Thompson Rivers University

Students at Thompson Rivers University awaken their potential and reach their goals with many paths to learning, hands-on experience and a supportive, inclusive environment.

TRU offers open access and on-campus, online, distance and blended learning options. Nearly 26,000 students study on its campuses in Kamloops and Williams Lake in British Columbia’s sunny interior, or in distance or online courses and programs through TRU Open Learning.

Students can choose from more than 140 on-campus programs and 60 Open Learning programs in eight faculties and schools: Arts; Nursing; Science; Trades and Technology; Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism; Business and Economics; Education and Social Work; and Law.Students learn by doing – working in co-op placements, conducting undergraduate research, studying abroad, volunteering in the community and more – with mentorship by TRU’s accessible faculty. TRU’s network of student services – including international student advisors who provide assistance in 10 languages – ensures students can access academic, career and wellness support when they need it.The beautiful main campus in the heart of Kamloops welcomes a diverse student population, enriching TRU’s inclusive community culturally and academically. The WolfPack, TRU’s varsity athletes, train in one of the province’s premier recreational facilities. BC’s largest municipal park is right next door to campus, and housing and shopping are close by.

TRU’s modern combination of excellent teaching, community-inspired research, flexible learning pathways and dedicated student support create an environment where research, creation and innovation thrive – and so do its students.


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Source: Thompson Rivers University (2017 headcount at fall stable enrolment data)



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Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for undergraduate programs are in arts and humanities. Fees for graduate programs are for regular MBA programs (2017-18).

Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.