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How to Apply

Applying to university is an exciting time for you. Below you will find information and pathways as you navigate your university application to Trent.


Check our Admission Requirements and Application Deadlines

All students are required to have the following for admission to all programs:


Undergraduate studies*

Fall: September

Winter: January

Summer: May



June 1

November 15

March 1


TRENT-ESL: English for University

Fall: September

Winter: January

Spring: April

Summer: June


June 1

November 15

February 15

May 1

*Please note the following important information:

Fall (September) intake: while the general application deadline is June 1, some programs have earlier application deadline and we recommend that you apply by February 15.

Winter (January) intake: Kinesiology, Biomedical Science, Forensic Science single major, Law/Arts and Law/BBA dual degree, Medical Professional Stream, Nursing, Teacher Education Stream, Post-Graduate Certificates are not available.

Summer (May) intake: limited course offerings. Visit www.trentu.ca/summer for information.


Check specific program requirements

In addition to the requirements noted above, each academic program has specific required and/or recommended courses.  Check these carefully to make sure that you are prepared for a successful start.

 For programs with additional requirements see this chart on the International Requirements page.


Apply Online

You are encouraged to apply to Trent as early as possible as some programs have limited enrolment. There are two ways to apply to Trent:  

Apply directly to Trent (if Trent is the only university in Ontario you are applying to):

  • Create an account and apply directly to Trent (the email address you will use to create your account will be the email that we will use to communicate with you as an applicant)
  • Submit application fee ($90 for high school students; $140 for transfer students)

Apply through the OUAC (if you are applying to several universities in Ontario):

The OUAC website has many helpful resources such as Frequently Asked Questions, Video Tutorials and step-by-step guides.

Personal Identification Number (P.I.N.)

If you are currently enrolled in an Ontario secondary school, guidance counsellors will provide you with a P.I.N. (personal identification number) to access the OUAC site and application process.

All other applicants will create user profiles on the OUAC site, which will then automatically assign a P.I.N


Email "Safe Sender" List

Once you apply, you will begin to receive emails from the International Admissions Office outlining next steps and other important information concerning your application.

Please ensure you add "@trentu.ca" to your 'Safe Senders' list in your email.

You may want to check your Junk Mail if you feel you have missed a communication from Trent.


Review Your Next Steps

Congratulations! You've made a great choice applying to Trent. Check the "Already Applied" page for your next steps.