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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.
For 45 years TRU has taken pride in providing an excellent education to every student that comes to us—from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives, at various stages of the learning journey. Nearly 26,000 students study on our campuses in Kamloops and Williams Lake, or in distance or online courses and programs through Open Learning.
From traditional academics to trades, from certificates to graduate degrees, TRU offers over 140 on-campus programs and 60 Open Learning programs to choose from. 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.
Increasing student success
TRU will prioritize academic engagement and programs which fully develop our learners’ knowledge and skills and support student career success.
Increasing intercultural understanding
TRU will prioritize programs and practices that support diversity, inclusion and intercultural understanding between our Aboriginal, local, regional and global communities.
Increasing research capacity
TRU will prioritize the development and mobilization of scholarship, research, training, teaching innovation, professional practice, and creative capacity for the benefit of people.
Increasing entrepreneurial capacity
TRU will prioritize entrepreneurial collaboration and social enterprise that mutually benefits the university and the communities we serve.
TRU will prioritize initiatives that mutually benefit the university and the communities we serve.
Students take an English Placement Test (EPT) upon arrival and are placed in the appropriate level of English language study in TRU’s ESL program. The EPT must be written one week before classes begin. If a student has a TOEFL or other test score they may elect to enter ESL or academic courses without taking the TRU English Placement Test.
|88+ with no|
section below 20
|6.5+ with no|
bands below 6.0
|81+||4.5+ with no|
No subtest below 60
|Direct entry into|
|6.5+ with no|
bands below 5.5
|77+||4.0+ with no|
No subtest below 50
|Direct entry into|
Level 5 ESL
(2 ESL courses and 3 Academic courses)
|71+||530-549||197-212||5.5+ with no|
bands below 5.0
|74+||4.0+ with no|
component score below 3.5
No subtest below 40
|Direct entry into|
Level 4 ESL
(4 ESL courses and 1 Academic course)
|61+||500-529||173-196||5.0+||69+||3.5+||Overall 40+||Direct entry into|
Level 3 ESL
|Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA)||100+ with no bands below 20||7.0+ with nobands below 6.5||or completion of an undergraduate degree at an English lanugage univeristy in a country where English is their first official language|
|Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (GCES)||6.5+ with no bands below 6.5||or completion of an undergraduate degree at an English lanugage univeristy in a country where English is their first official language|
When applying with no IELTS, students must complete an EPT upon arrival, so the advisor knows which Level of ESAL to register the student.
|Master of Business Administration (MBA)||100+ with no bands below 20||7.0+ with no bands below 6.5||or completion of an undergraduate degree at an English lanugage univeristy in a country where English is their first official language|
|Master of Environmental Economics and Management (MEEM)||7.0+ with no bands below 6.5||or completion of an undergraduate degree at an English lanugage univeristy in a country where English is their first official language|
|Master of Science in Environmental Economics and Management (MScEEM)||7.0+ with no bands below 6.5|
|Master of Education (MEd)||6.5+ with no bands below 6.5|
|Master of Nursing (MN)||7.0+ (Speaking 7.0, Writing 7.0, Listening 7.5, Reading 6.5)|
|Master of Data Science||6.5+ with no bands below 6.0|
|Master of Science in Environmental Science||6.5+ with no bands below 6.0|
For more information, pkease visit https://www.tru.ca/truworld/new-students/before-you-leave-home/english-requirements.html
Current scholarships and awards available for international students are:
International Athletic Scholarships
Students of outstanding sporting ability who demonstrate athletic excellence by qualifying to one of TRU’s Varsity Teams may be considered for an athletic scholarship.
International students accepted and enrolled in TRU’s two-year Engineering Transfer program will be considered.
TRU Law International Student Award
$5,000 per student. Available to all qualified International students who are enrolled in the Juris Doctor Program.
Jorge Campos Award for Mexican Citizens
The scholarship is open only to Mexican citizens currently enrolled in a full-time program of studies in Mexico.
Scholarships for American Students
US citizens admitted to a TRU undergraduate program of two years or longer are eligible for an automatic scholarship of $2,000 per student.
Scholarships for Residents of The Bahamas and Caribbean
Available for students from The Bahamas (or Jamaica if there are no eligible applicants from The Bahamas) entering an undergraduate program in the Faculty of Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism.
International Social Media Ambassador Awards
A limited number of awards are available for international and Canadian students who are interested in promoting TRU worldwide as a study destination.
All information related to this institution has been extracted from the Thompson Rivers University website, accessible at https://www.tru.ca. The data provided here is true until its extraction on 24 December 2019. Hence, all information here is subject to change without notice as per the institution's policy. For the latest update, please visit the institution website.