Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Incoming Exchange Students

Application Process and Required Documents

ISEP: For students applying through the ISEP program, please complete all steps outlined as per the online ISEP application instructions directed by you home home institution coordinator who will then submit.

Bilateral: Students coming from a post-secondary institution, who currently have a bilateral student exchange agreement with Thompson Rivers University, must have their application approved and nominated by their home university coordinator. 

NEW Horizon online application instructions to assist nominated and confirmed Incoming Exchange Students.

Click below for the Incoming Exchange Application:

Inbound Application Deadline Dates:

Winter  Fall 
September 15th April 30th 

Have a question?   Ask an International Student Advisor by Instant Messaging!  Ask questions about arrival planning, orientation, accommodation, medical insurance, airport shuttle service, they are here to help you!

Please note: Exchange students planning to study in Canada, should consult with the Canadian Government by visiting "Come to Canada wizard". This is a great resource for entering Canada.

Important Links

Events and Activities

What can you do in a small city like Kamloops? Lots!

LEAP is a great way for international students to meet Canadian students and other foreign students from other countries. This program organizes trips and events within the Kamloops area at a very reasonably low price. LEAP events are a great way to meet new people, travel to new cities in an organized safe and affordable way.

There are also dozens of student clubs active on campus, ranging from American Sign Language to Eco Club to Toastmasters, that are always looking for new members.  

For information about other things to do in Kamloops and area, from skiing Sun Peaks to enjoying any of the 39 magnificant waterfalls in Wells Gray ParkTourism Kamloops is a fabulous reference.


Below are some important links to provide you with general information of the Kamloops area.

Non-Exchange International Students

Students interested in coming to study at TRU who are not coming via a bilateral exchange agreement or ISEP, look here for all the details of TRU's programs and services for international students.