Financial Assistance

Lakehead University offers a limited number of bursaries and loans to assist current international students in meeting unexpected financial challenges. In all cases, students are encouraged to first meet with an International Advisor to discuss their particular situation prior to making an application.

International Student Bursary Program

The Lakehead International Student Bursary Program is provided to both undergraduate and graduate students in the event of an unanticipated disruption to your financial situation. The Student Bursary Program is a grant not a loan, which is paid directly into your account through the Lakehead Student Awards and Financial Aid office. The Student Bursary Program is to help pay the costs of tuition and student fees including health care, on a semester basis.  The bursary may or may not include an amount for payment of housing fees.

In order to apply for the Student Bursary Program, you must:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrate that you have exhausted all efforts to provide payment of tuition 
  • Be in good standing with Immigration Canada (CIC)
  • Pose a valid study permit (a copy will need to be provided with the application)
  • Maintain a required program grade point average
  • Provide letters of recommendation from Department professors and/or program Chairs

You are able to apply for the Student Bursary Program one time per year through the International Student Bursary Program application form. The forms are to be submitted to the International office with the appropriate documentation. 

Note: Priority will be given to students in their last year of studies.

Apply for the Student Bursary Program

International Student Emergency Loans

The Emergency Loan program provides interest-free loans to Lakehead University International students for emergency use only. Loans provide short-term assistance to students who will be receiving funds in the near future.

Each emergency loan will be examined on a case-by-case basis. To be considered for the Emergency Loan, you are required to complete the Emergency Loan application form and submit it to Lakehead University International. 

Lakehead University International does not grant loans or bursaries for the following:

  • Travel expenses related to conducting or presenting research
  • Personal reasons such as sending money to family members
  • Non-emergency medical costs
  • Travel expenses to return home for vacation
  • Applications for visas to another country (i.e. the U.S.)

 

Requirements

  • Students are required to be in good standing with Immigration Canada (CIC)
  • Have a valid study permit (a copy that will need to be provided with the application)
  • Students will need to maintain a required program G.P.A and will provide letters of recommendation from Department professors and/or program Chairs.  

Apply for the Emergency Loan

Lakehead University Student Union and Alumni Bursary

Lakehead University Student Union Bursary for a International Student (LUVBI)

The LUVBI is awarded to an international student who is enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at Lakehead University and demonstrates financial need.

Alumni Association of Lakehead University International Student Bursary (ALIBI)

The ALIBI is awarded to an international student on the basis of academic standing and financial need.

The application for these bursaries opens at the end of September. You will find the application on your myInfo portal.