Trent University offers a limited number of highly competitive international scholarships and awards to students eligible for admission to undergraduate studies.
Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world.
Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities.
Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Trent’s unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration.
In a learning environment that builds a life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent’s students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues.
Trent’s Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while the Durham GTA campus offers a close-knit community with an urban vibe, conveniently located in Oshawa, 40 minutes from downtown Toronto.
This scholarship is for Undergraduate and Graduate Students.
Field of Study:
- All subjects offered by the University
Trent University Entrance Scholarships
All students applying to Trent are automatically considered for Trent University Entrance Scholarships, awarded for academic excellence. These range in value from $1,000 to $3,000 and are non-renewable. Final average calculated on academic subjects only. Students on a Year/Term Study Abroad at Trent are not eligible for the Entrance Scholarship. ESL students are eligible for consideration, however, the scholarship is tenable for undergraduate studies (and not for ESL). The scholarship amount will be split between the first two terms of studies.
The scholarship can be combined with Trent International Global Citizen Awards.
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IB Entrance Scholarships
All international students applying for admission to Trent on the basis of IB diploma are automatically considered for an IB Entrance Scholarship. To qualify for a $1,000 IB Entrance Scholarship, students must complete an IB diploma. The scholarship can be combined with a Trent University Entrance Scholarship and Trent International Global Citizen Awards. The scholarship amount will be given in the first term of studies.
Trent International Scholarships and Awards (application-based)
Trent International Global Citizen Scholarships and Awards
Awarded to entering international students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, community service, leadership potential, and some financial need. Scholarships and Awards partially fund tuition and ancillary fees at Trent in amounts between $2,000 and $24,000 per academic year (housing excluded)*.
Trent International Program Tuition Levy Scholarship
This scholarship is funded by Trent University students through an annual levy. Based on high academic achievement and a strong record of community and/or international service, leadership and financial need. The Scholarship covers international tuition and ancillary fees of approximately $24,000 per academic year (housing excluded).
Trent-United World Colleges (UWC) Scholarships
Awarded to an international student entering Trent University from a UWC college who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement, community service, leadership potential and financial need. The value of the scholarship is determined upon assessment of financial need and may extend to cover international tuition and ancillary fees of approximately $24,000 per academic year (housing excluded).
Jack Matthews International Scholarship
Named in honor of Jack Matthews, the founding director of both Pearson College of the Pacific and the Trent International Program. Awarded to an international student entering Trent University from Pearson College of the Pacific who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement, community service, leadership potential and financial need. The value of the scholarship is determined upon assessment of financial need and may extend to cover international tuition and ancillary fees of approximately $24,000 per academic year (housing excluded).
Justin Chiu International Scholarships
Established by Justin Chiu, who benefited from the Trent experience as an international student. Awarded to entering international students from Asia who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, community service, leadership potential, and some financial need. Scholarships partially fund the costs of a Trent education in amounts between $3,000 and $15,000 per academic year.
Scotiabank International Student Awards (Closed for September 2020)
The Scotiabank International Awards are to support students upon entrance to Trent University from countries in which Scotiabank operates internationally, and are based upon academic excellence, extra-curricular involvement and leadership. The value is up to $5,000 per academic year.
Maple Leaf Leadership Award
Awarded to an international student entering Trent University from a Maple Leaf Education System school who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement, community service, leadership potential and financial need. The value of the award is $2,000 and is given on a one-time basis to a maximum of 5 students per year.
*housing fees (including a meal plan) may range from $9,000 to $13,100 per academic year. In addition, students need to budget approximately $2,500-$3,000 for books, supplies and pocket money.
Scholarship Application Deadline for September Session
Trent International Global Citizen Scholarships and Awards Application can be found on the “Scholarships and Awards Application Forms” link on the right side of the webpage. Deadline is February 15, 2020.
CAEL CE is the leading academic English proficiency test for study in Canada that is accepted by all major English-language Canadian institutions. CAEL offers two scholarships for international students: $5,000 each, one to a student currently studying in Canada and one to a student currently studying overseas. To learn more and how to apply, visit cael.ca/scholarships
Scholarships, Awards, and Bursaries for Current Undergraduate International Students
More information on scholarships, awards, and bursaries for current undergraduate international students can be found here: https://www.trentu.ca/currentstudents/international/finances/scholarships-and-bursaries
- Must be an international fee-paying student
- Must be fulltime enrolled, or an approved part-time student.
- Must be in good standing
Eligible applicants must provide the following information:
- a budget indicating how this funding will be used
- a summary or abstract of their research topic or project
- a letter of support from Trent faculty or staff
- Date, location, and details of the relevant event
- Application will be accepted throughout the year. Applicants can expect a decision within one month of submission.