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Application Deadlines

Applicants are required to submit a complete application (including all relevant items on the Graduate Application Checklist located at my.laurentian.ca) by the Application deadlines listed below.  For equal consideration, and to ensure adequate time to apply for a study permit, we recommend that you apply as early as possible. 

Completed applications, received by the deadlines, will be considered for admission to the preferred term. An application will be considered incomplete, requiring the applicant to apply again, if supporting documents have not been received.  


International Graduate Application Deadlines:

  • January 2023 Intake: September 15, 2022
  • May 2023 Intake (where applicable): January 15, 2023
  • September 2023 Intake: April 15, 2023 (or respecting the Program-Specific deadlines listed below)
  • January 2024 Intake: August 15, 2023

Applicants are required to submit a complete application (including all relevant items on the Graduate Application Checklist located at my.laurentian.ca) by the Application Deadlines listed below.  For equal consideration, we recommend that you apply as early as possible. 

Completed applications, received by the deadlines, will be considered for admission to the preferred term. An application will be considered incomplete, requiring the applicant to apply again, if supporting documents have not been received.

Domestic Graduate Application Deadlines*:

  • January 2023 Intake: December 9, 2022
  • May 2023 Intake (where applicable): April 7, 2023
  • September 2023 Intake: August 1, 2023 (or respecting the Program-Specific deadlines listed below)
  • January 2024 Intake: December 8, 2023

 

*Please note that some programs have rolling admissions processes and deadlines may vary.

  • Master’s of Architecture - February 1 
  • Master’s of Arts in Applied Psychology  - February 1 
  • Master’s of Arts in Interdisciplinary Health  - February 28
  • Maîtrise ès arts en santé interdisciplinaire - le 28 février
  • Master’s of Science Communication (Graduate Diploma and Master’s) - March 1 
  • Master’s of Science in Interdisciplinary Health  - February 28 
  • Master’s of Science in Nursing (all program streams) - February 1 
  • Maîtrise ès sciences en santé interdisciplinaire - le 28 février
  • Maîtrise ès sciences infirmières (tous les volets du programme) - le 1er février 
  • Maîtrise ès sciences de la santé en Orthophonie - le 6 janvier 
  • Master’s of Social Work - January 15
  • Maîtrise en service social -  le 1er février
  • Ph.D. Material Sciences - February 1 
  • Ph.D. Rural and Northern Health - January 31

Graduate Supervisor Requirement

The following programs require a supervisor to be identified with the application:

  • Master’s of Applied Science - Engineering Science 
  • Master’s of Computational Science (Thesis Stream only)
  • Master’s of Engineering (Project Based only) 
  • Master’s of Forensic Science
  • Master’s of Human Kinetics (Thesis Stream only)
  • Master’s of Indigenous Relations 
  • Master’s of Arts in Interdisciplinary Health 
  • Master’s of Science in Biology 
  • Master’s of Science in Chemical Sciences (Thesis Stream only)
  • Master’s of Science in Geology (Thesis Stream only) 
  • Master’s of Science in Interdisciplinary Health 
  • Master’s of Science in Nursing (Thesis Stream only)
  • Maîtirse ès en sciences infirmières (option mémoire uniquement) 
  • Maîtrise ès sciences de la santé en Orthophonie (option mémoire uniquement) 
  • Ph.D.Biomolecular Sciences 
  • Ph.D.Boreal Ecology 
  • Ph.D. Engineering Science 
  • Ph.D.Human Studies 
  • Ph.D.Material Sciences
  • Ph.D. Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology
  • Ph.D. in Rural and Northern Health

The following programs do not require a supervisor to be identified with the application:

  • Master’s of Architecture
  • Master’s of Arts in Applied Psychology* 
  • Master’s of Business Administration
  • Master’s of Computational Science (Course-based option) 
  • Master’s of Engineering (Course-based option) 
  • Master’s of Human Kinetics (Major Paper option)
  • Master’s of Science in Chemical Sciences (Essay stream option)
  • Master’s of Science in Geology (Applied Mineral Exploration 1 and 2-year options)
  • Master’s of Social Work 
  • Maîtrise en service social
     

*Please contact the program coordinator for more information on the process.

