Scholarships and Awards
Trent University offers a limited number of highly competitive international scholarships and awards to students eligible for admission to undergraduate studies.
Entrance Scholarships (automatic)
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 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.
90% - 94%
85% - 89%
80% - 84%
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 $25,000 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 $25,000 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 $25,000 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 2021)
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 $14,100 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 2021 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, 2021.
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
Flywire Charitable Foundation Academic Scholarships
- Global health and medicine (Two scholarships of $4,500 USD each): The devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic reveals an urgent need to accelerate the world’s focus on improving public health. These scholarships aim to help train the next generation of highly-skilled health and medical experts. These scholarships are available for students studying global health and medicine.
- Social justice (Two scholarships of $4,500 USD each): Continued racism against Black individuals and communities in the United States and around the world underscores the need for significant social justice reform. These scholarships aim to support tomorrow’s leaders who will commit to eradicating racism, violence and other acts of intolerance against minorities. These scholarships are available for students studying social justice.
On January 8, 2020, a Ukrainian airliner crashed near Tehran, Iran. Canada and the world were shaken by the crash which claimed the lives of 57 Canadians, with 34 victims employed at or studying in universities and colleges in Ontario. The Ministry of Colleges and Universities announced the Remembrance Scholarships initiative to honour the victims of the tragic plane crash. The Remembrance Scholarship is available to students attending a publicly-assisted college or university in Ontario in the 2020-21 academic year. Trent University received a one-time $10,000 Remembrance Scholarship from the Ministry of Colleges and Universities.
The Remembrance Scholarship is based on financial need and merit. Both domestic and international students are eligible for this award and must be pursuing an undergraduate-level program of study. Recipients must be enrolled and remain enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in an eligible program during the 2020-21 academic year.
Undergraduate students may apply using the Remembrance Scholarship Application form on the MyTrent portal. The application will open on December 7, 2020 and close on February 12, 2021. The winner of the scholarship will be notified in March 2021.
Hartvikson Memorial Scholarship in Memory of Lourdes Llamzon - $1,000 per year for up to 4 years (total $4,000)
This scholarship is awarded to a student (Canadian or International), that is enrolling in a post-secondary institution in Canada studying sustainable agriculture and food systems, and who possesses the character and qualities exemplified by Lourdes Llamzon: dedication to family and community, athletic commitment, high academic achievement, and a passion for sustainable and ethical agriculture. The scholarship may be renewable annually for up to 4 years if the applicant is a full-time student and maintains a post-secondary grade point average of 74%. Financial need of the recipient will also be considered. Applicants must submit a typed essay (not exceeding 500 words) describing yourself and how you identify with the personal attributes that were so important in Lourdes' life.
MPOWER Financing offers scholarships and loans to international students. To learn more or to start an application go to the MPOWER Financing website.
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