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

Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Education & Training (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Journalism & Media (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Humanities (1)
Medicine & Health (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 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

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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

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

So far I had a great experience studying at TRU. My tutors are informative and helpful and I had the chance to join The Thompson Rivers University Student Investment Fund and I have learned a lot after only few months of starting my degree.

My University, My best choice i ever made.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

the university have understanding lectures who go out of their way to make you enjoy your classes and also the class have computers projectors that make the learning more easier. One can be able to access the building anytime and the library which have a good environment for studying

Developing one’s educational experience
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

My study at my university was good tho they where ups and downs Have never failed a course since my stay in the university Tho they where tough courses that tampered with my intellectual but I still scaled through.

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