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Thompson Rivers University

Why Thompson Rivers University?

Thompson Rivers University is a comprehensive Canadian university located in Kamloops, BC and offering Masters and Bachelor degrees as well as diplomas, certificates, distance education, and English language programs. It offers 100 academic programs and more than 400 distance learning courses.

TRU is a leading destination in Canada for international students. International enrolment now exceeds 1,650 students per semester, with students coming from more than 80 nations worldwide.

Thompson Rivers is a Canadian leader in knowledge export, delivering TRU curricula overseas through joint and accredited programs with institutional partners in China, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, and, within the next year, also in Vietnam and Dubai.

EC Quick Facts

IELTS/TOEFL waiver granted for students who complete:

Graduates of the agreed pathway level with EC

Conditional admissions offered for

Certificate, Diploma, Post-Baccalaureate programs and Master (Education & MBA)

Class size
14,000 students
Conditional admissions offered for
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Business
  • Computing Science & Technology
  • Education
  • Health Sciences
  • Journalism
  • Science & Environment
  • Social Work
  • Tourism
  • Trades and Technology
Annual Tuition
  • Undergraduate Tuition: CAD $16,800- CAD $19,750
    Post-Baccalaureate Programs: CAD $17,250
    Master of Business Administration (MBA): CAD $30,571
    Master of Education (MEd): CAD $26,280


TRU Main Campus,
900 McGill Road Kamloops, BC
Canada V2C 0C8

Application Information

Application deadlines

January semester: October 01
May semester: February 01
September semester: May 01

Application Requirements

  • A minimum 17 years old
  • BC Secondary School Diploma or equivalent (usually graduation from secondary school in most countries)

What do I need to apply?

Please ensure that you have the following when submitting your application to TRU University:

  • A completed International Application Form
  • A non-refundable application fee of CDN$100 must accompany your application.
  • Copies of all secondary and post-secondary transcripts and certificates (in original language, as well as English or translated into English). Please click this link for a listing of Required International Documents (pdf) 
  • Copy of TOEFL or IELTS examination results or other recognized international test of English (if available)

What happens next?
Estimated processing times:Application will usually be processed within two working days.

Once you receive your Letter of Acceptance:

  • Confirm your acceptance with the International Office as outlined in the Letter of Acceptance
  • Contact your local Canadian Immigration office and apply for your study permit
  • Include your letter of acceptance with your study permit application