105 – Laurentian University

Last updated: April 26, 2022

University program information changes regularly. View the application or visit the Laurentian website for the most up-to-date details.

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About Laurentian University

Founded in 1960 and located in the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishinabek, our campus is nestled among 5 freshwater lakes in the heart of the city, surrounded by lush green spaces. You can enjoy pristine nature from every vantage point on campus.

Boasting our own private beach, our natural setting is minutes from the downtown core and comprises more than 765 acres of land, owned by the University, that adjoin the vast Lake Laurentian Conservation Area. Nature is at the core of the university’s identity, and learning here, in this awe-inspiring natural environment, is a true pleasure for the senses.

We also benefit from the amenities of Sudbury – a regional municipality with a population of 160,000. The city is the Northeastern Ontario regional centre for postsecondary education, health care, tourism and business.


  • 9,300 students enrolled
  • 60 classrooms and labs
  • 450 new study spaces
  • 765 acres of land
  • 50+ student clubs
  • 100+ student events
  • 2 student associations
  • 60+ countries to study abroad
  • 1,600+ residence rooms

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Certificate of Bilingualism

We offer students the opportunity to earn a certificate of bilingualism, a demonstrated proof of your linguistic abilities in both French and English that gives you a significant competitive advantage in your professional life.

With 33 programs offered in French and 73 in English, there is a wide array of courses to facilitate this achievement. Students who achieve at least 15 credits in the language (English or French) other than their primary language of study will earn a Certificate of Bilingualism.

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With more than 1,200 spaces across 6 residences, we house a third of our new students on campus. Accommodations include single rooms, double rooms and apartments.

Huntington University has its own distinctive residence, which is available to Laurentian applicants.

Read more about residence accommodations.

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Admission Entry Points

Admission entry points are fall (September), winter (January) and spring (May).

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Supplementary Evaluation Fee

A supplementary fee of $70 is required of all mature applicants and those who have attended a postsecondary institution (college or university).

You must pay this fee directly to the OUAC along with the application fee, and it is non‑refundable.

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Admission Decisions

The Admissions Office will communicate all decisions it makes relevant to your status via the myLaurentian Portal. Monitor your emails for login information and updates. Decisions will also appear in your OUAC Account.

Note: You will gain access to the myLaurentian Portal once you have applied to Laurentian via the OUAC and received our welcome email.

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Scholarships and Financial Aid

At Laurentian, financial aid is a priority. We grant approximately $9.2 million each year to students in the form of academic excellence scholarships, financial aid bursaries and the Work-Study program.

While some scholarships are awarded automatically based on your applicant profile, others require an application. If you wish to be considered for additional scholarships, look up the many opportunities you may qualify for – they are posted in your myLaurentian Portal.

Read more about scholarships and financial aid.

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Mature Students

To qualify for entry as a mature student, you must be 19 years of age or older during the academic year of admission and have been away from formal education for at least 1 year immediately prior to beginning university studies.

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Home-schooled Students

We can admit students who were home-schooled and evaluate these applications on an individual basis. Email the Office of Admissions for more information.

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University/College Transfers

If you wish to transfer to Laurentian University from a college or university, you may be eligible for admission with advanced standing, provided that you meet the criteria established by the Office of Admissions.

Read more about university and college transfers.

To be considered for admission and transfer credit, you must submit official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions you attended.

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Out‑of‑province Students

We have established equivalent requirements for students in high school systems in other provinces.

Read more about course equivalencies from other provinces.

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Supplementary Application

Additional information, in the form of a portfolio, is required for the Architectural Studies program.

Read more about the Architectural Studies portfolio.

You will gain access to the myLaurentian Portal once you have applied to Laurentian via the OUAC and received our welcome email.

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Social Work Programs

Applicants to the professional year (second year) of the Social Work programs must submit a supplementary application before March 1, 2022.

Read more about the Social Work supplementary application.

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Accessibility Services

The Accessibility Services Office offers support for students with many types of disabilities so they can participate in all aspects of their academic experience at Laurentian University. Our accessibility advisors will discuss your needs and develop an accommodation plan for you. They will also provide advice on the various services available to you.

Read more about Accessibility Services.

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Contact Us

Liaison Services
Laurentian University
Sudbury ON  P3E 2C6
Telephone: 1-800-263-4188
Email: info@laurentian.ca

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