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Study Abroad

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Study Abroad

Applications & Eligibility

Step by Step Application Process

Step 1. Apply for nomination by your home university

Book an appointment with the study abroad advisor for your home university to find out the requirements to be nominated to study at Trent University.

  1. Go to: www.trentu.ca/sep
  2. ​Log in using your myTrent username and password.
  3. Select "Book Appointments - Peterborough Campus" on the left hand bar.
  4. Select the "Trent International Program".
  5. Choose "Book by Appointment Type".
  6. Select "International Student Advising" - Peterborough or Durham.
  7. Select an appointment time slot and fill in the required information.

Step 2. Once nominated, begin exchange application

Once you have been nominated, our team will then forward the Study Abroad Application to your home university. Attached to the application are some notes to assist you through the process. If you have any questions during your application process, please contact our team at Trent!

Kate Logan is the study abroad advisor for incoming exchange students and letter of permission students. The study abroad team will assist you through the application process, answer any questions you might have and will be one of the many to welcome you to Trent University!

Study Abroad Advisor
Kate Logan
Tel: 705-748-1303
Fax: 705-748-1626
Email: katelogan@trentu.ca

Mailing Address:
Attn. Kate Logan
Trent University
301 Champlain College
1600 West Bank Drive
Peterborough ON, CA
K9J 7B8

The following supporting documents must be submitted with your application: 

  • Academic Transcript -Must be in English
  • A brief description for each course completed at home university
  • A scanned copy of your provisional course selection. The course timetable for the 2018-2019 Academic year will not be posted until May 2018. You must refer to this for your provisional course selection.
  • A scanned copy of the passport information.
  • If you do not have a valid passport at this time please apply ASAP.
  •  English Proficiency Score - if applicable.

Once you have all the required documents, you can submit them to the study abroad advisor at YOUR home university, who will then scan and send the application to Kate Logan. We will email your home university to confirm that we have received your application.

Step 3. Wait for letter of acceptance

Once your acceptance has been processed, we will forward your home university an electronic copy and a hard copy along with a welcome package.  Processing takes approximately 4 weeks’ time.

Step 4. Download and read the Trent University Pre-arrival Guide

The Inbound “Pre-arrival Guide” will provide you with all of the information you will need to prepare you for your stay at Trent University. It includes information about visas, what documents you will need to get into Canada, what to pack, expected fees, what to do once you arrive at the Pearson International Airport, TIP Camp, orientation, practical information about Canada (banks, transportation, weather, phones and currency) and much more! This will be a useful tool for you before you arrive and during your first few weeks in Canada!

Step 5. Apply for a visa/study permit

If you are attending Trent for one semester only, you can apply for a six-month visitor visa. If you are attending for the full academic year (beyond 6 months), you should apply for a study permit. Please refer to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for more information about visa requirements specific to your country.

Note that some countries do not require a Visa to enter or transit through Canada.

Step 6. Apply for Residence

Once you receive your acceptance package, you can begin to apply for accommodation. Please see the Accommodations page for steps on how to apply for residence and tips on living off campus

Step 7.  Apply for Orientation

Now it’s time to get ready for orientation. TIP knows international students’ needs and the TIP Camp (ORIENTATION) is designed to address all of those needs. We can help guide you through your first few days whether you have been in Canada before or this is your first time. 

The Trent International page features steps on how to apply for our orientation weekend.