TRENT UNIVERSITY - [TRENTU], PETERBOROUGH

Peterborough, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1963Established Year

Trent University, shortened to Trent, is a public liberal arts and science university in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. Today, it has nearly 8,000 students enrolled in more than 90 programs.

Known for its Oxbridge college system, the university offers undergraduate programs and graduate programs at the masters and doctoral level. Here are the popular courses at Trent University.

  • English
  • Gender & Women's Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Political Studies
  • Business Administration
  • Environmental Studies

Why Choose Trent University?

Rankings and Standings

  • Among the top 3.6% of universities in the world - Center for World University Rankings, 2016
  • #3 in Primary Undergraduate Universities in Canada - Maclean’s Rankings  Report
  • 31st in terms of Top Universities in Canada - Centre for World University Rankings
  • 2nd best research university in Canada - Research Infosource 2016
  • 31st among universities in Canada - U.S News & World Report National

Salient Features

  • Offers 100+ diverse programs across science, arts, sciences, social sciences, and professional fields.
  • Runs exchange programs with more than 50 countries across the world.
  • Student-teacher ratio - 18:1
  • 100+ clubs and groups for students to engage in. Trent also has 30+ clubs and organizations for International students.
  • Boasts an employment rate of 87 percent.

Statistical Highlights

Type of universityPublic
Number of Undergraduate Seats8445
Number of Postgraduate Seats494
Number of International Students699
Faculty Members251
Annual Acceptance Rate34%
Basic Tuition Fee, Undergraduate International StudentsCAD 19397 - CAD 21,295
Basic Tuition Fee, Postgraduate International StudentsCAD 18,300 - CAD 20,166
Test Scores AcceptedMELAB, TOEFL, IELTS, and CAEL
Score Required for GraduatesMELAB -85 TOEFL - 86 IELTS-6.5 CAEL-60
Websitewww.trentu.ca/

Campus and Residential Facilities

Campus

Two campuses: Peterborough and Durham - Greater Toronto Area

Peterborough Campus

  • 1,450-acre campus
  • 6,854 undergraduate students and 482 graduate students
  • 718+ international students from nearly 79 countries
  • 50+ academic programs
  • 18:1 student-faculty ratio
  • 30 km of hiking trails

Durham - GTA Campus

  • 1,000 students
  • 12 academic programs
  • Free access to all City of Oshawa Athletic facilities
  • 18:1 student-faculty ratio

Housing

Housing is available on both Peterborough Campus and Durham Campus. Trent follows a college system i.e. each student belongs to a college and lives in the residence under that college.

Durham Campus has residence available in South Village. While Peterborough has 7 college residence.

  • On-campus residence is guaranteed to first-year students.
  • Students must pay CAD 50 as Residence Application Fee to book residence on-campus.
  • Residents of South Village are required to have a mandatory meal plan. The meal costs between CAD 2,525 - CAD 2,861.

Programs, Schools, and Colleges

Trent University offers 100+ certificate, degree, diploma and specialization programs at undergraduate and graduate levels. It offers a total of 29 specializations for students to choose from divided into the following 7 schools:

  • School of Business
  • School of Environment
  • School of Education
  • Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies
  • Trent/Fleming School of Nursing
  • School for the Study of Canada
  • School of Graduate Studies

Trent follows a college system that consists of the following colleges:

  • Catharine Parr Traill College
  • Champlain College
  • Lady Eaton College
  • Otonabee College
  • Peter Gzowski College
  • Peter Robinson College
  • Julian Blackburn College

Application Process

  • Admissions are strictly based on merit and candidates must fulfill the requirements stated for each program by the University.
  • Domestic candidates are required to apply through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC).
  • International Candidates can apply for the university directly on its official website, trentu.ca.
  • The admission requirements and deadline must be checked on the university website before filling the application form.
  • The application fee is $100 for all programs and applicants.
  • Selected International candidates are required to submit a study permit with the university.
  • The deadline for the September 2018 session for international candidates is in June.

