Thompson Rivers University provides quality education and strives for excellence while ensuring its students get the support they need to succeed. The university welcomes all people and cultures and promotes intercultural understanding.
About this university
TRU offers more than 140 on-campus programs and more than 60 Open Learning programs in areas such as arts, business, computer science, education, environment, law, nursing, sciences, social work, tourism and trades and technology. Its average class size is 31 students.
A vibrant community of more than 14,000 students on campus are working towards graduate and undergraduate degrees, diplomas, apprenticeships, professional certificates, continuing studies, and English as a Second Language. In addition, the university has more than 3,300 international students from over 100 countries. Wherever students are from, TRU helps them follow their passion.
Students enjoy the university’s many academic options, individualized support and practical learning experiences. Learners are guided by expert faculty who foster a creative, innovative and flexible learning environment.
Breathtaking Canadian experience
The Kamloops and Williams Lake campuses are based within the traditional territory of the Secwepemc peoples, in the interior of British Columbia. Kamloops is an area of stunning natural beauty, boasting hiking trails, ski runs, rivers, wildlife and rich heritage. It takes around three and a half hours to get there from Vancouver.
TRU offers three great housing units for its students from all over the world.
North Tower residence offers the best views in the city. In comparison, McGill residence is ideal for students seeking an active, close-knit, communal experience. The newly renovated McGill residence has amenities that include laundry, a games room, kitchens, and study rooms.
East Village has the independence of off-campus living with the convenience of on-campus life. This location is ideal for students looking for a more independent, mature community with student-friendly amenities.
International students also have the option to live with a Canadian family. All homestay families are managed by TRU World staff, which is a great way to experience Canadian culture and practice English. More than 450 carefully selected Canadian homestay families are in this program.