Financial Support for graduate students may be available from a variety of sources and may include:
- External scholarships, fellowship and other merit awards from governmental, industrial and other granting bodies in Canada.
- Internal scholarships, awards or prizes
- Tuition bursaries, awarded to students based on financial need. Many bursaries are provided by the generous support of external donors.
- Loan from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). Ontario students in need of funding for their education should visit the Ontario Student Assistance Program website.
Students enrolled full-time in research based programs may be eligible for funding from a variety of sources which may include:
- Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs), for teaching, leading seminars and/or laboratory demonstrating.
- Research Fellowship Awards(RFAs), from supervising faculty members who hold research grants.
- Internal Funding: Entrance Awards, Research Fellowships, Dean’s PhD Scholarships.
- Research Assistantships (RAs) with faculty members who hold research grants.
Graduate Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistantships administered by Trent University will be paid through the university payroll office, on a monthly basis. Scholarships awarded for the calendar year are normally paid in three equal installments in September, January, and May.