Thompson Rivers University

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)
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. By applying through Studyportals, you get dedicated application counselling, the option of applying to multiple programmes and better chances of being accepted to your programme. You can apply anytime and let us worry about the deadlines.

How to Apply?

Select a programme offered by Thompson Rivers University and start the application process. You will have to answer a few questions about who you are and what you want to study and create your application account. After you load your required application documents, you will be contacted by one of our application counsellors. The counsellor will make sure you’ll have the best chances of getting into the university. 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

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

After loosing my mother and younger sister, TRU helped me find my strength though education. Every professor and faculty member helped make my journey specail and worth learning.

Knowledge, was I inspired!?
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The faculty of NRS is filled with professionals and well-experienced professors. I enjoyed and learned a lot from them. Smaller classes, courses parked with both practicals and theories, hence easy to understand the basic concepts. Also, a small town with little or no distractions for your studies. But, if you want to study and work, then this town is not a good fit for...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very friendly teacher and good student involvement.

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