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Thompson Rivers University Canada


What is a University College


University colleges combine the best of the Canadian university and college traditions, with a strong base of applied and academic programs offered within a supportive campus environment.


* As part of the Canadian university system we offer students the assurance of quality and a choice of either academically oriented university degree programs or the more practically oriented college diplomas and certificates. 


* As part of the Canadian college system we are distinguished by our strong student support services, smaller classes and strong campus communities.


More than 100 Bachelor degrees, diplomas and certificates are available along with English language programs.


Key Program Areas

  • Business Management

  • Computing Science

  • Tourism Management

  • Science and Environmental Science

  • Health Sciences

  • Arts and Humanities

  • English language and culture

University degrees
Several Bachelor Degree programs are available and normally require four years (eight semesters) of study to complete.

Diplomas and certificates
Over thirty diplomas and certificates are available in a wide range of career and technical categories. Diploma programs normally require two years to complete whereas Certificates can usually be completed in one year.

English language studies
The English Language Program provides many different study options including academic preparation, oral communication and combined English and academic study programs. Several specialized certificates are available.


Why study at TRU


Canada Games wideChoice of Programs:

  •   Bachelor Degrees

  •   Associate Degrees

  •   University Transfer

  •   Certificates and Diplomas

  •   English as Second Language

  •   College Preparation

    Access to Programs:

  •   Get the program you want

  •   TOEFL and IELTS scores accepted but not required

  •   Conditional acceptance to university or college program

  •   Combine ESL and academic courses 

  •   Direct transfer to full-time academic study after ESL.

    Support ServicesHomestay street

  •   Individual attention

  •   Smaller campus community

  •   Homestay or dormitory 

  •   Admission & Registration

  •   Personal counselling

  •   Academic advising

  •   Regular social activities and outings.


    TRU is based in Kamloops, a modern city of 80, 000 people in British Columbia. The friendly environment in our city, combined with our spectacular natural setting, help to make an ideal destination for international students. Kamloops provides easy access to world-class skiing, hiking, golfing, camping, and many more outdoor activities. Vancouver, The Okanagan Valley, The Rocky Mountains and many more city and outdoor destinations are only a few hours away by car.


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      - Safe and comfortable setting in a smaller city

    - Spectacular natural environment

    - Multicultural setting with a diverse mix of nationalities

    - Low cost of living

    - Exceptional climate

    - Wide range of outdoor, city and campus-based activities.



    Thompson Rivers University

    PO Box 3010

    900 McGill Road


    British Columbia

    Canada V2C 5N3

    Voice: +1 250 371-5765

    Fax: +1 250 828-5140







    Thompson Rivers University

    PO Box 3010

    900 McGill Road


    British Columbia

    Canada V2C 5N3

    Voice: +1 250 371-5765

    Fax: +1 250 828-5140




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