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TRU. A Campus Unlike Any Other .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .3                         Research at TRU  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 15
Kamloops. A Unique Location .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 4                     Short-Term Studies  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 16
Campus Life .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  6   International Partnerships .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 17
Sports, Recreation & Activities .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .7                        Transnational
Work Options for International Students  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .8                                    Study Abroad
Co-operative Education .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 9              Student Testimonials  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 18
Experiential Learning .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 10           Study Options for International Students  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 20
Global Competency Certificate .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 10                        International Accreditations & Transfer Credit .  .  .  .  .  . 22
Supporting Our Students .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 11                  Scholarships .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 22
Accommodation & Transit .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 12                  English Language Upgrades & U-Prep .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 23
Williams Lake Campus  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 14              Programs & Admission Requirements .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 24
Distance Education  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 14          How to Apply .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 37
1 MILLION                      250 ACRE CAMPUS
                                                     SQUARE FEET

                          OF LEARNING SPACE AND

                                           40   ACRES
                                         OF GREEN SPACE
     Upper College
     Heights (UCH)
       East Village

                         9     VARSITY
                               WOLFPACK TEAMS

                               SOCCER, BASKETBALL, VOLLEYBALL,
                             SWIMMING, CHEERLEADING & BASEBALL

                                12 9
                      ON-CAMPUS                    FACULTIES
                          PLACES                   AND
                           TO EAT                  SCHOOLS

                             BUSES TO CAMPUS
                                          15         MINUTES
                       U-Pass for students provides free access to the
                      Kamloops transit system and the Aquatic Centre.

                                   TRU is in the
                              of Kamloops
                      within walking distance of everything you need

#mytru                      INTERNATIONAL
                              FROM OVER 100 COUNTRIES
At Thompson Rivers University, we provide quality education and
strive for excellence while ensuring our students get the support
they need to succeed. We welcome all people and cultures, and
promote intercultural understanding.
TRU offers more than 140 on-campus programs and 55 Open
Learning programs in areas such as arts, business, computer
science, education, environment, law, nursing, sciences, social
work, tourism and trades and technology. Our average class size
is 31 students.
A vibrant community of more than 14,000 students studying
on-campus are working towards graduate and undergraduate
degrees, diplomas, apprenticeships, professional certificates,
continuing studies and English as a Second Language. We have
more than 3,500 international students from over 100 countries.
Wherever you are from, we can help you follow your passion
at TRU.

TRU Offers:
    • Master’s degrees
    • Graduate certificates
    • Bachelor’s degrees
    • Post-baccalaureate diplomas
    • Certificates and diplomas
    • Associate degrees
    • Juris Doctor
    • English as a Second Language (ESL)
    • Short-term customized training programs
    • University transfer credit
    • University preparation

As a university located in the city known as the Tournament
Capital of Canada, TRU has thriving sports programs and students
have access to amazing fitness facilities like the Tournament
Capital Centre (TCC), Olympic-length swimming pool and a
FIFA-certified artificial turf field.
TRU has always had a strong international contingent of student-
athletes. Countries represented this past season include athletes
from England, Spain, Australia, Netherlands, Portugal along with
Trinidad and Tobago.

Take a virtual tour: tru.ca/tours

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200+ LAKES

                                                                                                                                         Photo: Tourism Kamloops / Edward Hannan
Our picturesque campus is in the heart of Kamloops, BC, where it overlooks the
meeting of the North and South Thompson rivers. Kamloops is home to over
100,000 friendly residents and is rich with sporting and cultural events as well
as boasting four seasons of outdoor adventures.
This region is part of the traditional lands of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc
Indigenous people and spans grasslands, pine forests, lakes and mountains.                      British Columbia,
Their presence and history contribute to the diversity that influences
TRU’s campus.
You’ll discover parks, museums, art galleries, year-round outdoor activities,
shopping, movies, theatre and even vineyards. Kamloops is also home to
numerous churches, a mosque, Sikh temples and a Buddhist monastery.
                                                                                   45 minutes
Discover more about Kamloops at tourismkamloops.com
                                                                                   by plane                              Kamloops to
                                                                                                                      Toronto (seasonal)
                                                                                                          3.5 hours      (4.25 hours)
     More about Kamloops tinyurl.com/kamvidtour                                                           by car

Public Transit                                                                                    4-5 hours
                                                                                                                           to Calgary
                                                                                                                          (70 minutes)
There is limited fee-based parking on the TRU campus.                Vancouver                    by bus

Take advantage of the U-Pass bus pass included in your
student fees! Buses to campus every 15 minutes.
Visit Kamloops Transit’s website for a bus trip planner:
bctransit.com/Kamloops                                                                    USA

                               4 MAJOR HIGHWAYS & 1 AIRPORT

The city of Kamloops’ economy
                             is strong and diverse. Forestry,
                             mining, retail and agriculture
                             have always anchored the
                             economy of Kamloops as core
                             industries. Today, the emerging
                             areas are strengthening our
                             economic base and contributing
                             to the city’s dynamic growth.

                             CORE INDUSTRIES
    SUN PEAKS RESORT         The following industries are

           #2 IN BEST        marked by significant export
                             activity, bring new dollars into the
                             economy, root supply chains and

                             will continue to serve as driver
                             industries for years to come.

        DESTINATIONS           • Transportation & Logistics
                               • Healthcare
                               • Forestry
                               • Manufacturing
                               • Agriculture
                               • Retail
                               • Mining

                             These are newer industries in the
                             early stages of growth and are
                             starting to stake their claim to
                             compete in the community.

                               • Hi-Tech
                               • Green Energy

Beyond the classroom
Get involved on campus and reach
your full potential.

TRU has over 100 clubs for almost every
interest. Join one of the existing clubs or start
your own! You’ll meet like-minded people and
make new friends, showcase your talents,
create lasting memories and have fun.
Get involved in student clubs such as:
Adventure U Club, Bangladesh Club,
Caribbean Club, Chinese Students &
Scholars Club, Finance Club, Japanese Club,
Modern Marketing Club, Music Clubs,
Muslim Association Club, Pan-African Club,
Spanish Conversation Club, Vegan Club,
Vietnamese Club
Find a full list of clubs at tru.ca/clubs

Other Student Services
    • Medical Clinic
    • Wellness Centre
    • Writing Help Centre
    • Math Help Centre
    • Supplemental Learning
    • Career Education

TRU Generator
Get involved in entrepreneurship on campus.
Join the TRU Generator, where you can
network and participate in a vibrant startup
community. It’s open to TRU alumni, faculty,
staff and students.
Visit tru.ca/generator

International Days
Festival (IDays)
International Days is our award-winning,
week-long celebration of cultures from
around the globe. Learn how diverse
TRU really is. IDays is an opportunity to
share culture, international experience,
research and interests while celebrating
TRU’s international community and
international collaborations.
Find out more at tru.ca/idays

       Watch IDays videos at

TRU’s Kamloops campus is right next to the City of Kamloops’ top-notch athletic facilities in the
Tournament Capital Centre (TCC) sports complex, where there’s an Olympic-length swimming pool,
indoor and outdoor tracks and numerous recreation spaces. Access to TCC’s Aquatic Centre is
included in TRU’s student fees and all TRU students receive 50% off additional usage fees.

