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International Undergraduate Admissions

Laurentian offers a number of diverse undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as a wide range of services to assist you in your transition to Canada. 

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Important Deadlines: 

The deadline to apply for the January intake is September 15th*.

*Note that all applications received after this deadline will be considered for a September intake.

The deadline to apply for the September intake is April 15th

 

To review your admission eligibility, please review (1) your country specific requirements, (2) Laurentian faculties admission requirements and (3) language admission requirements for our English and French programs.  

1. Choose a Program and Check that you meet the Entrance Requirements

You will find a list of all undergraduate programs and their admissions criteria on our website. Found a program that you are interested in? Click on the Program Details section to find information such as admissions requirements, degree options and much more. Undergraduate programs can be found on the undergradaute programs page.

 

Meeting Requirements 

At the bottom of the page there are sections that you must read : (1) your country specific requirements, (2) Laurentian faculties admission requirements and (3) language admission requirements for our English and French programs.

 

2. Where to Apply

International Students In Ontario High Schools

If you are an international student, and you're currently registered in an Ontario high school, you will apply as a "101 Student" using the OUAC Application For 101 Applicants.

After we receive your application from OUAC, we will email you with your Laurentian student number and further instructions.

 

Other International Students

You will use the Online International Application Form for full-time studies.

After we receive your application from the Online Application Form, we will email you with your Laurentian student number and further instructions.

 

3. Deadlines for Application and Document Submission

September Start - Open Enrollment Programs

Application Deadline: April 15th

Document Submission Deadline: May 1st

 

September Start - Limited Enrollment Programs : Architectural Studies, Nursing, and Sciences infirmières

Applications may remain open after the deadline if not all seats are filled. If that is the case, applications submitted after the deadline will be considered.

Application Deadline: February 1st

Document Submission Deadline: February 15th

 

January Start - Open Enrollment Programs

Not all open enrollment programs will have a January start date. The application will contain the start dates for each program.

Application Deadline: September 15th

Document Submission Deadline: October 1st
 

4. Document Requirements and Document Submission Instructions

What is due by the documents deadline?

  • All-Academic Transcripts (for students not currently registered in an Ontario high school)
  • English language test results (if applicable)
  • Supporting documents (as required by the program)* 

*The Architectural Studies program has additional document requirements.  Please note that it is the responsibility of the applicant to submit all required documents by the deadline.

 

How to submit documents.

To ensure successful uploading of the supporting documents onto the myLaurentian portal at my.laurentian.ca, the files must be in PDF format. The uploading function is best operated with Google Chrome or Firefox. Each file cannot exceed 10 MB in size. Please note that you do  NOT need to mail duplicate copies of uploaded documents to the university. 

The university will issue a conditional offer and request the submission of official documents at a later date. Once admitted, we will require official transcripts and language scores from all previous institutions attended to arrive by mail or by email from the sending institution directly to our Office of Admissions at admissions@laurentian.ca or to our official mailing address listed below before the start of the term to which the student has applied. 

Please note that we do not accept transcripts submitted by students as being official transcripts.

Mailing Address:

Office of Admissions 
Laurentian University
935 Ramsey Lake Rd 
Sudbury, ON
P3E 2C6 

Please follow the instructions for the submission of the Architectural Studies additional documents as outlined here

 

5. After You Have Applied

  • You will receive an Acknowledgement email with instructions to access the myLaurentian Portal within two weeks of your application submission. 

  • Create your myLaurentian Portal account by clicking on the “New to Laurentian” registration section of the page to submit documents and to check your application status.

  • For international students currently enrolled in an Ontario High School, your guidance counsellor will submit your grades on your behalf. Please remember to submit language scores and supporting documentation as required. 

  • For all other applicants, upload your transcript(s) and supporting documentation! 

  • If your first language is not English, you may need to send us English language test scores.

  • Check your email periodically for any communications from the Office of Admissions. 

  • Apply for Residence via the myLaurentian Portal account.  

  • You will need to apply for a study permit.

 

6. Accept Your Offer Of Admission

Congratulations! Welcome to the Laurentian Community. Your decision letter will appear at my.laurentian.ca under the Documents folder for your quick reference. To accept your offer, follow the instructions provided to you on your myLaurentian Portal. 

If you have applied using the OUAC website, you will be redirected to accept your offer using the OUAC site. If you use another method to apply, you will see the option to accept your offer on the myLaurentian Portal.

To reserve your place in your program, we encourage you to submit the deposit as outlined in your Offer of Admission. Our deposit policy can be found here.

