International

Numerous international students attend TRU Adventure Studies Department programs. If you are an international applicant, the following information will help you understand the process for applying as an international student.

English language requirements

Studies at TRU are held in English. The English requirements for international students are as follows:

  • A minimum TOEFL score of 550 Paper based, or
  • An IELTS minimum score of 6.0, or
  • Completion with a minimum C+ grade in Level 4 of TRU English as a Second Language Program.

International student applications

An applicant to TRU who is not a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant is considered an international student. Visit TRU World for information on application processes and forms. If you have questions about international student entry to TRU, contact Tracy Barth at International Student Admissions.

International student admission to certificate and diploma programs

If you are interested in attending certificate and diploma as an international student, you must apply to TRU International Student Admissions for acceptance to attend the university and to the Adventure Studies Department.

Spaces are limited in these programs and although International Student Admissions can admit you to TRU, the selection of students to Adventure Studies Department programs is done by Adventure Studies Department faculty. You require separate admission to both TRU and the Department.

You will be required to submit a resume and a trip log.

Follow the General Application Guidelines for more information on about the entry criteria for our programs.

Certificate and diploma fees

Fees in the adventure diplomas are based upon a combination of TRU international student tuition AND diploma activity fees. For international students, these fees total approximately CDN$7,500-10,000 per semester, depending on course selection. The Adventure Sport Certificate is comprised of two-three semesters of study and the diplomas are comprised of 4-6 semesters of study (depending upon your course selection).

If you are an international student and are interested in attending the Adventure Guide Diploma, please contact the Adventure Studies Department, with any questions you have.

International student admission to Adventure Studies in the Bachelor of Tourism Management or Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degrees

We encourage international students to attend our degree programs!

If you are an international student and are interested in attending the Bachelor of Tourism Management Degree or Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degrees please contact Tracy Barth at International Student Admissions. If you have specific questions about the BTM program, please contact the BTM Program Advisor, Jarita Heer, at jheer@tru.ca or telephone 250-828-5366.

Adventure Studies degree fees

Fees in the Adventure Studies degrees are based on a combination of TRU international student tuition AND field trip fees (in Canada courses or international courses) if you participate in field courses. For international students, these fees total approximately CDN$6,255.00 per semester. The Bachelor of Tourism Management Degree is comprised of eight semesters of study. The international development field trip to Chile costs approximately CDN$3,000.