Transcripts

Applicants to Second-entry (graduate or undergraduate) level university programs, must arrange to have official transcripts sent directly to the Office of Admissions and must be received by the application deadline. For transcripts to be considered ''official'', they must be sent directly from the Registrar's Office to our Admissions Office, be imprinted with the school's seal and/or bear the appropriate signature. We will not use opened transcripts sent by the candidates. We do not accept faxed transcripts.

Submitting Official Documents from Institutions in the People’s Republic of China

Applicants who have obtained degrees from Mainland China should provide both the degree certificate (学位认证)and the graduation certificate (毕业认证) from the CDGDC (学位网).

Applicants who have obtained degrees from universities in Mainland China are required to provide a valid Online Verification Report of the Higher Education Qualification Certificate (教育部学历认证书电子注册备案表) issued by the CHESICC (学信网) in Chinese and English, together with their degree certificate and graduation certificate.

We ask that you contact both CHESICC (学信网) (for the official transcripts) and the CDGDC (学位网) (for the degree certificates) and request that your transcripts and degree certificate(s), if applicable, be sent directly to Laurentian University.

In order to fulfill your conditions of admission, Laurentian University requires that you provide the following electronically:

  1. Final Official Transcripts – English and Chinese from CHESSICC (学信网)
  2. Degree Certificate(s) – English only from CDGDC (学位网)


Please note that if you have attended an institution in a special administrative region (e.g. Hong Kong) you will not be able to request your credentials to be sent via CDGDC or CHESSICC. Please submit a WES course by course evaluation as described here

 

Instructions on how to request your records can be viewed at the following web sites:


CDGDC How to order:

  1. Log into the CDGDC site
  2. Apply for the verification report in English
  3. Provide the following email: admissions@laurentian.ca


Laurentian University Mailing Address:

Admissions Office
Laurentian University
935 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada  P3E 2C6
1-800-263-4188
admissions@laurentian.ca

To ensure ample time for processing of your academic credentials, we once again strongly recommend that you make the request for submission of your documents as early as possible.

 

Customer Service Information:
CHESICC:
info@chsi.com.cn
+86(10)82199625

Important Notice for Incoming Students: For new Graduate Studies students, the deadline to present an official course-by-course World Education Services report to the Office of Admissions has been extended. Failure to submit this document and/or failure to meet the minimum entrance requirements for your program will result in your dismissal from the program and University. Refunds will not be issued if the student is asked to withdraw.

 

The World Education Services (WES) credential evaluation is a comparison of your academic accomplishments according to standards in a Canadian post-secondary institution. This report allows Laurentian University to better understand and give credit for your educational background. Laurentian University requires a Course-by-Course Evaluation for all Graduate level admissions.

The Course-by-Course Evaluation will do the following:

  • Identify and describe your previous post-secondary credentials

  • Verify that your credentials are authentic

  • Provide the Canadian equivalency of your credential and GPA

  • List all your courses and grades 

Applicants also have the option to upgrade to an International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP); WES will store your verified transcripts and evaluation report for easy sending to universities and approved licensing bodies at any time. 

Your WES report will be completed within seven business days of receipt, review, and acceptance of all documents by WES and payment in full. Please contact WES directly with any questions you may have about the evaluation process: https://www.wes.org/ca/contact-us/

How to Apply for & Submit a WES Report:

  1. Visit https://www.wes.org/ca/about-wes-credential-evaluation/ for more details on the process.

  2. We ask that you read all of the steps and follow the instructions as indicated by the World Education Services website.

  3. Visit https://www.wes.org/ca/required-documents/ to ensure that all required documents have been prepared and sent following the expectations of the World Education Services team.

  4. To start the process, visit https://applications.wes.org/createaccount.

  5. Please note that a Course-by-Course evaluation is required.

  • Add Laurentian University as a receiving institution and WES will send your report to us electronically. You are not required to send the report in any other format if you select this option. 

  • The overall cost of the WES report will be approximately $320 CAN ($245 for the WES evaluation, $35 to add Laurentian University as an institution and $7 for delivery charges, plus the 13% Harmonized Sales Tax in Ontario). Up to date fees can be found directly on the WES website.

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.

Enrolment in Laurentian University’s Language Institute.

Students are required to complete English for Academic Preparation (EAP) Level 3 or the University Preparation (UP) program.

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) - 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 (Temporary)

We will only accept this test from applicants who are from a region where IELTS and/or TOEFL test centres are closed due to COVID-19.

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 (this test would be a permanent addition to our website).

Already Applied?

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