Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University

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)
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

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


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

The beauty that words can’t decipher
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is the best University I could ever ask for. It groomed and trained me into becoming a teacher, a career that I always wanted ever since I can remember. A university that care for its people. All the university did was at the best interest of students.

Well, I am from El Salvador, I moved to Spain almost 4 years ago to follow my dreams and become a hotel director. What I didn’t know at the moment was that, that is a very complicated position and that a university degree wasn’t enough. Since I started st
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

What I like about my university is that my degree covers different areas and with that, I have the opportunity of working at total the different places knowing some of the common stuff and not starting from scratch. For example, I learned marketing, business administration, PR and hotel management and development. What I think that I missed is more content about tourism,...

TRU Review
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

the overall online study at your own pace worked. The support systems were not helpful


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