Thompson Rivers University (commonly referred to as TRU) is a public teaching and research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees and vocational training.At Thompson Rivers University, student success is our priority. We empower our students to reach their goals with flexible learning options, individualized student services, hands-on learning opportunities, and a diverse, inclusive environment.


Established in 1970, Thompson Rivers University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Kamloops (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), British Columbia. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education, British Columbia, Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution.


TRU’s Kamloops and Williams Lake campuses are located on the traditional territory of the Secwepemc peoples, in British Columbia’s southern interior. In Kamloops (from the Secwepemc word for “meeting of the waters”), the main campus overlooks the junction of the North Thompson and South Thompson rivers, from which the university gets its name.

 Program Course:

TRU’s faculties and schools offer 197 programs, from trades to traditional academics, certificates to bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as support services for both students and faculty to ensure engaging, innovative teaching and learning.

Whether you’re interested in training for a career in areas like trades, technology, health, and hospitality, or on an academic path to goals like innovative research, creative work, medicine, law, or entrepreneurship, we have the programs you’re looking for, on-campus or through Open Learning, or both.


Tution Fees:




Local Students

2,500-5,000 US$

(1,800-3,700 Euro)

2,500-5,000 US$

(1,800-3,700 Euro)

International Students

12,500-15,000 US$

(9,200-11,000 Euro)

5,000-7,500 US$

(3,700-5,500 Euro)

Why should choose TRU ?

  • Learn the way you want, where you want.

TRU’s Kamloops and Williams Lake campuses are located in beautiful British Columbia’s southern interior. You can choose from over 140 on-campus programs of your choice. Small class room sizes and amazing faculty from around the globe will ensure a great learning experience for you.

  • A university that is amazingly diverse.


TRU has a diverse and multicultural student community on campus. The fact that we have students from over 85 countries says it all! It’s the melting pot of cultures that makes this place so vibrant. The world is on our campus and you could be a part of it.

  • A life beyond the classroom.

There are close to 100 student clubs on campus, where you can connect with people who have common interests.

  • Expect endless opportunities.

As a student at TRU, you could go for a co-op term and get real world experience even before graduating! Study Abroad is a fantastic opportunity to choose from over 40 countries, where you can study while exploring new cultures.

  • Life changing experiences are waiting for you.

TRU is located in the city of Kamloops, which is not too big and not too small. With over 2,000 hours of sunshine per year, four stunning seasons and amazing outdoors, Kamloops is Canada’s Tournament Capital for a reason.

  • Because we care about you.

A medical clinic, academic advising, counselling, career education, student awards… You name it, we’ve got it. TRU understands that physical and mental well-being are critical for academic success.

  • You will find a home away from home.

Whether you choose to live on-campus or off-campus, there are a lot of flexible options available for you. Should you decide to live on campus, you can choose between McGill Housing and TRU Residence.


  • Country Rank: 49
  • World Rank : 1641