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Study Abroad destinations

Lakehead University

Thunder Bay, Canada

Lakehead campus and lake

Lakehead Thunder Bay campus was established in 1965 and is ranked number 1 in Canada for undergraduate research.

Lakehead is small enough to offer a personalised approach which supports your education and allow you to thrive to your highest potential of success. Lakehead University has 100 clubs, offering a variety of services, societies, jobs and volunteer opportunities throughout the year with the opportunity to meet likeminded people.

Lakehead University has a large recreational facility and a diverse 63 nations in its student body. There are opportunities for engagement and development to enjoy student life, get involved and take advantage of all the services, events and opportunities.

The campus is situated of the north shore of Lake Superior, the world’s largest freshwater lake. The surrounding area has breath taking nature and plenty of outdoor recreation.

What you can study

CourseWhen you can study
Geography BSc 2nd year, Semester 1
Environmental Geography BSc 2nd year, Semester 1
Human Geography BA 2nd year, Semester 1
Sport and Exercise Science BSc 2nd year, Semester 2
Physical Education and Sports Coaching BSc 2nd year, Semester 2

Academic information

Choosing your modules

You need to take 5 modules, equivalent to 2.5 FCE credits by Lakehead standards. 

You can see module options in the Lakehead University module catalogue.

Academic calendar

The academic year is split into 2 semesters:

  • Semester 1 (Fall): End of August to late December
  • Semester 2 (Winter): Beginning of January to end of April

Visit the Lakehead University website for a full list of academic dates.


Accommodation abroad

ou will usually stay in town house or apartment-style accommodation, with access to a full kitchen.

Costs are usually between CAD$3731 and CAD$3936 per semester.

Details of residence rates are on the Lakehead University residence and housing page.

Accommodation in York

If you study abroad for 1 semester, you are guaranteed university accommodation for the semester you are in York.

Costs and visas


Funding is available to help you with study abroad costs. Please see our Funding page for more details.

Additional costs

This information is about additional costs of studying at this host university. Please be aware that prices are subject to change, and the list may not be exhaustive.

We recommend looking at the host website, as well as entry requirements for the country, to get a full understanding of the costs involved.

A $20 Orientation fee will be automatically billed to students accounts to covers all costs related to attending Orientation and any additional 'free' events associated with Orientation.

A $600 deposit will be required prior to arrival, to secure on campus accommodation.

An ancillary fee of approximately $60 per course are due to be paid by the fees deadline of mid August (for Semester One abroad) or mid December (for Semester Two abroad).

All students must enrol with Lakehead's insurance whilst in Canada. The fees are approximately $200 per semester. More information can be found on the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) page.


You will need an ETA (Electronic travel authorisation) which is a digital document connected to your passport that allows you to be in Canada for under 6 months.

You can apply for it online and it costs around CAD$7.00.

More information will be given to you once you are accepted.

Study Abroad ambassadors

You can contact one of our Study Abroad ambassadors to find out more about studying at Lakehead University.

Anna Smith, Human Geography:

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