                                                   Off-campus sports
                                                   Kamloops, the Tournament Capital of
                                                   Canada, has top-level coaching and club
                                                   competition in many different sports
                                                   including figure skating, football, gymnastics,
                                                   rowing, rugby, swimming and skiing.
                                                   Students interested in competitive/club
                                                   sports can attend TRU while pursuing their
                                                   sport off-campus.

Varsity athletics
The WolfPack have nine teams: seven of
them compete in USPORTS/Canada West
which is the highest level of university
sports in Canada. Those sports are men’s
and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s
volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball
along with co-ed swimming.
The other two varsity sports are cheerleading
and baseball. For the second straight year,
                                                   Explore BC with LEAP
cheers “Team Black” won a berth to the             The Leisure Exploration Activity Program
2021 ESPN International Cheerleading               (LEAP) provides students with educational,
championships in Orlando, Florida.                 fun and exciting experiences each semester
TRU has always had a strong international          for a nominal fee. This is a great way to meet
contingent of student-athletes. Countries          new people, explore the area, experience
represented this past season include               local culture, and try new activities such as:
athletes from England, Spain, Australia,              • camping                 • rock climbing
Netherlands, Portugal along with Trinidad
                                                      • canoeing/               • seasonal
and Tobago.
                                                        kayaking                  parties
For more information contact the individual
                                                      • curling                 • skiing/
coaches. Their email addresses are found on
                                                      • daytrips to               snowboarding
the athletics website: gowolfpack.ca
                                                        Vancouver               • whitewater
                                                      • ice skating               rafting
Intramural Sports                                     • ice hockey              • wine tours

TRU Recreation offers non-competitive
intramural and drop-in games of badminton,              Learn more at facebook.com/leapTRU
basketball, dodgeball, floor hockey, soccer
and volleyball; as well as various fitness
classes, events and tournaments.

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Work during your studies
International students are eligible to work on and
off-campus while studying full-time, and will qualify
for a full-time work permit after graduation. You       Work after graduation
can work up to 20 hours a week while studying and
full-time during scheduled breaks.                      As an international student graduating from a Canadian post-secondary institution,
                                                        you are eligible to remain in Canada to work. Students completing a minimum two-year
Find out about opportunities for international          program of study may be eligible to work for up to three years after graduation.
students at cic.gc.ca/english/study/work.asp

                                                            Many of our international graduates have successfully found jobs in Canada in
                                                            their area of study. Companies that hire TRU graduates include banks, Crown
                                                            corporations, major retailers, municipal governments, non-profits and universities
                                                            (including TRU). Here are some of the many companies that hire TRU graduates.

                                                             Banks                                        Major Retailers
                                                               • Bank of Canada                            • Air Canada
                                                               • Bank of Montreal                          • Best Buy
                                                               • CIBC                                      • Blackberry
                                                               • HSBC Bank                                 • Canadian Tire
                                                               • Interior Savings                          • Hootsuite Media Inc.
                                                               • Royal Bank of Canada                      • Re/Max Real Estate
                                                               • Scotiabank                                • KPMG
                                                               • TD Bank Group                             • Loblaw Companies
                                                                                                           • Shaw Communications
                                                             Crown Corporations
                                                               • BC Hydro                                  • Telus Corporation
                                                               • BC Public Service                         • Tolko Industries Limited
Jumpstart your career                                          • BCLC                                     Municipal Governments
The Career Education department helps students                 • Interior Health Authority                 • City of Kamloops
plan their careers from building a professional                                                            • City of Surrey
                                                             Higher Education
resume to getting selected for the job interview.              • BCIT                                      • City of Vancouver
These career counsellors have years of experience              • Thompson Rivers University               Non-Profit Organizations
and are committed to supporting students in                                                                 • Canadian Cancer Society
                                                               • University of British Columbia
reaching their career goals through a variety
of initiatives.
                                                            Get more information at cic.gc.ca/english/study/work-postgrad.asp

                                        Co-operative education combines academic studies with paid work experience. Students
                                        alternate between terms of full-time study and full-time employment.

                                        Why co-op?
                                            • Get paid for career-related work experience while studying
                                            • Earn academic credits and transcript distinction
                                            • Maximize job opportunities upon graduation
                                            • Choose from co-op placements in Kamloops and across Canada
                                            • TRU co-op office prepares students for interviews and job placements
                                            • Choose to work up to four semesters

                                             Students can receive academic credit for co-op work terms.

                                              $15–$20           $15–$22           $13–$18            $15–$30            $13–$18

         KARANVIR                              BBA
                                           $2,800 monthly
                                                              $3,100 monthly
                                                                               $2,500 monthly
                                                                                                                      $2,500 monthly

            SINGH                                                                                  $4,200 monthly

                                        Minimum Wage in British Columbia
                                        Employees must be paid at least minimum wage which is $14.60 per hour (as of June 1, 2020),
                                        and increasing to $15.20 per hour (projected for June 2021).

                                        Sample co-op schedule
                                        (based on a 4-year degree)

                                                                YEAR 1         YEAR 2       YEAR 3         YEAR 4         YEAR 5
                                                                Academic       Academic     Academic       Academic
                                                                semester       semester     semester       semester
                                            to December
                                                                    1             3            5              7
Bachelor of Business Administration
Co-op helped me gain relevant skills                            Academic       Academic     Academic         Co-op         Academic
before graduation, and I received an       January to April     semester       semester     semester          work         semester
                                                                   2              4            6             term 3           8
immense amount of experience in my
eight months working for TRU World.
                                                                                Co-op           Co-op        Co-op         Graduation
TRU’s Career Education Department
                                            May to August                        work            work         work
provided resources to help me build a
career plan. I would recommend every
                                                                                term 1          term 2       term 4          
new student visit the department for
any career-related services.            For co-op requirements, fees and more information, go to tru.ca/coop
                                        Am I eligible for co-op? tru.ca/cel/co-operative-education/co-op-programs

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TRU offers many places for students to learn through experiences whether in classes (curricular)
or outside the classroom or in the community (co-curricular and extra-curricular).
For more details visit tru.ca/cel/experience-learning

Recognizing future global leaders                                                                  How do I earn it?
                                                                                                   To earn this credential, a student must
When you graduate from TRU, we want you to launch your career with a resumé full
                                                                                                   complete only four steps:
of the relevant learning experience that today’s employers value. Global Competency
gives you just that—documented evidence of the knowledge, skills and attitudes of a                    • Attend an orientation session
globally-minded citizen.                                                                               • Sign up for GLBL 1000
Global Competency is a credential that can be earned in tandem with any credit                         • Earn and compile points
program—undergraduate or graduate—offered by TRU. The program uses a portfolio
                                                                                                       • Submit a portfolio to
approach that allows each student to track a number of different educational and
                                                                                                         the Centre for Student
personal experiences.                                                                                    Engagement office OM 1468

For more information, visit: tru.ca/global

       TRU has Canada’s largest and most comprehensive international student
       services and support team.

  Lucas Maikapar,            Tracy Barth,             Carol Ryujin-Kawa,        Charlene Milburn,             Jean Linteris,
Associate Director,       Int’l Admissions &          Int’l Admissions &        Int’l Admissions &         Int’l Admissions &         Our International Admissions team:
 Int’l Admissions &      Records Coordinator            Records Officer           Records Officer            Records Officer
Enrolment Services                                                                                                                           processes applications

                                                                                                             NOT PICTURED:                   provides course registration

                                                                                                            Rajwant Ajula,                   collects payments
                                                                                                          Int’l Admissions &
                                                                                                            Records Officer                  assists with admission inquiries
                                                                                                              Alex Bepple,                   assists with registration inquiries
                                                                                                             Co-op Student
  Jane Ouellette,             Jet Jensen,             Lorna Hutchinson,             Tarika Shastry,
Int’l Admissions &        Int’l Admissions &          Int’l Admissions &          Int’l Admissions &
  Records Officer           Records Officer             Records Officer             Records Officer

                                                                                                                                      academic advisors
                                                                                                                                      Once you’re accepted, our international
                                                                                                                                      academic advisors:
                                                                                                                                             plan your courses before you arrive
                                                                                                                                             monitor your academic performance
 Harman Grewal              Charlene Munro           Keisha Morong                 Marnie Storie           Lolina Koopmans                   provide counselling support
Advising Assistant       International Advisor    International Advisor        International Advisor     International Advisor
                                                                                                                                             advise on program requirements
                                                                                                                                             hold workshops

                                                                                                                                      International student
                                                                                                                                      advisors & homestay
                                                                                                                                      This multilingual team helps with personal
  Donna McGrath, Associate          Marianna                 Reyna Denison,              Rika Kimura,             Tanvir Alam,        counselling and assistance in most aspects
    Director, Int’l Student        Abutalipova,            Spanish-speaking ISA      Japanese-speaking ISA     Bengali-speaking ISA   of student life in Canada, including:
   Services & Study Abroad      Homestay Supervisor            & Homestay                & Homestay
                                                                                                                                             visas, study permit & work
                                                                                                                                             permit applications
                                                                                                                                             orientation and welcome services
                                                                                                                                             including airport reception, city
                  Alex Bui,                 Theresa Wei,                Alesya Sharay,                 Idah Watson,
                                                                                                                                             tours and peer programs
           Vietnamese-speaking ISA      Chinese-speaking ISA         Russian-speaking ISA       Nyanga & Bemba-speaking ISA
                                                                                                                                             academic liaison
Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors                       Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants
                                                                                                                                             cultural support

                                                                                                                                       Have questions? Visit our virtual office

     Reuben Onyango                    Kamal Chaudhry,
                                       Hindi & Punjabi-
                                                                             Staffen Liu-Calver,
                                                                           Supervisor, International
                                                                                                         Jitender Sharma,
                                                                                                        Hindi-speaking ISA
Manager, Inernational Student
 Accommodations & Events                 speaking ISA                         Student Services

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Join a vibrant, active community of students from all
over the world. Apply directly out of high school before
March 1, 2021 and secure a guaranteed space in North Tower
or McGill Residence. After that date, applications will be
accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information about on-campus housing,
visit: tru.ca/housing

North Tower (On-Campus)
Enjoy one of the best views in the city at the 11-storey North
Tower. Access premium amenities such as a cardio room,
dance studio, patio with large BBQ, games room and regular
social activities.

Rates for September 5, 2020 –April 25, 2021
     • Two- or four-bedroom suite: $7,950 CAD
                                                                    North Tower Floor Plans: 2- and 4-bedroom suites
     • All rates include a $50 CAD mandatory residence life
       activity fee which is non-refundable.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           CLOSET


     • Non-refundable deposit: $100 CAD                                         WASHROOM


Visit our housing page for more options and the most current                                                                                            ROOM                                                                                                             BEDROOM

pricing: truworld.ca/housing                                                                                                                                                                               PANTRY

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      TRU Dorm Tour                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           CLOSET


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McGill Residence (On-Campus)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           CLOSET

This community is ideal for students looking for an active,         McGill Residence Floor Plan:
close-knit, communal experience. The newly renovated McGill         4-bedroom quad
Residence has amenities that include laundry, games room,
kitchen, and study room.


Rates for September 5, 2020 – April 25, 2021
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     • Four-bedroom suite: $5,310 CAD

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     • All rates include a $50 CAD residence life activity fee                                                                BED                                          BED

       which is non-refundable.                                                                           24”FRIDGE                                                                          24”FRIDGE

     • Non-refundable deposit: $100 CAD
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Visit our housing page for more options and the most current
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*Rates are for the 2020/21 year and are subject to change without
notice. Floor plans may slightly differ from room to room.

East Village (Off-Campus)
                                                                                                                                                    Have the independence of off-campus living, with the
                                                                                                                                                    convenience of on-campus life at East Village. This location
                                                                                                                                                    is ideal for students looking for a more independent, mature
                                                                                                                                                    community, with student-friendly amenities.

                                                                                                                                                    Rates for September 5, 2020 – April 25, 2021
                                                                                                                                                        • Four-bedroom suite: $5,650 CAD
                                                                                                                                                        • All rates include a $50 CAD mandatory residence life
                                                                                                                                                          activity fee which is non-refundable.
                                                                                                                                                        • Non-refundable deposit: $100 CAD
                                                                                                                                                    Visit our housing page for more options and the most current
                                                                                                                                                    pricing: truworld.ca/housing

               East Village Floor Plans: 2- and 4-bedroom suites











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 Diploma in
 Human Resource                                        SUMINA                                                                                      Homestay: Live with a
                                                       RUSSIA                                                                                      Canadian family
 Living with a host
 family has helped me                                                                                                                              Managed by TRU World staff, TRU’s homestay program is a great
 adapt and learn more                                                                                                                              way to experience Canadian culture and practice English by living
 about the Canadian                                                                                                                                with local families or individuals. More than 450 carefully selected
 culture. I love                                                                                                                                   Canadian homestay providers are in this program. Students get a
 travelling, camping                                                                                                                               private, furnished bedroom, three meals a day (and snacks) and a
 and fishing with my                                                                                                                               chance to live as part
 host family and I feel                                                                                                                            of a Canadian family while sharing their own culture.
 comfortable talking to                                                                                                                            Cost is approximately $875 per month, including meals.
 them. They are always
 supportive and willing
 to help in anything
                                                                                                                                                   *Rates are for the 2020/21 year and are subject to change without notice.
 they can.
                                                                                                                                                     Floor plans may slightly differ from room to room.
 I definitely feel like

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British Columbia,
WILLIAMS LAKE CAMPUS                                                                                 CANADA

