Trent University


At a Glance

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Urban Centre Size
Medium (150-500K)
Number of Students
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Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world.

Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities.

Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Trent’s unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration.


Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that’s personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts outstanding students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span college residences, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, and co-curricular and community-based activities.

Trent’s Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while the Durham GTA campus offers a transformative learning experience on the doorstep of Canada’s largest metropolis, conveniently located in Oshawa, 40 minutes from downtown Toronto.

Requirements and Admissions

International Admissions Requirements

Trent welcomes applications from qualified international students. Identify your academic background from the link below and review the admission requirements for your intended program of study.


  • Arts, entertainment, and media management
  • Bilingual, multilingual and multicultural education
  • Biochemistry/biophysics and molecular biology
  • Biology, general
  • Botany/plant biology
  • Communication and media studies
  • Ecology, evolution, systematics and population biology
  • Educational assessment, evaluation and research
  • Film/video and photographic arts
  • Finance and Financial Management Services
  • Human Resources Management and Services
  • International and comparative education
  • Journalism
  • Legal professions and studies, other
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Natural resources conservation and research
  • Physical Science Technologies/Technicians
  • Physiology, pathology and related sciences
  • Public relations, advertising and applied communication
  • Visual, digital and performing arts, general
  • Work and family studies

Student Experience

International Student Experiences

As a member of Trent International, you will be more than just an international student at a top Canadian university. You’ll be part of a vibrant international learning community with other students and people from all around the world. Likewise, in addition to all the services offered to all students, you will have the support of the Trent International staff, who understand your needs and value your academic success.

We provide service, support, information and a sense of home to:

  • International students who are interested in studying in Canada
  • Canadian and international students who want to internationalize their education through a study abroad
  • Students who want their university social life to be filled with international friends and fun
  • Alumni with international backgrounds, interests and perspectives
  • Faculty and staff who are engaged in building Trent international resources and opportunities

Scholarships and Bursaries

Scholarships and Awards

Trent University offers a limited number of highly-competitive international scholarships and awards to students eligible for admission to undergraduate studies.

Are you a top scholar? At Trent you are automatically considered for our Entrance Scholarships of up to $3,000 based on academic excellence.


You’re At Home in Trent’s Collegiate Communities

Find yourself in Trent’s collegiate communities – academic spaces with distinct identities and diverse, passionate individuals, like you.

At Trent you can surround yourself with fellow thinkers from across the academic spectrum who will challenge your ideas, encourage your ambitions and help shape your path forward. Housed in timeless architecture, the walls of Trent’s colleges provide room to explore your ideas, build relationships and find your community.

When you choose to live in residence, you’ll have the added bonus of experiencing Trent’s inspiring living learning communities – and the incredible places to get active, stay engaged and nourish your mind. There is something to fit every lifestyle.

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Student Testimonials

Read about the experiences of past international students.

  1. What Trent taught me was that, if I wanted to be great, I needed to stand up and stand out. Trent taught me the power of speaking up, regardless of what it was.

    Anita Erskine, Trent Alum, International Influencer
  2. Being an international student, I’ve always wanted to experience more Canadian culture, and Trent was the best fit. My experience so far has been the best.

    Jiahe Fan, Business Administration Graduate
  3. The Trent International Students Association along with the Trent International office becomes a safe and welcoming place for everyone. Offering food and entertainment from around the world in a range of diverse events, to supporting each and every student that is in need of help.

    Ashish Tharoor, Political Studies Student, President, Trent International Students Association (TISA)

Have questions about admissions?

To learn more about the admissions criteria for each of our programs please contact the admissions office.

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