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1. Country Specific Admission Requirements - Alphabetical Listing

AFGHANISTAN

  • Baccalaureat examination taken at the end of Grade 12 in Science, Mathematics and Humanities and University Entrance Exam (Concours), including grade 12 transcript.  Minimum grade average of C or higher/ Baccalauria

    • Secondary: minimum grade of 80% is required
       

ALBANIA

  • Certificate of Maturity/Secondary School Leaving Certificate, including grade 12 transcript.

    • 10 point scale: 7/10 required

    • 100 point scale: 66/100 required
       

ALGERIA

  • Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement Secondaire

    • Secondary: 12/20 required
       

ANGOLA

  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate or Diploma of Pre-University Education, including grade 12 transcript.  

    • Secondary: 13/20 required

    • Post secondary:  good academic standing with less than 42 credits of failures or the equivalent.
       

ANGUILLA

  • CXC Secondary Education Certificate, and either the GCE A Levels or completion of the two year CAPE diploma (four 2-unit CAPE courses required with minimum score of 3), or completion of 1st year at University of West Indies.
     

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

  • CXC Secondary Education Certificate, and either the GCE A Levels or completion of the two year CAPE diploma (four 2-unit CAPE courses required with minimum score of 3), or completion of 1st year at University of West Indies.
     

ARGENTINA

  • Bachillerato/Bachiller

    • 10 pt scale: 6/10 required (Average)
       

ARUBA

  • VWO Certificate (Gymnasium A/B and Atheneum A/B) with a minimum grade average of 8/10 (Good).
     

ARMENIA

  • Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education and Certificate of Unified Examination

    • Secondary: 4/5, 13/20 (Good)
       

AUSTRALIA

  • ACT: Senior Secondary Certificate and ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank)

    • Grade requirement: 4/5, 70/100 (High Standard of Achievement)

  • NSW: Higher School Certificate and ATAR

    • Grade requirement: 65/100

  • NT: Certificate of Education and ATAR

    • Grade requirement: 4/5, 14/20

  • QLD: Certificate of Education and ATAR

    • Grade requirement: 5/7

  • SA: Certificate of Education and ATAR

    • Grade requirement: 4.5/7, 55/100

  • TAS: Certificate of Education and ATAR

    • Grade requirement: 3/4 (Commendable Achievement)

  • VIC: Certificate of Education and ATAR

    • Grade requirement: C

  • WA: Certificate of Education and ATAR

    • Grade requirement: 4/5, 70/100 (High Achievement)
       

AUSTRIA

  • Reifeprufung (Matura) / Reifezeugnis, including grade 12 transcript.   A minimum of “satisfactory” (befriedigend) in the Matura is required. 
     

AZERBAIJAN

  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate or Attestat o srednem obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)

    • Grade requirement: 4/5 , 70/100 (Good)

BAHAMAS

  • Bahamas General Certificate of Education (BGCSE), including grade 12 transcript.   Advanced Placement (AP) exam results (if applicable).

    • Grade Requirement: minimum C average required

BAHRAIN

  • Tawjahiya (Secondary School Certificate), including grade 12 transcript. 

    • Grade requirement: 77/100 required
       

BANGLADESH

  • Higher Secondary Certificate with Marks Sheet (HSC) 

    • Grade requirement: 3/5 required
       

BARBADOS

  • CXC Secondary Education Certificate, and either the GCE A Levels or completion of the two year CAPE diploma (four 2-unit CAPE courses required with minimum score of 3), or completion of 1st year at University of West Indies.


BELARUS

  • Certificate of Completion of General Secondary School or Attestat o srednem obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education).
  • Grade requirement: 5/10 required
     

BELGIUM

  • French: Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Superieur .  Baccalaureat or Diplome de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degre; Upper Secondary Cycle at Lycee.

    • Grade requirement: 13/20

  • Flemish: Getuigschrift van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs

    • Grade requirement: 14/20

BELIZE

  • CXC Secondary Education Certificate, and either the GCE A Levels or completion of the two year CAPE diploma (four 2-unit CAPE courses required with minimum score of 3), or completion of 1st year at University of West Indies.
     

BENIN

  • Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement Secondaire/Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement du Second Degré

    • Grade requirement: 12/20 required
       

BERMUDA

  • Bermuda Secondary School Certificate

    • Grade requirement: 2.67/4 (very good), 65/100
       

BHUTAN

  • The Bhutan Higher Secondary School Education Certificate (Class XII) 

    • Grade requirement: B
       

BOLIVIA

  • Bachillerato Humanistico; Pre-Grado:University Entrance Exam results (if applicable).

