Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University

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)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Education & Training (2)
Journalism & Media (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Humanities (1)
Medicine & Health (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

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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 5 out of 5 stars

After loosing my mother and younger sister, TRU helped me find my strength though education. Every professor and faculty member helped make my journey specail and worth learning.

Knowledge, was I inspired!?
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The faculty of NRS is filled with professionals and well-experienced professors. I enjoyed and learned a lot from them. Smaller classes, courses parked with both practicals and theories, hence easy to understand the basic concepts. Also, a small town with little or no distractions for your studies. But, if you want to study and work, then this town is not a good fit for...

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