Lakehead University

THUNDER BAY, CANADA

Brief information

Lakehead University, Canada, was founded in 1946 as the Lakehead Technical Institute. In 1965 it was then appointed to the university.

According to AbbreviationFinder, Lakehead University offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Its ten faculties include the faculties of business administration, engineering, social sciences and humanities as well as natural resources management and a medical school. International students are welcome for a semester abroad and also a complete bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree.

The students learn in small courses. The ratio between students and lecturers is 19 to one. In addition to teaching, research is also very important at Lakehead University. The university maintains 23 research centers. These include such pioneering facilities as the Paleo-DNA Laboratory and the Biorefining Research Institute.

Lakehead University is ranked among the top ten Canadian universities for undergraduate students according to Maclean’s University Rankings.

  • Lakehead University website

University facts

Year of foundation: 1946

Type of university: State university

Number of students: Total 9000

Accreditations:

  • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)

Academic year:

The academic year at Lakehead University is divided into a fall term and a winter term. There is also a Spring Term and a Summer Term, which, strictly speaking, are not part of the academic year.

Study programs

  • semester abroad
  • bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree
  • MBA
  • Promotion

International students can spend one or two semesters abroad at Lakehead University as part of the Visiting International Student Program.

In the bachelor’s area, courses from almost all subject areas are open to international students. Those who would like to take master ‘s courses during their semester abroad can also choose from courses from various departments.

Lakehead University offers the Graduate Experience Term (GET) in Business program especially for business administration students at master’s level, which gives you the opportunity to take one semester of MBA and management courses at the university.

  • Lakehead University semester program

Fees

  • Fall Term 2022

Tuition pro Semester (Undergraduate)

7500,00 CAD

Tuition pro Semester (Postgraduate)

7000,00 CAD

Tuition pro Kurs (GET in Business)

2410,00 CAD

Application Fee (Postgraduate)

190,00 CAD

Application Fee (Undergraduate)

135,00 CAD

Tuition fees vary depending on the course. Typically, students take three to five courses per semester, but there is an option to take fewer courses.

  • Lakehead University Tuition Fees

Financing options

If you would like to complete a semester abroad at Lakehead University, you have the opportunity to apply for foreign BAföG. Those who are entitled to funding receive financial support for living and travel expenses as well as for health insurance. The tuition fees are also subsidized, up to EUR 4600.

Requirements

In order to be accepted for a semester abroad at Lakehead University, international students must have a high school diploma. Applicants who are already enrolled at a university should have good academic achievements to date. At least the grade “70 percent” in the Canadian grading system is required, which in turn corresponds to about a 2.3 in the German grading system.

If you want to take postgraduate courses during the semester abroad, you must already be enrolled in a master’s degree at a university.

In addition, sufficient knowledge of English must be proven. This can be done via a standardized language test such as the TOEFL or IELTS or via a DAAD language test.

The language skills can be proven by one of the following test results or documents:

Undergraduate Postgraduate
DAAD language test B2-Level B2-Level
IELTS 6.5 (no range below 6.0) 6.5 (no range below 6.0)
TOEFL (internet-based) 80 (no range under 19) 80 (no range under 19)

The language certificate cannot be submitted later.