Williams Lake is a long-time ranching and farming community with an economy based on area            Williams Lake
resources such as forestry and mining. TRU Williams Lake has the only ranching program in BC,
which focuses on regenerative agriculture.                                                                  TRU

About 36,000 people live in the city and surrounding region, where the cost of living is low and                  Kamloops
people know their neighbours. Williams Lake has an expanding hospital and extended-care
homes, so there is a demand for university-trained healthcare workers.
The campus boasts small class sizes, usually between 15 and 20 students, depending on the
program. There are benefits to such an intimate educational setting; faculty get to know their
students and the campus is safe, friendly and close knit.
Visit our website for an accommodation list near campus. TRU Williams Lake is located in a                                   UNIT
residential area and there is housing within walking distance of campus.
                                                                                                                              OF A
Students can expect to pay between $700 and $1,000 per month for rent. There are buses, but
they don’t run as regularly as bus systems in larger centres, so most residents rely on cars for
For more information, visit tru.ca/williamslake

 MAJEED                                                           Applied Sustainable

                                                                  Growing up in Ghana, West

 GHANA                                                            Africa, I saw an opportunity
                                                                  for agriculture to raise the
                                                                  population’s standard of
                                                                  living. Seeking an effective
                                                                  approach to making a
                                                                  difference in the world, I’ve
                                                                  completed my first year of
                                                                  TRU’s Applied Sustainable
                                                                  Ranching two-year program
                                                                  and already feel confident
                                                                  managing a farm.

      Watch Majeed’s full testimonial

Learn wherever you are
As BC’s leading online and distance                Learning courses at any time and complete
education provider, TRU Open Learning              them as your schedule allows. This allows
offers over 55 programs and 500 courses.           you to maintain a flexible schedule while still
More than 17,000 TRU students study online         getting credit for courses that count toward
or by distance.                                    your full degree.
Open Learning gives you more options and           Get the details at truopen.ca
flexibility in your schedule. You can complete
some courses before you arrive to study on
campus, saving you time and money.
While on campus, you can take blended
studies combining in-class and online Open
Learning courses. You can enroll in Open

                                                                       As one of six members of the Research Universities’ Council of British
                                                                       Columbia, TRU is committed to distinguishing itself among BC’s research
                                                                       leaders. We support efforts to achieve excellence with research facilities,
                                                                       internal funding, research chairs, knowledge mobilization resources and
                                                                       student research.
                                                                       Engaging in undergraduate research will increase your academic and
                                                                       professional success, and enhance your ability to think critically, ask tough
                                                                       questions and search for compelling answers. This is your education journey
                                                                       and research provides an important service to the community, so get
                                                                       involved to make the most of it!
                                                                       General inquiries, email research@tru.ca | tru.ca/research

Let the cars do                                   Civil liberties and                                 Prehension Contention
the talking                                       online commentary                                   Dr. Jenni Karl, Assistant professor,
Dr. Ning Lu, Assistant professor                  Dr. Daphne Jeyapal, Assistant                       Psychology
Computer Science                                  professor, Social Work                              Dr. Jenni Karl’s research aims to rewrite the
                                                                                                      story of how humans acquired the ability to
We’re 10 years from 100% of vehicles              How does Canada manage the tension
                                                                                                      perform skilled hand movements, a story
communicating through the Internet of             between national security and maintaining
                                                                                                      that’s been widely accepted for more than
Vehicles—Dr. Ning Lu predicts—but basic           civil liberties? It’s a question Dr. Daphne
                                                                                                      30 years. Scientists have long believed that
foundations must be established. Lu’s             Jeyapal will spend the next two years trying to
                                                                                                      vision was central to a human’s ability to reach
research project, Real-Time Scheduling of         answer through her SSHRC-funded project,
                                                                                                      and grasp objects, whereas Karl’s research
Internet of Vehicles, is supported by an NSERC    Anti-terrorism or anti-activism? Examining
                                                                                                      finds that touch plays a vital role.
Discovery Grant and begins with developing        public and policy discourses on Canada’s
algorithms to improve energy conservation,        Anti-Terrorism Act (2015) and its implications
traffic control, transportation scheduling        for transnational resistance.
and safety.

    Visiting research students
                         TRU places a high priority on providing undergraduate and graduate research opportunities for students. Inquiry-based
                         and creative learning are recognized as academic foundations in the Academic Plan. No matter what your discipline,
                         there are opportunities at TRU for you to engage in independent research and artistic inquiry. TRU professors are
                         committed to mentoring and helping you meet your research goals.

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For more than 25 years, TRU has delivered some of the
best-customized learning experiences in the world. Each
year, hundreds of students from around the world study in
our short-term programs. Students like our instructors, our
small class sizes, and the fun activities they take part in.
We believe you’ll enjoy our highly motivating and dynamic

All programs include:
     • Homestay accommodation (including meals)
     • All recreational and cultural activities
     • Airport pick-up and drop-off
     • TRU campus and city orientation
     • Support from advisors and instructors

For more information and to apply for short-term studies,
visit truworld.ca/itc

      See what students experience during
      our short-term programs

Language and Culture                                                         Language and Culture
Open Programs                                                                Transition Program
Meeting the needs of hundreds of enthusiastic learners from around           We have added six enhanced sessions to our three-week language
the world each year, our open programs form the cornerstone of               and culture program to meet the needs of international students
our programs and are open to individuals as well as large and small          starting academic programs in September. The focus of these
groups. A collection of curated cultural and recreational activities         sessions is to prepare students to achieve the best possible scores on
are woven into each program and ample time is reserved for level             the Accuplacer test and to learn practical ideas for making your study
appropriate English language classroom instruction. The result is a          time at TRU as efficient as possible.
highly motivating and dynamic program that will increase your cultural
                                                                             August 9 – 27, 2021, $2,400 CAD
knowledge and language proficiency, while providing a more informed
world view.
You can choose to study one of the electives listed below.                   English for Specific Purposes
     • Applied English            • Global Citizenship
                                                                             We provide programs in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) that are
     • Healthy Choices            • Leadership Skills
                                                                             intensive in nature and target the precise vocabulary and expressions
     • STEM Skills                • Stage and Screen
                                                                             required by the participants. The result is more efficient and effective
     • Study Skills               • Sustainability
                                                                             communication in professional contexts.
     • Workplace English          • Animals Around Us
     • Stage and Screen
Four-week Summer Language and Culture Program                                Professional Development
July 5 - 30, 2021, $3,250 CAD (quarantine guidelines will apply)
July 12 – 30, 2021, $850 CAD (online only)
                                                                             for Educators
Three-week Summer Language and Culture Program                               Our professional development programs are designed to introduce
August 9 - 27, 2021, $2,900 CAD (quarantine guidelines will apply)           participants to the latest developments in the theory and practice
August 9 - 27, 2021 $750 CAD (online only)                                   of education. Cutting-edge advancements pertaining to universal
Three-week Winter Language and Culture Program                               themes such as classroom instruction, integration of technology, and
February 15 – March 5, 2021, $2,900 CAD (quarantine guidelines will apply)   student assessment are presented in interactive workshop formats.
February 15 – March 5, 2021, $850 CAD (online only)

TRU’s transnational education and study abroad programs offer students unique and exciting ways to gain global experience and earn TRU credits
with a wide range of partner institutions.

