Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Dates and Fees

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).

Semester Dates

 2018 Fall (Sept-
Dec)
2019 Winter (Jan-Apr)2019 Summer (May-Aug)2019 Fall (Sept-Dec)2020 Winter 
(Jan-Apr)
2020 Summer 
(May-Aug)
2020 Fall 
(Sept-Dec)
2021 Winter 
(Jan-Apr)
First Day of Classes Sep
5/18
Jan
7/19
May
6/19
Sep
4/19
Jan
6/20
May
4/20
Sep 9/20 Jan
4/21
Application deadline*
May
1/18
Oct
1/18
Feb
1/19
May
1/19
Oct
1/19
Feb 
1/20
May 1/19 Oct
1/20
Recommended arrival date Aug
23-26/18
Jan
1-2/19
Apr
29-30/19
Aug
22-25/19
Jan
2-3/20
Apr
27-28/20
Aug
28-30/20
Dec
30-31/20
Welcome Centre Aug
26-27/18
Jan
2-3/19
Apr 30 - 
May 1/19
Aug
24-26/19
Jan
2/20
Apr
29/20
Aug
29-31/20
Jan
1/20 
International students'
orientation
Aug
28-31/18
Jan
4-5/19
May
2-3/19
Aug
27-30/19
Jan
3-4/20
Apr 30-
May 1/20
Sep
1-4/20
Jan
2-3/21
Airport welcome Aug
23-26/18
Jan
2-3/19
Apr 30 -
May 1/19
Aug
23-26/18
       
English placement test Aug
24 & 27/18
Jan
2-3/19
Apr 30 -
May 1/19
Aug
24-25/19
       
IELTS submission deadline & visa confirmation Aug
8/18
Dec 
1/18
Apr
1/19
Aug 
1/19
       

*Check your individual program of interest as some have different application deadlines

Program Fees

In Canadian dollars

Application fee $100
General Fees $524/semester
Estimated medical insurance $300/semester
TRUSU Extended Health & Dental Plan $248/year
Estimated textbooks $100-500/semester

Undergraduate Studies

For University Preparation, English language study, and academic courses at the undergraduate level. Fees in Canadian dollars

ProgramCost
Undergraduate Tuition (ESL, U-Prep and Academic) $6,900/semester (up to 12 credits/four courses)
$8,400/semester (15 credits/five 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)
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma $1,725/course ($575/credit)
$5,175/semester (nine credits/three courses)
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma Additional Courses $6,900/semester (12 credits/four courses)
$8,625/semester (15 credits/five courses)
Each additional credit: $575

Graduate Studies

ProgramCost
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA)
(MBA/MEEM/MScEEM Year 1)
$2,344/course (up to $14,000 total, max. six courses)
Master of Business Administration (MBA) $30,571 (12-months/three semesters)
Extension fee of $891.65 per semester
Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (GCES) (Pre-MEd)
Certificate (completion requires minimum of nine credits)
$7,900/semester
Master of Education (MEd)
Three semesters
Fourth semester may be needed for students choosing course and project
or thesis options, extension fee applies. Program completion requires 30 credits.
$8,760/semester
$4,325/4th semester, if needed
Extension fee of $4,325 per semester
Master of Environmental Science (MSc)
Two years/six semesters
$5,839/semester
Extension fee of $891.65 per 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)
Two years/six semesters
$5217/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 in Canadian Dollars

Homestay: Three meals per day, private, furnished room in a Canadian family home. $3,300/semester ($825/month)
Placement fee: $150
Security deposit: $420
TRU Residence: 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)
$3,750 (fall only or winter only)
Security deposit and application fee: $500
Residence life activity fee: $30/semester
McGill Housing: Furnished private room with simple kitchen facility. Bathroom shared with three other students. No meals. $5,050 (fall and winter semesters)
$2,525 (fall only or winter only
Security deposit and application fee: $500

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.

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