EST. 1970
North Tower

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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

                        SQ FT OF LEARNING SPACE

                                              40 ACRES

                                         OF GREEN SPACE
     Upper College
     Heights (UCH)

                      7                            2
       East Village

                           TEAMS                         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 more than 60
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 include athletes from England, Spain,
Australia, Netherlands, Portugal and Trinidad
and Tobago.

Take a virtual tour: tru.ca/tours

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200+ LAKES

Our picturesque campus is in the heart of Kamloops, British Columbia, where
it overlooks the meeting of the North and South Thompson rivers. Kamloops is
home to 90,000 friendly residents and is rich with sporting and cultural events,
and boasts four beautiful, changing seasons to enjoy 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 contributes 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                                                                                                             to Calgary
                                                                                                  4-5 hours               (70 minutes)
There is limited fee-based parking on the TRU campus.
Take advantage of the U-Pass bus pass included in your          Vancouver                         by bus

student fees! Buses arrive on campus every 15 minutes.
Visit Kamloops Transit’s website for a bus trip planner:

                        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
                                                                      The following industries are

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

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

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

SPRING               SUMMER                                           EMERGING
                     27° to 33° C                                     INDUSTRIES
10° to 22° C                             AUTUMN                       These are newer industries in the
                                         10° to 22° C                 early stages of growth and are
                                                                      starting to stake their claim to
                                                                      compete in the community.
                    -5° to 4° C                                         • Hi-Tech
                                                                        • Green Energy
                                                                        • Tourism
These are approximate seasonal highs and lows,
           not average temperatures.

                                                        ONE OF THE SUNNIEST REGIONS
                                                        IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
Beyond the classroom
Get involved on campus and reach
your full potential.

TRU has student 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 and more.
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
    • Language Learning Centre

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 club sports are cheerleading
and baseball. For the second straight year,        Explore BC with LEAP
cheer “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 in the past include athletes           local culture and try new activities such as:
from England, Spain, Australia, Netherlands,
                                                      • camping                 • rock climbing
Portugal along with Trinidad and Tobago.
                                                      • canoeing/               • seasonal
For more information contact the individual
                                                        kayaking                  parties
coaches. Their email addresses are found on
the athletics website: gowolfpack.ca                  • curling                 • skiing/
                                                      • day trips to              snowboarding
Intramural sports                                       Vancouver               • whitewater
                                                      • ice skating               rafting
TRU Recreation offers non-competitive
intramural and drop-in games of badminton,            • ice hockey              • wine tours
basketball, dodgeball, floor hockey, soccer
and volleyball; as well as various fitness
                                                        Learn more at facebook.com/leapTRU
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 can work up to 20 hours a week while studying and
full-time during scheduled breaks.
Find out about opportunities for international students at cic.gc.ca/

Jumpstart your career
The Career & Experiential Learning department helps students
plan their careers from building a professional resumé to getting
selected for the job interview. These career counsellors have years
of experience and are committed to supporting students in reaching
their career goals through a variety of initiatives including on-campus
job fairs and seminars.

Work after graduation
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 program of study may be
eligible to work for up to three years after graduation.

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
 • BCLC                                  Municipal Governments
 • Interior Health Authority              • City of Kamloops
                                          • City of Surrey
Higher Education
 • BCIT                                   • City of Vancouver
 • Thompson Rivers University            Non-Profit Organizations
 • University of British Columbia         • Canadian Cancer Society

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.

                                           Co-op student wages by program

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

                                               BBA             Science              Arts         Computing            Tourism
                                           $2,800 monthly    $3,100 monthly     $2,500 monthly    Science            $2,500 monthly
                                                                                                 $4,200 monthly

                                        Minimum Wage in British Columbia
                                        British Columbia has the second highest minimum wage in the country.
                                        Employees must be paid at least $15.20 per hour.

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

INDIA                                                        YEAR 1           YEAR 2       YEAR 3       YEAR 4         YEAR 5
                                                             Academic         Academic     Academic     Academic
                                                             semester         semester     semester     semester
                                           to December
                                                                 1               3            5            7

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

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TRU offers many places for students to learn through experiences whether in
classes (curricular), outside the classroom, or in the community (co-curricular
and extra-curricular).

For more details visit tru.ca/cel/experience-learning

                                                             CA PSTO NE
                                                             H O NO U R S
                                                               TH ES IS

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

SUPPORTING OUR STUDENTS                                                                                                           Have questions? Speak with us today.

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

          Rae-Anne Rickett          Tracy Barth        Lorna Hutchinson           Jet Jensen           Jean Linteris             Our international admissions team:
    Interim Associate Director,   Int’l Admissions     Int’l Admissions &    Int’l Admissions &     Int’l Admissions &
         Int’l Admissions &         & Enrolment        Enrolment Officer     Enrolment Officer      Enrolment Officer
        Enrolment Services
                                                                                                                                        processes applications
                                                                                                                                        provides course registration
                                                                                                                                        collects payments
                                                                                                                                        assists with admission inquiries
                                                                                                                                        assists with registration inquiries

 Charlene Milburn          Navin Jain       Carol Ryujin-Kawa      Jane Ouellette       Ananna Mitra           Kathy Gilroy
Int’l Admissions &    Int’l Admissions &    Int’l Admissions &   Int’l Admissions &   Int’l Admissions &    Int’l Admissions &
Enrolment Officer     Enrolment Officer     Enrolment Officer    Enrolment Officer    Enrolment Officer     Enrolment Officer