TRANSNATIONAL                                                              STUDY ABROAD
PROGRAMS                                                                   PROGRAMS
Study a TRU program at your home institution
TRU works with partner institutions to deliver our programs in
partners’ home countries. Over 700 students are currently enrolled in
TRU adventure, business and computing science programs in China,
Iceland and India.

Articulation Program
Transfer your credits towards a degree at TRU
Students can transfer credits earned at partner institutions towards
TRU arts, business, computing science, education, science,
technology and tourism programs.

Pathway Program
Transition from preparatory studies to TRU
TRU partners with high schools and English language schools
                                                                           Megan Graham, Natural Resource Science
in Canada and abroad so qualified students can complete their
                                                                           Study Abroad in Japan
preparatory studies, then transition to university studies at TRU.

Visiting Student Program                                                   Expand your study at TRU
Study part of your program in Canada for credits                           Don’t be limited to just completing your degree in Canada. Expand
                                                                           your experience by participating in one of TRU’s many international
TRU has partnered with other institutions worldwide to offer a Visiting
                                                                           mobility opportunities.
Student Program which provides students with a study opportunity in
Canada. All courses taken at TRU will be counted towards university
credits at the student’s home institution, based on the agreement
between TRU and the partner institution. Students will receive a
                                                                           Student Exchange
certificate of completion at TRU and academic electives completed          International students may choose from a list of partner institutions
are eligible to receive credits from TRU.                                  to study for one or two semesters in another country. Tuition is paid to
                                                                           TRU and credits are applied towards your TRU degree.
Find out more at truworld.ca/partner-institutions

                                                                           Short-Term Summer
                                                                           Exchange Programs
                                                                           If you’re not sure about a full semester abroad, consider an all-
                                                                           inclusive short-term summer program, with a partner institution: 2-4
                                                                           weeks in length. All while earning credit towards your TRU degree.

                                                                           International Field Schools
                                                                           TRU provides a range of exciting and specialized faculty-led field
                                                                           schools, taking learning beyond the classroom earning credits while
                                                                           exploring the world.
                                                                           For more information, visit tru.ca/studyabroad
2018 Respiratory Therapy Field School to Cuzco, Peru. Faculty of Science
Health 3200 Cardiopulmonary Health

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OUR                     What’s better than real life experiences?
                              See what our students and alumni have to say about all that TRU offers.
   STORIES                    Read more on ourTRU.ca

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
       TRU’s School of Nursing
    instructors have supported                                                                     CHADY
   me throughout the program,
      which has been a difficult
   journey at times. The faculty
          are always looking for
  opportunities for students to
  practice skills and apply their                              ADETOUN
 knowledge in clinical settings,
      helping us to better retain
                course material.
                                                                                                   Computing Science Diploma
                                                                                                   The Career Education Department was
                                                                                                   of great help to me. They helped me
                                                  Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology            with everything career-related, from
                                                                                                   improving my resumé to developing my
                                                  The time I’ve spent at TRU has been
                                                                                                   skills, especially my communication and
                                                  the best. I’ve met amazing people that,
                                                                                                   networking skills. They work really hard
                                                  even though I’m far from home and my
                                                                                                   to help students succeed professionally.
                                                  family, always make me feel good and
                                                  at home. TRU has also given me many              While still completing my co-op
                                                  opportunities to discover who I am and           requirements, I received a call for my first
                                                  want to be through activities, events,           interview in the program, with Trimble. I
                                                  classes, programs and so many other              was nervous and wasn’t very confident
                                                  things that enhance daily my university          with my communication skills. But my
 MANUELA                                          experience. TRU is, with no doubt,               co-op supervisor gave me the support I

 CEBALLOS                                         where I belong.                                  needed to succeed.
                                                                                                   Read more of Yassiir’s experience at TRU
 COLOMBIA                                                                                          on his blog post: ourtru.ca/yassiir

                                                                                     VERA WU
 BENNO                                                                               CHINA
                                                                                      Master of Education
                                                                                      TRU’s Master of Education program has a flexible
 Master of Business Administration                                                    structure that allows you to focus on your interests in
 TRU’s Master of Business Administration program not only provides                    the field. While you’ll learn how to do a teaching job in
 expertise in your field of study, but faculty members also prepare you               your Bachelor of Education, the Master of Education
 to enter the professional world by helping to perfect your application               teaches you how to reflect and improve to sustain
 documents. TRU’s MBA program exceeded all my expectations.                           learning and growth.
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma,
                                              Business Administration
                                              Choosing TRU for my post-
                                              baccalaureate diploma has
                                              been a great experience. It’s
                                              very welcoming and I’ve felt at-
                                              home here since the first day.
                                              I’ve met people from all over
                                              the world, enjoyed breathtaking
                       ANYA                   views every day, and am

                                              inspired to succeed both
                                              academically and personally.


          Bachelor of Science,
              Animal Biology                                                             JOLLAN ESPINA
  Moving away from home to a
new city can be scary, but I was
  welcomed at TRU with warm
     smiles and open arms. I’ve
 had the opportunity to explore
   topics beyond my major and                                                            Visual Arts Diploma
       participate in numerous
                                                                                         Choosing TRU to take the Visual Arts Program
      activities. I’m encouraged
                                                                                         has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever
       to embrace my diversity
                                                                                         made. It offers academic resources, facilities,

      while learning from other
                                                                                         and the support I need as I learn more about
          cultural perspectives.
                                                                                         arts and media. I’ve also met friends from
                                   VALCÁRCEL ABUD                                        different parts of the world and got to learn so
                                                                                         much about multicultural diversity, which in
                                   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC                                    my opinion, is what makes TRU one of a kind!

   MEXICO                           Master of Business
                                    I’d like to launch my own start-up                             ARIA MARTA
                                    in the near future and I’m
                                    confident TRU’s MBA program                                    KORNAS
                                    will help me reach this goal.
                                    The MBA faculty are highly
                                    skilled, and the program has
                                    supplied me with the academic
                                    background, experience and
                                    leadership skills to succeed in
                                    our ever-changing world.                     Bachelor of Business Administration, Economics
                                                                                 I came to TRU for a degree but got so much more.
                                                                                 I made amazing friends in a picturesque city, worked
                                                                                 on a United Nations agency project, got involved with
                                                                                 student governance and was a student club leader.
                                                                                 TRU offers unparalleled resources and services for its
                                                                                 students to
                                                                                 Thompson    thrive.
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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS                                                                                                     All course and admission information subject to change.

