Tuition, Awards & Funding
At Trent, all eligible full-time Masters and PhD students in research-based programs are offered competitive funding for support in their studies.
Funding supports are outlined in the Offer of Admission and may include any of the following:
- Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs)
- Research Fellowship Awards and Graduate Research Fellowships
- Deans PhD Scholarships
- Entrance Scholarships
Other Funding Opportunities: Based on your program and area of study, scholarships and other merit awards from governmental, industrial and other granting bodies in Canada, may be available. For further information on opportunities, please visit the Scholarships & Awards page below.
Additionally, loans from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP or other provincial sources) for full- time domestic students, may be an option.
Graduate Students and OSAP
Professional programs: At this time, professional programs do not offer funding as part of the letter of offer. It is expected that graduate students in these programs, will have funds to support themselves for the duration of their studies.
Financing with Private Lenders: While students may opt to seek financing for their education through private lenders, please be aware that Trent University will not issue refunds greater than the student's Trent-related expenses (tuition, ancillary fees, meal plans, and ON-campus housing). Student's who are borrowing funds to pay for OFF-campus housing and other living expenses should arrange for funds to be deposited directly into their personal bank account.
Financial Resources on Commonly Asked Questions: