Dates and Fees

For complete details on fees associated with your studies and deadline dates, please see the sections below:

Important Dates 

Application Deadlines

We are still accepting applications for most undergraduate programs.


Inform yourself about our Application Deadline Dates. If you receive an Offer of Admission, take note of any deadlines outlined in your Offer Letter (to submit documents, meet conditions, or accept your Offer).  

  • November 2 - deadline to apply for Winter 2019 intake
  • February 3 - deadline to apply for Nursing for Fall 2019 intake
  • March 1 - deadline to apply for Fall 2019 intake (We are still accepting applications for Fall 2019 for all Undergraduate programs except the following: One-Year Honours Bachelor of Social Work.)


Although applications are received on a continual basis, we recommend that interested applicants submit a complete application package by the following dates:

  • For a Fall start term: February 1 (The Fall 2019 application is now closed to International Applicants for the Fall 2019 intake. Some PhD programs are still accepting International applications. Please contact the Graduate Program, directly, to inquire.)
  • For a Winter start term: September 30
  • For a Spring start term: January 15

Intake Dates  


  • Intake for all undergraduate and graduate academic programs
  • Academic English Program intake
  • Visiting International Student Program intake


  • Intake for select undergraduate programs except Nursing and Consecutive Education (depending on course availability; students may not be able to take a full course load)
  • Intake for select Masters programs. Please visit Graduate Program Start Dates for details.
  • Intake for select PhD programs: Please visit Graduate Program Start Dates for details.
  • Academic English Program intake
  • Visiting International Student Program intake

April 30

  • Academic English Program intake


  • Academic English Program intake
  • Intake for limited undergraduate programs on a part-time basis except Nursing, Engineering, Business and Consecutive Education (depending on course availability; students may not be able to take a full course load)
  • Intake for select Masters Programs: Please visit Graduate Program Start Dates for details.
  • Intake for select PhD Programs: Please visit Graduate Program Start Dates for details.

July - August

  • Intensive Academic English Program


Class Registration Dates

Undergraduate Students:

Fall/Winter Semester registration begins June 22, 2019 (for first-year students) - and closes mid September

Spring/Summer Semester registration begins late January - and closes early May

Graduate Students:

Fall/Winter Semester registration begins July 15, 2019 - and closes mid September

Spring/Summer Semester registration begins late January - and closes early May

Study Periods

Fall Semester (September - December)
Winter Semester (January - April)
Spring Semester (May - June)
Summer Semester (July - August)


International Summer Orientation 2019
Friday, June 28, 2019 (Thunder Bay Campus)
Orillia Campus - to be announced

International Fall Orientation 2019 
Wednesday August 28, 2019 (Thunder Bay & Orillia Campuses)

Academic Dates & Holidays

For a list of academic dates (such as the first day of classes, exam period, etc), please visit Important Dates 2018-19 or Important Dates 2019-20 on the Academic Calendar.

For a list of other important dates (such as holidays, convocation ceremony, etc), please visit Other Dates 2018-19 or Other Dates 2019-20 on the Academic Calendar.

Fee Payment Dates

For the most up-to-date details on payment deadlines, visit our Payment Due Dates website. 

Application Fees

When applying through Lakehead University's online application form, the Application Fees are as follows:

Undergraduate Application: CAD $135
Graduate Application: CAD $100

Document Evaluation Fee:

$60.00 (CAD) for all applicants who have completed post-secondary studies 

These fees do not include the cost to order and send transcripts from your past or current educational institutions.

Tuition Fees

2019-2020 Fall/Winter Tuition Fees:



Miscellaneous Fees

Note: Tuition fees change each spring. 2019-20 fees are now posted.

    Ancillary Fees

    Ancillary fees go toward programs and facilities that improve a student's experience and education. For example, they include Athletic Building Fund, Computer Enhancement (Technology) Fee, LU Radio Fee, to name a few. Ancillary fees vary depending on your program and campus. 

      Health Insurance

      English Language Centre Students

      As a student in the English Language Centre, you will be automatically registered to receive health insurance through GuardMe. GuardMe coverage is $1.65 per day (approximately $200 per semester). Learn more about GuardMe coverage.

      Undergraduate & Graduate International Students

      Every International and Exchange Student must be enrolled in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP). All students should be enrolled for as long as they will be studying at Lakehead.