    • Grade requirement: 5/7, 50/70
       

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate

    • Grade requirement: 3/5, 7/10
       

BOTSWANA

  • Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE); 5 GCE courses with a minimum of 2 A Levels with grades of C or above or completion of 1st year in a recognized university (normally, University of Botswana).
     

BRAZIL

  • Certificado do Conclusao de 2 Grau (Secondary School Certificate) or Certificado de Conclusao de Ensino Medio (Certificate of Completion of Middle Education). 

    • Grade requirement: 7/10, 70/100
       

BRUNEI

  • Brunei-Cambridge GCE O Level (five subjects) and A Level (2 subjects) or Brunei Matriculation.  Required: 5 GCE courses with a minimum of 2 A Levels with grades of C or above.
     

BULGARIA

  • Diploma Za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completed Secondary Education)

    • Grade requirement: 4/6
       

BURKINA FASO

  • Baccalaureat or Diplome de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degre; Upper Secondary Cycle at Lycee

    • Grade Requirement: 12/20
       

BURUNDI

  • Diplôme d'état with Diplôme d'Humanités Général. Diplôme Technique A2 also accepted.

    • Grade requirement: 10.5/20, 60/100

CAMBODIA

  • Baccalaureat (Certificate of Upper Secondary Education) with an overall average indicating academic achievement of GOOD or better.
     

CAMEROON

  • British system: Cameroon GCE; 5 GCE courses with a minimum of 2 A Levels with grades of C or above.

  • French system: Baccalaureat or Diplome de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degre; Upper Secondary Cycle at Lycee.
    • Grade requirement (FR): 12/20
       

CAYMAN ISLANDS

  • CXC Secondary Education Certificate, and either the GCE A Levels or completion of the two year CAPE diploma (four 2-unit CAPE courses required with minimum score of 3), or completion of 1st year at University of West Indies.
     

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

  • Baccalaureat or Diplome de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degré

    • Grade requirement: 12/20 (assez bien)


CHAD

  • Baccalaureate de l’enseignment superieur OR  theBaccalauréat de l’enseignement du second degree

    • Grade requirement: 12/20 (assez bien)
       

CHILE

  • Licencia de Educación Media or Licencia de Ensenanza Media

    • Grade requirement: 4.5/7


CHINA (PRC)

  • Upper Middle School Graduation Certificate or The Senior High School Graduation Diploma

    • Grade requirement: 75/100


COLOMBIA

  • Titulo de Bachiller certificate; Middle Secondary School. 

    • Grade requirement: 3.5/5, 8/10


COMOROS

  • Baccalaureat or Diplome de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degré

    • Grade requirement: 12/20


CONGO (DRC, former Zaire)

  • Diplôme d’État d’études secondaires du cycle long avec bulletin de la 6e (4e)

    • Grade requirement: 12/20, 60/100
       

CONGO (Republic, Brazzaville)

  • Baccalauré​​​at/Diplôme de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degré

    • Grade requirement: 12/20, 60/100
       

COSTA RICA

  • Bachillerato Secundaria or 1st year standing at a recognized college/university

    • Grade requirement: 8/20, 80/100
       

CROATIA

  • Matura/Secondary School Leaving Certificate

    • Grade requirement: 2.5/5
       

CUBA

  • Bachillerato or Diploma de Graduado Pre-Universitario (Pre-university Course); (higher intermediate cycle).

    • Grade requirement: 4/5, 80/100
       

CYPRUS

  • Greek-Cypriot Lykeion

    • 80/100, 16/20

OR

  •  Turkish-Cypriot Lise 

    • 7/10 (Good)


CZECH REPUBLIC

  • Vysvedceni o Maturitni Zkoušce or Maturita (Secondary School Leaving Certificate).

    • Grade requirement: average of 2 or higher (5 pt), 70/100

DENMARK

  • Studentereksamen / Hojere Forberedelseseksamen /Hojere Handelseksamen / Hojere Teknisk Eksamen (upper secondary school).

    • Grade requirement: 7/12 (Good performance)


DJIBOUTI

  • Baccalauréat de l’enseignement secondaire; Baccalauréat Général

    • Grade requirement: 12/20 (assez bien)


DOMINICA

  • CXC Secondary Education Certificate, and either the GCE A Levels or completion of the two year CAPE diploma (four 2-unit CAPE courses required with minimum score of 3), or completion of 1st year at University of West Indies.


DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

  • Bachillerato en [Specialization] (traditional system), or Bachillerato en Ciencias y Letras (reform system); (upper secondary school).

