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Trent University


Trent University is a liberal arts public University recognized for interactive learning, leadership in teaching and student satisfaction

The University offers more than 100 programs at its four campuses. Two of the campuses, Peterborough and Durham Greater Toronto Area, are known for their infrastructure and outstanding location.

Why study at Trent University?

  • Trent University has the best student-faculty ratio in Canada, and it also encourages students for hands-on learning and research.
  • The Peterborough campus has an award-winning infrastructure and with a spectacular nature view as it's located on the bank of the Otonabee River.
  • Trent University is ranked as the No. 1 undergraduate University in Ontario for ten consecutive years and ranks 3rd in Canada by Maclean's University Ranking 2021.
  • Trent University ranks amongst the top 5 universities in Canada for its overall reputation.
  • The University falls in the top 6.2% of universities in the world.
  • Students and faculty of Trent University are recognized all over the world. Two of the Trent University alumnus are Nobel Prize winners – Dr. James Orbinkski and Chris Frugal.
  • The University is also ranked No.1 for its scholarships and Bursaries for 20 consecutive years by Maclean's University Ranking 2021.


  • Trent's main campus is located in Peterborough, which is also known as “The Electric City”.
  • Peterborough Campus provides a relaxed and friendly environment to students making it an ideal place to study as it is ranked in the top 25 friendliest cities in Canada.
  • Peterborough is an adventure hub as the city hosts more than 300 annual festivals and events which allows students to gain valuable experience.
  • Peterborough campus is just 90 minutes' drive away from Toronto downtown

Symons Campus

  • Trent University's Symons campus is located on the bank of the Otonabee River. It is known for its spectacular view of nature.
  • The 1400 acres Symons campus offers a wide range of academic programs in science, arts and professional programs such as business, law, medicine and many more.
  • The campus is home to approximately 8,753 undergraduate students, which includes around 1000 international students from 79 different countries.
  • Symons campus is just 90 minutes' drive away from Toronto downtown. More than 12 buses run on a daily basis from Symons campus to Toronto.

Trent GTA Campus

  • Trent University's Durham GTA campus is located in the City of Oshawa in the Durham region.
  • The Great Toronto Area is Canada's most culturally diverse region providing various placement and employment opportunities to students.
  • Durham GTA is ranked amongst the top 10 communities for the new residence, making it an ideal location to live and learn.
  • The Durham GTA campus is just 40 minutes' drive away from Toronto Downtown.


  • Durham campus offers education to students on a personal scale with an 18:1 student-faculty ratio making it the best student-faculty ratio in Ontario.
  • Trent's Durham campus offers unique programs such as Journalism and Creative Writing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Communication, Child and Youth Studies and Policing & Community Well-Being along with major programs such as Business Administration, Law, Psychology, English, Sociology, Philosophy and Social Work.
  • It has a vibrant campus with a diverse community and culture, offering a kick start to the students' career. The Durham campus is just 10 minutes' drive away from Oshawa.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Trent University offers scholarships and awards based on academic achievements and co-curricular activities. Following are the lists of scholarships:

Entrance Scholarships and Awards

Trent University offers entrance scholarships for international students based on academic excellence. Students are automatically considered for this scholarship regardless of the co-curricular. It is a one-time merit-based undergraduate scholarship. The scholarships value ranges from $1000 to $3000.

IB Entrance Scholarships

International students applying for admission to Trent University based on an IB diploma are by default considered for the IB Entrance Scholarship. Students applying for this scholarship should have completed an IB diploma. The value of the IB Entrance Scholarship is $1000.

Trent Global Citizen Scholarship Program

The Trent Global Citizen Scholarships is awarded to international students with financial need having outstanding academic achievement along with involvement in community service, and students must have leadership quality. Following are the global citizen

  • Global Citizens Scholarship and Award
  • Trent International Tuition Levy Scholarship
  • United World College Scholarship
  • Justin Chiu International Scholarship

Students can apply for the scholarship here:

Programs offered

  • Ancient Greek & Roman Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Arts
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Business Administration
  • Business & Arts
  • Business & Science
  • Chemical Engineering/ Physics
  • Child & Youth Study
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Studies (Science/ Chemistry/ Geoscience)
  • Forensic (Biology/ Chemistry/ Science)
  • Geography
  • History
  • Human Resource and Management
  • Information System
  • Law & Arts
  • Marketing & Entrepreneurship
  • Media Studies
  • Psychology
  • Nursing
  • Political Science & many more.

New Programs

  • Criminology
  • Financial Analytics
  • Kinesiology
  • Logistics & Supply chain Management



  • Trent University offers residential halls configured with single, double and triple occupancy rooms along with meal plans according to student's need.
  • Accommodation and Meal expense ranges $ 9,232 - $14,108 annually


  • Students at Trent University can choose to stay off-campus. The University's off-campus housing service assists students with local information, available accommodation lists.
  • Students can stay in homestays with a Canadian family and experience Canadian culture.