Thompson Rivers University


At Thompson Rivers University, students are welcomed and supported in pursuit of their goals, non-traditional learners can flourish, internationalism is a daily reality in classes across all faculties, and a combination of excellent teaching and community-inspired research adds up to a one-of-a-kind educational journey.

TRU now educates 13,170 learners on campus and 11,794 by distance and online, providing a total of 24,125 students with access to excellence. Our diverse student body is 11 percent Aboriginal, and includes 2,589 international students from more than 85 countries, enriching our campus culturally and academically. Students can choose from 140 on-campus programs and 57 Open Learning programs, from trades to traditional academics, certificates to bachelor and graduate degrees, academic as well as professional career paths, plus a growing number of interdisciplinary choices. TRU proactively supports students in achieving their individual academic and career aspirations, and offers opportunities beyond the classroom such as coop, service learning, and undergraduate research to enrich the learning experience.

Why choose Thompson Rivers University?

The following tables list all of the TRU programs available for international students at our main campus in Kamloops and, in some cases, at our Williams Lake campus. Please follow the links below for detailed information on each.

You can also visit the main programs and courses listings for TRU for detailed information for each area of study.

English Language Requirements

The Thompson Rivers University ESL program is designed to provide specific and appropriate language training for English as a Second Language speakers who plan to proceed to post-secondary study, focusing on English for academic purposes.  Our courses are designed to help prepare students for successful study in the Canadian university context.

How to apply
  1. Submit your application online through the ApplyBC website or using the paper application form.
  2. Pay the application fee:
    • $27.03 for Canadian citizens or permanent residents
    • $100 for international students (require a Study Permit)
    • Note: If you do not pay the application fee online, you must send payment to TRU Admissions (include your ApplyBC application # with payment). Your application is not processed until the application fee is received.
  3. Submit official high school transcripts showing final Grade 11 grades and an interim Grade 12 statement listing courses you are taking this year
  4. Submit any postsecondary transcripts
  5. Submit any required supporting documents.
Program Fees

Application Fee: CDN$100
General Fees: CDN$487/semester

Undergraduate Tuition Fees: CDN$7,900/semester
Post-Graduate Tuition Fees: CDN$7,900/semester (unless otherwise noted below)

Master of Business Administration:
12-Month Program Fees: CDN$30,571
(CDN$849.19 per credit for 36 credits)
Extension rate per semester*: CDN$891.65

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration:
Tuition fee per credit: CDN$777.77
(Certificate completion requires minimum of 18 credits)

Masters of Environmental Science:
Tuition per semester: CDN$5,838.99
Extension rate per semester*: CDN$891.65

Masters of Education:
Tuition fee per credit: CDN$875.87
(Program completion requires 30 credits)
Extension rate per semester*: CDN$4,325.00

Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies:
Tuition fee per credit: CDN$875.85
(Certificate completion requires minimum of 9 credits)


TRU is a public post-secondary institution funded by the Province of British Columbia.


Learn more about our campuses in the heart of BC’s southern interior.


Key info about TRU’s students, programs, research, campus, history, and community.


From trades to academics, certificates to bachelor and graduate degrees.


Academic and corporate decision-making bodies and official TRU policies.


Student-centred and responsive to our community’s needs since 1970.


The Office of the President and Vice-Chancellor and senior administration.


Located in the Sahali area on the city’s southwest slopes, TRU is walking distance from commercial districts and residential areas, and next door to Kamloops’ largest recreational facility, Tournament Capital Centre. A wide variety of outdoor adventures and cultural events are minutes away, year-round.

A hub for travel east, north, or south, Kamloops is 1.5 hours from Kelowna, 3.5 hours from Vancouver, and a day’s drive from Calgary, Prince George, Victoria or Seattle. Read more about the campus, services, and Kamloops using the links below.

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