Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University

TRU is a leading destination in Canada for international students. International enrolment now exceeds 2,000 students from 85 nations worldwide.

Top reasons to study here

  • Our size makes it easy for you to get hands-on learning that will help you through the good times and the bad.
  • Conditional admissions available.
  • TOEFL, IELTS, and Cambridge exams accepted but not required.

Bachelor's programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Education & Training (2)
Journalism & Media (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Humanities (1)

Pre-Bachelor's programmes

Engineering & Technology (1)



At Thompson Rivers University, be empowered to reach your goals with many learning options. Be supported with individualized student services. Be involved through hands-on learning and research opportunities. Be welcome in our inclusive environment. Join us to discover all that you can be at TRU.


Work and study opportunities

  • Options to work on and off campus
  • Combined study and work programs
  • Credit transfer from recognized institutions overseas
  • International exchange programs
  • Scholarship programs
  • Global Competency Certificate

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Student services

  • Academic advising and program planning

Housing services

  • Homestay, residence, or apartment housing

Medical services

  • Medical services on campus

Student Life

Campus life

TRU’s beautiful main campus is located in the heart of Kamloops, British Columbia, serving a community of 100,000 people. A welcoming city in a spectacular setting, Kamloops offers a safe environment, affordability and a wide variety of activities. The city is a 3.5-hour drive or 45-minute flight from Vancouver.

Student Reviews

University Experience
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

My study experience at this university is very good, I really find all kind of support from the staff, instructors and admissions as well

The beauty that words can’t decipher
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is the best University I could ever ask for. It groomed and trained me into becoming a teacher, a career that I always wanted ever since I can remember. A university that care for its people. All the university did was at the best interest of students.

Well, I am from El Salvador, I moved to Spain almost 4 years ago to follow my dreams and become a hotel director. What I didn’t know at the moment was that, that is a very complicated position and that a university degree wasn’t enough. Since I started st
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

What I like about my university is that my degree covers different areas and with that, I have the opportunity of working at total the different places knowing some of the common stuff and not starting from scratch. For example, I learned marketing, business administration, PR and hotel management and development. What I think that I missed is more content about tourism,...

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