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Thompson Rivers University (TRU): Admissions 2024, Rankings & Acceptance Rate

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About TRU

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Year of establishment1970
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Also Known AsTRU
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TOEFLPTE+1 More
Total International Students4579
Size of Campus in acres250
Male/Female Ratio1.2
UG/PG Course Ratio0.2
Endowments ValueCanadian Dollar 20 million
Scholarships3
No.of Campuses2
Accommodation expenses1766 CAD for 4 sharing (UG)
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Q:   Is Thompson Rivers University (TRU) a good university?

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TRU Canada is ranked among the top universities for international students in British Columbia, Canada. Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is known to provide quality education and amazing career and learning opportunities to its students. Some of the great reasons to study at TRU Canada are that it offers a wide a range of programs ranging from master's degree to graduate certificates, Bachelor degrees, certificates and diplomas, etc. Apart from this, students have options to work on and off campus while studying.

 

Q:   Why should I choose to study at Thompson Rivers University (TRU)?

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Thompson Rivers University’s mission reads that it is a comprehensive, learner-centered, sustainable university that serves its regional, national and international learners through high-quality and flexible education. It is clearly visible as TRU is Canada’s first platinum-ranked sustainable university, accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities besides having the Alan Blizzard Award in 2019. The university supports its students to excel in all aspects of their life and ensure them of the best possible opportunities for intellectual growth.

 

Q:   Is Thompson Rivers University accredited?

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Accreditation of a university means that an university has an official stamp of approval. This further means that the university adheres to the highest quality standard. Thompson Rivers University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) at the associate, bachelor, and master’s degree levels. Accreditation of a university by the NWCCU indicates that the university meets and exceeds the criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process.

 

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Q:   Are there any scholarships available for international students at Thompson Rivers University?

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Thompson Rivers University offers a wide range of scholarships to international students. Some of the popular scholarships are; International Athletic Scholarship for outstanding students demonstrating athletic ability, Diversity Scholarships, Academic Excellence Award, and Exceptional Student Award. To be considered for Academic Excellence Awards, students should have a minimum GPA of 86% during the last year of high school / college / university. As per this award, students are eligible for up to CAD 2,000.

 

TRU Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :CAD 100
  • Type of deadline :Regular
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Fall15ᵗʰ - 30ᵗʰ Apr 2024
Summer1ˢᵗ Feb 2023 - 1ˢᵗ Feb 2024
Winter1ˢᵗ Oct 2022 - 15ᵗʰ Oct 2023
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Q:   Is it easy to get admission into Thompson Rivers University?

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Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Canada is one of the most preferred universities among international students in Canada. Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is very selective with an acceptance rate of 82%. Each semester TRU Canada welcomes around 3,500 international students from more than 100 countries. However, it is not impossible to get admission at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) as long as you meet minimum eligibility criteria for the programme that you have applied for. Each programme and course at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) has its own admission criteria and requirements. Students are advised to visit the website and check the minimum academic requirements for your desired course and programmes.

 

Q:   How to apply to Thompson Rivers University for international students?

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TRU offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses. The admission requirements and admission process at TRU may differ for undergraduate and graduate students. Below we have given the application process for admission to undergraduate and graduate courses at Thompson Rivers University.

Undergraduate Courses

  • First of all, apply online and pay a non-refundable application fee to complete the application
  • Next, upload the required documents and transcripts
  • If a student becomes a successful applicant, he / she will receive a conditional acceptance letter. This process usually takes one week
  • Then, pay the fee and courier the official transcripts
  • Finally, students will receive a final acceptance letter

Graduate Courses

  • First of all, apply online
  • Next, upload all the needed documents and transcripts
  • Then, students will receive an email from International Graduate Admission with the students’ TRU id
  • After the completed application is received by TRU, it will be processed and submitted to a selection committee
  • If a student becomes a successful applicant, then he / she will receive a conditional acceptance letter
  • Then, pay the fee and courier the official transcripts to International Graduate Admissions at TRU
  • Lastly, students will receive a final acceptance letter
 

Q:   What is the last date to apply at Thompson Rivers University for international students?

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The application deadlines for international students at Thompson Rivers University vary by intakes, programs, capacity and eligibility for pre-assessment. TRU's pre-assessment process is currently applicable only to the following eligible nationalities: Bangladesh, Ghana, India, Iran and Nigeria. Deadlines for students of pre-assessment eligible nationalities are given below:

Application StatusSummer 2024Fall 2024Winter 2025
Applications CloseOpenApr 15, 2024Open
 

TRU Fees & Eligibility 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
B.E. / B.Tech(8 courses)
INR 10 L - 15 L
Duration4-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above, TOEFL: 88 & Above
B.Sc.(14 courses)
INR 11 L - 13 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above, TOEFL: 88 & Above
MBA/PGDM(2 courses)
INR 8 L - 9 L
Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 74 - 94, PTE: 58 - 68
BBA(13 courses)
INR 10 L - 13 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above, TOEFL: 88 & Above
B.A.(10 courses)
INR 11 L - 13 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above, TOEFL: 88 & Above
MS(2 courses)
INR 12 L - 13 L
Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 88 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
BHM(1 course)
INR 13 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 88 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
B.J.M.C.(2 courses)
INR 13 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above, TOEFL: 88 & Above
BFA(2 courses)
INR 11 L - 13 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above, TOEFL: 88 & Above
B.Ed(1 course)
INR 11 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
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Q:   Does Thompson Rivers University require IELTS?

