Laurentian University (French: Université Laurentienne), which was incorporated on March 28, 1960, is a mid-sized bilingual university in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. While primarily focusing on undergraduate programming, Laurentian also houses the east campus of Canada's newest medical school—the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, which opened in 2005. Its school of Graduate Studies offers a number of graduate-level degrees. Laurentian is the largest bilingual provider of distance education in Canada.
The university's campus is located on the south side of Ramsey Lake, just south of Greater Sudbury's downtown core in the Bell Grove neighbourhood. The city's Idylwylde golf course borders on the university campus to the west and the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area borders on the campus to the south. The Lake Laurentian Conservation Area contains a network of trails used for running, mountain biking and nordic skiing.
The university has a federated school structure, similar to that of the University of Toronto. The school also has two separate student unions (in addition to the part-time and graduate student associations). Students choose a student association when they register for their courses; the Francophone Students Association (AEF) is for francophones, while the Students General Association (SGA) is for both anglophones and francophones.
Laurentian a top three ranking from 2008-2011 in total sponsored research income amongst primarily undergraduate universities in Canada, including two years as #1.
International enrolment has increased by more than 14% over the last four years.
One of the highest post-graduation employment rates in Ontario: 91.7% after 6 months; 95% after two years.
50% growth over the last decade: Laurentian University has grown from 6,000 to over 9,500 students since 2000.
English Language Requirements
If English is not your first language or mother tongue, you should provide evidence of your English language proficiency through one of the entry requirements or language tests below.
Academically admissible applicants who do not present appropriate English Proficiency Requirements will be automatically offered a conditional offer of admission based on completion of the English for Academic Preparation (EAP) program in Laurentian University’s Language Institute.
English Proficiency Requirements
You have been educated in Canada and your first language is English, or you are a bilingual Francophone Canadian.
Equivalent of grade 12 academic English
Your 3 most recent years of full-time education were taught in a setting where English is the language of instruction for 100% of the time (excluding language courses) either in Canada or in another country.
Official transcripts indicating subjects taught, grades achieved, and language of instruction must be provided by your high school and/or post-secondary institution(s).
We will also consider official letters from your school’s principal or head of guidance verifying that all subjects (excluding language courses) were taught in English.
Enrolment in Laurentian University’s Language Institute.
Students are required to complete English for Academic Preparation (EAP) Level 3 or the University Preparation (UP) program.
Completion of one of Laurentian University’s partner pathway schools.
As per the Language Requirements as established in the individual agreements.
Note: English as a Second Language (ESL) programs do not qualify you for this exemption and cannot be included in the number of years of full-time education in an English-language school system. IB and/or AP English courses also do not qualify for an exemption from the English language requirements.
Note: English language test scores are valid if completed within 2 years of when we review your application.
How to submit your English language test scores We require official test scores sent by the testing agency directly to Laurentian University’s Office of Admissions. Faxes, email copies, and student copies of test scores are not accepted as official documents for admission. Students are also able to upload unofficial copies of their language score at my.laurentian.ca. However, this will result in a conditional offer of admission until the official document has been received.
Important notes Your 3 most recent years of full-time education must be completed within 1 year of starting your studies.
The University reserves the right to revise or withdraw an offer of admission if you fail to meet the minimum English language requirements for the program to which you have applied.
The University reserves the right to revise or withdraw an offer of admission if you fail to present a language score at the time of application and present the score on a later date.
If you have completed your 3 most recent years of full-time education in an English-language school system and you also provide a failing English language test score, the University reserves the right to revise or withdraw your offer of admission or refuse admission.
The University reserves the right to request an English language test result from any applicant.
High achieving international students may be eligible for the most generous scholarship program in Canada!
Academic Excellence Scholarships
90% to 100%*
Up to $60,000 in scholarship awards
$15,000 in first year, renewable in subsequent years provided average is maintained.
80% to 89.9%*
Up to $40,000 in scholarship awards
$10,000 in first year, renewable in subsequent years provided average is maintained.
* Averages are calculated automatically based on equivalency-adjusted grade point average (GPA) using the World Education Services tables. A 7.5 GPA is equivalent to an 80% average.
Scholarships are limited to students studying in open-enrolment undergraduate programs. Excluded programs include: Architecture,Education,Forensic Science,Human Kinetics, Mechanical Engineering, Midwifery, Nursing, Orthophonie, Radiation Therapy, Social Work and Sports Administration.
All information related to this institution has been extracted from the Laurentian University website, accessible at https://laurentian.ca. The data provided here is true until its extraction on 23 December 2019. Hence, all information here is subject to change without notice as per the institution's policy. For the latest update, please visit the institution website.