Welcome to the School of Graduate Studies You are #TrentUBound


Your World-Class Education Awaits

This next step in your academic journey is about to begin. At the School of Graduate Studies, you will go further in your studies, study alongside leading researchers, collaborate with scholarly mentors, and make meaningful and career-boosting connections locally and worldwide.

So, what are your next steps?

This handy guide will provide you with step-by-step instructions and important deadlines, helping you to be prepared and ready to join the prestigious Trent School of Graduate Studies as a new graduate student.

Keep reading for key information and resources for all graduate students plus next steps for international students.

Know Your Student Number

Have you noticed a 7-digit number on all the Trent admissions letters and emails you’ve received? That’s your official Trent student number. And while you won’t feel like just a number on our campus, your unique student ID number is what gives you access to labs and buildings, important information about your degree, student services and campus events, and is also required for writing exams.


Think of your TrentU Card as your campus passport. With your new student ID card, you’ll get access to on-campus services, from printing and photocopying at the library to working out at the Trent Athletic Centre. By loading money onto your TrentU student ID, you’ll also be able to use your card at a number of restaurants, cafes and shops on and off campus.

You can get your TrentU card when school starts, but why wait? Get ahead of the game and submit a passport-style photo of yourself on MyTrent by clicking on Services and then TrentU Card Photo Submission. Once received, your card will be processed and ready for pick-up when you arrive. You can also visit the TrentU Card website for TrentU card tips, photo requirements and more.

Learn more about TrentU Card

Check Your MyTrent Account

MyTrent is your student portal, giving you direct access to your academic records, email, verification of enrolment letters, registration for orientation and more. Your myTrent portal will be updated and you will be assigned a trentu.ca email address. Once your email is active, you’ll start to receive all your Trent info at this email.

Fees and Payments

Students can access their Statement of Account in the myTrent portal under Finances tab; Receipts are available on this tab generally 3 business days after a payment is made.

Fees and Payment Information

Scholarships & Bursaries

The School of Graduate Studies proudly offers generous funding to eligible Master and Ph.D. students so your time and energy can be devoted to your studies.

Scholarships & Bursaries


Students can access information on off-campus housing through Trent Housing and the Homestay Network. Want to live on campus? Graduate housing applications are currently open. Apply today and Housing Services will connect as availability is confirmed.

Off-Campus Housing

Living in Residence

Registering in Courses

Look for the graduate studies timetable in the MyTrent portal which will allow you to start planning for the winter term. Starting in November, you will be able to register for your program and courses. Further details on the timetable and registration will be sent via email to your trentu account.

Graduate Student Registration

Mark these dates in your calendar

Mark your calendar! Now that you’re officially a Trent student,
there’s a few deadlines you should be aware of:

  1. November 7:

    Registration opens for Winter Start Students

  2. January 1:

    Winter Term – Fee Deadline (Professional programs)

  3. January 10:

    Winter Term – Deadline to Register for classes

  4. January 28:

    Winter Term – Fee Deadline (Research programs)

Graduate Studies Orientation

Graduate Studies Orientation is a key part in your preparation for studying at the graduate level at Trent University and a great opportunity to connect with new graduate students from Canada and around the world.

A complete inventory of recorded orientation events and documents resources were recently developed and cover all the topics you need to ease you into your new role as a graduate student at Trent.

An in-person orientation to the School of Graduate Studies will take place on Tuesday, September 6th. Watch your email for all the details including the registration link.

Orientation Resources

We’re committed to your success

Explore these services available to all students:

  • Bata Library: The home to your academic resources, the Bata Library offers students access to its electronic collection and virtual services. Curbside pick-up of library materials is currently available for graduate students.
  • Office of Research & Innovation: Trent University is renowned for producing world-class research findings. The Office of Research & Innovation connects Trent researchers and scholars with the broader research community.
  • Student Accessibility Services: Benefit from a variety of integration services to support learning and sensory disabilities, as well as physical and mental health throughout your academic career at Trent.

Traill College

Traill College is the home of all new graduate students at Trent. You will find study spaces, the Trend pub and restaurant, as well as the offices of Canadian Studies & Indigenous Studies (M.A.), Canadian Studies (Ph.D.), Cultural Studies (M.A.), Cultural Studies (Ph.D.), English (Public Texts M.A.) and History (M.A.).

Traill College is located in Peterborough’s downtown core; it marks the point at which the university intersects with the urban community.

Traill College


Welcome from your Trent Graduate Student Association (TGSA)! The TGSA represents all graduate students enrolled at Trent University. We advocate for your interests and needs; we provide you with financial support and discounted health benefits; we organize cultural, social and political events; and we promote equity and social justice. On your behalf, we communicate with the university administration, faculty, staff, and undergraduate students, and organizations outside the Trent community.

Learn more or get involved

Discover Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Whether you grew up nearby or are visiting Peterborough for the first time, there’s plenty to explore and discover in your new home away from home. Known as “the gateway to the Kawarthas,” Peterborough provides nature lovers with an abundance of outdoor activities, from a quiet canoe trip down the river to exploring ancient caves and indigenous rock carvings.

The City of Peterborough also offers students a rich arts and culture scene with plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and live music venues. For students who want all the conveniences of city living while enjoying the vibrancy of the great outdoors, Peterborough is a wonderful place to be live, study and be inspired.

Discover Peterborough & The Kawarthas

Discover Durham Region

Quickly becoming the campus of choice for top students seeking a uniquely personalized learning experience, Trent University Durham (home to the Master of Management program) is conveniently located in the City of Oshawa, part of the Greater Toronto Area. Whether travelling by car or train, you’ll be in the heart of downtown Toronto in less than an hour. In Canada’s largest and most multicultural city, there’s no shortage of sites to see, places to eat and drink and festivals and events to enjoy.

Discover Durham Region

Explore Your New Country

Choosing to study in Canada is a big decision, but you should feel secure knowing Canada is a safe country with a reputation for celebrating diversity and a long history of welcoming students from all over the world. Canada's investments in health, education, and other social programs provide an exceptional standard of living. In fact, we have been recognized for more than a decade by the United Nations as one of the most liveable countries in the world. Clean, multicultural cities and astounding areas of protected natural beauty—Canada offers you the chance to live in one of the world's most innovative countries with all the space you need to grow and learn.

Explore a Guide to Canada

Resources & Info for International Students

We have pulled together some important resources and information for our international graduate students. Visit this page to learn more about:

  • Study Permits, VISAs and documentation
  • Student Support
  • Costs & Expenses
  • Travel Security
  • Banking in Canada
  • Your Next Steps
Learn More

Get Social

Follow Trent University

Now that you are officially #TrentUBound you will definitely want to keep up-to-date on the latest information about Trent. Be sure to follow @TrentGradSchool on Twitter for upcoming events, innovative #TrentUResearch and the many #FacesofTrentU. Join the conversation with #TrentGradSchool and #TrentU today!

Show Your Trent Colours

It’s never too early to show your school spirit! Visit the Trent Campus Store online where you’ll be able to “get your green on” with loads of Trent University clothing and swag accessories to choose from — all at a reasonable price.

Visit Campus Store

We're Here to Help You

The School of Graduate Studies is here to help you succeed. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. We'd love to hear from you!

705-748-1011 x 7245 | graduate@trentu.ca

Trent Graduate Studies