Trent University ,Peterborough,Canada

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Trent University is one of the top universities based in Canada. It is also the #1 undergraduate university in Ontario for 12 years. The university offers more than 100 programmes to students. It has two campuses in Peterborough and in Durham (Greater Toronto Area). The campus at Durham was opened in 2020 and is currently expanding and has 200 residence spaces along with lecture halls, classrooms and faculty offices.

Year of establishment1964

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Total International Students1070
Size of Campus in acres1400
Faculty/Student Ratio1.20
Endowments ValueCanadian Dollar 54 million
No.of Campuses2
Accommodation expenses7509 CAD for 2 sharing (UG),9600 CAD for 1 sharing (PG)
Meal expenses3000 CAD (UG),4850 CAD (PG)
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Trent University Admission Dates

Trent University offers UG, certificate, PG and diploma courses to all international students. The variety of programmes at the university helps the student to focus on their interests and reach their career goals. The admission deadlines at Trent University are given in the table below:


Admission Deadline

Applicable For


Jun 15

All UG and PG programs


Feb 1

All UG and PG programs


Oct 15

All UG and PG programs

Application fees
Type of deadline

Trent University Scholarships

Students at Trent University are considered for a scholarship based on merit after they submit their application. Scholarships at the university mainly range between CAD 1,000 TO CAD 3,000 and are non-renewable. The students who have opted for a year or Study Abroad term programme are not eligible for scholarships. To be eligible for scholarships, international students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • The international applicant should have a valid study permit to study in Canada
  • This is only applicable for students applying to Fall 2023 undergraduate intake
  • The student is should fulfill the basic admission requirements including the general and degree-specific requirements
  • Proof of leadership in fields of social and community service, or excellence in arts, sports, and other areas of individual achievement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Complete and submit the online Scholarships and Awards application
Scholarship information is not available. You can apply to non-college specific scholarships available for Canada.

Trent University Fees and Eligibility

The non-refundable application fees for certain programmes at Trent University is given in the following table:

Type of Programme

Application Fees

Research programmes

CAD 100

Professional programmes

CAD 125

The eligibility requirements for Indian students at Trent University are given as follows:

  • Standard 10th Grade Certificate and a minimum of 70% in Grade 12 in best of 4 academic courses
  • Proof of English Language proficiency if the student has not studied in CBSE curriculum

The English Language Test requirements for international students are given in the following table:


Score Required

TOEFL PBT/ iBT/ iBT Special Home Edition

86 iBT/ 580 PBT with a minimum TWE score of 4.5



Duolingo ET




Cambridge B2/C1 and C2 Advanced


PTE Academic


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CoursesDuration1st Year Tuition Fees
BBA(16 Courses)(4 years)INR 14.85 L - 16.04 L
MS(7 Courses)(12 months-2 years)INR 12.86 L - 17.55 L
B.Sc.(26 Courses)(4 years)INR 14.85 L - 16.04 L
PG Certificate(4 Courses)(8-16 months)INR 11.7 L - 18.42 L
B.E. / B.Tech(9 Courses)(4 years)INR 14.85 L - 16.04 L
MIM(3 Courses)(16 months)INR 12.28 L - 18.42 L
Others UG(12 Courses)(4 years)INR 14.85 L - 16.04 L
Others PG(2 Courses)(1 year-2 years)INR 12.86 L - 13.25 L
B.A.(31 Courses)(4 years)INR 14.85 L - 16.04 L
B.J.M.C.(4 Courses)(4 years)INR 14.85 L - 16.04 L

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Trent University Entry Criteria

BBA(16 Courses)

: 6.5 & Above

: 59.0 & Above

: 86.0 & Above

MS(7 Courses)

: 6.5 & Above

: 93.0 & Above

B.Sc.(26 Courses)

: 6.5 & Above

: 59.0 & Above

: 86.0 & Above

PG Certificate(4 Courses)

: 6.5 & Above

: 59.0 & Above

: 93.0 & Above

B.E. / B.Tech(9 Courses)

: 6.5 & Above

: 59.0 & Above

: 86.0 & Above

MIM(3 Courses)

: 6.5 & Above

: 93.0 & Above

: Accepted

Others UG(12 Courses)

: 6.5 & Above

: 59.0 & Above

: 86.0 & Above

Others PG(2 Courses)

: 6.5 & Above

: 93.0 & Above

: Accepted

B.A.(31 Courses)

: 6.5 & Above

: 59.0 & Above

: 86.0 & Above

B.J.M.C.(4 Courses)

: 6.5 & Above

: 59.0 & Above

: 86.0 & Above

On-campus Accommodation


  • Trent University provides on-campus accommodation to both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students
  • University has 5 residential colleges for UG students each at Peterborough and Durham campuses
  • Dining plans are available for students to choose from
  • The below mentioned rate is for PG students inclusive of meal plan
Champlain College: Regular Double in Suite(UG)
Wallis Hall - Graduate Residence: One Bedroom Units(PG)

Off-campus Accommodation


  • The average rent is 550 to 650 CAD/month
  • The residence type includes studio apartments, 3 bedroom apartments, 4 bedroom apartments and shared apartments
  • The student residences are fully furnished with all the basic amenities such as electricity, hydro and unlimited internet included in the rent
  • The onsite laundry facility is also available

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Studying Canada Details
Average 1st Year Tuition Cost
BSc INR 19.5 L
MS INR 11.7 L
BE/Btech INR 22.4 L
MA INR 9.8 L
BBA INR 16.9 L
MIM INR 18.4 L
MEng INR 16 L
MASc INR 12.2 L
MBA INR 29.6 L
MFA INR 10.1 L
MArch INR 21.4 L
BHM INR 12.5 L
Average Accommodation Expense

INR 4.4 L (based on 51 colleges listed on

Average Meals Expense

INR 2.7 L (based on 33 colleges listed on

Average Admission Exam ScoresTOEFL: 85
IELTS: 6.5
PTE: 59
GRE: 306
GMAT: 560
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Trent University International Students

Trent University accepts around 700 international students from more than 75 different countries. The university offers more than 10 associations and groups that the students can be a part of. The Trent International Team is a dedicate team that helps students with any kind of support and services that they require. It also provides workshops and advising to support international students who have chosen to study at Trent every year.