                                                                                                                           ADMISSION                          CO-OP/
                                                                                        LENGTH              INTAKES                          AVAILABLE                       PAGE
                                                                                                                             TYPE                           PRACTICUM
                                                                                         Y=YEARS,                          C=COMPETITIVE
MASTER’S DEGREES                                                                        M=MONTHS,                              0=OPEN
                                                                                        CR=CREDITS                         L=LIMITED SEATS

Master of Business Administration (MBA)                                              2y              Sept/Jan/May                C              No               No            27
Master of Science in Data Science (MScDS)                                            2y              Sept                        L              No               No            33
Master of Education (MEd)                                                            1.5 - 2 y       Sept                        C              No               No            30
Master of Environmental Economics and Management (MEEM)                              1-2y            Sept/Jan/May                C              No               No            27
Master of Nursing (MN)                                                               2y              Sept                        L              No                P            32
Master of Science in Environmental Science (MSc)                                     1-2y            Sept/Jan/May                C              No               No            33
Master of Science in Environmental Economics and Management                          1-2y            Sept/Jan/May                C              No               No            27
(thesis-based) (MScEEM)
Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (GCES) (Pre-MEd)                           4 m + ESL       Sept/Jan/May                C              Yes              No            30
Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate (TESL)                             4m              Sept/Jan/May                C              No                P          tru.ca
Economics, Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship,                    2 y (60 cr)     Sept/Jan                    O              Yes               C          27–29
Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business,
Mathematics & Economics, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
Adventure Studies                                                                    1.5 y (39 cr)   Sept/Jan                    C              No               No            24
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Tourism, Managing Festivals and Events,           2 y (54 cr)     Sept/Jan                    L              No                P          24–25
Resort Experience Management, Tourism Destination Development, Tourism
Experience Management
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Tourism                                            1 y (30 cr)     Sept/Jan                    L              No               No            24

Law – Juris Doctor                                                                   3y              Sept                        C              No                P            33

Bachelor of Arts                                                                     4 y (120 cr)    Sept/Jan/May                O              Yes               C            26
Majors: Communication (New Media Studies & Public Relations), Economics,
Economics & Math, Economics & Political Studies, English, Geography
& Environmental Studies, History, Math, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Theatre
Bachelor of Business Administration                                                  4 y (120 cr)    Sept/Jan                    O              Yes               C            29
Majors: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource
Management, International Business, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
Double Degrees: Bachelor of Business Administration & Bachelor of                    5 y (150 cr)*   Sept/Jan                    O              Yes               C            29
Computing Science, Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Business Administration
*Duration: 5 years or 1 year if proper degree was obtained
Bachelor of Computing Science                                                        4 y (120 cr)    Sept/Jan                    L              Yes               C            33
Bachelor of Education (Elementary)                                                   5 y (150 cr)*   Sept                        C              No                P            30
*Duration: 5 years or 1 year if proper degree was obtained                           or 2 y*
Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Science, Technology, Engineering and               5 y (150 cr)*   July                        C              No                P            30
Mathematics (STEM) *Duration: 5 years or 2-year if proper degree was obtained        or 1 y*
Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering                                      5y              Sept                        C              No                C            34
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)                                                  4 y (120 cr)    Sept/Jan                    O              Yes               C            26
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (3rd year entry)                               2 y (60 cr)     Sept/Jan                    L              No                C            26
Bachelor of Journalism (Journalism, Public Relations)                                4 y (120 cr)    Sept/Jan                    L              No                P            26
Bachelor of Natural Resource Science                                                 4 y (120 cr)    Sept                        L              No                C            34
Bachelor of Science                                                                  4 y (120 cr)    Sept/Jan/May                O              Yes               C            34
Majors: Animal Biology, Biology, Cellular, Molecular, Chemical Biology,
Chemistry, Computing Science, Computing Science & Mathematics,
Ecology & Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, General Science,
Mathematics, Mathematics & Economics, Mathematical Sciences,
Molecular & Microbial Biology, Physics, Pre-professional Health Science
Bachelor of Science in Nursing                                                       4 y (120 cr)    Sept                        C              No                P            32

    20                                                           Fees subject to change without notice. Please visit tru.ca/programs for full list of programs and most current fees.
                                                                                                                                    ADMISSION                       CO-OP/
                                                                                              LENGTH              INTAKES                          AVAILABLE                       PAGE
                                                                                                                                      TYPE                        PRACTICUM
Bachelor of Science in Nursing                                                           4 y (120 cr)      Sept                           C           No                P               32

Bachelor of Tourism Management                                                           4 y (120 cr)      Sept/Jan/May                   L           No                C               25
Concentrations: Adventure Studies, Festivals & Events, Innovation &
Entrepreneurship, Resort Experience
Engineering – first & second year transfer to UBC and UVic                               1-2y              Sept                           C           No                C              35
Forestry – first & second year transfer to UBC                                           1-2y              Sept                           L           No                               35
Accounting Technician Diploma                                                            2 y (60 cr)       Sept/Jan                       O           Yes                              29
Adventure Guide Diploma                                                                  2 y (60 cr)       Sept                           L           No                C               25
Architectural & Engineering Technology (ARET) Diploma                                    3y                Sept                           C           No                               34
Applied Sustainable Ranching Diploma (Williams Lake campus only)                         2 y (60 cr)       Aug/Nov/Jan/May                L           No                P              35
Associate of Commerce & Business Administration Diploma                                  2y                Sept/Jan                       O           Yes                              29
Associate of Science Diploma                                                             2 y (60 cr)       Sept/Jan                       O           Yes               C              34
Computing Science Diploma                                                                2 y (60 cr)       Sept/Jan                       O           Yes               C              34
Early Childhood Education Diploma                                                        2 y (60 cr)       Sept                           L           No                P               31
Events & Conventions Management Diploma                                                  2 y (60 cr)       Sept/Jan                       L           No                P               25
Horticulture Management Diploma                                                          2y                Aug                            L           No                P              36

Human Service Diploma                                                                    2y                Sept                                                         P               31

Instrumentation Engineering Technology Diploma                                           2 y (62-65 cr)    Sept                           L           No                               36

Management Diploma                                                                       2 y (60 cr)       Sept/Jan                       O           Yes                              29
Police & Justice Studies Diploma                                                         2 y (60 cr)       Sept                           L           No                                33

Power Engineering Diploma tru.ca/trades/trades-programs/power-engineering                40 weeks          Sept                           L           No

Practical Nursing Diploma (Williams Lake campus only)                                    2y                Sept 2022                      C           No                P               32
Resort & Hotel Management Diploma                                                        2 y (60 cr)       Sept/Jan                       L           No                P               25
Respiratory Therapy Diploma                                                              3y                Sept                           C           No                P               32
Sport Event Management Diploma                                                           2 y (60 cr)       Sept/Jan                       L           No                P               25
Tourism Management Diploma                                                               2y                Sept/Jan                       L           No                P               25
Visual Arts Diploma                                                                      2 y (60 cr)       Sept/Jan                       O           Yes                               26
Water & Wastewater Technology Diploma                                                    2 y (60 cr)       Sept                           L           No                C              36
Adventure Guide Certificate                                                              1 y (30 cr)       Sept                           L           No                                25
Culinary Arts Certificate (Red Seal)                                                     2y                Sept                           L           No                P               25
Horticulture Certificate                                                                 1y                Aug                            L           No                P              36
Modern Languages Certificate                                                             1 y (24 cr)       Sept/Jan/May                   O           Yes                               26