                                                                                                                                 academic advisors
                                                                                                                                 Once you’re accepted, our international
      Charlene Munro            Leslie Derose          Keisha Morong           Nicole Bartella           Marnie Storie           academic advisors:
        Supervisor            Academic Advisor        Academic Advisor        Academic Advisor         Academic Advisor
                                                                                                                                        plan your courses before you arrive
                                                                                                                                        monitor your academic performance
                                                                                                                                        provide counselling support
                                                                                                                                        advise on program requirements
                                                                                                                                        hold workshops
                               Heather Gnoato          Thriza Kennedy        Brianna Mcilquaham
                              Academic Advisor        Academic Advisor        Academic Advisor

                                                                                                                                 International student
                                                                                                                                 advisors & homestay
                                                                                                                                 This multilingual team helps with personal
                                                                                                                                 counselling and assistance in most aspects
                                                                                                                                 of student life in Canada, including:
     Reuben Onyango            Staffen Liu-Calver        Teresa Wei              Rika Kimura              Tanvir Alam
  Associate Director, Int’l      Supervisor, Int’l    Mandarin-speaking       Japanese-speaking         Bengali-speaking                housing
     Student Services           Student Services             ISA                     ISA                      ISA
                                                                                                                                        visas, study permit and work
                                                                                                                                        permit applications
                                                                                                                                        orientation and welcome services
                                                                                                                                        including airport reception, city
                                                                                                                                        tours and peer programs
                                                                                                                                        academic liaison
      Stephanie Tate           Osi Omonokhua            Oksana Nhuien        Marianna Abutalipova        Reyna Denison
      Hindi & Punjabi-        Hausa-speaking ISA     Vietnamese-speaking       French, Dutch &          Spanish-speaking                cultural support
       speaking ISA                                          ISA             Russian-speaking ISA             ISA

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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, 2022 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 –April
      • Two- or four-bedroom suite: $7,950 CAD
      • All rates include a $50 CAD mandatory residence life activity
        fee which is non-refundable.
      • Non-refundable deposit: $100 CAD
For more options and the most current pricing, truworld.ca/housing

                                                                                                                                                     North Tower Floor Plans:                                                                          CLOSET

                                                                                                                                                     2- and 4-bedroom suites

                TRU Dorm Tour                                                                                                                                                                                            DRAWERS




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 McGill Residence (On Campus)


 This community is ideal for students looking for an active, close-knit,                                                                                                                              PANTRY

 communal experience. The newly renovated McGill Residence has
                                                                                                                                                       CLOSET                                        CLOSET

 amenities that include laundry, games room, kitchen and study room.                                                                                            BEDROOM                   BEDROOM              DRAWERS

 Rates for September – April

           • Four-bedroom suite: $5,310 CAD

           • All rates include a $50 CAD residence life activity fee which is                                                                                   DESK   DRAWERS      DRAWERS   DESK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DESK                                       WASHROOM


           • Non-refundable deposit: $100 CAD
 For more options and the most current pricing, truworld.ca/housing

McGill Residence Floor Plan: 4-bedroom quad




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 Note: Rates are for the 2021/22 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

                                                                                                                        Rates for September – April
                                                                                                                                 • Four-bedroom suite: $7,100 CAD
                                                                                                                                 • Two-bedroom suite: $8,400 CAD
                                                                                                                                 • Four-bed, two-bedroom suite: $4,788 CAD
                                                                                                                                 • All rates include a $50 CAD mandatory residence life activity
                                                                                                                                   fee which is non-refundable.
                                                                                                                                 • Non-refundable deposit: $100 CAD
                                                                                                                        For more options and the most current pricing, truworld.ca/housing

                                                                                                                        Note: Rates are for the 2021/22 year and are subject to change without notice.
                                                                                                                        Floor plans may slightly differ from room to room.





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

Homestay: Live with a Canadian family
Managed by TRU World staff, TRU’s homestay program is a great way
to experience Canadian culture and practice English by living with
local families or individuals. More than 450 carefully selected Canadian
homestay providers are in this program. Students get a private, furnished
bedroom, three meals a day (and snacks) and a chance to live as part of
a Canadian family while sharing their own culture.                                                                                                                     TATIANA
Cost is approximately $875 CAD per month, including meals.                                                                                                             SUMINA

                                                                                                                                                                       Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Human
                                                                                                                                                                       Resource Management
                                                                                                                                                                       Living with a host family has helped me adapt
                                                                                                                                                                       and learn more about the Canadian culture. I love
                                                                                                                                                                       traveling, camping and fishing with my host family
                                                                                                                                                                       and I feel comfortable talking to them. They are
                                                                                                                                                                       always supportive and willing to help in anything
                                                                                                                                                                       they can. I definitely feel like part of their family!

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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.
In Williams Lake, the cost of living is affordable and 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 approximately $1,000 CAD 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 Ranching

     NASHIRU                                                Growing up in Ghana, West
                                                            Africa, I saw an opportunity
     GHANA                                                  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 ranching program experience

Learn wherever you are
As BC’s leading online and distance                While on campus, you can take blended
education provider, TRU Open Learning              studies combining in-class and online Open
offers over 60 programs and 500 courses.           Learning courses. You can enroll in Open
More than 17,000 TRU students study online         Learning courses at any time and complete
or by distance.                                    them as your schedule allows. This allows
                                                   you to maintain a flexible schedule while still
Open Learning gives you more options and
                                                   getting credit for courses that count toward
flexibility in your schedule. You can complete
                                                   your full degree.
some courses before you arrive to study on
campus, saving you time and money.                 Get the details at truopen.ca

