Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University
Search Programs:
View all programs

Graduate Admission

How to Apply to a Graduate program

 Step 1 - Review the Programs we offer

Decide which of our programs will help you reach your future goals by reviewing the list of programs offered.

 Step 2 - Review Admission Requirements

Once you have decided which of our programs you are interested in, review the program admission requirements.

Proof of English Language Proficiency

International student whose first language is not English will be required to provide proof of English Language Proficiency. Please review our requirements or the program information package for more details.

 Step 3 - Check program application deadlines

International students should note that, if the study visa application process in their country takes considerable time, it may be important to submit the application and required documents at least 6 months prior to the start of a program or well ahead of the deadline date.

Applicants will be considered at any time but there is no guarantee for applications received within six weeks of program start date.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA)
Master of Education (MEd)
Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (GCES)
September Intake: May 30
January Intake: October 15
May Intake: February 15
September Intake: April 30

 Step 4 - Submit your application

Submitting your application online is best. Online payment is more secure and does not involve the delays of bank payments or wire transfer. We are able to process these applications more quickly than paper applications. Responses are generally 2-4 weeks sooner than using a paper application.

A credit card is required to apply online.

If you do not have access to a credit card for the application fee process, please email gradadmissions@tru.cafor further information.

It is important to submit your application and all required documentation listed on the checklist prior to the stated deadline.

Information for Agents
  • Please ensure that the student’s personal contact information is provided in the correct area. Applications that have agent information in the student’s personal contact information area cannot be processed.
  • Please ensure your agency information is included in the part of the application for providing agent information on the student’s application.

 Step 5 - Submit your documents

All of the required documents indicated on the checklist in the email must be submitted at the time of application in order for your application to be processed.

Please submit scanned or electronic copies of all the documents to Include your first name, family name and application number in the subject line of the email.

If we do not receive complete documentation we cannot process your application and we will have to wait until you have provided the missing documents in order to evaluate your file.

If an English Language Proficiency test score is required, it must be provided when submitting your application documents.


Scanned copies of transcripts/marksheets from all post-secondary institutions you have attended must be submitted for application processing.

Failure to provide documents from all post-secondary institutions may be a basis for refusal or cancellation of your application.

In order to receive a final letter of acceptance, you will need to supply official documents to verify your educational background. To be considered official, transcript/marksheet documents must come directly from the issuing institution in sealed/signed envelopes. Please see the country specific requirements for China and India indicated below.

  • English Language Proficiency test score (not required for GCES applications)
  • Copy of Bachelor Degree Certificate (學士學位)
  • Transcripts