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LU Established: 1960

Laurentian University

935 Ramsey Lake Rd, Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6, Canada

Located on a beautiful 765-acre campus, Laurentian is known for its picturesque landscape surrounded by five of Sudbury’s 330 freshwater lakes, a mixed boreal forest and breathtaking nature trails.

  • 10,000+
    Total Students
  • 14%
    International Students
  • CAD 11,720
    Total Cost of Living(average per year*)
  • CAD 7,614
    Living On-campus(average per year*)
  • Yes
    Financial Aid

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It is situated on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe peoples of Atikameksheng First Nation. The university is known nationally and internationally as home to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, the Goodman School of Mines, the Bharti School of Engineering, the Vale Living with Lakes Cooperative Freshwater Ecology Unit, the McEwen School of Architecture, and the new Harquail School of Earth Sciences.

At Laurentian, the added flexibility of customizing your degree to include concentrations, minors, majors and specializations allows students to differentiate themselves in the workforce. The extra credits in the speciality of choice can often be the determinant factor in the hiring process. By providing these options, Laurentian sets the stage for successful graduates who are passionate about their future.

At Laurentian, class sizes allow for a more personalized approach to learning and engagement with professors. As a result, there is ample opportunity for growth and student experience with the university’s more than 400 talented, full-time research and instructional faculty.

Laurentian offers more than 175 undergraduate and graduate programs, and as it is a bilingual institution, 800 course sections are offered in French.

A construction boom has recently transformed much of the campus. In 2017, a $63-million modernization project wrapped up, with renovations to 60 classrooms and laboratories, and the opening of several new spaces, including an Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre and a campus welcome centre.

Only an eight-minute drive from downtown, the university is surrounded by five lakes, a boreal forest and nature trails. Students enjoy a nearby beach in the warm weather and ice rinks in the winter.

General Information

  • Bachelors degree
  • CAD 24,161 International student tuition fee (average per year*)
  • Masters degree
  • CAD 20,844 International student tuition fee (average per year*)

Programs / Degrees at Laurentian University


programs in English

  • Actuarial Science
  • Ancient Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Architectural Studies
  • Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Biology
  • Biomedical Physics
  • Business Administration (BBA)
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Studies
  • Commerce (H.B.Com.)
  • Commerce (online H.B.Com.)
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Earth Sciences
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English - Literature and Rhetoric
  • Environmental Geoscience
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethics
  • Fine Arts
  • Forensic Identification
  • Forensic Science
  • Geography
  • Gerontology
  • Health Promotion
  • History
  • Human Kinetics
  • Indigenous Social Work
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Individualized Thematic Studies
  • Kinesiology
  • Labour Studies
  • Law and Justice
  • Liberal Science
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Midwifery
  • Mining Engineering
  • Modern Languages
  • Motion Picture Arts
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Outdoor Adventure Leadership
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Religious Studies
  • Restoration Biology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sport and Physical Education
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sports Administration
  • Theatre Arts
  • Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Zoology

programs in French

  • Administration des affaires
  • Bachelor of engineering - génie chimique
  • Bachelor of engineering - génie mécanique
  • Bachelor of engineering - génie minier
  • Biochimie
  • Biologie biomédicale
  • Biologie
  • Commerce (b.com.)
  • Droit et justice
  • Éducation (b.ed.)
  • Éducation physique et santé
  • Études de l'environnement
  • Études en éthique
  • Études françaises
  • Études journalistiques
  • Études thématiques individualisées
  • Folklore et ethnologie
  • Francais langue seconde
  • Génie
  • Géographie
  • Histoire
  • Kinésiologie
  • Leadership: activités physiques de plein air
  • Mathématiques
  • Orthophonie
  • Philosophie
  • Profession de sage-femme
  • Promotion de la santé
  • Psychologie du sport
  • Psychologie
  • Santé publique
  • Santé publique
  • Science économique
  • Science politique
  • Sciences de l'activité physique
  • Sciences infirmières
  • Sciences libérales
  • Sciences religieuses
  • Service social
  • Sociologie
  • Théâtre
  • Zoologie


programs in English

  • Architecture (M.Arch.)
  • Biology (M.Sc.)
  • Biomolecular Sciences (PhD)
  • Boreal Ecology (PhD)
  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Chemical Sciences (M.Sc.)
  • Computational Sciences (M.Sc.)
  • Geology (M.Sc.)
  • History (MA)
  • Humanities (MA)
  • Human Studies (PhD)
  • Indigenous Relations (MIR)
  • Interdisciplinary Health (MA or M.Sc.)
  • Interdisciplinary PhD in Rural and Northern Health
  • Masters in Human Kinetics (MHK)
  • Materials Science (PhD)
  • Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology (PhD)
  • Natural Resources Engineering (M.Eng. or M.A.Sc.)
  • Natural Resources Engineering (PhD)
  • Nursing - MScN (Nurse Practitioner)
  • Nursing - MScN Nursing
  • Physics (M.Sc.)
  • Psychology (MA)
  • Science Communication
  • Social Work (MSW)
  • Sociology (MA)

programs in French

  • Histoire (M.A.)
  • Humanités (Interprétation et valeurs) (M.A.)
  • Kinésie humaine
  • Orthophonie (M.Sc.S.)
  • Psychologie (M.A.)
  • Santé Interdisciplinaire
  • Sciences humaines (Ph.D.)
  • Sciences infirmières IIP-SSP (M.Sc.Inf.)
  • Sciences infirmières (M.Sc.Inf.)
  • Service social (M.S.S.)
  • Sociologie (M.A.)



  • Bachelor of Arts
    • Gerontology (3-year Concentration)
    • History (3-year Concentration)
    • Individualized Thematic Studies (4-year Major)
    • Indigenous Studies (3-year Concentration and 4-year Specialization)
    • Psychology (3-year Concentration and 4-year Major)
    • Religious Studies (3-year Concentration)
    • Sociology (3-year Concentration)
    • Women's and Gender Studies (3-year Concentration)
    • Cultural Expression (3-year two Minor)
    • Equity, Diversity & Human Rights (3-year two Minor)
    • Gerontology (3-year two Minor)
    • History (3-year two Minor)
    • Indigenous Healing and Wellness (3-year two Minor)
    • Indigenous Studies (3-year two Minor)
    • Psychology (3-year two Minor)
    • Religious Studies (3-year two Minor)
    • Sociology (3-year two Minor)
    • Women's and Gender Studies (3-year two Minor)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Bachelor of Forensic Identification Degree
  • Bachelor of Indigenous Social Work
  • Bachelor of Science in Liberal Science (3-year) (only offering continuations in BIOL, CHMI, GEOL and PHYS)


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (PHCNP) Program - (M.Sc.N.)


  • Family Life Studies
  • Gerontology
  • Women's and Gender Studies


  • Cardiac Care on the Web
  • Faculty of Education – Additional-qualifications courses

Selection criteria

Language test
  • IELTS (Bachelors) 6.5
  • IELTS (Masters) 6.5
  • TOEFL (Bachelors) 88
  • TOEFL (Masters) 88

Academic Life

  • Semesters
    Academic calendar

Student Life

  • 501-1000
  • Suburban
    Campus setting
  • Public
    Control type
  • Non-Profit
  • Religious affiliation

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