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.
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.
This fall Trent University is committed to multi-access learning. When and where possible, we will open our on-campus operations, spaces and activities, and are planning on-campus academic and social events and activities for our graduate students. At the same time, most courses will be made available through online or remote delivery. Read more about our Trent Forward plan and review FAQs for graduate students.
In this unique year, no doubt you are wondering what your first-year experience will look like at Trent. We are here to help.
Learn more about what “multi-access” learning looks like at Trent, including what to expect with your courses, how you will become part of a vibrant community of scholars (regardless of your location), and all the supports and services available to you as a new Trent student – starting as early as this winter, and throughout your time here.
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
MyTrent is your student portal, giving you direct access to your academic records, email, verification of enrolment letters, registration for orientation and more. In the summer, 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.
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
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
Mark your calendar! Now that you’re officially a Trent student,
there’s a few deadlines you should be aware of:
Winter term fee deadline (professional programs)
Deadline to register for fall term classes
Winter term fee deadline (research programs)
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.
Orientation consists of presentations providing all the information you need to know to get started as a graduate student and begin your academic journey at Trent. Forthcoming communication from the School of Graduate Studies will provide further details on Orientation for this winter term.
Explore these services available to all students:
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
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
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
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
We have pulled together some important resources and information for our international graduate students. Visit this page to learn more about:
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
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!
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