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 Winter (January – April)
Application Deadline: October 15, 2016
Recommended Arrival Date: January 2, 2017
Orientation Week: January 3-6, 2017
English Placement Test: January 3, 2017

2017 Summer (May – August)
Application Deadline: February 15, 2017
Recommended Arrival Date: April 23, 2017
Orientation Week: April 24-28, 2017
English Placement Test: April 24, 2017

2017 Fall (September – December)
Application Deadline: May 31, 2017
Recommended Arrival Date: TBC
Orientation Week: August 29-31, 2017
English Placement Test: TBC

Program Fees

Application Fee: CDN$100
General Fees:
Estimated Medical Insurance:
Estimated Textbooks:

Undergraduate Studies

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

Undergraduate Tuition Fees:

TRU will be moving to a new fee structure for international undergraduate students as of fall 2016. 

Beginning September 2016, the international undergraduate tuition will be CDN$6,900 per semester for up to 12 credits (four courses). Students may take additional courses at a cost of CDN$500 per credit.


  • Water and Wastewater Technology: CDN$19,750/1st year
  • Engineering Transfer: CDN$19,000/1st year

Graduate Studies

Post-Baccalaureate Diploma
CDN$1,725 per course (average CDN$6,900 for four courses)

Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA)
CDN$2,344/course (approximately CDN$14,000 total, max 6 courses)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Full Program Tuition (12-month/3 semesters): CDN$30,571
Extension fee per semester*: CDN$891.65

Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (GCES)
CDN$7,900 /semester
(Certificate completion requires minimum of 9 credits)

Master of Education, Leadership (MEd)
Tuition (3 semesters): CDN$8,760/semester
(4th semester may be needed for students choosing course and project or thesis options, extension fee applies)
(Program completion requires 30 credits)
Extension fee per semester*: CDN$4,325

Master of Environmental Science (MSc)
Tuition (2 years): CDN$5,839/semester
Extension fee per semester*: CDN$891.65

*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

Homestay Program: CDN$3,000/semester (includes meals)
Homestay Placement Fee: CDN$150
Security Deposit: CDN$375

TRU Residence (On-campus):
Residence Fee: CDN$4,125/semester
Security Deposit: CDN$500

On-Campus Housing (McGill Residence):
Residence Fee: CDN$2,807/semester
Security Deposit: CDN$275
Application Fee: CDN$150

Upper College Heights Student Residence:

Residence Fee: CDN$4,225 fall and winter semesters combined (September 4 to April 15)
CDN$2,200 winter semester only (January 2 to April 15)
Security Deposit: CDN$250 

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


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