                                                                           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.
                                                                           Research at TRU is making a difference. Many of our most important
                                                                           research discoveries stem from community-based research questions
                                                                           that result in real-life solutions with immediate and far-reaching impact.
                                                                           They influence policy, enrich culture, improve programs and build more
                                                                           vibrant cities. Our faculty are engaged in training the next generation of
                                                                           world-class researchers at both the graduate and undergraduate level.
                                                                           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 try to answer through her
                                                                                                     vision was central to a human’s ability to reach
research project, Real-Time Scheduling of         SSHRC-funded project, Anti-terrorism or
                                                                                                     and grasp objects, whereas Karl’s research
Internet of Vehicles, is supported by an NSERC    anti-activism? Examining public and
                                                                                                     finds that touch plays a vital role.
Discovery Grant and begins with developing        policy discourses on Canada’s Anti-Terrorism
algorithms to improve energy conservation,        Act (2015) and its implications for
traffic control, transportation scheduling        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 been delivering some of the best
customized learning experiences in the world. Our programming
options vary from open language and culture programs where
you can meet people from around the world, to online certificate
programs which allow you to study a specialized topic at your
own pace and professional development programs that allow
working professionals the opportunity to refine their skills and
learn new techniques from experts in their field. We can also
create and develop programs to meet the specific educational
requirements you need. Everyone, no matter where they are in
their educational journey, will enjoy what we have to offer!

Programs may include:
     • Accommodation, homestay (including meals) or dormitory
     • Scheduled recreational and cultural activities
     • Airport pick-up and drop off within Kamloops
     • TRU campus and city orientation
     • Support from TRU advisors and instructors

For more information and to apply for short-term programs, visit

        See what students experience during
        our short-term programs
                                                                             Language and Culture
                                                                             Transition Program
                                                                             We have added six enhanced sessions to our three-week language
Language and Culture                                                         and culture program to meet the needs of international students
Open Programs                                                                starting academic programs in September. The focus of these
                                                                             sessions is to prepare you to achieve the best possible scores on the
Hundreds of enthusiastic learners take part in our language and
                                                                             Accuplacer test and to learn practical ideas for making your study
culture programs each year. These open programs are available
                                                                             time at TRU as efficient as possible.
to large and small groups. In-person and online options provide
opportunities to meet the educational needs of all our students. Both        August 8 – 26, 2022, $2,400 CAD
options include intensive English language training, as well as cultural
and recreational activities. Both online and in-person learners have
the opportunity to meet students from around the world and get to            Certificate Programs
experience what it’s like to study in Canada!                                We took the most critical parts of our longer training programs to
Online and in-person programming may include an elective of                  create a certificate which includes six intensive courses and packaged
your choice:                                                                 them into new, online programs. These give you the flexibility to invest
                                                                             as much or as little time as you want, depending on workload or other
     • Animals Around Us          • Applied English                          commitments. Once you complete all six courses you will receive a
     • Global Citizenship         • Healthy Choices                          certificate of completion from TRU.
     • Leadership Skills          • STEM Skills                              All of our online programs are offered live and in real time with one of
     • Study Skills               • Workplace English                        our certified instructors. Certificate programs include:
Four-week Summer Language and Culture Program                                  • Excellence in Professional English
July 4 – 29, 2022, $3,250 CAD (quarantine guidelines will apply)               • Global Citizen
Three-week Summer Language and Culture Program                                 • Professional Development for Educators
July 11 – 29, 2022, $850 CAD (online only)                                     • Professional Development for Health Care
August 8 – 26, 2022, $2,900 CAD (quarantine guidelines will apply)             • Standardized Test Preparation
August 8 – 26, 2022, $750 CAD (online only)
                                                                             $450 CAD/course
Three-week Winter Language and Culture Program
February 15 – March 5, 2022, $2,900 CAD (quarantine guidelines will apply)   Courses are offered monthly throughout the year. Take five courses
February 15 – March 5, 2022, $850 CAD (online only)                          and get the sixth one for free.

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
Take 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
in Canada and abroad so qualified students can complete their              Megan Graham, Natural Resource Science
preparatory studies, then transition to university studies at TRU.         Study Abroad in Japan

Visiting Student Program                                                   Expand your studies at TRU
Take 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          Student Exchange
between TRU and the partner institution. Students will receive a           International students may choose from a list of partner institutions
certificate of completion at TRU and academic electives completed          to study for one or two semesters in another country. Tuition is paid to
are eligible to receive credits from TRU.                                  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 two- to four-week short-term summer program with a
                                                                           partner institution. 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 me                                                                      CHADY
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 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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STUDY OPTIONS FOR                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      LENGTH             INTAKES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         TYPE                      PRACTICUM
                                                                                                                           All course and admission information subject to change.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Bachelor of Science in Nursing                                                             4 Y (120 cr)     Sept                      C         No                P             32

                                                                                                                                                ESL                                    Bachelor of Social Work (3rd year admission)                                               4 Y (120 cr)     Sept                      C         No                P             31
                                                                                                                           ADMISSION                          CO-OP/
                                                                                        LENGTH              INTAKES                          AVAILABLE                        PAGE     Bachelor of Tourism Management                                                             4 Y (120 cr)     Sept/Jan/May              L         Yes              C              25
                                                                                                                             TYPE                           PRACTICUM
                                                                                                                                               (Y/N)                                   Concentrations: Adventure Studies, Festivals & Events, Innovation &
                                                                                        Y=YEARS                            C=COMPETITIVE
                                                                                                                                                                                       Entrepreneurship, Resort Experience
MASTER’S DEGREES                                                                       M=MONTHS                                O=OPEN
                                                                                       CR=CREDITS                          L=LIMITED SEATS
                                                                                                                                                             PRACTICUM=P               Engineering – first & second year transfer to UBC and UVic                                 1-2Y             Sept                      C         No               C              35

Master of Business Administration (MBA)                                              1-2Y            Sept/Jan                    C              No               No            27      Forestry – first & second year transfer to UBC                                             1-2Y             Sept                      L         No                              35

