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 will accept applications after the application deadline if there is space available).

Semester Dates

2018 Winter (January – April)

2018 Semester Important Dates 2018 Winter
2018 Summer 
2018 Fall 
First Day of Classes January 8, 2018 May 7, 2018 September 5, 2018
Application Deadline October 15, 2017  February 15, 2018 May 31, 2018
Airport Reception January 1-3, 2018 April 30 – May 1, 2018 August 23-26, 2018
New International Students'
Registration & Advising
January 2-3, 2018 May 2, 2018 August 25-27, 2018
International Students'
Orientation Week
January 4-5, 2018 May 3-4, 2018 August 28-31, 2018
English Placement Test January 3, 2018 May 2, 2018       TBD


Program Fees

(in Canadian dollars)

Application Fee $100
General Fees   $510/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.

(in Canadian dollars)

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)


Post-Baccalaureate Diploma 

$1,725/course ($575/credit)

(9 credits/3 courses)

(12 credits/4 courses)

(15 credits/5 courses)

Additional Courses    $575/credit

Graduate Studies 

(in Canadian dollars)

Graduate Diploma in Business
Administration (GDBA)
$2,344/course (up to $14,000 total, max 6 courses) 

Master of Business Administration (MBA) 


Full Program Tuition 

$30,571 (12-months/
3 semesters)

Extension fee per semester*


Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (GCES)  (Pre-MEd)
(certificate completion requires minimum of 9 credits)


Master of Education (MEd) 
4th semester may be needed for students choosing course andproject or thesis options, extension fee appliesProgramcompletion requires 30 credits.

MEd (3 semesters): $8,760/semester,
$4,325/4th semester, if needed

Extension fee per semester*


Master of Environmental Science (MSc) (2 years)

MSc (2 years/
6 semesters): $5,839/semester

Extension fee 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) (2 years/6 semesters)    MN (2 years/6 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)
Homestay placement fee $150 
Security deposit $420
TRU Residence (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. $4,125 average/semester
Security deposit $500 
Residence Life Activity Fee    $30/semester
McGill On Campus Housing. Furnished private room with simple kitchen facility. Bathroom shared with three other students. No meals. $4,264-$4,753
(fall & winter semesters)
Application fee and security deposit $425

Note: 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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