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Yes, Thompson Rivers University requires IELTS for admission into undergraduate and graduate programs. In case of undergraduate level of study, for direct entry into academic programs, IELTS score must be 6.5+ with no band below 6.0. In case of graduate programs, 6.0+ - 7.0+ IELTS score is required. Apart from IELTS, you can also submit scores of TOEFL / Duolingo / MET / CAEL (as applicable as per level of program).

 

Q:   How much is the tuition fee at Thompson Rivers University?

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Students who want to take admission at Thompson Rivers University can check the first-year tuition fee of the courses offered there from the table given below:

Courses

1st-Year Tuition Fees

MBA/PGDM   (1 Course)

INR 9.11 L

PG Diploma   (10 Courses)

INR 9.1 L - 11.91 L

UG Diploma   (22 Courses)

INR 2.71 L - 13.67 L

BBA   (13 Courses)

INR 11.08 L

UG certificate   (14 Courses)

INR 2.71 L - 18.78 L

BFA   (2 Courses)

INR 11.08 L - 11.6 L

BSc  (11 Courses)

INR 11.08 L

MS   (2 Courses)

INR 11.4 L - 23.26 L

BE / BTech   (7 Courses)

INR 11.08 L - 12.43 L

BJMC   (2 Courses)

INR 11.08 L - 11.83 L

 

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Students Ratings & Reviews

4/5
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Vibe of Campus
  • Academically oriented
  • Liberal
  • Friendly
  • Easy going
Student Views
  • 55% students never faced discrimination in this university
Internships3.3
Part time work4.1
Post study jobs3.8
Quality of faculty4.3
Student Life4.5
Value for money4.3
Public transportation3.9
Safety4.6
Indian Food3.8
Permanent Immigration3.9
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Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Human Resource Management - Batch of 2025
3.5
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Serene surroundings, Home away from home.
Tips: If you love small towns you should choose this place. Everyone knows everyone which sometimes is annoying. There is rarely anything to do. However, it is a beautiful place. Personally, I love big cities as it might give you more exposure but if you want peace and good scenic beauty Kamloops is a beautiful place.
Likes (Safety): Safety depends on the preferred location one stays. According to me, it is safe as I stay in on-campus residence. But if you are mature to take care of yourself you are good. I faced a safety issue with one of my roommates when I stayed off campus which made me change my accommodation to on campus.
Dislikes (Internships): There are campus job fairs. There is very limited job opportunities in my domain. So, I may consider relocating after my studies. It has very less jobs in Human resources which is what I have observed so far. However if one is smart enough they can land a decent job.
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Azeem Khan Verified Icon
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Applied Data Science - Batch of 2025
3.7
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
I personally like town life that is the reason I chose this college.
Tips: One should be prepared to adapt to everything. You are coming here to become successful. You have to bring tremendous change in your personality and lifestyle to achieve it. The weather is not that bad here as compared to other cities of Canada. Small town-like vibe with friendly neighbours.
Likes (Part time work): I rated Part time job 5 because I got the job within 10 days. Moreover, almost every International student I met in Kamloops has a job so that won't be an issue for anyone who is planning to come to TRU. Minimum wage in Kamloops (British Columbia ) is the highest among all the provinces in Canada.
Dislikes (Public transportation): We only have bus services as our primary mode of transportation. While it is cost effective it lacks reliability. Depending on the bus alone to get you to your destination in time is a bit challenging. To ensure punctuality it is advisable to take at least 30 minds of buffer. It gets worse in winter due to snowfall and blocked roads.
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Abdullah Saleem Verified Icon
Master of Business Administration - Batch of 2023
3.5
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Not the best, nor the worst. Beautiful small city, fun-filled university experience.
Tips: TRU isn't a prestigious university, it is however a public university which is comparatively less expensive when compared to others, hence why most people decide to join TRU for the "University" and student life which you might not get in a college. Securing a part-time job may be challenging at first, will have to be patient and give it some time as competition is getting fierce. More and more students are coming to Kamloops with not many new opportunities arising, the same goes with accommodation. Housing rates keep rising. My gentle advice would be; don't come with high expectations, and you won't be disappointed.
Likes (Safety): So far I haven't felt threatened by anyone or any situation. However, there are safety concerns with regard to homeless individuals and so-called "junkies" in certain parts of the city. But they are harmless until and unless teased or disturbed.
Dislikes (Internships): Many programs in TRU do not offer internships. Only Bachelor programs have an option of doing an internship, more commonly known as Co-op. Course loads are quiet hectic for Masters students, whereas PBD courses are rather easier to pass. Course structures are well-designed and the professors are great, with excellent experience and knowledge.
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Master of Business Administration - Batch of 2024
5
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Life at Thompson Rivers University was good.
Tips: It's a great place to study and the university culture is very warm. The faculties are very helpful and highly professional in their fields. They know the current trends of the market and on top of it the university offers a lot of opportunities to get real-life work experiences and the events are always helpful to learn the new culture.
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Abhishake Goyal Verified Icon
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting - Batch of 2023
4.3
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Good Accounting program of Thompson Rivers University
Tips: There are lot of co-op opportunities to look out for. Take part in different clubs and activities. Be active in looking for Post graduation work and start early. The faculty are very knowledgeable and helpful. All in all, I would say it was a very wonderful learning experience.
Likes (Student Life): There are various events for students to take part in as well as many opportunities to get involved with communities. The workload was manageable for me. There are certain events organized by the Indian community on festivals like Diwali and Holi. University had one event name I-days which was a lot of fun and a cultural mix where you are able to see culture of different places.
Dislikes (Indian Food): No Indian food is good in Canada. Most people cook for themselves in Canada. The current inflation has caused prices to skyrocket so eating out once a month is all that was possible for me. There is one good restaurant that I recommend and that would be Moxies.
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Q:   What is the placement record of Thompson Rivers University?

