Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops , Canada
  • 70
    Acceptance Rate
  • 200
    Available Programs
  • 13443
  • 16000
    Average Cost
  • 90
    Employment Rate
  • Program
  • Permit


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 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. The 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 accessible faculty. Research, creation and innovation thrive in open, flexible learning environment. And so do its students.

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to meet minimum English language proficiency requirements for direct entry into academic programs.
Students may meet this condition by either providing an acceptable English language proficiency test score (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) or by achieving an acceptable score on the TRU English Placement Test (EPT). Students are strongly encouraged to complete an acceptable test prior to arriving to improve course selection options, but this is not mandatory.
In order to verify all English language proficiency test scores, students must have an official copy sent directly to TRU Admissions from the testing agency. Copies of test scores, provided to the ESAL department upon arrival, will not be accepted.
Admission requirements vary, but all TRU programs require secondary school completion for academic admission.
Students must be at least 17 years old.

Scholarship & funding

TRU offers a comprehensive range of programs to both assist students in financing their educational and living costs and to recognize academic excellence. Financial support can be a combination of bursaries, scholarships, awards, work-study, loans and grants.
Some of these programs are administered directly through Student Awards & Financial Aid, and for others they work with the appropriate government office. Some funding requires an application, some is provided upon the recommendation of faculty, and some scholarships are automatically awarded based on performance.


Student life

Payton gives a high speed tour of how she experiences the TRU Campus