Thompson River University – BA


Bachelor of Arts in Communication

2 years in India + 2 years in Canada

About Thompson River University

Since 1970, TRU has taken pride in providing an excellent education to every student who comes to us — they serve more than 25,000 students. From traditional academics to trades, from certificates to graduate degrees, TRU offers over 140 on-campus programs and 60-plus Open Learning programs. Their students apply what they learn in co-op work terms, study abroad, undergraduate research, field schools and practicums, service learning and other opportunities — with guidance and mentorship by their accessible faculty. Research, creation and innovation thrive in their open, flexible learning environment. And so do our students.


Their student recruiter–advisors, are excited to be able to welcome people back to our campus and are eager to show you an insider’s view of TRU. They begin the tour with introductions and a chance to learn more about the key interests of those in the group. During the tour, you will hear about some of our amazing amenities on campus. As you walk around, you’ll learn about their history, programs, services and more.
Tours take about one hour and include stops at some of our buildings such as The Arts and Education Building, Campus Activity Centre, House of Learning, their new Nursing and Population Health Building, Ken Lepin Building, Gymnasium, Culinary Arts Training Centre and Trades and Technology Building.

City Conditions

Kamloops is a modern city of 100,000 people (including 14,000 students). The safe, friendly environment of their city, combined with their spectacular natural setting, help to make Kamloops an ideal destination for international students. Kamloops is a 3.5-hour drive or 45-minute flight from Vancouver.


North Tower (off-campus accommodation) :
Home to over 570 students, our modern, 11-storey tower has some of the best views in the city. Each private bedroom includes a desk, chair, double XL bed, TV and overhead lighting. Floors are co-ed, but individual units are either all female or all male. Choose either a two- or four-bedroom suite.
McGill Residence (off-campus accommodation) :
McGill Residence has 300 self-contained rooms, divided into 75 units, in three buildings. Each unit shares a common area and a washroom. All residents have access to a central building with study and recreation space. Each housing unit is assigned to four males or four female students.
East Village (off-campus accommodation) :
East Village is the newest addition to TRU Housing and is home to almost 300 students. East Village is located in the eastern part of campus and is a six-minute walk from the Old Main building. Within East Village, students can choose between four-bedroom suites, or two/three-bedroom apartments. Each suite comes with a private bedroom, bathroom, full kitchen and dining area. Apartments are the perfect option for upper-year students as they include all the amenities available in the suites, plus a spacious living area, a balcony and air conditioning. Both suites and apartments are fully furnished, with all utilities including wireless internet. All residents have access to a central building with recreation, study and laundry spaces.
West Gate Dormitories (off-campus accommodation) :
West Gate Dormitories is a temporary, new addition to our campus housing that provides 114 self-contained private rooms starting in January 2022. These quality modular dormitories are fully equipped with upgraded finishes and amenities. Along with a private wshroom (including shower), every single room includes a double pillow top bed, desk and dresser, wall mount TV.

Indian Students Association

TRUSU India Club is the Indian subcontinent community club at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada. Founded in 2009 by Amit Thakur, TRUSU India Club is the Indian subcontinent community club at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada. The population of Indian students studying at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) has been increasing every semester. There are 1000+ sub-continent students at TRU presently. Affiliated with the Thompson Rivers University Student Union (TRUSU), TRUSU India Club celebrates regional festivals and diversity rooted to ancient Indian culture.In the past, TRUSU India Club has organised various events on Indian Festivals, Diwali, Holi, Vaisakhi, Ram Navami, Welcome & Farewell Nights. .Rang De Basanti has emerged as a signature event of our club. It celebrates the three important festivals of India; Holi, Vaisakhi & Ram Navami. Diwali lightens the hearts of newly arrived students and gives them a sense of belonging in a new land.

Why Choose Thompson River University ?

At Thompson Rivers University, student success is their priority. They empower their students to reach their goals with flexible learning options, individualised student services, hands-on learning opportunities, and a diverse, inclusive environment.
Since 1970, TRU has taken pride in providing an excellent education to every student who comes to them — from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives, at various stages of the learning journey. They serve more than 28,000 students — on their campuses in Kamloops and Williams Lake and via distance or online courses and programs through Open Learning.
From traditional academics to trades, from certificates to graduate degrees, TRU offers over 140 on-campus programs and 50-plus Open Learning programs.

Large student Base

28000+ students enrolled in On campus and Online programs

Individual Attention

Average class size is 31 for all academic programs

Wide variety of Programs

More than 140 Programs on Campus


$2.5 million scholarship bursaries and awards for students every year


2000+ Employee: Faculty, support staff and administration


1000+ residential spaces for students

About Bachelor of Science in Communication

This stream covers the practical and commercial applications of communication. If you have business, tourism, entrepreneurial and public service ambitions, this program will show you how communication can enhance your business practices. Close ties with the Tourism and Business faculties offer the benefit of preparing you for a wide variety of business and event planning situations. No other such program exists in the Kamloops region.
This program offers graduates a background in communication history and theory, a wide reservoir of meaning-making skills (image-based, language-based, etc.), marketing knowledge and event planning. The communication courses offer training in communication design strategies and the application of theory through practical application. Public relations graduates should be well-rounded professional communicators who are prepared to enter the public or private sectors.
  • Level :


  • Duration :

    2 Years at Vidyalankar & 2 Years at Thompson River University (Canada)

  • Major :

    Bachelor of Arts in Communication

  • Specialization :

    • Communications and New Media
    • Journalism Communications
    • Public Relation

Program Structure

Excellent Career Opportunities

Students choose to focus on either public relations or new media studies. Study and practice from multiple perspectives: processes, production, composition, design, broadcasting, policy/law, criticism and critique. Potential career areas include :



1st Year₹ 1,500Enrollment fees
₹ 2,25,000Tuition fees
₹ 0Living expense
2nd Year₹ 2,25,000Tuition fees
₹ 0Living expense
3rd YearCAN $18,000Estimated Tuition fee
CAN $20,000Estimated Living expense
4th YearCAN $18,000Estimated Tuition fee
CAN $20,000Estimated Living expense
*Fees might change as per the University Guidelines

Other Fees

ItemTentative Expense
IELTS Registration₹ 16,500
VISA feesCAN $150
AirfareCAN $850


Vidyalankar students are granted scholarship of approx USD $8,500 per year.

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