Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Dates and Fees for International Students

TRU programs are offered on a semester system with semesters beginning each September, January and May. Upcoming semester dates appear below along with application deadlines and arrival dates for each semester. These dates are subject to change. Incoming students should confirm arrival times and semester start dates with International Admissions. (Please note, TRU may accept applications after the application deadline if there is space available).

Important Dates

 2019 Winter Semester (January to April)
 Date
Application deadline 
Check your individual program of interest as some have different application deadlines
Oct. 1, 2018
Homestay application deadline Nov. 15, 2018
English language testing results submission and visa confirmation deadline Dec. 1, 2018
Recommended Arrival Dates and Airport Reception Dec. 31, 2018 to Jan. 2, 2019
Welcome Centre and Registration Jan. 2, 2019
International Students Orientation - mandatory Jan. 3 to 4, 2019
English Placement Test Jan. 3, 2019
First day of classes Jan. 7, 2019
 2019 Summer Semester (May to August)
 Date
Application deadline 
Check your individual program of interest as some have different application deadlines
Feb. 1, 2019
Homestay application deadline TBD
English language testing results submission and visa confirmation deadline April 1, 2019
Recommended Arrival Dates and Airport Reception April 29 to 30, 2019
Welcome Centre and Registration May 1, 2019
International Students Orientation - mandatory May 2 to 3, 2019
English Placement Test April 30 and May 1, 2019
First day of classes May 6, 2019
 2019 Fall Semester (September to December)
 Date
Application deadline 
Check your individual program of interest as some have different application deadlines
May 1, 2019
Homestay application deadline TBD
English language testing results submission and visa confirmation deadline Aug. 1, 2019
Recommended Arrival Dates and Airport Reception Aug. 22 to 25, 2019
Welcome Centre and Registration Aug. 25 to 26, 2019
International Students Orientation - mandatory Aug. 27 to 30, 2019
English Placement Test Aug. 24 and 25, 2019
First day of classes Sept. 4, 2019
 2020 Winter Semester (January to April)
 Date
Application deadline 
Check your individual program of interest as some have different application deadlines
Oct. 1, 2019
Homestay application deadline TBD
English language testing results submission and visa confirmation deadline TBD
Recommended Arrival Dates and Airport Reception Dec. 31, 2019 to Jan. 1, 2019
Welcome Centre and Registration Jan. 2, 2020
International Students Orientation - mandatory Jan. 3-4, 2020
English Placement Test TBD
First day of classes Jan. 6, 2020
 2020 Summer Semester (May to August)
 Date
Application deadline 
Check your individual program of interest as some have different application deadlines
Feb. 1, 2020
Homestay application deadline TBD
English language testing results submission and visa confirmation deadline TBD
Recommended Arrival Dates and Airport Reception April 26-27, 2020
Welcome Centre and Registration April 28, 2020
International Students Orientation - mandatory April 29 to May 1, 2020
English Placement Test TBD
First day of classes May 4, 2020
 2020 Fall Semester (September to December)
 Date
Application deadline 
Check your individual program of interest as some have different application deadlines
May 1, 2020
Homestay application deadline TBD
English language testing results submission and visa confirmation deadline TBD
Recommended Arrival Dates and Airport Reception Aug. 28 to 31, 2020
Welcome Centre and Registration Aug. 30 to 31, 2020
International Students Orientation - mandatory Sept. 1 to 4, 2020
English Placement Test TBD 
First day of classes Sept. 8, 2020
 2021 Winter Semester (January to April)
 Date
Application deadline 
Check your individual program of interest as some have different application deadlines
Oct. 1, 2020
Homestay application deadline TBD
English language testing results submission and visa confirmation deadline TBD
Recommended Arrival Dates and Airport Reception Dec. 30-31, 2020
Welcome Centre and Registration Jan. 1, 2021
International Students Orientation Jan. 2-3, 2021
English Placement Test TBD
First day of classes Jan. 4, 2021

Program Fees

All fees are in Canadian dollars.

Application Fee (one time, non-refundable) $100
General Fees (library, activity, Student Society, U-Pass, etc) $524/semester
Estimated Medical Insurance $300/semester
TRUSU Extended Health & Dental Plan $248/year
Estimated Cost of Textbooks $100-500/semester

Undergraduate Studies

For University Preparation, ESL, and academic courses at the undergraduate level.

ProgramCost
Undergraduate Tuition (ESL, U-Prep and Academic) $6,900/semester (up to 12 credits/4 courses)
$8,400/semester (15 credits/5 courses)
each additional credit: $500 (fall/winter) $575 (summer)
Water and Wastewater Technology $19,750 for first year
Engineering Transfer $19,000 for first year ($500/credit)
Architectural & Engineering Technology $9,900/semester (approx 18 credits)
Adventure Guide Certificate $15,000-20,000/year, depending on field course choice
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma Tuition

$1,725/course ($575/credit)
$6,900/semester (12 credits/4 courses)
$8,625/semester (15 credits/5 courses)

Graduate Studies

ProgramCost
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA)
(MBA/MEEM/MScEEM Year 1)
$2,344/course (up to $14,000 total,
max. 6 courses)
Master of Business Administration (MBA - year 2) $30,571 (12-months/3 semesters)
Extension: $891.65/semester
Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (GCES) (Pre-MEd)
Certificate (completion requires minimum of nine credits)
$7,900/semester
Master of Education (MEd) 3 semesters
Fourth semester may be needed for students choosing project
or thesis options, extension fee applies. Program completion requires 30 credits.
$8,760/semester
$4,325/4th semester, if needed
Extension: $4,325/semester
Master of Environmental Science (MSc) 2 years/6 semesters $5,839/semester
Extension : $891.65/semester
Master of Environmental Economics and Management (MEEM) or
Master of Science in Environmental Economics and Management (MScEEM)
MEEM/MScEEM (Year 2) $33,630
Master of Nursing (MN) 2 years/6 semesters $5,217/semester

Extension fees apply for graduate students who have completed the course work for their program of study but remain enrolled at TRU while completing any additional program requirements (i.e., such as a thesis paper or practicum placement).

Housing Fees

For details, visit our housing page.

Homestay Program: Three meals per day, private, furnished room in a Canadian family home. $3,300/semester ($825/month)
$150 Placement Fee
$420 Security Deposit
TRU Residence & Conference Centre (On Campus) 
Furnished, air-conditioned, non-smoking, secure building, internet access, phone service, cable TV, light housekeeping. 4 suite styles, shared suites have private bedrooms. No meals. Minimum stay 2 semesters.
$7,500 (Fall and Winter semesters)
$500 Security Deposit & Application Fee
$50/semester: Residence Life Activity Fee
McGill Housing (On Campus) 
Furnished private room with simple kitchen facility. Bathroom shared with three other students. No meals.
$5,050 (Fall and Winter semesters) 
$500 Security Deposit and Application Fee 
Upper College Heights (Near Campus)
4-person dorms with a shared kitchen and living area with 4 bedrooms accessed from the common area. No meals. Rooms with balconies: $200/semester extra.
$4,500 (Fall and Winter semesters)
$325 Security Deposit & Administration Fee

All fees, dates, and policies are subject to change without notice. Some specialized programs may require additional fees. Refer to your admissions letter for latest fees. An average course is three credits. All fees are in Canadian dollars.

 

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