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Language Requirements

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:

  1. Successful completion of a recognized language test (e.g., CAEL, Cambridge, IELTS, Pearson, and TOEFL) with the required minimum scores.
  2. Successful completion of Lakehead University’s Academic English Program (AEP).
  3. Successful completion of one of our approved Pathway Partner’s ESL programs.
  4. Competion of Senior Level English Courses

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.  

Test Score
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)