Water & Wastewater Utilities Certificate                                                 1y                Sept                           L           No                               36

Automotive Service Technician, Carpenter, Diesel Engine Mechanic,                        2y                Varies                         L           No                C              36
Electrician, Electrical/Industrial Mechanic, Heavy Duty Equipment Technician,
Instrumentation & Control Technician, Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
Machinist, Metal Fabricator, Plumber, Welder
English as a Second Language (ESL)                                                       N/A               Sept/Jan/May                                                                 23
University Preparation Courses                                                           N/A               Sept/Jan/May                                                                 23

   English as a Second           Undergraduate Tuition                     Graduate Tuition                                                                 Post-Baccalaureate
   Language (ESL)                (U-Prep and Academic)                                                                                                      Diploma Tuition
                                                                              •   MBA (2 years/6 semesters): $44,571
     • $6,900/semester             • $7,540/semester                          •   MEEM/MScEEM (GDBA, year 1): $2,334/course (up to $14,000 max)              • $1,885/course
       (up to 12 credits/            (up to 12 credits/4 courses)             •   MEEM/MScEEM (year 2): $33,630                                                ($628/credit)
       4 courses)                  • $9,177/semester                                                                                                         • $7,540/semester
                                                                              •   GCES (Pre-MEd): $7,900/semester
     • $8,400/semester               (15 credits/5 courses)                   •   MEd (3 semesters): $8,760/semester, $4,325/4th semester, if needed           (12 credits/4 courses)
       (15 credits/                • each additional credit: $546                                                                                            • $9,420/semester
                                                                              •   MSc (2 years/6 semesters): $5,839/semester
       5 courses)                    (fall/winter) $628 (summer)                                                                                               (15 credits/5 courses)
                                                                              •   MSc Data Science (2 years/4 semesters): $35,700 full tuition
                                                                              •   MN (2 years/6 semesters): $5,217/semester

                                                 Tuition fees do not include general fees (TRUSU dues, U-Pass, health and dental insurance etc.)

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International                                           General Certificate of                               General Education
Baccalaureate (IB)                                      Educational Studies (GCE)                            Development (GED) test
                                                                                                             GED is an accepted high-school
The IB diploma is accepted for admission to             Students completing their GCE will be
                                                                                                             equivalent for admission to TRU under the
TRU. Transfer credit will be granted for higher         considered for admission based on different
                                                                                                             following conditions:
level courses completed with a score of 5 or            factors. For admission to TRU you will need:
higher. Students have the option to decline                                                                      • Must be 17 years of age
                                                              • A minimum of two Advanced (A) level
the transfer credit if they wish to complete                                                                     • Will need IELTS score
                                                                courses and two Advanced Subsidiary
the course(s) at the university.
                                                                (AS) level courses or                            • Will need to take Accuplacer math
To transfer credits to arts, business or science,             • A minimum of two A-level courses and               assessment at TRU
you must have:                                                  three Ordinary (O) level subjects
     • Official IB transcript (sent to                        • Completion of O-levels (university
       International Admissions office directly
       from the testing centre)
                                                                preparation courses will need to be          Transfer credit
                                                                completed at TRU)
     • Higher learning courses only                                                                          If you have completed courses at another
                                                              • Math and English A-Level competition
                                                                                                             recognized post-secondary institution, you may
     • Grade of 5, 6 or 7                                       is required. Otherwise University
                                                                                                             be able to transfer those courses to TRU. You
                                                                Preparation or upgrade will be required
                                                                                                             will need to indicate your intention to apply for
                                                                where applicable.
                                                                                                             transfer credits on your application form. You
Advanced Placement (AP)                                                                                      must provide original transcripts or attested

AP exams will be accepted for admission to              GCE Advanced level                                   copies from the respective Registrar and
                                                                                                             course outlines (syllabus) at least four months
TRU. Official transcripts must be provided              (A-level exams)                                      prior to your arrival at TRU, otherwise, you
from the College Board. To transfer credits                                                                  may not be eligible for transfer credit in your
you must have:                                          Transfer credit to arts, science, or business        first semester. Transcripts and course outlines
                                                        programs are available for approved A-level          must be officially translated into English.
     • Official AP transcript
                                                        courses with a passing grade of A or B. To
     • Grade of 4 or 5                                  transfer credits, you must provide official GCE      tru.ca/future/admissions/undergrad/
                                                        transcripts of A-level courses.                      transfer-credit/faqs.html

SCHOLARSHIPS                                              |    For more information visit truworld.ca/scholarships

International athletic                                  Scholarships for                                     International Social Media
Scholarships                                            US Citizens                                          Ambassador awards
Considered for students qualifying for                  US citizens admitted to a TRU undergraduate          A limited number of awards are available for
one of TRU’s varsity sports teams.                      program of two years or longer are eligible for an   international and Canadian students interested in
                                                        automatic scholarship of $2,000 CAD per student.     promoting TRU globally as a study destination.
Engineering Scholarships
International students accepted and
                                                        Diversity Scholarships                               Academic Excellence Award
enrolled in TRU’s two-year engineering                  TRU offers global diversity scholarships to new      To be considered, students must have a minimum
transfer program will be considered.                    international students that demonstrate excellent    GPA of 86% (A) during last year of high school/
                                                        academics and are from countries that are            college/university.
                                                        underrepresented on campus. To be considered,
TRU Law International
                                                        students should meet one of the following: 3.0 GPA
Student Award                                                                                                Exceptional Student Award
                                                        or 6.5 IELTS or 88 TOEFL iBT.
                                                                                                             To be considered, students must have a
An award of $5,000 CAD per student
                                                                                                             minimum GPA of 80% (A-) during the last year
is available to all qualified international students    Scholarships for                                     of high school/college/university and gain direct
enrolled in the Juris Doctor program.
                                                        Residents of the Bahamas                             entry to academic studies (IELTS 6.5+).

Jorge Campos Award                                      and Caribbean
                                                        Students from the Bahamas entering an
for Mexican citizens
                                                        undergraduate program in the Faculty of
This scholarship is open only to Mexican                Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism or the School
citizens currently enrolled in a full-time program of   of Business and Economics will automatically be
studies in Mexico.                                      considered to receive a $7,500 CAD award. One
                                                        student is selected each year.