    • Grade requirement: 80/100

ECUADOR

  • Bachillerato or Titulo de Bachiller;

    • Grade requirement:

      • 10 pt: 7.5/10

      • 20 pt: 15/20

      • 40 pt: 30/40

      • 80 pt: 65/80

      • 100 pt: 80/100


EGYPT

  • Thanaweya A'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) 

    • Grade requirement: 65/100


EL SALVADOR

  • Bachillerato General (Educacion media)

    • Grade requirement: 7/10, 70/100 (very good)


ERITREA

  • Eritrean Secondary Education Certificate Examination (ESECE)

    • Grade requirement: 65/100 (very good)


ETHIOPIA

  • General Education Certificate and Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination

    • Grade requirement: 

      • EGSEC 80/100

      • EHEEQC 50/100

      • SSLE 70/100

FIJI ISLANDS

  • Form 7 Certificate/Higher School Certificate

    • Grade requirement: 65/100


FINLAND

  • Ylioppilastutkinoto / Studentexamen (Certificate of Matriculation); Upper Secondary School Diploma

    • Grade requirement: 3/5, 4/7, 7/10


FRANCE

  • Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement du Second Degré; Baccalauréat Technologique; Baccalaureat General

    • Grade requirement: 12/20 (assez bien)

GABON

  • Baccalauréat

    • Grade requirement: 12/20 (assez bien)
       

GAMBIA

  • Senior Secondary School; West African Senior School Certificate Exam (WASSCE) results to be verified online via WAEC Direct

    • Grade requirement: min average of C4 or higher

  • English Language exempt


GEORGIA

  • Sashualo Ganatlebis Atestasi or Sashualo Skolis Atestati.

    • Grade requirement: 7/10, 5/7


GERMANY

  • Abitur ou Zeugnis der allgemeinen Hochschulreife or (Certificate of General Maturity for Higher Education)

    • Grade requirement: 7/15 (satisfactory)


GHANA

  • Senior Secondary School; West African Senior School Certificate Exam (WASSCE) results to be verified online via WAEC Direct

    • Grade requirement: min average of C4 or higher

  • English Language exempt


GREECE

  • Apolytirion of Lykeio and Apolytirio Eniaiou Lykeiou (General Entrance Examination). Must pass four subjects minimum for consideration

    • Grade requirement: 6.5/10, 65/100, 13/20 (good)
       

GRENADA

  • CXC Secondary Education Certificate, and either the GCE A Levels or completion of the two year CAPE diploma (four 2-unit CAPE courses required with minimum score of 3), or completion of 1st year at University of West Indies.


GUATEMALA

  • 1st year in a recognized university 

    • Grade requirement: 61/100


GUINEA

  • Baccalaureat

    • Grade requirement: 12/20 (assez bien)


GUYANA

  • CXC Secondary Education Certificate, and either the GCE A Levels or completion of the two year CAPE diploma (four 2-unit CAPE courses required with minimum score of 3), or completion of 1st year at University of West Indies.
     

HAITI

  • Baccalauréat/Diplôme d’Enseignement Sécondaire

    • Grade requirement: 60/100


HONDURAS

  • Bachillerato certificate

    • Grade requirement:81/100 (very satisfactory), 4/5


HONG KONG

  • Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE); Hong Kong Advanced Level examination (HKALE) certificate (sixth form) or Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

    • Grade requirement:

      • HKCEE/HKALE: minimum avg of C required

      • HKDSE: minimum avg of C required


HUNGARY

  • Gimnaziumi Erettsegi Bizonyitvany (Matura)

    • Grade requirement: 4/5, 71/100
       

ICELAND

  • Studentsprof from Gymnasium.

    • Grade requirement: 6/10 (second class)
       

INDIA

  • Applicants will be considered for admission provided they present one of the following certificates: A State Higher Secondary Certificate awarded by a State Board of Higher Secondary Education or;
    India and Delhi Senior School Certificate awarded by the Central Board of Secondary Education or;
    Indian School Certificate awarded by the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations

  • For applicants who are currently in-progress, please submit:

    • X level exam scores,
      XI level final mark sheet, and
      Mid-year or predicated XII results.

  • Grade requirement: 50/100, 5/10 (second class/second division)


INDONESIA

  • Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar Sekolah Menegah Tingkat Atas (STTB SMTA) results (Certificate of Completion of Upper Secondary School; Ujian Masuk Pergurua Tinggi Negeri (National Entrance Examination) results (if applicable).

    • Grade requirement: 7/10 (above average)
       

IRAN

  • Diplom-Metevaseth/National High School Diploma and Concours/Emtahan-Vordy-Sartasari.

