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Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Distance and Online Education

Thompson Rivers University brings education directly to you through its Open Learning Division (TRU-OL). Now you can get the benefit of a traditional university education in a non-traditional way.

As British Columbia’s leading online and distance education provider, TRU-OL offers over 550 courses and 60 programs. Students can complete just one course or an entire degree, diploma, or certificate by studying online or by distance at a pace and place that suits their lifestyle. On-campus students can enroll in Open Learning and develop a more flexible schedule that helps them balance full- or part-time work with their studies.

International Students

  • Open Learning offers more choice and flexibility in your semester schedule.
  • Complete courses towards your degree before you come to TRU, saving both time and money.


How to Register

Register online at

Student Services Advisors help students develop educational plans and provide assistance identifying prerequisites and entrance requirements for specific programs, transferring credit, and assessing informal credit based on prior work experience. Once enrolled in a program, each student is assigned a personal Program Advisor who provides support for program planning and course selection.

Please visit for additional information, including details of all available programs and courses.

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