If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate that you can cope with the language demands of an English-language university.
If you apply to an undergraduate program at Lakehead University, you may meet our English language requirements if you successfully completed, or are in the process of completing, 3 full years of recent study in an English-language school system.
If English is not your native language, and you cannot verify that you recently studied in an English-language school system for more than 3 full years of full-time study, you will be required to present proof of English-language proficiency.
Lakehead University accepts the following as proof of English-language proficiency:
- successful completion of a recognized language test (e.g., CAEL, Cambridge, IELTS, Pearson, and TOEFL) with the required minimum scores
- successful completion of Lakehead University’s Academic English Program (AEP)
- successful completion of 1 of our approved Pathway Partner’s ESL programs
Some programs (e.g., Bachelor of Science in Nursing) may require a higher score on a recognized language test than the minimums listed. Completing our AEP is not an option for these programs. Refer to our English-language requirements for more information.
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 IELTS Score||6.5 (no individual score less than 6.0)|
|Minimum CAEL Score||60|
|PTE (Pearson Test of English)||58 (no component score less than 50)|
|Other Test Scores||Cambridge Academic English (C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency): 176 (no individual score less than 169)|