Lakehead University

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Location: Canada

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Institution Type: University

Lakehead University is a fully comprehensive university with approximately 9,700 full-time equivalent students and over 2,000 faculty and staff at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead has nine faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Law, Natural Resources Management, Science & Environmental Studies, and Social Sciences & Humanities. Lakehead University’s achievements have been recognized nationally and internationally, including being ranked in the top half of Times Higher Education’s 2023 World Universities Rankings for the fourth consecutive year, and the number one university in the world with fewer than 9,000 students in THE’s 2023 Impact Rankings (which assesses institutions against the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals). Lakehead University is one of the top universities in Thunder Bay, Canada. Lakehead University is ranked 1001-1050 in QS Sustainability Ranking 2024.


Lakehead University offers 85+ undergraduate and graduate programs within 9 faculties. View our full program listing here.
  • Faculty of Business Administration
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Faculty of Natural Resources Management
  • Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies
  • Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies


  • Lakehead University offers a wide variety of English language courses in order to help students meet their educational, professional and personal goals. This includes the Academic English Program for students who do not meet the English proficiency requirements and would like to join one of our undergraduate or graduate academic degrees.
  • Lakehead’s Faculty of Business Administration is among the ranks of elite business schools that have achieved certification by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
  • Lakehead University – Thunder Bay has the only Faculty of Engineering in Canada where you can earn a Bachelor of Engineering Degree AND an Engineering Technology Diploma in four years!
  • Through the Lakehead University and Georgian College partnership, students have the opportunities to earn a diploma in addition to a degree in programs such as Applied Life Science, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering & Environmental Sustainability


  • Undergraduate applicants are automatically considered for the Undergraduate International Entrance Scholarship ranging from $6000 CAD to $40,000 CAD based on academic average. You can view our academic/merit-based scholarship grid hereTerms and conditions can be found here.
  • We offer international undergraduate applicants to our Lakehead-Georgian programs the International Visionary Award of $4,000 CAD. Terms and conditions can be found here.
  • Limited Graduate Assistantships (TA) are available for Master’s and PhD students.


Undergraduate (8 months): $28,500 – $38,000 CAD
Graduate (12 months): $23,000 – $35,000* CAD / MBA: $43,000 – $52,000 CAD


Lakehead University has an acceptance rate of 82%. This reflects the university’s commitment to inclusivity and accessibility.

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