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 submitted by their home university representative. Applications will not be accepted if sent by the student. TRU is currently working towards a new online application. 

Click below for the Incoming Exchange Application:

Coming soon - NEW online application through our Horizon's portal. Here are instructions to assist nominated and confirmed Incoming Exchange Students.

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 town like Kamloops? Lots!

The ISAP program 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. ISAP events are a great way to meet new people, travel to new cities in an organized safe and affordable way.

  • Local pubs and bars (for 19 years or older, Government identification required)
    • Heroes Campus Pub
    • Commodore
    • Cactus Jacks
    • And many more
  • For information about other things to do in Kamloops Tourism Kamloops is a good 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.