    • Grade requirement: 14/20


IRAQ

  • Sixth Form Baccalaureat; Secondary School Certificate

    • Grade requirement: 60/100 (good)


IRELAND

  • Leaving Certificate with at least 5 subjects; Senior Secondary.

    • Grade requirement: 60%/H4

  • English language exempt


ISRAEL

  • Bagrut/Mechina with grades of 7 or above in six subjects should be obtained

    • Grade requirement: 75/100, 8/10


ITALY

  • Diploma di Esame di Stato conclusivo dei Corsi di Istruzione Secondaria Superiore/Diploma di Maturita.

    • Grade requirement: 7/10, 80/100
       

IVORY COAST

  • Baccalaureat, or Diplome de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degré.  

    • Grade requirement: 12/20

JAMAICA

  • CXC Secondary Education Certificate, and either the GCE A Levels or completion of the two year CAPE diploma (four 2-unit CAPE courses required with minimum score of 3), or completion of 1st year at University of West Indies.
     

JAPAN

  • Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate).

    • Grade requirement: 70/100 (good)


JORDAN

  • Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate) 

    • Grade requirement: 70/100
       

KAZAKHSTAN

  • Certificate of Secondary Education

    • Grade requirement: 4/5 (good)


KENYA

  • Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) / East African Advanced Certificate of Education.

    • Grade requirement: 60/100

  • English language exempt


KUWAIT

  • Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) 

    • Grade requirement: 80/100 (very good)


KYRGYZSTAN

  • Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii

    • Grade requirement: 4/5 (good)
       

LAOS

  • Baccalaureat

    • Grade requirement: 12/20 (assez bien)


LATVIA

  • Atestats par Visparejo Videjo Izglitibu (Certificate of General Secondary Education).

    • Grade requirement: 7/10 (good)


LEBANON

  • Baccalaureat

    • Grade requirement: 12/20 (assez bien)


LESOTHO

  • 1st year in a recognized university.

    • Grade requirement: 60/100


LIBYA

  • General Secondary Certificate

    • Grade requirement: 65/100


LITHUANIA

  • Secondary School Diploma or Brandos Atestatas.

    • Grade requirement: 7/10, 67/100

 

LUXEMBOURG

  • Diplome de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires.

    • Grade requirement: 40/60
       

MACEDONIA

  • Secondary School Leaving Diploma.

    • Grade requirement: 4/5


MADAGASCAR

  • Baccalauréat de l’enseignement secondaire

    • Grade requirement: 12/20 (assez bien)
       

MALAWI

  • Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE)

    • Grade requirement: average of 3 or higher


MALAYSIA

  • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM).

    • Grade requirement: SPM= B, STPM=C
       

MALI

  • Baccalauréat Malien/Secondary School Leaving Certificate

    • Grade requirement: 12/20 (assez bien)

 

MALTA

  • Matriculation Certificate

    • Grade requirement: 55/100 (Second class honours, lower division)


MAURITIUS

  • Overseas School Certificate/GCE O Levels and Overseas Higher School Certificate/ or 5 GCE courses with a minimum of 2 GCE A Levels with grades of C or above.


MEXICO

  • Bachillerato or Bachiller Certificate.

    • Grade requirement:80/100, 8/10


MOLDOVA

  • Baccalaureate Diploma

    • Grade requirement: 7/10


MONACO

  • Baccalaureat or Diplome de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degre.  

    • Grade requirement: 12/20


MONGOLIA

  • Certificate of Complete Secondary Education

    • Grade requirement: 80/100, 3/4


MOROCCO

  • Baccalaureat 

    • Grade requirement: 12/20


MOZAMBIQUE

  • Certificado de Habilitacoes Literarias (Secondary School Leaving Certificate).

    • Grade requirement: 12/20


MYANMAR (BURMA)

  • Transcript of marks for Standards IX and X (high school); Basic Education High School Examination Certificate or 1st year standing at a recognized college/university.

    • Grade requirements: 4/5, 50/100
       

 

NAMIBIA

  • Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate / International General Certificate of Education (IGCSE) / Higher International General Certificate of Education (HIGCSE).

  • Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate with at least 4 Higher subjects

  • General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) or Namibian Secondary School Certificate (NSSC)

  • Higher Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate from the National Examination Assessment and Certification Board


NEPAL

  • Higher Secondary Certificate

    • Grade requirements: 60/100
       

NETHERLANDS

  • VWO Certificate 

    • Grade requirement: 6.5/10


NEW ZEALAND

  • Higher School Certificate.

