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School of Graduate Studies

How To Apply

2019 Fall Application Deadline: February 1st

Applications for 2019 admissions are OPEN. 

PLEASE READ BELOW BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION:

Apply to the Trent University School of Graduate Studies online. A secure application system ensures that your submission will reach admissions and your proposed program of study as quickly as possible.

Trent University School of Graduate Studies processes all applications through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC). Once the OUAC application fee has been processed, please allow up to 5 business days for the university to receive your application and for applicants to receive their student ID credentials and instructions on document submission. As a friendly reminder, applicants are asked to not send documents without a completed application and to only send documents once we receive your application. References will receive their e-link for a recommendation only when you receive your student ID credentials.   

A non-refundable application fee of $100 CDN for research programs or $125 CDN for professional programs must be submitted for each program to which you are applying. This fee is payable to OUAC only and cannot be waived or deferred for any applicant (domestic and international). There are no exceptions to this policy. Please note that applications will not be processed or sent to The School of Graduate Studies unless payment is received by OUAC.  

  • The deadline to apply for September intake is February 1st. 
  • Some programs may have different admission requirements. Check with individual programs before applying. Refer to the Admissions Requirements page.
  • A limited number of programs offer admissions for January and May intake. Applicants for January and May should contact programs for deadlines.

*We request applicants to carefully review our admission requirements before applying to our programs. We can only assess your application fully and determine eligibility through a completed online application, submission of all required documents and payment of application fees. 

All admission decisions are final; there is no appeal of admission decisions.

Master's Program

  • A four-year Bachelor's degree: (or equivalent from a recognized university) closely related to field of study in which you are applying. Education credentials obtained outside of Canada will be assessed for equivalency with a Trent University degree.
  • High academic average: of at least an upper second-class standing (B+/77%) in the work of the last 10 full academic credits or the last two years undergraduate study (full-time equivalent).
  • Proficiency in English: usage, both written and oral, is essential to pursue graduate studies at Trent University. Applicants whose primary language is not English and who completed their previous university education in a language other than English, must provide proof of proficiency in English before admission. For more detailed information on the language requirement visit the English Proficiency Requirements page.

Doctoral Program

  • Master's degree: (or recognized equivalent) in either Arts or Science as appropriate to the program of study to which you are applying. Education credentials obtained outside of Canada will be assessed for equivalency with a Trent University degree.
  • Academic achievement: of at least a (B+/77%).
  • Proficiency in English: usage, both written and oral, is essential to pursue graduate studies at Trent University. Applicants whose primary language is not English and who completed their previous university education in a language other than English, must provide proof of proficiency in English before admission. For more detailed information on the language requirement visit the English Proficiency Requirements page.

Graduate Diploma Program

  • A 4 year Bachelor's degree: (or equivalent from a recognized university) closely related to field of study in which you are applying. Education credentials obtained outside of Canada will be assessed for equivalency with a Trent University degree.
  • High academic average: of at least an upper second-class standing (B+/77%) in the work of the last 10 full academic credits or the last two years undergraduate study( full-time equivalent).
  • Proficiency in English: usage, both written and oral, is essential to pursue graduate studies at Trent University. Applicants whose primary language is not English and who completed their previous university education in a language other than English, must provide proof of proficiency in English before admission. For more detailed information on the language requirement visit the English Proficiency Requirements page.

Graduate Studies Semesters

The School of Graduate Studies has three semesters per academic year commencing with the Fall semester. Students are required to maintain continuous registration in their graduate programs.

Semester Term Dates
Fall Semester GF September 1 - December 31
Winter Semester GW January 1 - April 30
Spring Semester GS May 1 - August 31