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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.

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.


  • 8,000 students enrolled
  • 60 classrooms and labs
  • 450 new study spaces
  • 765 acres of land
  • 50+ student clubs
  • 100+ student events
  • 2 student associations
  • 1,600+ residence rooms

Certificate of Bilingualism

We offer you 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 34 programs offered in French and 73 in English, a wide array of courses facilitate this achievement. Once you complete at least 15 credits in a language other than your primary language of study, you will earn a Certificate of Bilingualism.




Key Dates

Admission Points

Current Ontario high school students:

  • Fall (September)

Not current Ontario high school students:

  • Winter (January)
  • Spring (May)
  • Fall (September)


  • Ontario high school application: January 15, 2024
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (fall admission only): February 1, 2024
  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies (fall admission only): February 14, 2024
  • Not Ontario high school application: August 1, 2024 (except for Nursing and Architecture; these programs remain open until program enrollment targets are met)


Admission Requirements

Current Ontario High School Students

To be admissible to Laurentian University, you must have completed six 4U/M courses and have achieved your Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Each program has specific admission requirements (subject areas). Review these carefully.

Canadian High School Students From Outside Ontario

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

Home-schooled Applicants

If you are home-schooled, we will evaluate your application on an individual basis. 

Email the Office of Admissions for more information.

International Applicants

Transfer Students

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

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

Mature and Other Students

To qualify for admission 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.


Supporting Documents


You can request official transcripts in your OUAC Undergraduate application (preferred option for those who can access this service).

For all other transcript requests:

Transcripts are official when sent by the issuing institution directly to the Office of Admissions. They generally bear an original seal or stamp and/or official signature from an appropriate signatory. Transcripts must show the individual grades achieved in each course or subject taken, as well as the graduation credential awarded (if applicable).

How to submit official transcripts by email:

Official transcripts can be emailed by a school official (e.g., guidance counsellor, office administrator) or the registrar of your home institution directly to: admissions@laurentian.ca

How to submit a paper copy of official transcripts:

A paper document is considered official only if it is received by Laurentian University in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution or external examinations agency.

If you send documents by courier, the documents must be in a sealed envelope within the courier package to the Office of Admissions’ mailing address. Photocopied, scanned and faxed transcripts are not considered official. 

The Office of Admissions’ mailing address:

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

Language Requirements

Supplemental Documents for Admission

You must submit a portfolio if you are applying to the Architectural Studies program.

If you are applying to the 1-year Bachelor of Social Work program, supplemental documentation is required.


Scholarships, Bursaries and Financial Aid

At Laurentian, financial aid is a priority. We grant approximately $7.5 million each year to students through the allocation of:

  • Academic Excellence Scholarships
  • Financial Aid Bursaries
  • 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.


Offers of Admission

The Admissions Office will communicate all decisions it makes relevant to your status via the myLaurentian Portal. Check 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.


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.



With more than 1,600 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.


Campus Tours and Events

Come for a campus tour and get a first-hand feel of our campus and facilities! 

Visiting campus is the best way to get the full experience of life at Laurentian University. We highlight everything from learning spaces to lecture halls, labs to libraries, and residences to food services.

We offer tours:

  • Monday – Friday at 10:00 am and 1:30 pm
  • Saturdays at noon

Once you have completed the online form, one of our Senior Tour Ambassadors will get back to you with confirmation and details for your visit. If you have any questions or concerns in advance, we encourage you to contact us: liaison@laurentian.ca or 1-800-461-4030, ext. 3109. 



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

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