2020-2021 Scholarships & Awards

Take advantage of one of Canada’s most generous university scholarship programs. We make paying for your university degree easier so you can focus on your education.

Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships

Non-Canadian citizens who are entering Lakehead University from a high school, or who are transferring from an international college or university, will be considered for the Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships. The scholarship is available to the top international students applying to Lakehead University as a full-time student for 2020-2021. 

International Entrance Scholarships 2020-2021
Automatically considered. No scholarship application is required. 

Academic Average
(Canadian Equivalent)
IB Average

Scholarship Total4
(in Canadian dollars)

Scholarships Available



$30,000 ($7,500 x 4 years)1


80.0% - 89.9%


$20,000 ($5,000 x 4 years)2


75.0% - 79.9%


$4,000 ($4,000 in Year 1 only)3


Renewable provided a 90% average is achieved in each academic year. If a student's university academic average falls between 80.0% - 89.9%, the student will receive an amended scholarship valued at $5,000/year for each subsequent academic year for the remaining term of the scholarship. 
2 Renewable providing an 80% average is achieved in each academic year.
3 Non-renewable, one-time only scholarship awarded in Year 1.
4 Maximum length of scholarship term is 4 academic years or until the first degree is awarded, whichever occurs first. Recipients whose status changes and may be charged domestic fees will have their scholarship value reassessed to equate to the domestic entrance scholarship grid and regulations available at that time.

How and When are Entrance Scholarship Offers Made?

Entrance Scholarship averages are awarded based on the Canadian equivalent of your average used for admission consideration. Scholarship Offers will be extended in two rounds. Round One will take place in February 2020, and Round Two will take place in April 2020. A limited number of International Entrance Scholarships are available. International students considering Lakehead University are encouraged to apply to the University early in order to be considered for the two Entrance Scholarship rounds. 

Can my entrance scholarship be applied to my academic English program costs?

No. Your Entrance Scholarship will be applied to your first year tuition to an undergraduate degree program once you have successfully completed Lakehead University's Academic English Program. 

*Please note that all of the above scholarship values, eligibility requirements, and criteria are subject to change without notice.

Graduate Scholarships

Graduate Assistant appointments may be offered to some full-time graduate students (including Visa students). These positions vary between programs but can provide teaching opportunities for student workers. The Graduate Assistant appointments are offered at a rate of $10,197.68 CAD (2019-20 rates) at the Master's level; and $11,120.82 CAD (2019-20 rates) at the Doctoral level. A regular appointment constitutes a maximum of 270 hrs of work over the Fall and Winter terms averaging not more than 10 hrs of work per week.

Faculty Research Awards for Graduate Students

Some graduate students may also receive a Faculty Research Award. This stipend may be paid to a full–time degree candidate for research or academic activities relevant and related to the student's field(s) of study within the academic program. Faculty Research Awards are awarded by the student's supervisor. 

Learn more about Graduate Scholarships & Awards

Vishwa Shah, International Entrance Scholarship Recipient

"I was won over by the Business program, but the entrance scholarship did play a role in my decision to choose Lakehead. I felt proud of my grades and of the hard work I had put in to achieve them. My scholarship is renewable every year and it works as a great motivator for me to excel in my academics year after year."

Vishwa Shah
Honours Bachelor of Commerce Student
from India