Trent University Overview

Located in beautiful Peterborough, Ontario, Trent University’s main campus, Symons Campus sits on the banks of the Otonabee River with much of the surrounding land being preserved nature areas. Although it is one of the smallest universities in Ontario, its size is no barrier to providing an excellent standard of education to its students.
Trent students are provided with a learning environment that allows them to receive close interaction with professors, access to learning resources and the ability to explore a diverse range of academic interests. The University offers a wide range of academic programs of study all providing quality education in fields such as business, medicine, computer science, environmental studies and international relations.

Along with extensive academic opportunities, students are also encouraged to participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities such as music, drama, athletics and world issues, each of which contribute to attaining a comprehensive education.

Swansea University currently has a University-wide agreement in place with Trent University.

Key Information


Semester 1 Semester 2
 4th September 2016 - 22nd December 2016  9th January 2017 - 22nd April 2017


Below are the fees you will encounter while at Trent. TIP Camp, UHIP and ISW fees are mandatory to participate in the program. Note: all fees are in Canadian dollars.

TIP Camp [approximately $250.00 for September and $180.00 for January (subject to increase)]
Please note that TIP camp is 3 nights’ accommodation including your meals and includes linen that you can take with you back to residence. All students will be picked up on the same day from the Toronto Pearson Airport. This fee is for fall and full year students only. For more information see the Trent International Program page.

UHIP Fees [approximately $228.00 per term (subject to increase)]
This is an approximate based on this years’ cost, this price will increase for next year. The University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) is a mandatory health insurance to cover your medical needs while you are studying in Ontario.

On Campus Orientation [approximately $90.00]
This is the orientation week for new students at Trent.

Residence [$7,000-12,000]
Those students planning on staying on Trent residences please consult the housing department at Trent for more information on exact costs. Please note there are 4 residences on campus, each having its own costs.

Off-campus housing [$6,500-11,500 per academic year]

Spending Money [$2,500 per term approximately depending on lifestyle]

Books [approximately $500-1000 per term depending on program] We recommend that students budget for about $500-$1000 for books per term. However this is just an estimate and depending on the program your courses are in, this cost could be more or less.


Once you receive your acceptance package, you can begin to apply for accommodation.

On-campus: There are four residential colleges on the main campus in Peterborough, each with their own feel and different room and meal plan options. The cost of residence includes a meal plan. To learn about colleges, visit housing and submit your residence application online. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis and an early residence application is highly recommended. The deadline to apply for accommodation by is 2nd June 2016.

Off-campus: for a listing of private accommodation available in Peterborough visit  under “Off-Campus Housing”.

Oshawa Off-campus housing: visit

Homestay for Peterborough and Oshawa: visit

More info:

Global Opportunities Bursary - £1000

The Global Opportunities Bursary is available for students spending a semester or a year studying abroad outside of Europe as part of their degree (except Texas).

The International Development Office provides students with a £1000 bursary, once students have submitted all the necessary paperwork.

Please note

The prospect of studying at a university abroad is exciting, but there is also a lot of information you need to consider when choosing the right place for you. Above you will find summarised information which should help you with your decision. Please note that this information was accurate at the time of publishing and is subject to change. Be sure to confirm all information on the host university's website.