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Application deadlines

Semester Deadline
January October 15
May February 15
September May 31

Late applications will be considered if space is available.

Program Fees

Application Fee C$100
General Fees   C$510/semester
Estimated Medical Insurance C$300/semester
TRUSU Extended Health & Dental plan C$248/year
Estimated Textbooks C$100-500 /semester
Tuition Fees Varies per program

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Tuition Fees

Apart from the general fees the tuition fees for each Thompson Rivers University degree vary. Programmes are tailored to industry and professional needs and tuition fees change according to the requirements.
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General admission requirements

The admission requirements for Thompson Rivers University may vary on the programme you choose. They include:

English language proficiency requirements

Applicants are required to meet minimum English language proficiency requirements for direct entry into academic programs. Students who fail to achieve the results for direct entry into academic programs will be placed in the appropriate level of English language study.

The minimum requirements for direct entry are as follows:

No section
below 20
TWE 4.5+
No bands
below 6.0
81+ 4.5+
No component
below 4.0
Overall 70+
No subtest
below 60

Academic requirements

Admission requirements vary, but all TRU programs require secondary school completion for academic admission. If you are applying for any academic courses, scanned copies of original/official transcripts (or certified copies) of your secondary school grades and any post-secondary institutions you have attended must be included with this application.

Minimum age

Students must be at least 17 years old.

To find out if you meet the admission requirements of the programme of your choice, please complete the information request form and an enrolment advisor will be in touch.


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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.