Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

How to Apply

1

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

2

Search Programs

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

Search Programs

3

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.


4

Think about money

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

Paying for Study Abroad

5

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

6

Submit

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.


2018 Application Deadlines

 Summer & Fall 2018 Winter 2019
ISEP Feb. 2, 2018          July 13, 2018
Bilateral
(First priority)
Feb. 23, 2018  Oct. 5, 2018
Bilateral
(Final)
Mar. 16, 2018 Oct 12. 2018

Questions?

Applications

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 will be registered into the Horizons system during the interview
  2. Horizons Online Application here
  3. Course Request List Form - must be signed by TRU Program Advisor (Example Course Request List and Course Equivalency Proposal research)
  4. Academic References - only require 1. The form and written document are completed by reference (faculty, professor who has taught you at TRU)
  5. TRU Study Abroad Waivers - signed documents submitted before Deadline date above to Study Abroad Office
ISEP Exchange

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

  1. Students will be registered into the Horizons system during the interview
  2. Complete the ISEP online application FIRST.   ISEP Online Application
  3. Next, update the TRU Online application called Horizons Online Application here by selecting the ISEP Program. Manually type the school and country for your first, second and third choice.
  4. Course Request List Form - must be signed by TRU Program Advisor (one form for each Host school applying) Example Course Request List and Course Equivalency Proposal Research.
  5. Academic References - only require 1. The form and written document are completed by reference (faculty, professor who has taught you at TRU)
  6. TRU Study Abroad Waivers - signed documents submitted before Deadline date above to Study Abroad Office
  7. 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.