Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

International Students

International students at TRU are eligible to be considered for all merit based awards (scholarships, awards, fellowships, & prizes). These awards are made on the basis of individual achievements such as academic, athletic, artistic or other accomplishments, and financial need is not a factor. To apply for merit based awards, submit an Online Awards Application through your myTRU account by the third Friday of each September. Please note that some awards are restricted by program, year of study, citizenship, and other factors.

Bursaries (based on financial need) are limited to Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents only, as these are either taxpayer supported or locally funded. TRU assumes that international students will arrange their own funding to meet immigration requirements for the issuance and/or renewal of student authorizations and visas, as per IRCC stipulations and understanding that you have adequate financial resources to support yourself and any accompanying family members. If you are an international student, you should explore financial aid programs from your home country to see if you qualify.

Funding programs for International Students

Government of Canada - International Student Scholarships

Universities Canada – Programs and Scholarships

UniversityStudy.ca – Scholarships for student from abroad

Canadian Bureau for International Education

Other assistance

Visit the International Students page for information about additional services and resources available to you at Thompson Rivers University.