Master of Science in Data Science (MScDS)                                            2Y              Sept                        L              No               No            33      DIPLOMA PROGRAMS

Master of Education (MEd)                                                            1.5 - 2 Y       Sept                        C              No               No            30      Accounting Technician Diploma                                                              2 Y (60 cr)      Sept/Jan                 O          Yes                             29

Master in Environmental Economics and Management (MEEM)                              1-2Y            Sept/Jan                    C              No               No            27      Adventure Guide Diploma                                                                    2 Y (60 cr)      Sept                      L         No               C              25

Master of Nursing (MN)                                                               2Y              Sept                        L              No                P            32      Architectural & Engineering Technology (ARET) Diploma                                      3Y               Sept                      C         No                              34

Master of Science in Environmental Science (MScES)                                   1-2Y            Sept/Jan                    C              No               No            33      Applied Sustainable Ranching Diploma (Williams Lake campus only)                           2 Y (60 cr)      Aug/Nov/Jan/May           L         No               P              35

Master of Science in Environmental Economics and Management                          1-2Y            Sept/Jan                    C              No               No            27      Associate of Commerce & Business Administration Diploma                                    2Y               Sept/Jan                 O          Yes                             29
(thesis-based) (MScEEM)                                                                                                                                                                Associate of Science Diploma                                                               2 Y (60 cr)      Sept/Jan                 O          Yes              C              34
GRADUATE CERTIFICATES AND POST GRADUATE DIPLOMAS                                                                                                                                       Computing Science Diploma                                                                  2 Y (60 cr)      Sept/Jan                 O          Yes              C              34
Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (GCES) (Pre-MEd)                           4m              Sept/Jan/May                C              Yes              No            30      Early Childhood Education Diploma                                                          2 Y (60 cr)      Sept                      L         No               P              31
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration                                          8m              Sept/Jan                    C              No               No            27      Events & Conventions Management Diploma                                                    2 Y (60 cr)      Sept/Jan                  L         No               P              25
GDBA (Year 1 of MBA, MEEM, MScEEM)
                                                                                                                                                                                       Horticulture Management Diploma                                                            2Y               Aug                       L         No               P              36
Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate (TESL)                             4m              Sept/Jan/May                C              No                P          tru.ca
                                                                                                                                                                                       Human Service Diploma                                                                      2Y               Sept                                                  P             31
                                                                                                                                                                                       Instrumentation Engineering Technology Diploma                                             2 Y (62-65 cr)   Sept                      L         No                              36
Economics, Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship,                    2 Y (60 cr)     Sept/Jan                    O              Yes               C           27–29
Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business,                                                                                                                            Management Diploma                                                                         2 Y (60 cr)      Sept/Jan                 O          Yes                             29
Mathematics & Economics, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
                                                                                                                                                                                       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
Adventure Studies                                                                    1.5 Y (39 cr)   Sept/Jan                    C              No               No            24
                                                                                                                                                                                       Practical Nursing Diploma (Williams Lake campus only)                                      2Y               Sept 2022                 C         No                P             32
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                                                                                                                 Resort & Hotel Management Diploma                                                          2 Y (60 cr)      Sept/Jan                  L         No                P             25
Experience Management
                                                                                                                                                                                       Respiratory Therapy Diploma                                                                3Y               Sept                      C         Yes               P             32
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Tourism                                            1 Y (30 cr)     Sept/Jan                    L              No               No            24
                                                                                                                                                                                       Sport Event Management Diploma                                                             2 Y (60 cr)      Sept/Jan                  L         No                P             25
                                                                                                                                                                                       Tourism Management Diploma                                                                 2Y               Sept/Jan                  L         No                P             25
Law – Juris Doctor                                                                   3Y              Sept                        C              No                P            33
                                                                                                                                                                                       Visual Arts Diploma                                                                        2 Y (60 cr)      Sept/Jan                 O          Yes                             26
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES                                                                                                                                                                  Water & Wastewater Technology Diploma                                                      2 Y (60 cr)      Sept                      L         No               C              36
Bachelor of Arts                                                                     4 Y (120 cr)    Sept/Jan/May                O              Yes               C            26      CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
Majors: Communication (New Media Studies & Public Relations), Criminology,
Economics, Economics & Math, Economics & Political Studies, English, Geography                                                                                                         Adventure Guide Certificate                                                                1 Y (30 cr)      Sept                      L         No                              25
& Environmental Studies, History, Math, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Theatre                                                                                                     Culinary Arts Certificate (Red Seal)                                                       2Y               Sept                      L         No                              25
Bachelor of Business Administration                                                  4 Y (120 cr)    Sept/Jan                    O              Yes               C            29      Horticulture Certificate                                                                   1Y               Aug                       L         No                              36
Majors: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource
Management, International Business, Marketing, Supply Chain Management                                                                                                                 Water & Wastewater Utilities Certificate                                                   1Y               Sept                      L         No                              36

