TRU is a leading destination in Canada for international students. International enrolment now exceeds 2,000 students from 85 nations worldwide.

Top reasons to study here

  • Our size makes it easy for you to get hands-on learning that will help you through the good times and the bad.
  • Conditional admissions available.
  • TOEFL, IELTS, and Cambridge exams accepted but not required.

Master's Programmes

Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (6)
Business & Management (5)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Education & Training (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



At Thompson Rivers University, be empowered to reach your goals with many learning options. Be supported with individualized student services. Be involved through hands-on learning and research opportunities. Be welcome in our inclusive environment. Join us to discover all that you can be at TRU.


Work and study opportunities

  • Options to work on and off campus
  • Combined study and work programs
  • Credit transfer from recognized institutions overseas
  • International exchange programs
  • Scholarship programs
  • Global Competency Certificate

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Why Apply to this University?

  • A multicultural young university, with personalised student services.

  • Around 15% of the students who study here are international, most of them coming from China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

  • Thompson Rivers University is one of the most sustainable universities in Canada.

  • Applications for Thompson Rivers University take place in January, May, and September.

  • Students can pick from 17 Masters, with subjects like Business, Hospitality, and Social Sciences.

  • The Masters last 2 years and upon graduation you receive a Postgraduate Diploma.

  • Tuition fees start at 1027 EUR/year or 514 EUR/credit.

Why Apply through Studyportals?

As a trusted application partner of Thompson Rivers University we make sure you can apply easier to programmes from this university. When applying through Studyportals, you can enjoy our full package of benefits including dedicated application counselling, no application fees and the option of applying to multiple programmes. You can also apply anytime and let us worry about the deadlines. Applying through Studyportals is a completely free service.

How to Apply?

Select a programme offered by Thompson Rivers University and go to Studyportals Apply. There, you can start your application by talking to Betty, our lovely application specialist. She will guide you throughout the whole process. After completing an online profile, you will be contacted by one of our application specialists to help you make your application shine. Finally, Studyportals will apply on your behalf.


Student services

  • Academic advising and program planning

Housing services

  • Homestay, residence, or apartment housing

Medical services

  • Medical services on campus

Student Life

Campus life

TRU’s beautiful main campus is located in the heart of Kamloops, British Columbia, serving a community of 100,000 people. A welcoming city in a spectacular setting, Kamloops offers a safe environment, affordability and a wide variety of activities. The city is a 3.5-hour drive or 45-minute flight from Vancouver.

Student Reviews

Very friendly teacher and good student involvement.
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Very friendly teacher and good student involvement.
If you are not used to Canada, bring warm jackets and clothe...
Kimberley Taylor rated 3.5 out of 5 stars
If you are not used to Canada, bring warm jackets and clothes! It gets very cold here.