Academic English Program (AEP)

Students studying together

AEP is designed for international students to prepare for future academic studies. Our program targets all four language areas: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students will improve their ability to read academic materials, write essays, take notes, and give presentations.

With the successful completion of this program's highest level (Level 5), you will meet the English language requirement for most Lakehead University undergraduate and graduate programs without further English Proficiency Test Scores of IELTS (6.5) or TOEFL (80) or equivalent.

Students with a conditional admission limited to language proficiency who are placed in level 5 may take one academic course at the undergraduate level for credit concurrently with their AEP course. However, course options are limited.

Upcoming Dates:

Summer 2017 (Intensive Program)

  • July 3 - August 25, 2017
  • 8 weeks
  • Level 5 (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent) only

Fall 2017

  • September 5 - December 15, 2017
  • (September 11 for returning students)
  • 13 weeks
  • All levels (subject to minimum enrolment)

Winter 2018

  • January 8 - April 20, 2018
  • (January 15 for returning students)
  • 13 weeks
  • All levels (subject to minimum enrolment)

Tuition: $4,500 CAD per semester + applicable fees & insurance


Please read carefully - the application process is different depending on what program you will be taking:

  • If you have already been conditionally accepted to an Undergraduate Program, you do not need to apply for AEP, you will automatically be considered

  • If you have already been accepted to a Graduate Level Program and need to take AEP, please Apply Here

  • If you would like to apply to AEP Only, and not any other academic program at Lakehead, please Apply Here

  • If you are unsure or have questions, contact us and we can help!

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