805 TRU Way, Kamloops, BC V2C 0C8, Canada
At Thompson Rivers University (TRU), student success is our priority. We empower our students to reach their goals with flexible learning options, individualized student services, hands-on learning opportunities, and a diverse, inclusive environment. For 45 years TRU has taken pride in providing an excellent education to every student that comes to us—from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives, at various stages of the learning journey. Nearly 26,000 students study on our campuses in Kamloops and Williams Lake, or in distance or online courses and programs through Open Learning.
From traditional academics to trades, from certificates to graduate degrees, TRU offers over 140 on-campus programs and 60 Open Learning programs to choose from. Our students apply what they learn in co-op work terms, study abroad, undergraduate research, field schools and practicums, service learning and other opportunities—with guidance and mentorship by our accessible faculty. Research, creation and innovation thrive in our open, flexible learning environment. And so do our students.
Full-time undergraduate and postgraduate international students can work anywhere on and off campus for up to 20 hours per week without a work permit.
The Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) allows students who have graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution to gain valuable Canadian work experience.
Even if you do NOT meet our minimum English requirement (IELTS or TOEFL), you still can get conditionally accepted in the program of your choice with the condition of completing our English program prior to starting your chosen program.
Cooperative education (or co-operative education) is a method of combining classroom-based education with practical work experience. A cooperative education experience (“co-op”), provides academic credit for structured job experience. Co-ops are full-time, paid or unpaid positions.
Students need to plan their accommodations well in advance of their arrival in Canada & the USA as all accommodation options fill up quickly, well before the start of the semester.
On-Campus Residence Accommodations: On-Campus residence accommodations are provided per discretion by the school.
Off-Campus Accommodations: The local area has a variety of off-campus rental housing options including single homes, duplexes, apartments and rooms for rent. Students wishing to live off-campus need to research availability on their own and should arrive well before the start of term to do so.
Avg Cost of Tuition per Year: CAD$ 17,915
Cost of Living/Year: CAD$ 11,000
Estimated Total per Year: CAD$ 29,915
TRU offers 140 on-campus programs, and about 60 distance or online programs through its Open Learning Division, in the following faculties and schools:
TRU also has two divisions: Open Learning, offering distance, online and blended learning options to students in all faculties and schools; and TRU World, serving international and study abroad students.
TRU’s academic vision is guided by the Academic Plan: Access to Excellence (2011).