    • Grade requirement: 7/10 (achievement with merit)


NEVIS

  • CXC Secondary Education Certificate, and either the GCE A Levels or completion of the two year CAPE diploma (four 2-unit CAPE courses required with minimum score of 3), or completion of 1st year at University of West Indies.


NICARAGUA

  • Bachillerato with a mark of at least 75% overall or 1st year in a recognized university.

    • Grade requirement: 70/100 (Bueno)
       

NIGER

  • Baccalauréat/Diplôme de Bachelier de l’Enseignement Second Degré

    • Grade requirement: 12/20 (assez bien)


NIGERIA

  • Senior Secondary School; West African Senior School Certificate Exam (WASSCE) results to be verified online via WAEC Direct

    • Grade requirement: min average of C4 or higher

  • English Language exempt


NORWAY

  • Vitnemal fra den Videregaende Skole (Certificate of Upper Secondary Education).

    • 4/6 (good competence in the subject)
       

OMAN

  • General Secondary Certificate 

    • Grade requirement: 80/100 

PAKISTAN

  • Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate with Marks Sheet (issued by Board of Intermediate Education) .

    • Grade requirement: 50/100


PALESTINE

  • Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate) or Al Thanaweya Al A'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) 

    • Grade requirement: 70/100


PANAMA

  • High School Certificate; Bachillerato or Bachiller Certificate.

    • Grade requirement: 80/100, 4/5


PAPUA NEW GUINEA

  • Higher School Certificate.

    • Grade requirement: Second Classs Honours (Lower Division)


PARAGUAY

  • High School Certificate; Bachillerato or Bachiller Certificate

    • Grade requirement: 3/5, 8/10,


PERU

  • Certificado de Educacion Secundaria Comun Completa or Bachiller.

    • Grade requirement: 12/20, 80/100 (very good)


PHILIPPINES

  • Senior High School (K-12 system) Diploma.

    • Grade requirement: 2.24, 85/100 (good)


POLAND

  • General Lyceum; Matura / Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci (Maturity Certificate).

    • Grade requirement: 4/6 (good)


PORTUGAL

  • Certificado de fin de Estudos Secundarios.

    • Grade requirement: 14/20 (good)


PUERTO RICO

  • High School Graduation Diploma.

    • Grade requirement: 70/100
       


QATAR

  • General Secondary Education Certificate/Senior School Certificate

    • Grade requirement: 4/5
       

ROMANIA

  • Diploma de Baccalaureat.

    • Grade requirement: 7/10 (good)
       

RUSSIA

  • Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii/Certificate of complete Secondary General Education

    • Grade requirement: 4/5
       

RWANDA

  • Certificat du Cycle Supérieur de l’Enseignement Secondaire or Advanced General Certificate of Secondary Education

    • Grade requirement: 65/100, 7/11
       

SAUDI ARABIA

  • Tawjihiyah (General Secondary Education Certificate)

    • Grade requirement: 75/100 (very good)


SENEGAL

  • Baccalaureat, or Diplome de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degre. 

    • Grade requirement: 12/20


SEYCHELLES

  • Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate with passes at grades A-C/ GCE O and A-Levels. For admission, 5 credits at O Levels and 2 A Levels is required, with a minimum C grade in each subject.

 

SIERRA LEONE

  • Senior School Certificate Examination 

    • Grade requirement: Third Class Honours


SINGAPORE

  • Singapore/Cambridge GCE O (5 subjects) and A Levels (2 subjects) with a minimum C grade in each subject.


SLOVAKIA

  • Maturitna skuska / Maturita.

    • Grade requirement: minimum average of 2 or better


SLOVENIA

  • Secondary School-Leaving Diploma.

    • Grade requirement: 3/5, 63/100


SOLOMON ISLANDS

  • University of the South Pacific Foundation Year


SOMALIA

  • Somaliland Secondary School Leaving Certificate

    • Grade requirement: 2 or better, 70/100


SOUTH AFRICA

  • Senior Certificate with Matriculation Endorsement. 

    • Grade requirement: 5/7, 60/100 (second class,division two)

  • English Language exempt

 

SOUTH KOREA (Republic of South Korea)

  • High School Certificate or Immumgye Kodung Hakkyo Choeupchange (Academic Upper Secondary School Certificate).

    • Grade requirement: overall average of Rank 4 or better


SPAIN

  • Curso de Orientacion Universitaria (COU) / Titulo de Bachillerato and the Selectividad.

    • Grade requirement: 6/10 (Good)


SRI LANKA

  • Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education Advanced Levels. A minimum grade of C is required in four subjects.
     

