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Trent University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Supriya Sarkar Supriya Sarkar
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Trent University is among the top 3.4% of universities in the world and is ranked as the number one undergraduate university in Ontario. It is home to more than 9,000 students, including more than 700 international students from over 100 different countries.

  • Trent University invites applications for Fall, Winter or Summer sessions.
  • Both the undergraduate and graduate applicants have to apply through the university’s online portal.
  • The university accepts both TOEFL and IELTS scores as proof of Engish proficiency.
  • International applicants must complete their visa process in time.
  • Applicants must keep track of their application status.


Application PortalOnline
Application Fee (non-refundable)CAD 150
Acceptance rate33%
Minimum GPA3.0
Mode of PaymentMaster-Card/ American Express/Discover/visa
Academic CalendarSemester based
Financial AidWork-Study, Loans, Grants, and Scholarships

Trent University Admission Deadlines

The applicants are advised to apply before given deadlines to be considered for admission into undergraduate programs.

Intake SeasonDeadlines
Fall1 June
winter15 Nov
summer1 March

For graduate programs, the applications should be completed by February 1.

Trent University Undergraduate Admissions

The admission process for international applicants is the same as that for Canadian applicants. However, international applicants have to meet additional requirements. Also, they have to carefully review their visa process.

The School offers 19 degree programs and 34 streams of study – each rich in research and experiential learning opportunities.

Where to Apply: Trent University undergraduate application portal

Application Fee: CAD 150

Admission Requirements:

  1. High School diploma
  2. Proof of English proficiency (or conditional admission through Trent-ESL)
  3. Minimum grades as outlined in country-specific admissions requirements

Given below are the admission requirements for a few of the countries.

  • India – ICSE/CBSE class 12th certificate along with the mark sheet with a minimum aggregate of 70%
  • Bangladesh – SSC and HSC certificate with a minimum score of 3.0
  • China – Academic transcripts of classes 10, 11, and 12 with a minimum aggregate of 75% accompanied with a school-leaving certificate, and Huikao and Gaokao scores.
  • Pakistan – Higher secondary and secondary school certificate along with the mark sheet with a minimum aggregate of 50%.
  • Afghanistan – 
    • Applicants are required to take Baccalauria examination in Science, Mathematics and Humanities and University Entrance Exam (Concours) after the completion of class 12.
    • Academic transcripts of 10-12 class.
    • It is essential to acquire a minimum Grade of C in all the subjects.

Trent University English Proficiency Test Requirements

All applicants will need to pass the minimum requirements of an English proficiency test, which is common for both undergraduate and graduate programs.

English Language TestMinimum Score
Internet-based TOEFL93
Paper-based TOEFL580
PTE Academic59
C1 AdvancedC grade

The grades required by the applicants in order to be considered depends on the country they belong to. Requirements by country should be checked before making an application.

Trent University Visa Requirements

  • Trent recommends the applicants to submit the admission application at least 6 months prior to the course start date.
  • Applicants are required to visit to seek detailed information related to study permit and immigration.
  • Students are required to produce a copy of the study permit before the commencement of class.
  • Students below the age of 19 must discuss with their local consultant about the documents required for seeking legal guardianship until they turn 19.

Trent University University Graduate Admissions

The common admission requirements for all the graduate programs are mentioned below.

Application Portal: University’s online application portal

Application Fee: 125 CAD for professional programs and 100 CAD for other graduate programs.

Supporting Documents:

  • official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • two letters of reference
  • a plan of study
  • a writing sample
  • proof of citizenship
  • English language proficiency exam scores (if applicable)

In addition to the above-mentioned requirements, a few of the programs may have certain specific requirements. Such requirements for some of the popular courses offered are mentioned in the table given below.

CourseAcademic Requirements
M.A. in HistoryGRE: not required; Honors degree with Minimum B+ (77%) or equivalent in the work of the last four semesters
Master of Management (M.Mgt)Four-year, bachelor level Minimum B+ (77%) or equivalent in the work of the last four semesters Minimum B+ (77%)
M.Sc. in Environmental and Life SciencesB.A. or B.Sc. honors degree; GRE test score is not required
Master of Instrumental Chemical Analysis M.ICAB.Sc. honors in a relevant science, including biology, chemistry, environmental science, physics or health science; Minimum B+ (77%)
M.Ed. in Educational StudiesHonors degree; Minimum B+ (77%)

Students may have to require 3-4 weeks for the admission decision to arrive. Please not that the admissions are processed on a rolling basis and decisions are rendered accordingly.

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