Trent University 2023 FAQs

Q. What is Trent University known for?

A. Trent University is known for being one of the best universities in Canada. The university also accepts international students from around the world, it is known for leadership in teaching, research and the satisfaction of students. The students at Trent collaborate with the faculty and staff and peers through community related projects, and the collegiate communities. It helps the students in gaining hands-on research, co-op and career experiences.

Q. Where is Trent University located?

A. Trent University has two campuses in Peterborough and Durham which is a part of the Greater Toronto Area. The Peterborough campus has recently worked on opening a new Student Centre in 2017. The campus at Durham is currently expanding after opening in 2020 which also features a new campus eatery.

Q. What is the tuition fee of Trent University for international students?

A. The tuition fee for international students at Trent University is given in the following table:


1st Year Tuition Fees

MS (7 Courses)

INR 12.67 L - 17.3 L

BSc (26 Courses)

INR 14.64 L - 15.81 L

PG Certificate (4 Courses)

INR 11.53 L - 18.15 L

MIM (3 Courses)

INR 12.1 L - 18.15 L

BE / BTech (9 Courses)

INR 14.64 L - 15.81 L

Q. What is the ranking of Trent University in Canada?

A. According to the Centre for World University Rankings in 2020-21, Trent University is ranked at 32 out of 96 universities in Canada. In 2022-23, Trent University was ranked #1570 in Global Universities. Other than Trent University, the comparative rankings of York University and Western University is given in the following table:


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Q. Is Trent University good for international students?

A. Some of the reasons why students choose Trent University are given as follows:

  • It is the best Undergraduate University in Ontario ranked at #1 and is also the best undergraduate university in Canada ranked at #3
  • It has two campuses in two ideal locations; Peterborough and Durham (Greater Toronto Area).
  • Based on recent data, 95% of students at Trent University are employed in the first two years of graduation.
  • Trent University is known for its international scholarships that are based on merit and ranges between CAD 1,000 to CAD 3,000 per academic year. The Trent University Global Citizen Scholarships recognizes top students from around the world with scholarships and awards that range from CAD 2,000 to CAD 22,000 per year.

Q. What is the application process for international students at Trent University?

A. Students can apply to Trent University in the following ways:

  • Applicants are required to check the admission requirements and deadlines. Some of the requirements for admission to all programmes are as follows:
  1. High School Diploma
  2. English Language Proficiency Requirements
  3. The students are required to fulfill their program-specific requirements
  4. Post-Secondary requirements
  • Student have to submit the Trent Direct Application form online or they can also submit the OUAC application (105 or 101 application)
  • After the application has been submitted, the students will receive emails from the International Admissions Office regarding next steps and important information about their application.

Q. Does Trent University offer scholarships to international students?

A. Trent University offers scholarships to international students based on their merit excellence, academic achievements, contribution in community service and financial needs. The award received by the student can be renewed for three additional years of undergraduate completion or degree completion. Some of the scholarships offered by Trent University are given as follows:

  • Trent International Global Citizen Scholarships and Awards
  • Trent International Program Tuition Levy Scholarship
  • Moore Family International Scholarship
  • Justin Chiu International Scholarships
  • Trent United-World Colleges (UWC) Scholarships
  • Maple Leaf Leadership Award

Q. What are the English Language Proficiency Requirements for international students at Trent University?

A. The English Language requirements are given in the following :


Score Required for UG

Score Required for PG



Minimum score of 93



Minimum 6.5

CAEL/CAEL online


Minimum score of 60

PTE Academic



Note: English Language Requirements are subject to change without prior notice.

Q. What are the living costs for international students at Trent University?

A. The living and dining costs for the academic year 2023-24 for both Peterborough and Durham campus is given below:

  • Traditional Rooms





Traditional Single

CAD 9,531

CAD 5,300

CAD 14,831

Traditional Double

CAD 8,359

CAD 5,300

CAD 13,659

  • Premium Single





Premium Single

CAD 11,358.00

CAD 5,300.00

CAD 16,658.00

  • Durham GTA Residences





Premium Single




Premium Double




Read more: Cost of Living in Canada for International Students 2023

Q. Who are some of the famous people at Trent University?

A. Some of the notable alumni at Trent University are given below:



Ian Affleck

Canadian Physicist

Hugh Arthur

High Commissioner of Barbados

Richard Harrison

Canadian poet and essayist

Dave Smith

Canadian politician

Paul Boghossian

American philosopher

Q. How can we apply for a student visa at Trent University?

A. Applicants who are applying for a study permit by meeting the following requirements:

  • Must be enrolled at a designated learning institution (DLI)
  • Has actively pursued studies by following the below criteria:
  1. Must be enrolled full-time or part-time during each academic term
  2. Has made progress towards the completion of their study
  3. The applicant has not taken authorized leaves for more than 150 days
  4. When their status expires then they are required to leave Canada
  5. Must be following the other conditions that are noted on the study permit

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University CityPeterborough, Ontario, Canada
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Population of City81,032
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