Double Degrees: Bachelor of Business Administration & Bachelor of                    5 Y (150 cr)*   Sept/Jan                    O              Yes               C            29      TRADES FOUNDATION PROGRAMS
Computing Science, Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Business Administration
                                                                                                                                                                                       Automotive Service Technician, Carpenter, Diesel Engine Mechanic,                          2Y               Varies                    L         No               C              36
*Duration: 5 years or 1 year if proper degree was obtained
                                                                                                                                                                                       Electrician, Electrical/Industrial Mechanic, Heavy Duty Equipment Technician,
Bachelor of Computing Science                                                        4 Y (120 cr)    Sept/Jan                    O              Yes               C            33      Instrumentation & Control Technician, Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
                                                                                                                                                                                       Machinist, Metal Fabricator, Plumber, Welder
Bachelor of Education (Elementary)                                                   5 Y (150 cr)*   Sept                        C              No                P            30
*Duration: 5 years or 2 years if proper degree was obtained                          or 2 Y*                                                                                           UNIVERSITY PREPARATION & STUDENT DEVELOPMENT
Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Science, Technology, Engineering and               5 Y (150 cr)*   July                        C              No                P            30      English as a Second Language (ESL)                                                         N/A              Sept/Jan/May                                                        23
Mathematics (STEM) *Duration: 5 years or 1 year if proper degree was obtained        or 1 Y*
                                                                                                                                                                                       University Preparation Courses                                                             N/A              Sept/Jan/May                                                        23
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
                                                                                                                                                                                         English as a Second             Undergraduate Tuition                     Graduate Tuition                                                          Post-Baccalaureate
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (3rd year entry)                               2 Y (60 cr)     Sept/Jan                    L              No                C            26        Language (ESL)                  (U-Prep and Academic)                                                                                               Diploma Tuition
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     • MBA (2 years): $45,908
Bachelor of Natural Resource Science                                                 4 Y (120 cr)    Sept/Jan                    L              No                C            34          • $6,900/semester               • $7,540/semester                                                                                                  • $1,885/course
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     • MEEM/MScEEM (2 years): $48,669
Bachelor of Science                                                                  4 Y (120 cr)    Sept/Jan/May                O              Yes               C            34            (up to 12 credits/              (up to 12 credits/4 courses)              Year 1: $2,334/course up to $14,000 max, Year 2: $34,669                 ($628/credit)
Majors: Animal Biology, Biology, Cellular, Molecular, Chemical Biology,                                                                                                                      4 courses)                    • $9,177/semester                         • MSc in Enviromental Science (2 years): $36,090                         • $7,540/semester
Chemistry, Computing Science, Computing Science & Mathematics,                                                                                                                             • $8,400/semester                 (15 credits/5 courses)                  • MSc in Data Science (2 years): $36,771                                   (12 credits/4 courses)
Ecology & Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, General Science,                                                                                                                   (15 credits/                  • each additional credit: $546            • Master of Nursing (2 years): $32,206                                   • $9,420/semester
Mathematics, Mathematics & Economics, Mathematical Sciences,                                                                                                                                 5 courses)                      (fall/winter) $628 (summer)             • Master of Education (1.5-2 years): $27,069                               (15 credits/5 courses)
Molecular & Microbial Biology, Physics, Pre-professional Health Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       GCES (Pre-MEd): $8137/ semester, if needed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       4th semester: $947.22/ semester, if needed
                                                                                                       Please visit tru.ca/programs for full list of programs and most current fees.     Tuition fees do not include general fees (TRUSU dues, U-Pass, health and dental insurance etc.)

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INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATIONS                                                                                                                                        DIRECT ENTRY
                                                                                                                                                                    INTO ACADEMIC STUDY                                    ENGLISH LANGUAGE
AND TRANSFER CREDIT                                                                                                                                                 REQUIREMENTS:
                                                                                                                                                                    • IELTS: 6.5+ with no bands below 6.0                  UPGRADES AND U-PREP
                                                                                                                                                                    • TOEFL iBT: 88+ with no section below 20
International                                          General Certificate of                               General Education                                       • TOEFL PBT: 570+, TWE 4.5+                            TRU offers English as a Second Language (ESL) and University preparation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (U-prep). Our ESL program provides quality language training for students
Baccalaureate (IB)                                     Educational Studies (GCE)                            Development (GED) test                                  • CAEL: Overall 70+, no subtest below 60
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           who plan to go on to post-secondary study, focusing on English for
The IB diploma is accepted for admission to            Students completing their GCE will be                GED is an accepted high-school
                                                                                                                                                                    LEVEL 5                                                academic purposes.
TRU. Transfer credit will be granted for higher
level courses completed with a score of 5 or
                                                       considered for admission based on different
                                                       factors. For admission to TRU you will need:
                                                                                                            equivalent for admission to TRU under the
                                                                                                            following conditions:                                   2 ESL COURSES           +
                                                                                                                                                                                    3 ACADEMIC                             Each of the five levels of TRU’s ESL program take one semester to complete.
                                                                                                                                                                    COURSES • 1 semester                                   Students with no official test score will take an English Placement Test (EPT)
higher. Students have the option to decline
                                                        • A minimum of two Advanced (A) level                • Must be at least 17 years of age                                                                            upon arrival at TRU and will be placed in the appropriate level of English
the transfer credit if they wish to complete                                                                                                                        REQUIREMENTS:
                                                          courses and two Advanced Subsidiary                • Will need IELTS score                                                                                       language study as indicated in the chart below. Students with an official test
the course(s) at the university.                                                                                                                                    • TRU ESL Level 4
                                                          (AS) level courses or                                                                                                                                            score can enter ESL or academic courses without taking the TRU EPT. Please