ST. KITTS

  • CXC Secondary Education Certificate, and either the GCE A Levels or completion of the two year CAPE diploma (four 2-unit CAPE courses required with minimum score of 3), or completion of 1st year at University of West Indies.

  • English language exempt


ST. LUCIA

  • CXC Secondary Education Certificate, and either the GCE A Levels or completion of the two year CAPE diploma (four 2-unit CAPE courses required with minimum score of 3), or completion of 1st year at University of West Indies.

  • English language exempt
     

ST. MAARTEN

  • CXC Secondary Education Certificate, and either the GCE A Levels or completion of the two year CAPE diploma (four 2-unit CAPE courses required with minimum score of 3), or completion of 1st year at University of West Indies.

  • English language exempt


ST. VINCENT

  • CXC Secondary Education Certificate, and either the GCE A Levels or completion of the two year CAPE diploma (four 2-unit CAPE courses required with minimum score of 3), or completion of 1st year at University of West Indies.

  • English language exempt


SUDAN

  • Sudan Higher Secondary School Certificate

    • Grade requirement: 60/100 (Above average)


SURINAME

  • CXC Secondary Education Certificate, and either the GCE A Levels or completion of the two year CAPE diploma (four 2-unit CAPE courses required with minimum score of 3), or completion of 1st year at University of West Indies.
  • English language exempt


SWAZILAND

  • 1st year in a recognized university (normally, University of Swaziland).


SWEDEN

  • Upper Secondary School; Avgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg Fran Gymnasieskola.

    • Grade requirement: min avg of D or better


SWITZERLAND

  • Maturitatszeugnis / Certificat de Maturite / Baccalaureat / Attestato di Maturita / Federally recognized Cantonal Maturity Certificate.

    • Grade requirement: 4.5/6, 7/10, average of 2 or better (5 point)
       

SYRIA

  • Al Shahada Al Thanawiya / Baccalaureat (literary or scientific) / Secondary School Leaving Certificate.

    • Grade requirement: 65/100
       

TAJIKISTAN

  • Certificate of Completed Secondary Education with transcript of grades.

    • Grade requirement: 4/5


TAIWAN

  • Senior High School Leaving Certificate and Certificate of graduation

    • Grade requirement: 70/100
       

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE, Form IV) and Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE, Form VI) issued directly by National Examinations Council of Tanzania. Alternatively, East African General Certificate of Education O levels and A levels.

    • Grade requirement: minimum avg of D(4) or better


THAILAND

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate (Mathayom Suksa 6)

    • Grade requirement: 2.5/4
       

TOGO

  • Baccalauréat 

    • Grade requirement: 12/20 (assez bien)


TRINIDAD and TOBAGO

  • CXC Secondary Education Certificate, and either the GCE A Levels or completion of the two year CAPE diploma (four 2-unit CAPE courses required with minimum score of 3), or completion of 1st year at University of West Indies.

  • English language exempt


TUNISIA

  • Baccalaureat, or Diplome de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degre.  

    • Grade requirement: 12/20


TURKEY

  • Devlet Lise Diplomasi / Lise Bitirme Diplomasi.

    • Grade requirement: 4/5


TURKMENISTAN

  • High School transcript and School Leaving Diploma

    • Grade requirement: 4/5
       

UGANDA

  • Uganda Certificate of Education and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education.

    • Grade requirement: minimum avg of 5 or better

  • English language exempt

 

UKRAINE

  • Atestat/Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education or Matriculation Certificate

    • Grade requirement: 7/12


UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

  • Tawjihiyya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 

    • Grade requirement: 80/100


UNITED KINGDOM

  • 5 GCE/GCSE/IGCSE subjects with at least 2 at A-Level.  4 AS-Level subjects with 1 GCSE/IGCSE/O-Level subject will be considered provided the AS-levels do not duplicate subject matter at the GCSE/IGCSE or O Level. 

 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

  • High School Diploma

    • Grade requirement: B average or better
       

URUGUAY

  • Bachillerato
    • Grade requirement: 5/12


UZBEKISTAN

  • Certificate of Completed Secondary Education.

    • Grade requirement: 4/5
       

VENEZUELA

  • Título de Bachiller Certificate.

