty Ratio
21:1
ADMISSION DEADLINES ( FALL SEASON )
Application Deadline
February 01, 2019
Start of Application process September 01, 2018
End of Application process February 01, 2019
Application Fee
$ 156
Application website www.ouac.on.ca
Accepts common App Yes
Direct Application Yes
ADMISSION STATISTICS
Acceptance Rate
70 %
Min. 6.5
Total Applications
-
Min. 88
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