Study at Thompson Rivers University

Study at Thompson Rivers University

Why study at Thompson Rivers University..?

Thomson Rivers University (TRU) is a public research and learning institution established in the year 1970. The university has been empowering students with flexible learning options, exclusive student services, hands-on training opportunities, and an inclusive environment for over 45 years.

“The university is known for its Award-winning student support for international students and on-campus medical and counselling services.”

The university has served more than 25,000 students and has more than 3000 students from over 90 countries are currently studying. It boasts proud alumni of global leaders and achievers. With research being the focus the university provides academic research, extracurricular activities for community services.

 “Majority of its international student population are from India, China, and Saudi Arabia.”


The university offers more than 140 on-campus programs and 60 open learning and online programs ranging from Bachelor’s degrees, Master’s Degrees, Post-Baccalaureate Diplomas, Certificate programs, and many more. The university has over 25,000 students in two campuses with Kamloops being the main campus and William Lake being the other. It has over 2000 employees with a strong academic faculty and administration.

“The university offers some of the most adventurous courses from ski instructor to kayaking to mountaineering.”

Schools and Faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Adventure
  • Faculty of Education and Social Work
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Student Development
  • School of Business and Economics
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Trades and Technology
  • Culinary Arts and Tourism

The university has been a leader in knowledge export by delivering curriculum overseas through joint and accredited programs by partnering with institutions from India, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam and Dubai. It has distance education programs and online education programs with TRU Open Learning Division.


Kamloops is a beautiful city offering a relaxing lifestyle and warm climate and plenty of sunshine. It is located around commercial and residential areas. It is situated right next to Tournament Capital Centre, Kamloops largest recreational centre. The city offers great outdoor recreation, a cosmopolitan centre, excellent health care, affordable housing, safe neighbourhoods, and beautiful beaches, parks, and hiking trails, cycling paths, lakes, and ski resorts.

Kamloops campus has over 80 student societies and clubs, 12 sports teams, which includes volleyball, basketball, soccer, badminton, and many more.


The university offers scholarships, financial aids, bursaries, awards, loans, and grants. Students who have completed one or more semesters are eligible for more than 500 different financial aids and prizes. Out of all the entrants 43 percent of eligible entrance scholarship applicants were given a scholarship award. Students who score over an average of 85 percent or above were awarded CAD $1,000 annually.


Students have the option of working on and off-campus while studying under the work and study program. Under this, the students are permitted to work up to 20 hours a week and can earn up to CAD $2,400-3,000 per month.

The university offers a Co-op (paid internship) program which offers students’ career-related work experience.

“Students who are enrolled in a two-year program at the university can be granted a work permit for Canada for up to two years after graduation.”

The Alumni Network

The alumni of the university are entitled to career resources, Alumni Association scholarships, and bursaries and Alumni Access Card.

Study at Thompson Rivers University

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