Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

How to Apply


Inform yourself

First step taken, before contacting the Study Abroad Office is to attend one of our mandatory Information Sessions. There are a variety of dates and times to choose from. View our Student Guide to Study Abroad to learn more about the requirements to apply.

Info Session schedule


Search Programs

Research and find a university that offers the courses you need.

Search Programs


Make choices

Before an interview, rank your top three picks with either ISEP or Bilateral (not a combination of both).

Plan a meeting with a Program Advisor. Save electives to increase course choices.


Think about money

Make a financial plan for your studies and consider best approach before the interview.

Paying for Study Abroad


Talk to us

Book an Interview with TRU Study Abroad, where you will be registered into the Horizons Online application.

Follwoing the interview, seek help by attending a SASS (Study Abroad Support Session).

Contact us



Before you submit the application, attend a SASS to review the application one last time. 

Ask yourself, "Have I submitted all required paperwork and completed all required steps?"

Click Submit.

2019 Application Deadlines

 Winter 2019 Summer & Fall 2019
ISEP July 13, 2018        February 8, 2019
(First priority)
Oct. 5, 2018 February 22, 2019
Oct 12. 2018 March 1, 2019



TRU Study Abroad, uses a portal online application system called Horizons. To access an application for exchange, field school and/or TRU Off-Campus activity, logging in for the first time, or completing an important step, click here to access the Horizons system.

Bilateral Exchange

Please complete all documents in Bilateral application.

  1. Students areregistered into Horizons system during the interview
  2. Horizons Online Application here
  3. Course Request List Form TRU Program Advisor signs (Example of Course Request Equivalency Proposal)
  4. Academic References Completed by TRU faculty, professor, practicum coordinator. 
  5. TRU Study Abroad Waivers - submitted to Study Abroad Office
ISEP Exchange

When selecting an ISEP Program to study abroad, there are two important details:

  1. Students are registered into Horizons system during the interview
  2. Complete the ISEP online application ISEP Online Application
  3. Update online application called Horizons Online Application here .
  4. Select Program called ISEP - International Student Exchange Program. Manually type school and country name for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice.
  5. Course Request List Form - TRU Program Advisor signs (Example of Course Request Equivalency Proposal )
  6. Academic References Completed by TRU faculty, professor, practicum coordinator. 
  7. TRU Study Abroad Waivers - submitted to Study Abroad Office
  8. ISEP Online Application Manual and Tips for Students reference


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Need Help?

Drop in at a SASS (Study Abroad Support Session)

Get help from peers who have been in your shoes!  If you have 1 question or 45, bring your lunch and get answers!

  • Support for ISEP and Bilateral applications
  • Bring your application
  • Sessions are casual
  • Drop in when you can
  • BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch!)
  • Check out our Events Calendar for dates
Attend an Info Session

Sessions are informative and informal. There is no need to bring anything and a Q & A period is included.

Please note: attending an Info Session is necessary for a successful Study Abroad application.