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International Profile

Trent International

One of Canada’s top universities, Trent University consistently ranks highly for leadership in teaching, student satisfaction, and academic research. Trent’s interactive learning environment is personal and transformative, attracting excellent students from across Canada and around the world.

A national and international leader
Trent University prides itself on its reputation for excellence, both nationally and internationally:
• Among the top 3.6% of universities worldwide
• #1 undergraduate university in Ontario
• #1 in Canada for scholarships and bursaries
• #2 research university in Canada
• #1 in Ontario for experiential learning

A student experience like no other
The Trent experience is life-changing and career-boosting on every level. Trent students say it’s all about the University’s supportive, inclusive communities that give them a real voice in shaping their own learning. Leading professors say Trent represents interactive learning at its best—a place where students and faculty engage with and learn from each other. Trent’s students, alumni, faculty, and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues.

Innovative academic programs
Trent is known for academic excellence. With nearly 100 diverse and dynamic academic programs on two campuses, students can choose to study in any of Trent’s renowned academic programs across the arts, sciences, social sciences, or professional programs and are encouraged in all disciplines to engage in real dialogue and conversation with fellow students and professors. Trent’s signature programs, cementing the University’s reputation around the world for academic excellence and innovation, include Environmental Studies, offered through the School of the Environment; Nursing; Forensics; Biochemistry and Sciences; International Development; and the popular School of Business, just to name a few. Trent prepares graduates for success in whatever career they choose.

“Trent offers academically rigorous programs with all the benefits of high-quality research and interactive teaching within a personal, close-knit community.”
Dr. Leo Groarke
President & Vice-Chancellor


Trent University’s Peterborough, Ontario, campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham—Greater Toronto Area, in Oshawa, Ontario, delivers a distinct mix of programming within a strong teaching-focused learning environment.


Type of School: Public, primarily undergraduate, coeducational, nondenominational university granting ESL certificates and bachelor’s, master’s, postgraduate certificates, and doctoral degrees

Size of Campus: Peterborough—1,450 acres; Durham—seven acres

Number of Students: 7,723 full-time undergraduates; international undergraduate population of 7.5%

Number of Faculty: 524 academic faculty

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees:
Six Prestigious Schools of Study: School of Business, School of the Environment, School of Nursing, School of Graduate Studies, Enweying School of Indigenous Studies, School for the Study of Canada

Undergraduate Degree Options: Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Arts & Science; Bachelor of Environmental Science/Studies; Bachelor of Business Administration; Bachelor of Education; Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science; Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Bachelor of Health Sciences; Bachelor of Social Work; Law & Arts Dual Degree (BA and LLB)

Majors: Ancient Greek & Roman Studies; Anthropology; Archaeology; Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Biology; Biomedical Science; Business Administration; Canadian Studies; Chemical Physics; Chemistry; Computing Systems; Computing Systems & Physics; Cultural Studies; Ecological Restoration; Economics; Education; Education (Indigenous); English Literature; Environmental & Resources Science/Studies; Environmental Chemistry; Environmental Geoscience; Forensic Science; French Studies; Gender & Women’s Studies; Geography; History; Indigenous Environmental Studies/Science; Indigenous Studies; Information Systems; International Development Studies; International Political Economy; Journalism; Kinesiology; Law & Arts: Dual Degree; Mathematics; Mathematical Economics; Mathematical Physics; Media Studies; Nursing; Philosophy; Physics; Political Studies; Psychology; Social Work; Sociology; Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems; Water Sciences

Durham Campus Programs: Anthropology; Business Administration (Human Resource Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Internship Program); Child and Youth Studies; Communications & Critical Thinking; English Literature; History; Law & Arts: Dual Degree; Media Studies; Philosophy; Psychology; Social Work; Sociology; Teacher Education

Geographic Diversity: 86 countries represented

International Student Services: Fully staffed international office with counseling or referral for health, immigration, personal, and academic matters; comprehensive orientation camp; ESL courses; International Ambassador Program; study abroad and exchange; and peer mentoring

International Student Budget: (2016–2017)
Tuition     $    13,785 USD ($18,831 CAD)
Room and Board    $     6,026 USD ($8,000 CAD)
Books and Supplies    $    753 USD ($1,000 CAD)
Additional Fees*    $    1,808 USD ($2,400 CAD)
Total    $    22,372 USD ($30,231 CAD)
* Including health insurance and student bus pass

Financial Aid: Trent has the most generous scholarship and bursary program in Canada for international students. The Trent Global Citizen Scholarship and Award Program awards funding for qualified international and US citizens.

Test Score Requirements: SAT/ACT optional; SAT combined under review; ACT 24 composite; TOEFL 580/86; MELAB 85; IELTS 6.5

Application Deadlines and Fees: June 1 (for September admission); October 15 (for January admission); February 15 (scholarship deadline); limited enrollment programs will have earlier deadlines. Please check for full information. Application fee is $90.