    • Grade requirement: 13/20, 4/5, 7/10, 6/9


VIETNAM

  • Bàng Tót Nghiêp Phó Thông Trung Hoc (Secondary School Graduation Certificate)

    • Grade requirement: 6/10
       

YEMEN

  • Al Thanawiya (General Secondary Education Certificate) 

    • Grade requirement: 561/700 required
       

ZAMBIA

  • Zambian School Certificate Examination 

    • Grade requirement: min avg of 3 or better (9pt)


ZIMBABWE

  • Cambridge School Certificate and Cambridge Higher School Certificate (min. "C" grade) or 5 GCE courses with a minimum of 2 A Levels with grades of C or above.
     

2. Laurentian Faculty Requirements

Senior level English

 

Architecture

  • Senior level English and two senior level math

Computer Science

  • Senior level English and two senior level math

Engineering

  • Senior level English, senior level math, senior level physics and senior level chemistry

Forensic Science

  • Senior level English, senior level math, senior level biology and senior level chemistry

Radiation Therapy

  • Senior level English, senior level math, senior level physics, senior level chemistry and senior level biology
  • Select group of candidates will be invited to interview

Sciences

  • Senior level English
  • one senior level math & two senior level sciences OR two senior level math & on senior level science
*Conditional Admissions may be considered for those missing requirements.

Bachelor of Business Administration

  • Senior level English and one senior level math

Sports Administration

  • Senior level English and two senior level math

*Conditional Admissions may be considered for those missing requirements.

Nursing

  • Senior level English, senior level math, senior level chemistry and senior level biology

Midwifery

  • Senior level English, senior level Biology OR Chemistry and one senior level social science

Gerontology

  • Senior level English

Social Work/Indigenous Social Work

  • Senior level English

Human Kinetics:

Sport and Physical Education

  • Senior level English and senior level biology

Kinesiology

  • Senior level English, senior level math and senior level chemistry

Outdoor Adventure Leadership

  • Senior level English and senior level biology

Health Promotion

  • Senior level English, senior level chemistry and senior level biology

Sport Psychology

  • Senior level English

Education and Arts:

  • Senior level English

Bilingual option available in Arts *

 

Education and Music:

  • Senior level English (audition required)

 

Education and Science:

  • Senior level English

  • 1 senior level math & 2 senior level sciences OR 2 senior level math & 1 senior level science

Bilingual option available in Sciences *

 

Education and the School of Human Kinetics:

Sport and Physical Education

  • Senior level English and senior level biology

Outdoor Adventure Leadership

  • Senior level English and senior level biology

Bilingual option available in Outdoor Adventure Leadership * 

Health Promotion

  • Senior level English, senior level chemistry and senior level biology

Bilingual option available in Health Promotion *

Sport Psychology

  • Senior level English

Bilingual option available in Sport Psychology *

 

Education and Social Work:

  • Senior level English

* “Français” at the senior level required for all bilingual options.

3. Language Requirements

Requirements for Evidence of English Language Proficiency

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

Minimum score/level

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.

Enrollment in Cambrian College’s English Academic Preparation (EAP) program.

Completion of the Cambrian College EAP pathway program level 2 with a minimum score of 80% to be eligible for direct entry into Laurentian University programs.

Completion of one of Laurentian University’s English Language Pathway Programs


 

Students can meet language requirements by pursuing one of the following: 

  • Completing the Cambrian College EAP pathway program level B with a minimum score of 80% for direct entry into Laurentian University programs. 

OR

  • Completing the International Language Academy Of Canada ( ILAC) EAP Level 16 or Certificate PW 3.3 for direct entry into Laurentian University programs.

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.

 

English Proficiency Tests

Minimum score

Internet-based TOEFL (iBT & iBT @ Home Edition) - Test Of English as a Foreign Language

Computer-based TOEFL (CBT) - Test Of English as a Foreign Language

88 overall


230 overall

IELTS Academic - International English Language Testing System

6.5 overall

No band lower than 6.0

Cambridge Assessment English

C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a Cambridge Score of 176 or more

CAEL - Canadian Academic English Language Assessment

70 overall

No part below 60

Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees - CanTEST

4.5 overall

No part below 4

PTE Academic - Pearson Test of English

60 overall

DuoLingo English Test

Minimum Score: 110

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.

To be admitted to a program offered in French or a bilingual program, a student must meet one of the following criteria:
 

  • Three years of full-time study in a high school or post-secondary institution where French is the language of instruction (documentation must be provided by the student)
  • A minimum grade of C-1 (advanced) on the Test de connaissance du français (TCF), version for prospective students
  • A minimum score of C-1 at the written component of the Test d'évaluation du français (TEF)
  • Diplôme approfondi de langue française (DALF) with a minimum score of C-1 

Do you meet the above admission requirements?

If you meet the admission requirements for country, faculty, and language as listed above, then you are eligible for admission to Laurentian University.