What will I learn?

The program also offers a Diploma which is intended for students of Indigenous ancestry, who may be interested in specific educational opportunities or as a pathway to a university degree.

  • The Diploma is a two-year program open to students who have the equivalent of Ontario Grade 12 or qualify as mature students.
  • The Diploma will be awarded upon successful completion of the program. A Trent University transcript will identify all courses undertaken and grades received.
  • Students who have earned the Diploma may apply for admission to the BA or BSc program. Credits earned in the Diploma program are transferable to the General or Honours BA and BSc degrees.
  • Indigenous students seeking admission to this or other University programs should contact the Aboriginal enrolment advisor in the First Peoples House of Learning to inquire about getting special assistance with the admission process.


INDG 1011H and 1012H provide the academic skills, attitudes, strategies, and mutual support systems that students need to be successful in a university environment.

The following 7.5 credits are required to complete the program:

  • 4.0 INDG credits consisting of INDG 1000Y, 1011H and 1012H (or 1010Y), 1500H, 1510H, and INDG-ERST 2601Y
  • 1.0 ERSC credit consisting of ERSC 1010H and 1020H (or 1000Y)
  • 0.5 ERSC credit from ERSC-INDG 2150H or ERSC 2240H
  • 1.0 credit from ERST-CAST 2520H, 2525H, or CAST-ERST-GEOG-INDG 2040Y
  • 1.0 INDG, ERSC, or ERST credit in addition to the above

Which department am I in?

Trent University

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$21,385.00 (US$ 16,124) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 March 2020

Start date

6 January 2020, 1 May 2020


Trent University

1600 West Bank Drive,


Ontario (ON),

K9L 0G2, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

All students are required to have the following for admission to all programs:

High School diploma

Entry requirements may vary from country to country

English Language Proficiency Tests:

  • TOEFL: minimum score of 86 IBT with a minimum writing score of 20 OR 580 PBT with a minimum TWE score of 4.5.
  • IELTS: minimum score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0
  • MELAB: minimum score of 85, with no part below 80
  • CAEL: minimum score of 60
  • Cambridge Assessment English: Grade of 'C'
  • Pearson PTE Academic: minimum score of 59

About this uni

Founded with a focus on interactive learning, Trent University has been ranked the best undergraduate university in Ontario for eight years running.

  • 90% of graduates employed within six months
  • Students from 110 countries across the world
  • # 1 university in Canada for scholarships and bursaries
  • State-of-the-art campuses close to nature and cities