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Scholarships and Bursaries

For Current International Students


International In-Course Scholarship - In-course scholarships recognize academic excellence and are designed for international students who are continuing in an undergraduate degree program. The scholarships range from $1,000 to $2,500 depending on the student's academic average.

Application: MyTrent/Academics/International. Application opens on May 1, 2019 and closes on August 15, 2019.

Work Experience Scholarship (WES) – The Work Experience Scholarship supports current undergraduate international students with a work placement at the Trent International Office. Students will gain skills in cross-cultural communication, organizational, leadership, and administrative experiences. Candidates must apply for a student assistant position within the Trent International Office in order to be considered for the Work Experience Scholarship. All job postings will be posted on the Student Job Board.


Emerging Scholars Award


This award supports international students who are applying their academic work in venues beyond the Trent Campus. It is intended to assist students to cover some of the additional expenses incurred when conducting research, presenting papers, attending conferences, or other activities that develop professional scholarship.


  • Must be an international fee-paying student

  • Must be fulltime enrolled, or an approved part-time student in their final term

  • 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.

  • Recipients must permit Trent University to feature their research in relevant communications.


The value of this award varies, but will not exceed $1000.


International Bursary - The International Bursary is awarded on the basis of financial need and involvement in Trent and/or the Peterborough/Oshawa community. The international bursary amount is up to $1,500. Students must be enrolled full-time and be in good academic standing to be eligible. Graduate students, international scholars, and exchange students are not eligible for the International Bursary

Application: MyTrent/Finances/International. Application opens in January and closes in February of each year.

Emergency Bursary – International Emergency Bursary is available to assist full-time international undergraduate students who experience unforeseen, short-term financial hardship. It is not intended to address major financial shortcomings or to pay for tuition and school fees. Students may apply for emergency bursary once per term. Applications are accepted on an on-going basis while funding is available.

Application: MyTrent/Finances/International  

Study Abroad

For Trent students who are studying abroad or for incoming exchange students, please visit https://www.trentu.ca/studyabroad/outbound-students/scholarships-and-bursaries for more information.