Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Dates and Fees

TRU programs are offered on a semester system with semesters beginning each September, January, and May. Upcoming semester dates appear below along with application deadlines and arrival dates for each semester. These dates are subject to change. Incoming students should confirm arrival times and semester start dates with International Admissions. (Please note, TRU will accept applications after the application deadline if there is space available).

Semester Dates

2017 Fall (September – December)

Application Deadline May 31, 2017 
Recommended Arrival Date August 26 or 27, 2017
Orientation Week August 28 to September 1, 2017
English Placement Test August 28-31, 2017


Program Fees

(in Canadian dollars)

Application Fee $100
General Fees   $510/semester
Estimated Medical Insurance $300/semester 
Estimated Textbooks $100-500/semester 

Undergraduate Studies

For University Preparation, English language study, and academic courses at the undergraduate level.

(in Canadian dollars)

Undergraduate Tuition Fees $6,900/semester for up to 12 credits (4 courses)
Additional Courses    $500/credit (fall and winter) $575/credit (summer)
Water and Wastewater Technology $19,750 for first year
Engineering Transfer    $19,000 for first year


Graduate Studies

(in Canadian dollars)

Post-Baccalaureate Diploma  $1,725 per course (average $6,900 for 4 courses)
Additional Courses    $575/credit
Graduate Diploma in Business
Administration (GDBA)
(aka MBA/MEEM/MScEEM Year 1)
$2,344/course (up to $14,000 total, max 6 courses) 

Master of Business Administration (MBA) 


Full Program Tuition 

$30,571 (12-months/
3 semesters)

Extension fee per semester*


Graduate Certificate in Educational
Studies (GCES)
(certificate completion requires minimum of 9 credits)


Master of Education (MEd) 
4th semester may be needed for students choosing course and project or thesis options, extension fee appliesProgram completion requires 30 credits.

(3 semesters)

Extension fee per semester*


Master of Environmental Science (MSc) (2 years)


Extension fee per semester*


*Extension fees apply for graduate students who have completed the course work for their program of study but remain enrolled at TRU while completing any additional program requirements (i.e., such as a thesis paper or practicum placement).

Housing Fees

(in Canadian dollars)

Homestay - includes meals $3,300/semester
Homestay placement fee $150 
Security deposit $420
TRU Residence (on-campus), 2- or 4-bedroom suite $7,250
(fall & winter semesters)
Security deposit $500 
Residence Life Activity Fee    $30/semester
McGill Residence (on-campus), Regular, Upgraded, or deluxe room $4,264-$4,753
(fall & winter semesters)
Application fee and security deposit $375

Note: Fees are subject to change without notice. Please confirm upon application.


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