With an acceptance rate of 60 - 70 % (Fall 2019), Laurentian University admissions are moderately selective. It is one of the top three universities in Canada for totally sponsored research income at the undergraduate level. International enrollment has increased by more than 14% over the last 4 years.
It offers more than 175-degree programs at undergraduate and graduate levels. With an average class size of less than 20, it focuses on individual attention to its students to complete their coursework.
Students with 70 % or higher in Class 12 or equivalent can apply for its undergraduate programs. It does not require SAT or ACT scores.
Graduate programs have specific admission requirements with GMAT scores ranging from 500 to 600+. A minimum of 70% score is required at the undergraduate level for graduate programs.
|Application Fee||133 CAD|
|Average Scores Required||70 % +|
|GMAT Score||500 - 600|
|Intake Season||Winter, Spring, Fall|
|Academic calendar||Semester based|
Undergraduate applicants can apply by the following admission deadlines to be considered for Laurentian University admissions. Admission deadlines for graduate admissions differ with the programs.
It accepts international students from all over the world given that they have fulfilled the minimum eligibility criteria. Students should check the country-wise admission requirements before making an application. International enrollment has increased by more than 14% over the last 4 years.
Application Fee: 133 CAD
Admission Requirements: International applicants are required to submit the following application requirements for Laurentian University admissions-
The minimum requirement of various English proficiency tests are given in the following table. Students from English Speaking nations are exempted from these tests. Aspiring applicants need to have at least one of the following minimum scores-
|Exam||Minimum Required score|
|IELTS||6.5 with no band lower than 6.0|
|Cambridge Assessment English||C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with the Cambridge score of 176 or more|
|CAEL||70 with no part below 60|
|CanTEST||4.5 with no part below 4|
If the applicant first language is not french then he/she must fulfill any one of the following requirements:
The applicant who fulfills all the requirements except language requirements may also get admission but they are required to study English at the Language Institute before commencing full-time studies.
Once the student is accepted to Laurentian University, he/she can apply for a student visa to study in Canada. Documents required for a visa application are -
A study permit is a document that allows the applicant to stay and study in Canada. The length of stay and the duration of a temporary resident visa depend on the country of origin.
Laurentian University offers undergraduate programs across 175 fields of study. Over 40 programs are offered in both English and French. Applicants must have completed relevant courses in English, Maths, Chemistry, Biology, etc as required by different faculties/departments.
Application portal: Online
Application fee: Not required from domestic students.
Admission Requirements: Applicants who wish to apply for Laurentian University undergraduate admissions must fulfill the following requirements -
The admission requirements for graduate programs at Laurentian University vary with the programs. Applicants are first required to make an application to LU, the university will revert with an email confirmation, providing you with Login credentials of the Application Portal. One can then upload the required documents.
Application portal: Apply here
Application Fee: 133 CAD
The program-specific admission requirements for some of the popular courses at Laurentian University are tabulated below -
|Course||Psychology (MA)||MBA||Interdisciplinary health (MA or MSc)||Architecture (M.Arch.)||Engineering science (M.A.Sc, M.Eng)|
|Undergraduate Degree||Degree in Psychology||Relevant Degree||Degree in Psychology, Human Kinetics, Sociology, or another related field, with an overall average of at least B+ (75%).||An overall average of at least 70% (min. GPA 5.5)||70% for M.Eng and BSc in chemistry/geology/physics/other appropriate disciplines for M.A.Sc.|
|Admission Deadlines||Fall: February 1||Fall: July 15|
Winter: Nov 1 Spring: March 1
|Fall: February 28||Fall: February 1||Fall: May 1|
Winter: November 1
Spring: March 1
|Recommendations||3 Reference forms from full-time psychology faculty||3 LORs||3 LORs||3 LORs||3 LORs|
|GMAT/GRE||Not Required||Required*||Not Required||Not Required||Not Required|
|Statement of Interest||Required||Required||Required||Required||Required|
|Additional Requirements||Questionnaire for the students applying to the experimental stream.||-||Supplementary form completed and signed by a potential supervisor||Design Portfolio||Project/thesis supervisor agreement form|
*The GMAT requirements vary according to scores of an undergraduate degree -
|High C (65%)||600 +|
|C+ (66-69%)||575 +|
|B (70-74%)||550 +|
|B+ (75-79%)||525 +|
The applicants will receive a confirmation email from Laurentian's office of admission within 72 hours of applying. If the applicant meets the country and faculty requirements but not the language requirements he/she may still get an offer of admission. They are required to complete the Language Institute Placement Test for getting admission to the full-time undergraduate or graduate program. Applicants are required to pay 500 CAD deposit to reserve their spot.
The official admissions decision will be provided to the applicants by the Office of Admissions via the Applicant Portal - myLaurentian
Ques. When should the applicant apply for a study permit?
Ans. As soon as the applicant gets admitted to Laurentian’s university, he/she should apply for a study permit.
Ques. Is there any support available for the language Institute students?
Ans. Yes, language supports and tutors are available for the students in the English Academic Preparation Program and University Preparations Program.
Ques. Are there any scholarships available for international students?
Ans. Yes, the university offers merit-based scholarships to international students.
Ques. Do international students require a study permit for online programs?
Ans. No, the students do not require a study permit for online programs.
Ques. Is Laurentian University still admitting international students for September 2020?
Ans. Yes. The admissions team continues to process applications and make offers of admission although the majority of our courses will be delivered remotely.