Degrees/Courses

Degrees/Courses in English – Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Administration – Administration
  • Bachelor of Administration – Administration (Management)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics and Political Science
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English and French
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English and History
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English and Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English and Women’s Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in French and Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Geography
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Gerontology
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Gerontology and Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History with English Major
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History with Philosophy Major
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History with Political Science Major
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Indigenous Learning
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Indigenous Learning and Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Languages
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Northern Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy with English Majors
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy with French Majors
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy with History Majors
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy with Indigenous Learning Majors
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy with Political Science Majors
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy with Psychology Majors
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science with Economics Majors
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science with History Majors
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science with Philosophy Majors
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science – Pre-Law
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology with Gerontology Majors
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology with Philosophy Majors
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Women’s Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts and Science (Honours) in Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Arts and Science (Honours) in Criminology
  • Bachelor of Arts and Science (Honours) in Education
  • Bachelor of Arts and Science (Honours) in English
  • Bachelor of Arts and Science (Honours) in Environmental Sustainability (co-op-option)
  • Bachelor of Arts and Science (Honours) in Environmental Sustainability (non-co-op-option)
  • Bachelor of Arts and Science (Honours) in Geography
  • Bachelor of Arts and Science (Honours) in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts and Science (Honours) in Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts and Science / Bachelor of Education in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts and Science in Education
  • Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (Honours) in Geography
  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Mathematics or Political Science Majors
  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Arts in General Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Geography
  • Bachelor of Arts in Geography/Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology
  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Arts in History/Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Learning
  • Bachelor of Arts in Languages
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematic and Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science – Pre-Law
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) – Accounting
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) – Administration Management
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) – Administrative Studies
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) – Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) – Business Economics
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) – Business Finance Major
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) – General Management
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) – Human Resources Management/Industrial Relation
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) – Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) – International Business
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) – Marketing
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Education (Concurrent)
  • Bachelor of Education (Consecutive)
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Aboriginal Education
  • Bachelor of Education in Natural Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Environmental Management (Honours) – Conservation Planning and Management
  • Bachelor of Environmental Management (Honours) – Direct Learning Option
  • Bachelor of Environmental Management (Honours) – Wildlife Conservation and Management
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours) in Biology
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours) in Earth Science
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours) in Geography
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science in Biology
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies in Geography
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in Visual Arts
  • Bachelor of Kinesiology
  • Bachelor of Music (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Life Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Bioinformatics
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biology
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biology and Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biology – Animal Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemistry – Medical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Geoarchaeology
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Geography
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Geography and Geology
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mathematical Physics
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Northern Studies
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physics
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Resource and Environmental Economics
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Water Resource Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry (Honours) – Forest Health and Wood Production
  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry (Honours) – Forest Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry (Honours) – Wood Science
  • Bachelor of Science in General Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Geoarchaeology
  • Bachelor of Science in Geography
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Natural Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Natural Science/ Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics – Applied Bio-Molecular Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Water Resource Science
  • Minor in Finnish
  • Minor in French
  • Minor in Spanish

Studies/Courses in English – Postgraduate

  • Master of Arts in Economics
  • Master of Arts in Economics – Co-operative Option
  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Arts in English with Specialization in Women’s Studies
  • Master of Arts in History
  • Master of Arts in History with Specialization in Women’s Studies
  • Master of Arts in Sociology
  • Master of Arts in Sociology with Specialization in Gerontology
  • Master of Arts in Sociology with Specialization in Women’s Studies
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Education – Education for Change
  • Master of Education with Specialization in Gerontology
  • Master of Education with Specialization in Women’s Studies
  • Master of Science in Biology
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Computer Science – Co-operative Option
  • Master of Science in Engineering – Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Master of Science in Engineering – Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Science in Forestry
  • Master of Science in Management – Business Management
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Physics
  • Master of Science in Physics – Co-operative Option

Campus

Lakehead University has two campuses. The main campus is in Thunder Bay, a city in the Canadian province of Ontario. The campus is located in the heart of the city, which is situated in a picturesque natural landscape. The campus is surrounded by fields and green spaces and many of the university buildings face Lake Tamblyn. The main buildings on the campus are connected by tunnels, so you can always get dry-shod from one building to the next. The Thunder Bay campus area is perfect for outdoor activities such as jogging, cycling and cross-country skiing in wintertime.

The courses on the Thunder Bay campus take place in the modern Advanced Technology and Academic Center. Here, for example, there are smart classrooms and a virtual reality lab. In addition to a large library, there are also many opportunities for leisure activities on campus. These include a café and various sports facilities such as a gym and a swimming pool.

Since 2006, Lakehead University has had another, smaller campus. Orillia campus is located far from Thunder Bay campus in the city of Orillia. One of the two locations in Orillia is in the historic center of the city.

  • Campusplan der Lakehead University

Housing

International students at Lakehead University have both on- and off-campus residency options. There are various student halls of residence and apartments. Students in higher semesters can also move into the university’s townhouses off campus. There are also other options for renting accommodation off campus. Lakehead University can help with the search. It is also possible to stay with a host family. There are different accommodation options for students at the Thunderbay campus and students at the Orillia campus.

The following accommodation options are available:

  • student residence
  • Apartments on campus
  • Private Apartments / Hotels
  • guest families

The college town of Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay in the province of Ontario in Canada is located on the northwestern shore of Lake Superior. The city sits at the foot of the Sleeping Giant, a rock formation famous in Canada. Home to around 120,000 people, it is the largest city in the Northwest Ontario region. In 2003, Thunder Bay was named the “Cultural Capital of Canada”.

Thunder Bay is surrounded by a fascinating natural landscape. The city itself offers various theaters and other cultural institutions, as well as many shops and restaurants. There are many other recreational opportunities inside and outside of Thunder Bay. If you like, you can sail or surf in summer and much more. In the cold season, winter sports enthusiasts get their money’s worth, because there are several ski areas in the area.

Lakehead University

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