If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate that you can cope with the language demands of an English-language university.
You may meet our English language requirements if you successfully complete, or are in the process of completing, three full years of recent study in an English-language school system.
You are required to present proof of English-language proficiency if English is not your native language, and you cannot verify having recently studied in an English-language school system for more than three full years of full-time study.
We accept the following as proof of English-language proficiency:
- The successful completion of a recognized language test (i.e. TOEFL, IELTS, CAEL or MELAB) with the required minimum scores
- The successful completion of our Academic English Program
- The successful completion of one of our approved Pathway Partner’s ESL programs
For more information, see our English-language requirements.
Please be advised that some academic units may require a higher score and that meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to Lakehead University. Grade 12 University English (ENG4U) cannot be used to satisfy the English-language proficiency requirement.
|Minimum TOEFL Score||
Internet-based: 80 (no component score less than 19)
Computer-based: 213 (no component score less than 17)
Paper-based: 550 (no component score less than 50)
|Minimum MELAB Score||85|
|Minimum IELTS Score||6.5 (no individual score less than 6.0)|
|Minimum CAEL Score||60|
|Other Test Scores||Test results must be submitted before an admission decision is made.|