English Language Requirement

An international candidate must prove his/her proficiency in English through English Language Tests accepted by Trent University. Following tests and scores are accepted by Trent University as a measure of English Proficiency: -

Test NameMinimum Score Required
TOEFL580 (Computer-based)
86 with no part less than 20 (Internet-based)
IELTS6.5 with no band below 6.0
MELAB85, with no part below 80
CAEL60
PTE59
Cambridge EnglishAdvanced grade of 'C'

Costs and Expenses

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee varies for different courses. It is to be paid once a year at the time of commencement of a session.

Undergraduate Courses

Undergraduate coursesCanadian students: CAD 6600 - CAD 8,224
International students: CAD 19,396 - CAD 21,295
Graduate coursesCanadian students: CAD 3,793- CAD 9,927
International students: CAD 18,300 - CAD 20,166

The months in which the tuition fees are to be paid for various sessions are:

Fall SessionSeptember
Winter SessionJanuary
Summer SessionMay

Accommodation Fees

Room charges range from CAD 1,980 - CAD 7,300 and include the following facilities:

Fully Furnished BedroomTelevision Set
BathroomGym Facilities
Living RoomLaundry Room
Gaming Room24*7 Security

Students can also opt for off-campus residence. Places4Students provides students off-campus housing services.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Trent University provides a number of sources to fund its students’ education. The same are as follows:

Scholarships

Trent has a number of scholarships, the amount for which ranges from CAD 1,000 - CAD 22,000 for each year. Some scholarships for international students are:

  • International Program Tuition Levy Scholarship
  • United World Colleges (UWC) Scholarship
  • Jack Matthews International Scholarship
  • Justin Chiu International Scholarship
  • Scotiabank International Student Awards
  • Automatic Entrance Scholarship
  • IB Entrance Scholarship

Bursaries

Bursaries are small amount given to students who need financial assistance. A student must be a returning one and enrolled in a full-time course to avail bursaries. The amount can range from CAD 500 - CAD 2,000 a year.

Work While You Study

The university has a Trent Work-Study Program through which students in need of financial aids can get jobs in and around the campus.

  • It is must to meet the eligibility requirements each term to apply for TWSP.
  • Students must have their enrolment and funding confirmed from OSAP to avail such jobs.
  • They can apply for available jobs through the mytrent portal.
  • They are required to have a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to apply.

Getting a SIN

Having a SIN is mandatory for working and tax purposes. A SIN is valid for 5 years and can be renewed after the term expires. You can obtain a SIN by visiting the Service Canada office with the following documents:

  1. Your valid Passport
  2. Your study permits
  3. Your work permit from the employer

Alumni Network

Trent University has a strong alumni network with more than 44,000 members. The university provides its alumni benefits like alumni discounts, insurance, and financial management, as well as professional and career aid.

Trent alumni can avail the library services and bookstore discounts using their membership cards. It also provides special scholarships for children of alumni.

Notable Alumni

  • John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia
  • Chris Hodgson, former Ontario Govt Cabinet Minister
  • Darren Huston, former CEO of Priceline
  • James Orbinski, Nobel Prize Winner
  • Yann Martel, writer of Life of Pi
  • Nancy Anne Sakovich, model, actress
  • Peter Elliott, Dean of New Westminster, Vancouver
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AVERAGE COST
Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 11,778
Bachelors Tuition Fees$11778
Post graduate Tuition Fees$11786
Accomodation Fees (Annual)
$ 4,640
CAMPUS LIFE
Total Enrollment
8,060
International Students
699
Male : Female Ratio
25:75
Student : Faculty Ratio
32:1
ADMISSION DEADLINES ( SUMMER SEASON )
Application Deadline
March 01, 2019
Start of Application process October 01, 2018
End of Application process March 01, 2019
Application Fee
$ 156
Application website www.ouac.on.ca
Accepts common App Yes
Direct Application Yes
ADMISSION STATISTICS
Acceptance Rate
35 %
Min. 6.5
Total Applications
-
Min. 86
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