Thompson Rivers University
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.
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is a public, degree-granting institution with both university and college programs. More than 100 Master and Bachelor degrees, diplomas and certificates are available, along with English language programs.
Since 1970, TRU has taken pride in providing an excellent education to every student who comes to us — from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives, at various stages of the learning journey. We serve more than 25,000 students — on our campuses in Kamloops and Williams Lake, and via distance or online courses and programs through Open Learning.
TRU is a comprehensive, learner-centred, sustainable university that serves its regional, national, and international learners and their communities through high quality and flexible education, training, research and scholarship.
From traditional academics to trades, from certificates to graduate degrees, TRU offers over 140 on-campus programs and 50-plus Open Learning programs. Our students apply what they learn in co-op work terms, study abroad, undergraduate research, field schools and practicums, service learning and other opportunities — with guidance and mentorship by our accessible faculty. Research, creation and innovation thrive in our open, flexible learning environment. And so do our students.
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Why study at Thompson Rivers University
You'll meet the world
TRU is a tapestry of cultures. We welcome over 3,000 students from more than 90 countries to campus each year.
You'll travel the world
Opportunities abound for you to travel while you study — there are dozens of countries to choose from.
You'll discuss big ideas in small classes
The average class size for lower-level courses is 33. In upper-level courses, it's 29.
You'll work with great instructors
Our faculty members get to know you by name, care about your success, and share their passion for learning. Over 400 faculty members teach at TRU, in eight different faculties and schools of study. Their commitment is simple: to help you get the most out of university.
You'll get your game face on
TRU Athletics covers soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball, rugby, running, curling and swimming. You can count on our mascot Wolfie to lead the cheer.
You'll find your path
Whatever place you’re starting from, you can find your path at TRU. We open doors with options like open admission and Open Learning. We expand horizons with our breadth of exceptional programs — from certificates and apprenticeships to bachelor’s and master’s degrees
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.
Today, 14,000 students study on campus in Kamloops,Williams Lake, or at our regional centres in 100 Mile House, Clearwater, Barriere, Ashcroft, and Lillooet. Another 11,000 students attend classes throughout the world by distance or online. Our campuses also welcome the community, with conferences and events such as the Canada Summer Games and the Kamloops Marathon, and opportunities to learn through continuing education and visiting speakers like John Ralston Saul, Peter Mansbridge and Margaret Atwood.
Living on campus means being minutes away from your classes, enjoying easy access to campus and nearby city recreational facilities and belonging to an active community of students from across Canada and around the world. Do keep in mind that an application for campus housing is separate from an application to a TRU program.
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