According to AbbreviationFinder, Thompson Rivers University was founded in 1970 as Cariboo College and was granted university status in 2005, making it currently the youngest university in the province of British Columbia.
It now offers many bachelor’s and master’s courses as well as other programs at the Faculty of Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism, the Faculty of Arts, the School of Business and Economics, the Faculty of Human, Social, and Educational Development, the Faculty of Law, the School of Nursing, the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Student Development and the School of Trades and Technology.
In addition, you can also complete language courses, semesters abroad or summer sessions. The university is particularly committed to Aboriginal Services to support marginalized groups.
Each student is given individual attention within the campus community. You get help with settling in and with bureaucratic matters, but leisure activities with regular social activities and excursions are also provided. In this way, international students in particular should get to know Canadian culture better.
- Thompson Rivers University website
Year of foundation: 1970
Type of university: State university
Number of students: total 24100, international 2600
- Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology
The academic year at Thompson Rivers University is divided into two semesters. Summer sessions are also offered.
- Academic gap year
- postgraduate studies
- semester abroad
- bachelor’s degree
- Master’s degree
- language courses
- Summer Sessions
International students are offered the opportunity to study at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) for one or two semesters as part of the Study Abroad Program. There is the possibility of free semester and cross -departmental course selectionfrom all university courses of the bachelor’s degree programs offered at TRU.
Master’s students in economics subjects also have the opportunity to take courses from the MBA or Graduate Certificate in Business Administration programs offered, for example in areas such as New Venture Creation, International Business, Marketing or Human Resources .
- Thompson Rivers University semester program
Tuition (4 courses undergraduate)
Tuition per course Postgraduate (minimum amount)
The tuition fees include four courses with 12 credits per semester. If you take 5 courses (15 credits) or more, the fees increase. However, it is not recommended to take more than 15 credits during a semester abroad.
- Tuition at Thompson Rivers University
If you would like to complete a semester abroad at Thompson Rivers University, you have the opportunity to apply for foreign BAföG for a semester abroad in Canada. If there is an individual claim, the office subsidizes the costs of living, travel to and from Germany and health insurance. Tuition fees are also subsidized up to EUR 4600.
Applicants to the Thompson Rivers University semester program must already be graduate students.
German applicants who take courses from the bachelor programs must provide proof of sufficient language skills based on a minimum score in a standardized language test such as the IELTS or TOEFL. Alternatively, proof from your home university of C1 level or a DAAD language certificate is sufficient.
If you apply for courses from the MBA programs, you do not have to provide proof of language proficiency, but you do have to show an average grade of 2.0 (the last two years of study).
The language skills can be proven by one of the following test results or documents:
|DAAD language test
||6.5 (no range below 6.0)
||6.5 (no range below 6.0)
|Proof of home university
|TOEFL (internet based)
||88 (no range under 20)
||88 (no range under 20)
The language certificate cannot be submitted later.
- Thompson Rivers University Application Requirements
Degrees/Courses in English – Undergraduate
- Bachelor of Arts in Canadian Studies
- Bachelor of Arts in Economics
- Bachelor of Arts in English
- Bachelor of Arts in Geography
- Bachelor of Arts in History
- Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
- Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Business and Regulatory Policy
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Economics
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
- Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing
- Bachelor of Computing Science
- Bachelor of Computing Science / Bachelor of Business Administration
- Bachelor of Education (Elementary)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts
- Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
- Bachelor of Journalism
- Bachelor of Natural Resource Science
- Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology
- Bachelors of Science in Biology
- Bachelor of Science in Chemical Biology
- Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
- Bachelor of Science in Computing Science
- Bachelor of Science in Ecology & Environmental Biology
- Bachelor of Science in Environmental Chemistry
- Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences
- Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Bachelor of Science in Physics
- Bachelor of Social Work
- Bachelor of Tourism Management in Adventure Tourism
- Bachelor of Tourism Management in Adventure Tourism Management
- Bachelor of Tourism Management in Entrepreneurship
- Bachelor of Tourism Management in Management
- Bachelor of Tourism Management in Tourism Management Operations
Studies/Courses in English – Postgraduate
- Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Business Administration in Accounting
- Master of Business Administration in Finance
- Master of Business Administration in Human Resources
- Master of Business Administration in International Business
- Master of Business Administration in Marketing
- Master of Business Administration in New Venture Creation
The friendly atmosphere of the city and the incomparable nature make Kamloops in the Canadian province of British Columbia an ideal place for international students.
Thompson Rivers University ‘s main campus is very modern and is just a few minutes from downtown. It overlooks the confluence of the North Thompson River and South Thompson River, from which the college takes its name.
A typical landmark is the clock tower, and the main buildings include, for example, the Old Main or the library. Students have all the necessary facilities for study and leisure at their disposal.
In addition to the main campus in Kamloops, Thompson Rivers University has a second location in Williams Lake where various courses can be taken. Life is a little cheaper here, and students benefit from smaller classes.
Finally, there are a number of university regional centers at 100 Mile House, Clearwater, Barriere, Ashcroft and Lillooet.
- Thompson Rivers University campus descriptions
International students have several accommodation options at Thompson Rivers University.
The following accommodation options are available:
- student residence
- Private apartments / hotels
- guest families
The college town of Kamloops
Kamloops is a relatively small town with a population of around 83,000 and is located 365 kilometers northwest of Vancouver in British Columbia.
But it has a lot to offer, such as a beautiful landscape, low cost of living and a very pleasant climate: During the summer, temperatures rise to an average of 27°C.
Although the city is not particularly large, Kamloops has an art gallery, a professional theater company, a symphony orchestra, two museums and many cultural events such as the Wildlights Festival or the International Film Festival.
The city also has 84 parks – an unbelievably large number. Sporting activities and events are particularly emphasized here; from golf to skiing you can do everything.