      The fee for this insurance plan will be automatically billed to your student account upon registration and is due with your first instalment*. The UHIP fee for 2019-20 is $636/year (September 1 - August 31) or $53/month. If you begin your studies in the winter semester, you are billed $424.00 for 8 months (January 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019). If dependants are joining you (spouse or children), you are required to enrol them in UHIP as well at the same rates. Your UHIP card will be emailed to your Lakehead University email address once you are enrolled.

      Please email Christopher Gallinger at if you have any questions. 

      * Please note that you may log into your myInfo account at any time to view your charges and payments.  Click on the "Applicant" tab, look for "My Financial Profile", then select "My Account Info".

      Most of the Health Clinics in Thunder Bay and in Canada will accept your UHIP and will directly charge to your Insurance. However, in some cases you may be required to pay upfront, and then fill out a UHIP Claim Form to get a reimbursement of your amount. Please refer to the tutorial on how to submit a claim for more information.

      Optional LUSU Medical Insurance Plan

      The LUSU (Lakehead University Student Union) Medical Insurance Plan gives you additional coverage for dental, prescription medication, eye care, etc. to supplement UHIP. For details, please visit the Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Medical Insurance plan website.

      • Undergraduate Students: The cost for the LUSU Medical Insurance Plan is automatically included in your ancillary fees. Only Full-Time Undergraduate students belong to this plan.
      • Graduate Students are not automatically enrolled in the LUSU Medical Insurance Plan. To register for the health plan, please visit the Lakehead University Student Union Office in early September for further information about and deadline dates to enrol in this plan. 
      • English Language Students do not need to opt in to the LUSU Medical Insurance Plan because they will have similar coverage through GuardMe.
      Residence Fees

      On-Campus Residence

      On-campus residence costs depend on the accommodation style you choose. Some options include a mandatory meal plan; others allow you to cook for yourself and do not include the cost of food. For details on all the residence options, visit the links below:

      Thunder Bay Campus:

      Orillia Campus:

      Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Residence Fee Payment Methods

      Off-Campus Housing

      If you would like to live off-campus, you are welcome to explore housing options through our off-campus housing list. Please note that the cost of off-campus housing varies depending on location, number of people sharing the apartment, etc.

      How Can I Pay My Fees?

      1. Electronic TransferUse Global Pay for Students

      • Pay in your home currency
      • Cost effective and timely
      • Global Pay is provided by Western Union Business Solutions, not to be confused with Western Union Retail (locations found in grocery/convenience stores) 
      • Please note: Lakehead University does not provide electronic transfer bank details for student payments. Please use Global Pay for Students

      2. Online Banking: Only for Canadian Banking Institutions

      To make a payment via online banking:

      • Log onto your online Canadian banking website (ie TD Canada Trust, Scotiabank, CIBC, RBC, etc)
      • Select the "Pay a Bill" option
      • Add "Lakehead University" as the Payee/Company Name
      • Enter your student number (include the 0) as the Account Number
      • Make the payment

      3. Money Orders and Bank Drafts 

      • Payable to Lakehead University (include Student Number on front)
      • Mail to: Lakehead University, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay ON P7B 5E1, ATTN: Accounts Receivable

      4. Cash
      Canadian or U.S. funds only by visiting the Accounts office in room UC0002 at Thunder Bay Campus

      5. Graduate Assistantship (GA): Master and PhD Students only

      To have a graduate assistantship (GA) assigned to pay fees:

      • Pick up your Graduate Funding Form from Graduate Studies in RC0009
      • Bring the form to the Accounts office in UC0002 at the Thunder Bay campus
      • Graduate students will be required to sign a Payroll Deduction Authorization Form at the Accounts office
      • If the funding does not cover the fees in full, the student must pay the difference by the payment due dates

      6. Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards, and Graduate Awards

      • Scholarships, bursaries, and awards are first applied to any outstanding balance on the student account
      • Refunds will be issued by direct deposit to the student's bank account entered online through myInfo only when the student account has a credit balance.
      • Questions regarding Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards should be directed to the Office of Student Awards and Financial Aid at or (807)343-8206 
      • Questions regarding Graduate Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards should be directed to the Office of Graduate Studies at or (807)343-8785

      7. Sponsorship
      Sponsored students should visit Sponsorships for more information

      For more details and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit our International Student Payments website.