Thompson Rivers University was founded in 1970. For 45 years, it has taken pride in providing an excellent education to every student that comes from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives, at various stages of the learning journey. Thompson Rivers is a Canadian leader in knowledge export, delivering TRU curricula overseas through joint and accredited programs with institutional partners in China, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, and Dubai.
The university undertakes a wide range of customized training and consulting projects for international clients. One of the largest streams of programming in this area combines English language and teacher training for groups of qualified teachers from abroad. It is a comprehensive, learner centred, environmentally responsible institution that serves the regional, national, and international learners and the communities through high quality and flexible education, training, research and scholarship. The university empowers the students to reach their goals with flexible learning options, individualized student services, hands on learning opportunities, and a diverse, inclusive environment.
Thompson Rivers Programs are most often delivered at the main TRU campus in Kamloops, in the surrounding communities and in the client's home country.
The University of Warwick is ranked 62nd in the QS World University Rankings 2020, with five subject areas listed within the global top 20.
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 gave Warwick a global ranking of 77, placing the university within the UK top ten, while the Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2019 named Warwick 8th in Europe for its teaching and learning environment.
TRU’s Kamloops and Williams Lake campuses are located on the traditional territory of the Secwepemc peoples, in British Columbia’s southern interior. In Kamloops (from the Secwepemc word for “meeting of the waters”), the main campus overlooks the junction of the North Thompson and South Thompson rivers, from which the university gets its name.
TRU maintains a high standard of quality assurance and holds an Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation through the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training (AEST). Standards for maintaining this trademark are outlined on AEST’s website under Education Quality Assurance. TRU must meet or exceed these qualifications, set out by the Ministry.
Designation is assessed on an annual basis. The University must demonstrate that it is in compliance with all applicable federal, provincial, and muncipal statutes, regulations, and bylaws. Further, TRU must be in good standing with any relevant quality assurance or regulatory body for which the University offers educational programs.
In addition to other requirements as stated in the Education Quality Assurance: Policy and Procedures Manual (March 2018), TRU must operate in accordance with the academic governance framework set out in the Thompson Rivers University Act and University Act, and participate in periodic Quality Assurance Process Audits.
|Scholarship Name||Eligibility Criteria||Amount Awarded|
|International Athletic Scholarships||Eligible sports discipline include: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball||Variable|
|Engineering Scholarships||Enrolled in a two-year Engineering Transfer program||3000 CAD|
|TRU Law International Student Award||Students enrolled in the Juris Doctor program||5000 CAD|
|International Social Media Ambassador Award||Enrolled as a full-time student in minimum 9 credits for the semester appointed as an Ambassador Minimum GPA of 2.5 on 4.0||Variable|
The TRU Alumni Association was established in 1990 and serves the alumni of Cariboo College, UCC and Thompson Rivers University. The association has thousands of members in all parts of the world and in all walks of life. Every student of TRU becomes a member of the Alumni Association upon graduation.
Application Fee: Non refundable CAD 100
The Requirements may Defer for some Programs.
English language requirements
Applicants are required to meet minimum English language proficiency requirements either by taking the TRU English Placement Test (EPT) with an acceptable score or providing an acceptable English language proficiency with minimum test score (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.)
|IELTS||6.5+ with no bands below 6.0|
|TOEFL IBT||88+ with no section below 20|
|Duo lingo||110 and above|
|MELAB||81 and above|
|CanTEST||4.5+ with no component score below 4.0|
|CAEL||Overall 70+ with no subtest below 60|
|Location||Kamloops, British Columbia|
|No. of campuses||2|
|No. of residence halls||3|
|No. of students||25,000+|
|No. of faculty members||400+|
|Average Class size||24|
|Financial Aid||Scholarships, bursaries, awards, loans, and grants|
|Work study program||Available|
The tuition fee for different programs offered at the Thompson Rivers University varies. The estimated cost of attendance for the 2020-2021 academic sessions is presented on the table below:
|Fees||Undergraduate (CAD)||Graduate (CAD)|
|Tuition||7,320 – 24,326||5,217 – 33,630|
|Housing (depending on choice of residence)||3,500 – 7,950||3,500 – 7,950|
|General Fees (library, activity, Student Society, U-Pass, etc)||542 per semester||542 per semester|
|Health Fee||75 per month||75 per month|
|TRUSU Extended Health & Dental Plan||248 per year||248 per year|
|Estimated Cost of Textbooks||100-500 per semester||100-500 per semester|
|Total||13,788 – 35,244||11,885 – 44,748|