A Guide to Dates & Fees for International Students

To help you navigate the online tools and websites associated with fees and important dates, please use this guide below:

Cost Estimator

Important Dates

Application Deadlines


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


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

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 Consecutive Education, Environmental Management, Forestry, Lakehead-Georgian degree+diploma programs, Music, Nursing, One Year Social Work (depending on course availability; students may not be able to take a full course load)
  • Intake for select graduate programs: Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Master in Education, Chemical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Forestry, Geology, Gerontology, Physics, Sociology
  • 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 (Thesis-based), 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 early July - 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 2024 Orientation

Thunder Bay Winter 2024 International Orientation Session
Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Orillia Winter 2024 International Orientation Session
Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Academic Dates & Holidays

For a list of academic dates (such as the first and last day of classes, exam period, etc), please visit:

For a list of other important dates (such as holidays, convocation ceremonies, etc), please visit:

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: $135 CAD

Document Evaluation Fee: $60 CAD for all undergraduate applicants who have completed post-secondary studies.

Graduate Application: $125 CAD

These fees do not include the cost of ordering and sending transcripts from your past or current educational institutions.

Tuition Fees

2023-2024 Fall/Winter Tuition Fees:



Miscellaneous Fees

Note: Tuition fees change each spring. 2023-24 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 guard.me. Guard.me coverage is $1.95 per day (approximately $238 per semester). Learn more about guard.me coverage.

      Undergraduate & Graduate International Students

      Every international and exchange student must be enroled in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP). All students should be enroled 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. 

      Cost of UHIP (2023 - 2024)

      • September Start: $756 for 12 months (September 1, 2023 - August 31, 2024)
      • January Start: $504 for 8 months (January 1, 2024 - August 31, 2024)
      • May Start: $252 for 4 months (May 1, 2024 - August 31, 2024)

      If dependents are joining you (spouse or children), you are required to enroll 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 uhip@lakeheadu.ca if you have any questions. 

      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.

      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 and deadlines 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 guard.me.
      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. 


      Cost Estimator

      These are estimated costs for one academic year of full-time study: September - April for undergraduate programs; September - August for graduate programs. Questions or concerns regarding Student Fees and Payments can be directed to Accounts Receivable

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