Thompson Rivers University (commonly referred to as TRU) is a public teaching and research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees and vocational training. Its main campus is in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.
TRU offers open access and on-campus, online, distance and blended learning options. Students who wish to study here can choose from more than 140 on-campus programs and 60 Open Learning programs in eight faculties and schools: Arts; Nursing; Science; Trades and Technology; Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism; Business and Economics; Education and Social Work; and Law.
TRU programs are offered on a semester system with semesters beginning each September, January, and May.
How to apply
Application for admission to Graduate or Masters Programs at TRU is a two-step process.
Step 1: Apply online
Step 2: Prepare and submit the following documents to TRU Graduate Admissions:
- Letter of intent
- Proof of graduation (i.e., copy of degree, provisional certificate, etc.)
- Transcripts from all post-secondary studies (please note: high school transcripts are not required)
- Proof of English language proficiency if your degree has been awarded in a country for which English is not an official language
- Letters of reference (M.Ed only)
- Application checklist
Tuition and Fee
*A non-refundable application fee of CDN$100 must accompany your application.
Application Fee $100
General Fees $510/semester
Estimated Medical Insurance $300/semester
Estimated Textbooks $100-500/semester
*Please take note:
Tuition and fees are subject to change
Undergraduate tuition fees:
Graduate tuition fees:
Beyond the classroom, TRU offers many experiential learning opportunities. such as
- Co-op Education- International Students are able to work in a variety of ways while studying at TRU, either on or off campus. Check out the Career Education Department for more information.
- Undergraduate Research
- Global Competency Certificate.
Thompson Rivers University has 2 options: the TRU Residence, which is a dormitory, and student apartment housing divided over three buildings on campus. TRU guarantees housing at the TRU residence for new degree students, as long as you apply before the set deadline.
Also, students can choose for homestay accomodation.
Homestay — Living with a Canadian Family
The homestay program allows students to live with Canadian families, be exposed to, and participate in Canadian culture and customs. A host family typically plays an important role in helping the student adjust to Canadian life.
Eligible students may work up to 20 hours per week per semester, and full time during scheduled breaks in the school year.
Work After Graduation
Students completing a minimum two-year program of study may remain in Canada to work for up to two years following graduation.