To transfer credits to arts, business or science,                                                            • Will need to take Accuplacer math                    • IELTS: 6.0+ with no bands below 5.5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           refer to the chart for entry levels.
                                                        • A minimum of two A-level courses and                 assessment at TRU                                    • TOEFL iBT: 80+
you must have:                                            three Ordinary (O) level subjects                                                                         • TOEFL PBT: 550–569
 • Official IB transcript (sent to International                                                                                                                    • CAEL: Overall 60+, no subtest below 50                 Note: To secure registration for the courses you need, please
                                                        • Completion of O levels (university
   Admissions office directly from the                    preparation courses will need to be               Transfer credit                                         Upon completion you are awarded the ESL Advanced         submit your English test scores two months before arriving at TRU.
   testing centre)                                                                                                                                                  Academic Preparation Certificate and direct entry to
                                                          completed at TRU)                                 If you have completed courses at another                academic study
 • Higher learning courses only                                                                             recognized post-secondary institution, you may
                                                        • Math and English A Level completion
                                                                                                            be able to transfer those courses to TRU. You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Academic requirements
 • Grade of 5, 6 or 7                                     is required. Otherwise University
                                                                                                            will need to indicate your intention to apply for       LEVEL 4                                                 • Secondary school completion (high school graduation)
                                                          Preparation or upgrade will be required
                                                          where applicable.                                 transfer credits on your application form. You          4 ESL COURSES           +
                                                                                                                                                                                     1 ACADEMIC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Transcripts from all previous post-secondary institutions (if applicable)
Advanced Placement (AP)                                                                                     must provide original transcripts or attested           COURSE • 1 semester
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Other requirements vary by program
                                                       GCE Advanced level                                   copies from the respective Registrar and

AP exams will be accepted for admission to                                                                                                                          REQUIREMENTS:
                                                                                                            course outlines (syllabus) at least four months         • TRU ESL Level 3                                       • For detailed requirements, please refer to pages 24–36
TRU. Official transcripts must be provided
from the College Board. To transfer credits
                                                       (A-level exams)                                      prior to your arrival at TRU, otherwise you may         • IELTS: 5.5+ with no bands below 5.0
                                                                                                            not be eligible for transfer credit in your first       • TOEFL iBT: 71+
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • For English requirements and exemptions, go to
you must have:                                         Transfer credit to arts, science, or business
                                                                                                            semester. Transcripts and course outlines               • TOEFL PBT: 530–549                                      tru.ca/englishrequirements
                                                       programs are available for approved A-level
 • Official AP transcript                                                                                   must be officially translated into English.             • CAEL: Overall 50+, no subtest below 40
                                                       courses with a passing grade of A or B. To
 • Grade of 4 or 5                                                                                                                                                  Upon completion you are awarded the ESL Advanced
                                                       transfer credits, you must provide official GCE      https://www.tru.ca/future/admissions/                   Academic Preparation Certificate and direct entry to
                                                       transcripts of A-level courses.                      international/transfercredit.html                       Level 5

                                                                                                                                                                    LEVEL 3
                                                                                                                                                                    5 ESL COURSES • 1 semester

                                                         |   For more information visit truworld.ca/scholarships                                                    • TRU ESL Level 2
                                                                                                                                                                    • IELTS: 5.0+
                                                                                                                                                                    • TOEFL iBT: 61+
International Athletic                                 Scholarships for                                     International Social Media                              • TOEFL PBT: 500–529
Scholarships                                           US Citizens                                          Ambassador Awards                                       • CAEL: Overall 40+
Considered for students on TRU’s                       US citizens admitted to a TRU undergraduate          A limited number of awards are available                Upon completion you are awarded the ESL
varsity sports teams.                                  program of two years or longer are eligible for an   for international and Canadian students                 Intermediate Certificate Award and direct entry to
                                                       automatic scholarship of $2,000 CAD per student.     interested in promoting TRU globally as a               Level 4
                                                                                                            study destination.
Engineering Scholarships
International students accepted and
                                                       Diversity Scholarships
                                                                                                            Academic Excellence Award
                                                                                                                                                                    LEVEL 2

enrolled in TRU’s two-year engineering                 TRU offers global diversity scholarships                                                                     5 ESL COURSES • 1 semester
transfer program will be considered.                   to new international students that demonstrate       To be considered, students must have a
                                                       excellent academics and are from countries           minimum GPA of 86% (A) during last year
                                                                                                                                                                    REQUIREMENTS:                                                     The TRU Advantage
                                                       that are underrepresented on campus. To be           of high school/college/university.                      • TRU ESL Level 1
TRU Law International                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1. English Placement Test (EPT) available
                                                       considered, students should meet one of the                                                                  • TRU English Placement Test
Student Award                                          following: 3.0 GPA or 6.5 IELTS or 88 TOEFL iBT.                                                                                                                               2. IELTS and TOEFL scores are accepted
                                                                                                            Exceptional Student Award                               Upon completion you are awarded the ESL
An award of $5,000 CAD per student                                                                                                                                  Foundations Certificate Award and direct entry to
                                                                                                            To be considered, students must have a                                                                                    3. Academic ESL designed for university preparation
is available to all qualified international students   Scholarships for                                     minimum GPA of 80% (A-) during last year
                                                                                                                                                                    Level 3
enrolled in the Juris Doctor program.                                                                                                                                                                                                 4. Can combine ESL and academic courses for
                                                       Residents of the Bahamas                             of high school/college/university and gain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         credit in Levels 4 and 5
Jorge Campos Award                                     and Caribbean                                        direct entry to academic studies (IELTS 6.5+).          LEVEL 1                                                           5. 20 hours of classroom instruction per week
                                                       Students from the Bahamas entering an                                                                        5 ESL COURSES • 1 semester
for Mexican citizens                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Language labs and activities
                                                       undergraduate program in the Faculty of Adventure,                                                           REQUIREMENTS:

This scholarship is open to Mexican citizens           Culinary Arts and Tourism or the School of
                                                                                                                                                                    • TRU English Placement Test
currently enrolled in a full-time program of studies   Business and Economics will automatically be
in Mexico.                                             considered to receive a $7,500 CAD award.                                                                    • Suggested: TOEFL iBT: 20
                                                       One student is selected each year.                                                                           Upon completion you are awarded                        We accept more test results, for more details visit tru.ca/esl
                                                                                                                                                                    direct entry to Level 2

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Programs & Admission Requirements                                                                                                                                 Bachelor of Tourism Management                                               • All English 12 (73%), or       • Culture, History,        • Tourist Information
                                                                                                                                                   MORE     >                                                                                    IELTS 6.5, or equivalent         and Geography              Centre Manager

