Lakehead University

Location : Thunder Bay & Central Ontario

Lakehead University Ranking : 8th (Maclean's Undergraduate)


Course Level : Bachelor's and Master's

Lakehead University offers two campus locations to choose from: Thunder Bay in Northwestern Ontario and Orillia in Central Ontario.

Located on the north-west shore of Lake Superior, the City of Thunder Bay is built around the harbour of the largest inland port in Canada. Meanwhile, Orillia is situated in one of the most picturesque and tranquil locations in Southern Ontario. Sandy beaches, marina, parks, and monuments complement the beautiful waterfront.



Established over 50 years ago, Lakehead University is a fully comprehensive Canadian university, with a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs within 10 faculties of study. 


Partnered with Georgian College, Lakehead also offers four innovative degree+diploma programs at its campus in Barrie, Ontario. At Lakehead, we acknowledge all of our students as valued leaders of tomorrow, whose education and success are most paramount to our institution.


  • Times Higher Education Global Rankings lists Lakehead University as Canada's Top University among institutions under 10,000 students 

  • Maclean’s 2020 University Rankings place Lakehead University among Canada’s Top 10 undergraduate universities

  • From 2015-2019 Re$earch Infosource ranked Lakehead the #1 Undergraduate Research University in Canada

  • 96.7% Employment Rate


  1. Business Administration

  2. Education

  3. Engineering

  4. Health and Behavioural Sciences

  5. Natural Resources Management 

  6. Science and Environmental Studies

  7. Social Sciences and Humanities

  8. Graduate Studies

  9. Law 

  10. Medical School (West Campus)

Estimated international fees (per year)

Undergraduate Tuition: $25,000 – $32,000 CAD

Ancillary Fees: $934 - $1,382 CAD

Housing: $7,462 – $13,334 CAD

Graduate Tuition: $23,000.00 – $45,800 CAD

Ancillary Fees: $737.73 CAD

Housing: $7,462 – $13,334 CAD

Scholarships for International Students

Automatic academic entrance scholarships:

90.0%+: $40,000 ($10,000 x 4 years) 

80.0% - 89.9%: $30,000 ($7,500 x 4 years) 

75.0% - 79.9%: $6,000 ($6,000 in Year 1 only) 

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