Thompson Rivers University

View of the campus with the TRU Residence in the back

Study at Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is a modern and innovative university located in Kamloops, British Columbia. TRU is surrounded by spectacular landscapes. If you want to study abroad and you like adventure and outdoor adventures, TRU will be an ideal choice for you.

Below, you will find basic information about studying at Thompson Rivers University. Our other pages provide you with information about study programsaccommodationstudent life in Kamloops and the application process.

10 good reasons to study at Thompson Rivers University

  1. Internationally recognised university
  2. A lively and supportive campus community with a full range of facilities and services for international students
  3. Enjoy outdoors activities such as hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, golf, fishing, tennis, ice hockey and curling
  4. Various student associations, sport clubs and activity programs on campus, such as the Student Newspaper, the International Soccer Club and the International Student Activity Program
  5. A wide variety of varsity teams 
  6. Amazing location, campus is located just on the outskirts of the city center
  7. An international environment with students from over more than 85 countries
  8. Amazing on and off campus housing facilities
  9. Vancouver is only a 45 minutes flight away from Kamloops
  10. Spend 45 minutes on the road and visit some of Canada's top ski resorts!

What can I study at Thompson Rivers University?

You can study: 

  • A Bachelor degree
  • A Master degree 
  • 1 or 2 Study Abroad semesters
  • Diploma or certificate 

What does it cost to study at Thompson Rivers University?

The cost of studying at TRU varies according to your level of study and study field. Our study advisors happily send you the accurate price for your preferred study program and courses, as well as an estimated budget of living in Kamloops, Canada.

Contact us to receive price, budgets and answers to all of your questions. The student counselling offered by KILROY is completely free and you are welcome to give us a call or drop by one of our stores for a little chat.

Why study at Thompson Rivers University?

Students in class at Thompson Rivers University

TRU offers a vast variety of study options - from adventure programs in tourism, sports or even mountain and ski guiding – to more traditional bachelor and master degrees in business, engineering or computer science. In total, TRU’s faculties and schools offer almost 200 different programs. All classes are taught in small class sizes, on average 24 people per class, to ensure a high quality education.

Combine your study at TRU with real-world experience by taking advantage of different work opportunities and co-op programs. Several programs at TRU provide a co-op option, which allows you to combine academic study with paid work experience. This means that when you complete your studies, you will have a degree and several semesters of career-related practical work experience!

Fun facts about Thompson Rivers University

  • TRU takes its name from the North Thompson and South Thompson Rivers, which converge at Kamloops
  • 85 clubs including Aboriginal Drum Circle, Actors Workshop, Eco, Enactus, India, Pride, United Way Youth
  • 6 athletics teams — baseball, cross country running, golf, swimming, curling, and cheer squad
  • Varsity teams: 7 WolfPack teams — men’s and women’s volleyball, basketball, and soccer
  • Average class size is 24 students
  • 12 restaurants on campus
  • 3 semesters: September, January and May

How can KILROY help me to study at Thompson Rivers University?

KILROY offers free student counselling and we will assist you all the way from your very first questions about studying in Kamloops, to the application process, to your arrival in Kamloops, Canada. Moreover, our study advisors can send you an estimate of your expenses regarding your studies at the Thompson Rivers University. Please get in contact to hear more about your opportunities to study at the TRU. We look forward to hearing from you! 

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