                                                                                                                                                                  Become a leader and manager in the expanding field of tourism. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               • Math 11 (60%),                 • Destination              • Travel Agency
                                                                                                                                                                  BTM focuses on key issues in local, regional, national and international
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 or equivalent                    Marketing                  Manager
                                                                                                                                                                  tourism, with opportunities for international experience through study
                                                                                                                                                                  abroad and field schools. Gain the skills and confidence to develop your     Limited seats                    • Hospitality Law          • Hotel Manager
                                                                                                                                                                  own tourism business and fill industry demand for managers. Receive a                                         • People, Places,          • Event Organizer
Please refer to tru.ca/programs for the most up-to-date programs and admission requirements.                                                                      Tourism Management Diploma after two years.                                                                     and the Toured           • Marketing Executive
                                                                                                                                                                  Concentrations: Adventure Studies, Festivals & Events, Innovation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Environmental
                                                                             MINIMUM                      SAMPLE                   SAMPLE                         & Entrepreneurship, Resort Experience
 PROGRAM NAME                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Issues in Tourism
                                                                             REQUIREMENTS                 COURSES                  JOBS                           tru.ca/btm

 Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in                                               • Any bachelor’s degree      • Contemporary           • Eco-Designer                 Adventure Guide Diploma                                                      • All English 12 (67%), or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 IELTS 6.5, or equivalent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Search and Rescue        • Ski Instructor
                                                                                                            Perspectives in Eco                                                                                                                                                   Management               • Avalanche
                                                                             • Math 12 or equivalent                               • Search and Rescue
 Adventure Studies                                                                                          and Adventure            Responder
                                                                                                                                                                  Setting the standard around the world for a broad spectrum of                • Math 11 (67%),                 • Expedition Planning        Technician
                                                                             • IELTS 6.5 no bands below                                                           wilderness guide training, this intensive program will prepare you for         or equivalent
                                                                                                          • Adventure and                                                                                                                                                         and Leadership           • Hiking Guide
 Students acquire a foundation in tourism-related subjects including           6.0 or TOEFL 88 no                                  • Avalanche                    exciting leadership positions in outdoor skills instruction and guiding.     • Completed Adventure
 marketing, cultural issues, applied research methods, product                 section less than 20         Sport Marketing          Technician                                                                                                                                 • The Adventure            • SAR Team Member
                                                                                                                                                                  The field portion of your classes access BC’s exceptional recreational         Studies application form
 operations and risk management. Students are then free to explore a                                      • Consulting in                                                                                                                                                         Tourism Industry
                                                                                                                                                                  resources for whitewater and ocean pursuits, climbing and skiing.            • 19 years of age by start                                  • Sea Kayak Guide
 range of related topics such as rock climbing, surfing and skiing as well   Limited seats                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Business
                                                                                                            Adventure                                                                                                                            of program
 as programming, consulting and ecotourism.                                                                                                                       tru.ca/adventure                                                                                                of Adventure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Limited seats
                                                                                                                                                                  Events & Conventions Management Diploma                                      • All English 12 (73%), or       • Catering and Service     • Conference Planner
 Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Innovation                                    • Any bachelor’s degree      • Adventure and          • Small Business
                                                                                                                                                                  Apply your creativity and keen eye for detail toward a career in event
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 IELTS 6.5, or equivalent         Management               • Event Planner
                                                                             • IELTS 6.5 no bands below     Sport Marketing          Owner                                                                                                     • Math 11 (60%),                 • Managing Festivals       • Festival Organizer
 and Entrepreneurship in Tourism                                               6.0 or TOEFL 88 no         • Consulting in          • Travel Consultant
                                                                                                                                                                  management. This program provides a practical overview of the                  or equivalent                    and Events
                                                                                                                                                                  functions, skills and knowledge required to successfully plan, organize,                                                                 • Trade Show Planner
 Students will gain an understanding of issues fundamental in tourism          section less than 20         Adventure              • Events Manager                                                                                            Limited seats                    • Fundraising for
                                                                                                                                                                  manage, promote and evaluate a festival, convention, tradeshow or                                                                        • Convention
 planning, marketing and service provision. Features some courses                                         • Programming                                                                                                                                                           Non-Profit
                                                                             Limited seats                                                                        special event.                                                                                                                             Coordinator
 based on small and new tourism enterprise, as well as creation and                                         Experiential                                                                                                                                                          Organizations
 product development.                                                                                       Activities                                            tru.ca/ecm

                                                                                                                                                                  Resort & Hotel Management Diploma                                            • All English 12 (73%), or       • Organizational
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Hotel General
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 IELTS 6.5, or equivalent                                    Manager
 Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in                                               • Any bachelor’s degree      • The Culture            • Festival Coordinator         Get what you need to go places in the hospitality industry as a tourism      • Foundations of Math 11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  in Tourism
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Sales Manager
                                                                             • IELTS 6.5 no bands below     of Events              • Event Planner                professional. A blend of theory and hands-on learning gives you the                                           • Hospitality Law
 Managing Festivals and Events                                                 6.0 or TOEFL 88 no         • Event Tourism                                         technical and managerial skills you need to work in the hotel and resort
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (60%), or equivalent                                      • Food and Beverage
                                                                                                                                   • Tourism Coordinator                                                                                                                        • Resort and Hotel
                                                                               section less than 20                                                                                                                                            Limited seats                                                 Manager
 A focus on event logistics and tourism will also aid in developing the                                   • Event Logistics                                       industry in Canada and abroad.                                                                                  Operations
 student’s knowledge of event/festival management.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Hotel Resources
                                                                             Limited seats                                                                        tru.ca/rhm

 Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in                                               • Any bachelor’s degree      • Resort Management      • Guest Experience             Sport Event Management Diploma                                               • All English 12 (73%), or       • The World of Events      • Entrepreneur
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 IELTS 6.5, or equivalent       • Staging Special          • Sports Teams
                                                                             • IELTS 6.5 no bands below   • Managing Small           Manager
 Resort Experience Management                                                  6.0 or TOEFL 88 no           Tourism Enterprises    • Resort Manager
                                                                                                                                                                  Develop your business skills and event management expertise. Learn to
                                                                                                                                                                  organize and market sports events, recruit and motivate volunteers, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               • Math 11 (60%),                   Events                     Manager
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 or equivalent                  • Sport Event              • Lifestyle/Sporting
 Focus on resort operations and management in conjunction with                 section less than 20       • Resort Hospitality     • Customer Relations           how to raise funds.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Marketing                  Event Coordinator
 managing the overall tourism experience.                                                                   Operations and           Coordinator                                                                                               Limited seats
                                                                             Limited seats                                                                        tru.ca/sem                                                                                                    • Field Experience         • Fundraising/
 tru.ca/tourism/post-baccalaureate-diplomas                                                                 Performance                                                                                                                                                                                      Marketing Manager

 Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in                                               • Any bachelor’s degree      • Destination            • Senior Project               Tourism Management Diploma                                                   • All English 12 (73%), or       • Marketing and            • Event Manager
                                                                             • IELTS 6.5 no bands below     Marketing                Manager                                                                                                     IELTS 6.5, or equivalent         Customer Service         • Hotel and Resort
 Tourism Destination Development                                               6.0 or TOEFL 88 no           Organizations          • Sales Agent
                                                                                                                                                                  Explore your options with a two-year diploma that gives you a good           • Math 11 (60%),                 • People, Places,            Manager
                                                                               section less than 20                                                               sampling of the specialties you can take in Tourism Management.                or equivalent                    and the Toured
 Topics include understanding and influencing tourist behaviour,                                          • Community and          • Marketing & Sales                                                                                                                                                     • Travel Counsellor
                                                                                                                                                                  Students enrolled in Bachelor of Tourism Management who wish to exit                                            Landscape
 business strategy, small business management, information technology                                       Cultural Issues          Executive
                                                                             Limited seats                                                                        the program upon completion of Year 2 can apply for this diploma.            Limited seats
 and managing service operations in a global setting.                                                       in Tourism                                                                                                                                                          • Environmental
                                                                                                          • Tourism and                                           tru.ca/tourism                                                                                                  Issues in Tourism
                                                                                                                                                                  Adventure Guide Certificate                                                  • All English 12 (67%), or       • Wilderness Travel        • Ski Instructor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 IELTS 6.5, or equivalent       • Mountaineering/          • Sea Kayak Guide
                                                                                                                                                                  This entry-level, eight-month program combines classroom instruction
 Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Tourism                                       • Any bachelor’s degree      • Managing the Tourist   • Events Manager
                                                                                                                                                                  with courses in canoeing, rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               • Math 11 (67%),                   Skiing                   • Canoe Instructor
                                                                             • IELTS 6.5 no bands below     Experience             • Travel Operations                                                                                           or equivalent
 Experience Management                                                         6.0 or TOEFL 88 no         • The Social Side          Coordinator
                                                                                                                                                                  whitewater kayaking and more.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               • 19 years of age by start
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Swift Water Rescue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Raft Guide
 Acquire a foundation in tourism studies including tourism experience          section less than 20         of Tourism             • Guest Services               tru.ca/adventure                                                               of program                     • Ocean Surfing            • Ocean Surfing
 marketing, environmental issues, community and cultural issues,                                          • Programming              Manager                                                                                                   Limited seats
                                                                             Limited seats
 applied research methods and product development and innovation.                                           Experiential
 tru.ca/tourism/post-baccalaureate-diplomas                                                                                                                       Culinary Arts Certificate (Red Seal)                                         • Grade 10, or equivalent        • Safety and Sanitary      • Baker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               • Food Safe Level 1                Standards                • Cook/Chef
                                                                                                                                                                  Learn the fundamentals and the artistry of food preparation in a                                              • Menu Planning
 Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Tourism                                   • Any bachelor’s degree      • Tourism Behaviour      • Reservations Agent
                                                                                                                                                                  hands-on environment that includes practical experience producing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               • Successful Entry                                          • Chocolatier
                                                                             • IELTS 6.5 no bands below   • Recreation             • Guest Experience                                                                                            Assessment: see                • Ingredients              • Restaurant Manager
 Students gain basic knowledge and skills for working in the general field                                                                                        international gourmet fare for our on-campus public cafeteria. Earn
                                                                               6.0 or TOEFL 88 no           and Tourism              Centre                                                                                                      tru.ca/assessment                and Nutritional
 of tourism or for pursuing further, more specialized education in various                                                                                        Professional Cook 1 and 2 certifications in three semesters (44 weeks),                                                                  • Caterer
                                                                               section less than 20         Management               Representative                                                                                                                               Properties
 tourism sectors.                                                                                                                                                 with the option to complete a Professional Cook 3 Apprenticeship             Limited seats
                                                                                                          • Tourism in a Global    • Travel Consultant            (Red Seal).                                                                                                   • Production
                                                                             Limited seats
 tru.ca/tourism/post-baccalaureate-diplomas                                                                 Environment                                                                                                                                                           Procedures

                                                                                                                                                                * Students who do not meet direct entry requirements to join Tourism Faculty programs will be offered a seat in the Pre-Tourism program.
                                                                                                                                                                This program allows students to do all required upgrades to qualify for Tourism.
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