Choose Canada - Top 10 Reasons for Choosing Trent University

A group of students sitting at desks in rows looking at a professorChoosing to study in Canada is a big decision, but you should feel secure knowing Canada is a safe country with a reputation for celebrating diversity and a long history of welcoming students from all over the world. Canada's investments in health, education, and other social programs provide an exceptional standard of living. In fact, we have been recognized for more than a decade by the United Nations as one of the most liveable countries in the world. Clean, multicultural cities and astounding areas of protected natural beauty - Canada offers you the chance to live in one of the world's most innovative countries with all the space you need to grow and learn.

To study in Canada for more than six months, you will need a study permit, issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.  A Canadian university education is firmly rooted in the integration of experiential learning, so you will find many ways to add practical paid employment to your studies.  Students in degree programs are able to work part-time during the academic year and fill-time during your summer breaks.  Under Canada’s Post-Graduate Work Program, you can also stay for up to three years after graduation to earn further professional experience.

Professor standing on steps lecturing to studentsWe’re #1

At Trent, you’ll find an academic environment that will challenge and inspire you, as well as approachable professors, a vibrant student life, and more. That’s what makes us the #1 undergraduate university in Ontario, #3 undergraduate university in Canada!

3 Students waling side by side away from the front entrance of the Durham campus in the summertimeTwo Campuses: Two Ideal Locations

As you know, Trent has two spectacular campuses. Did you apply to our stunning Peterborough Campus on the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, to our Durham Campus in the GTA, or both?

2 Brothers and their sister standing side by side smiling at the camera in their business suitsCareer Success Awaits

When you graduate from Trent, you’re almost guaranteed to find success in the career of your choice – 95% of Trent grads are employed within two years of graduation.

3 Students sitting a table with their laptops in dialogueTop in Scholarships

Here at Trent, rewarding your academic excellence is important to us. Our entrance scholarships are automatic upon admission assessment and range from $1,000 to $3,000 per academic year. The Trent International Global Citizen Scholarship program recognizes top scholars around the world with scholarships and awards ranging from $2,000 up to $22,000 per year.

Leader in Student Satisfaction

Trent students love Trent. As a student, you’ll find out for yourself why Trent outranks Ontario universities according to a national survey of student engagement. With a vibrant student life, personal attention from faculty and experiential learning opportunities, you'll get more than a degree from Trent!

Residence: More Than Just a Home Away from Home

When you arrive on move-in day, you’ll quickly learn that Trent’s residences aren’t just buildings – they’re supportive environments that will allow you to learn, connect and grow. Apply by the deadline and your spot in residence is guaranteed.

Combine Your Passions

Do you have a mind for business but a heart for theatre? Do you want to study the science of forensics but also the complexities of today’s media? At Trent, you don’t have to choose between programs and passions. Our flexible degree options allow you to do both.

Real-World Experience

Valuable real-world experience is your fingertips at Trent – through experimental learning and hands-on research, you will work side-by-side with leading faculty on research projects on campus, in the community, and around the world.

2 women smiling at the camera in a third-world country wearing brightly coloured scarvesGlobal Connections

Interested in taking your education global? At Trent it’s easy, with a variety of study abroad opportunities available in every program and major. How will you expand your world view? Exchange? Year Abroad? International Internship? The choice is yours.

New Campus Developments

You’ve picked a great time to become a Trent student! With a brand new Student Centre and our transformed Bata Library, our campus environment combines the beautiful Canadian landscape with leading-edge architecture, design and technology. Studying at our Durham campus in the GTA? New programs are launching every year and plans are in development for future campus expansion.