DIRECT ENTRY                                ENGLISH LANGUAGE
                                                UPGRADES AND U-PREP
    • IELTS: 6.5+ with no bands below 6.0
    • TOEFL iBT: 88+ with no section below 20   TRU offers English as a Second Language (ESL) and University preparation
    • TOEFL PBT: 570+, TWE 4.5+                 (U-prep). Our ESL program provides quality language training for students who
    • CAEL: Overall 70+, no subtest below 60    plan to go on to post-secondary study, focusing on English for academic purposes.
                                                Each of the five levels of TRU’s ESL program takes one semester to complete.
    LEVEL 5                                     Students with no official test score will take an English Placement Test (EPT) upon
    2 ESL COURSES          +
                    3 ACADEMIC                  arrival at TRU and will be placed in the appropriate level of English language study
    COURSES • 1 semester                        as indicated in the chart below. Students with an official test score can enter ESL
                                                or academic courses without taking the TRU EPT. Please refer to the chart for
    REQUIREMENTS:                               entry levels.
    • TRU ESL Level 4

    • IELTS: 6.0+ with no bands below 5.5
                                                 Note: To secure registration for the courses you need, please
    • TOEFL iBT: 80+
    • TOEFL PBT: 550–569
                                                 submit your English test scores two months before arriving at TRU.
    • CAEL: Overall 60+, no subtest below 50
    Upon completion, you are awarded the ESL
    Advanced Academic Preparation Certificate   Academic requirements
    and direct entry to academic study
                                                    • Secondary school completion (high school graduation)
    LEVEL 4                                         • Transcripts from all previous post-secondary institutions (if applicable)
    4 ESL COURSES          +
                     1 ACADEMIC                     • Other requirements vary by program.
    COURSE • 1 semester                             • For detailed requirements, please refer to pages 24–36
    • TRU ESL Level 3
                                                    • For English requirements and exemptions,
                                                      go to tru.ca/englishrequirements

    • IELTS: 5.5+ with no bands below 5.0
    • TOEFL iBT: 71+
    • TOEFL PBT: 530–549
    • CAEL: Overall 50+, no subtest below 40
    Upon completion, you are awarded the ESL
    Advanced Academic Preparation Certificate
    and direct entry to Level 5

    LEVEL 3
    5 ESL COURSES • 1 semester
    • TRU ESL Level 2
    • IELTS: 5.0+

    • TOEFL iBT: 61+
    • TOEFL PBT: 500–5629
    • CAEL: Overall 40+
    Upon completion, you are awarded the ESL
    Intermediate Certificate Award and
    direct entry to Level 4

    LEVEL 2                                         The TRU Advantage
    5 ESL COURSES • 1 semester
    REQUIREMENTS:                                    1. English Placement Test (EPT) available
                                                     2. IELTS and TOEFL scores are accepted

    • TRU ESL Level 1
    • TRU English Placement Test                     3. Academic ESL designed for university preparation
    Upon completion, you are awarded the
    ESL Foundations Certificate Award and
                                                     4. Can combine ESL and academic courses for
    direct entry to Level 3                             credit in Levels 4 and 5
                                                     5. 20 hours of classroom instruction per week
    LEVEL 1                                          6. Language labs and activities
    5 ESL COURSES • 1 semester

    • TRU English Placement Test                We accept more test results, for more details visit tru.ca/esl
    • Suggested: TOEFL iBT: 20
    Upon completion, you are awarded
    direct entry to Level 2
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Programs & Admission Requirements

Please refer to tru.ca/programs for the most updated programs and admission requirements.

                                                                             MINIMUM                      SAMPLE                   SAMPLE
                                                                             REQUIREMENTS                 COURSES                  JOBS

 Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in                                               • Any bachelor’s degree      • Contemporary           • Eco-Designer
                                                                             • Math 12 or equivalent        Perspectives in Eco    • Search and Rescue
 Adventure Studies                                                                                          and Adventure            Responder
                                                                             • IELTS 6.5 no bands below
 Students acquire a foundation in tourism-related subjects including           6.0 or TOEFL 88 no         • Adventure and          • Avalanche
 marketing, cultural issues, applied research methods, product                 section less than 20         Sport Marketing          Technician
 operations and risk management. Students are then free to explore a                                      • Consulting in
 range of related topics such as rock climbing, surfing and skiing as well   Limited seats
 as programming, consulting and ecotourism.

 Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Innovation                                    • Any bachelor’s degree      • Adventure and          • Small Business
                                                                             • IELTS 6.5 no bands below     Sport Marketing          Owner
 and Entrepreneurship in Tourism                                               6.0 or TOEFL 88 no         • Consulting in          • Travel Consultant
 Students will gain an understanding of issues fundamental in tourism          section less than 20         Adventure              • Events Manager
 planning, marketing and service provision. Features some courses                                         • Programming
                                                                             Limited seats
 based on small and new tourism enterprise, as well as creation and                                         Experiential
 product development.                                                                                       Activities

 Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in                                               • Any bachelor’s degree      • The Culture            • Festival Coordinator
                                                                             • IELTS 6.5 no bands below     of Events              • Event Planner
 Managing Festivals and Events                                                 6.0 or TOEFL 88 no         • Event Tourism          • Tourism Coordinator
 A focus on event logistics and tourism will also aid in developing the        section less than 20       • Event Logistics
 student’s knowledge of event/festival management.
                                                                             Limited seats

 Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in                                               • Any bachelor’s degree      • Resort Management      • Guest Experience
                                                                             • IELTS 6.5 no bands below   • Managing Small           Manager
 Resort Experience Management                                                  6.0 or TOEFL 88 no           Tourism Enterprises    • Resort Manager
 Focus on resort operations and management in conjunction with                 section less than 20       • Resort Hospitality     • Customer Relations
 managing the overall tourism experience.                                                                   Operations and           Coordinator
                                                                             Limited seats
 tru.ca/tourism/post-baccalaureate-diplomas                                                                 Performance

 Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in                                               • Any bachelor’s degree      • Destination            • Senior Project
                                                                             • IELTS 6.5 no bands below     Marketing                Manager
 Tourism Destination Development                                               6.0 or TOEFL 88 no           Organizations          • Sales Agent
 Topics include understanding and influencing tourist behaviour,               section less than 20       • Community and          • Marketing & Sales
 business strategy, small business management, information technology                                       Cultural Issues          Executive
                                                                             Limited seats
 and managing service operations in a global setting.                                                       in Tourism

 tru.ca/tourism/post-baccalaureate-diplomas                                                               • Tourism and

 Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Tourism                                       • Any bachelor’s degree      • Managing the Tourist   • Events Manager
                                                                             • IELTS 6.5 no bands below     Experience             • Travel Operations
 Experience Management                                                         6.0 or TOEFL 88 no         • The Social Side          Coordinator
 Acquire a foundation in tourism studies including tourism experience          section less than 20         of Tourism             • Guest Services
 marketing, environmental issues, community and cultural issues,                                          • Programming              Manager
                                                                             Limited seats
 applied research methods and product development and innovation.                                           Experiential
 tru.ca/tourism/post-baccalaureate-diplomas                                                                 Activities

 Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Tourism                                   • Any bachelor’s degree      • Tourism Behaviour      • Reservations Agent
                                                                             • IELTS 6.5 no bands below   • Recreation             • Guest Experience
 Students gain basic knowledge and skills for working in the general field     6.0 or TOEFL 88 no           and Tourism              Centre
 of tourism or for pursuing further, more specialized education in various     section less than 20         Management               Representative
 tourism sectors.
                                                                             Limited seats                • Tourism in a Global    • Travel Consultant
 tru.ca/tourism/post-baccalaureate-diplomas                                                                 Environment

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