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International Development Studies

3 International Development Studies students sitting on a rock overlooking a valley in Ghana

International Development Studies

Applications & Costs

The TIG program offers a full Year Abroad Program at highly affordable prices. We welcome applications from qualified candidates.


The Year Abroad is designed primarily for students in the third year of honours degree majoring in International Development, Anthropology, International Studies or a related field, who have a minimum standing of B- (70%) in at least eight full-year courses. Students from outside Trent with a background in Development Studies, African Studies, Anthropology, or a related field are welcome to apply.  Non-Trent students transfer to Trent for the academic year.


Trent tuition fees are the same as those paid by on-campus Trent students, minus certain ancillary fees. A program fee of $3,750 is levied to cover operational, administrative, and non-academic staff costs and some of the costs of orientation and field trips. The costs of airfare are approximately $2,500 (Toronto-Accra return) while living costs in Ghana are well below Canadian levels.

Scholarships and Bursaries are available:

Procedure - Applications will be available November 8th, 2017. Application deadline is January 31, 2018.

Trent students: please apply online via myTrent/Academics/Trent in Ghana Application/Trent in Ghana 

Students from other universities: please download a hard copy of the application form before January 31, 2018. The hard copy form can be found here

Please e-mail an electronic version of the application form to danagee@trentu.ca and submit a hard copy with your statement of interest, most recent academic transcript (or student-access grades).