Dates and Fees

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

Important Dates 

Application Deadlines


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 1- deadline to apply for Winter 2020 intake (Applications will be accepted after this date pending space availability.)
  • January 31 - deadline to apply for Nursing (Compressed and Collaborative) for Fall 2020 intake 
  • March 1 - deadline to apply for Fall 2020 intake 


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 
  • For a Winter start term: September 30
  • For a Spring start term: January 15

We are still accepting applications for most graduate programs. The application cycle for Fall 2020 intake has closed for the following programs: Masters of Clinical Psychology, Master of Computer Science, Masters of Public Health and the PhD in Health Sciences. Graduate programs may close at any time once the deadline has passed pending space availability.

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 for Nursing and Consecutive Education (depending on course availability; students may not be able to take a full course load)
  • Intake for select graduate programs: Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Education, Chemical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering - PhD, Forestry, Geology, Gerontology, Physics, Sociology, Women's Studies 
  • 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 for Nursing, Engineering, Business and Consecutive Education (depending on course availability; students may not be able to take a full course load)
  • Intake for Graduate Programs: Biology, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Education, Forestry, Forest Sciences, Geology

July - August

  • Intensive Academic English Program

For intake dates for specific graduate programs, visit our Start Terms for Academic Programs page.

Class Registration Dates

Fall/Winter Semester registration begins late January - 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)


Winter Orientation Dates

Thunder Bay Campus Winter Orientation 2021:

Date: TBD
Location: TBD
Time: TBD

Orillia Campus Winter Orientation 2021: 

Date: TBD
Location: TBD
Time: TBD

Barrie Campus Winter Orientation 2021:

Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Academic Dates & Holidays

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

For a list of other important dates (such as holidays, convocation ceremony, etc), please visit Other Dates 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

2010-2021 Fall/Winter Tuition Fees:



Miscellaneous Fees

Note: Tuition fees change each spring. 2020-21 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 $1.95 per day (approximately $238 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 2020-21 is $720/year (September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021) or $60/month. If you begin your studies in the winter semester, you are billed $480.00 for 8 months (January 1, 2021 - August 31, 2021). 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?

      Lakehead University offers several ways for students to pay their fees. 

      For more details on how to pay student fees, please visit our "Paying Student Fees" webpage.