Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University (commonly referred to as TRU) is a public teaching and research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees and vocational training. Its main campus is in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, and its name comes from the two rivers which converge in Kamloops, the North Thompson and South Thompson. The university has a satellite campus in Williams Lake, BC and a distance education division called TRU-Open Learning. It also has several international partnerships through its TRU World division.

TRU offers 140 on-campus programs and approximately 60 online or distance programs through the Open Learning division, including trades apprenticeships, vocational certificates and diplomas, bachelor's and master's degrees and law.

TRU offers 140 on-campus programs, and about 60 distance or online programs through its Open Learning Division, in the following faculties and schools:

  • Faculty of Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism
  • Faculty of Arts
  • School of Business and Economics
  • Faculty of Education and Social Work
  • Faculty of Law
  • School of Nursing
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Student Development
  • School of Trades and Technology

Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries

Thompson Rivers University, through the work of our Foundation and volunteers, and the generosity of thousands of individuals, businesses and community organizations, is able to offer hundreds of awards worth over a million dollars each year to TRU students.

  • Entrance scholarships
  • Ongoing scholarships, bursaries and awards

Most students who are awarded an ongoing scholarship, bursary or award are invited to the annual awards ceremony.

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Average Tuition Fee Per Year


Costs per year

Overall cost of living
Campus accommodation
The fees above are an indicative fees in indian rupees. Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.

English score required

Minimum IELTS Score
Minimum TOEFL Score


Academic Ranking of World Universities
QS World University Rankings
Times Higher Education World

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University Highlights

  • TRU supports student research with $389,995 from external grants and contracts
  • The average scholarship given to an undergraduate is $2,634
  • 156 TRU students are part of research projects with supervision from the faculty
  • Thompson Rivers University holds 44 at country rank and 1444 at world rank
  • The TRU library has two buildings with 400,000 books, 60,000 journals, and numerous digital resources

University Address

805 TRU Way
British Columbia (BC) V2C 0C8

University Facilities