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Thompson Rivers University is one of the most prestigious universities in the world. It has an impressive employment track record. Below we have given the job picture for TRU students two years after graduation based on survey conducted by the BC government. 

Overall Satisfaction Rating

DegreeRating
Bachelor's degree95%
Diploma91%
Apprenticeship 92%

 Salary and Wages 

DegreeSalary
Bachelor's degreeCAD 53,886
DiplomaCAD 21 an hour
ApprenticeshipCAD 35 an hour
 

TRU Accommodation & Meals

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Q:   Does TRU offer on-campus accommodations for international students?

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Yes, Thompson Rivers University offers a variety of accommodation and housing options to international students. Kamloops campus of TRU offers a one-of-a-kind university community in the heart of the city, a place to live, work, learn, and play. International students can book their accommodation at North Tower, McGill Residence, East Village or Westgate Dorms. 

 

Q:   How to book room at TRU residences?

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There are two ways to book your room at these residences. International students can book the room either directly through the on-campus residences or through TRU World. To book the room international applicant must do the following. 

  • Pay the full residence fees to TRU (same account used to pay your tuition fees)
  • Full fees = CAD 100 application fee + CAD 150 damage deposit (refundable) + CAD 150 housing processing fee + residence fees
  • TRU does not process any requests or hold a spot if you make only partial payments
  • Do not send partial payments to TRU if applying directly to the residences
 

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Q:   How many international students are there at Thompson Rivers University?

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Thompson Rivers University is one of the leading destinations in Canada for international students. International enrolment now exceeds 3,500 students from 100+ nations worldwide. It is no surprise that so many international students choose Thompson Rivers University for higher education. In the academic year, 2021/2022 a total of 5,464 international students from 113 countries around the world enrolled at Thompson Rivers University, i.e., around 20 per cent of the total student population at Thompson Rivers University. Among the total 12,812 FTEs students, 3,345 are international students and 1,273 are indigenous students at Thompson Rivers University.

 

Q:   Is Kamloops a good place for international students?

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Kamloops is a modern city of 100,000 people. Friendly, safe, environment in Kamloops city, combined with the spectacular natural setting, helps make Kamloops a good city for international students. Students graduating from TRU Canada will have ample of job opportunities as the economy of Kamloops is strong. Some of the core industries of Kamloops are Forestry, Mining, Retail, and Agriculture. This city is rich with sporting and cultural events, and boasts about four changing seasons Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter to enjoy outdoor adventures.

 
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The duration of Thompson Rivers University MBA is two years. To take admission to MBA programme at TRU, the applicants are required to meet the following requirements:

  • A three or four-year undergraduate degree in any discipline with a minimum B average or 3.0 GPA in the last 60 credits
  • English languag

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Answered 3 months ago

The Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Applied Data Science programme of Thompson Rivers University is designed to meet the rising demand for Data Scientists and Analysts, and provide specialised training in that area. This programme directly addresses the national and provincial shortage of skilled labo

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Answered 6 months ago

 Each semester, Thompson Rivers University welcomes 3,500 international students from more than 100 countries. In order to get into TRU as an international student, meet the English language and academic requirements along with minimum age criteria. The minimum age of students for getting into TRU i

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Rashmi Gupta

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Answered 6 months ago

The first-year tuition fee for MBA at Thompson Rivers University is around INR 9 Lakh. Apart from the tuition fee, students are required to pay the amount for other expenses like general fee, health fee, and health and dental plan. For these other expenses, students are required to pay INR 1 Lakh.

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Answered 6 months ago

 According to the various official sources cited on the official website of Thompson Rivers University, the following is the data for the MBA graduates of TRU:

  • Average salary including base salary, signing bonus and other guaranteed compensation: $117,997
  • Percentage of recent MBA graduates employed in

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