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Royal Roads University

Royal Roads University

Royal Roads University (RRU) is a high ranking Canadian public university, located in beautiful Victoria. Built around an historic castle, the campus covers 565 landscaped acres and is a year-round tourist attraction. Offering accelerated bachelor's degrees in business, tourism and communication, the University meets the needs of the global workplace and prepares graduates to take their place in a challenging and changing world. Competitive tuition fees and living expenses offer great value to students.

Royal Roads University
Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Royal Roads University
Institution type: Public University
Student population: 3,300 (42 international)
Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
Campus setting: Suburban - city
English requirement:

equivalent of IELTS 3.0 (no official score required - level can be determined by our English Test).

  • Year founded: 1968
  • Nearest big city: Vancouver (30 minutes by air)
  • Campus size: 565 acres
  • Accreditation: Province of British Columbia; Education Quality Assurance (EQA) 


  • Full-time and part-time faculty: 390
  • Degrees, certificates and diplomas awarded (2009): 740 graduate-level, 282 undergraduate-level
  • Most popular majors: business, communications, leadership, tourism, environment and sustainability

Success after graduation

  • Career services: hands-on career counselling services include internship plan development, career path advice, job search resources and postings, resume-building and interview skills.
  • Companies frequently hiring interns and graduates: Disney Corporation, Fairmont Hotels, Research in Motion, Four Seasons Hotels, Sheraton Hotels, Grand Hyatt Hotel.
  • Post-graduation work permit program: after graduation from Royal Roads University, international students can stay and work in Canada for up to 3 years.


  • Next start date: 3-6 September 2011 (arrival), 

    7-9 September (orientation), 10 September (classes)

  • Intakes: every September, January and May
  • Academic entry requirement: GPA 2.0 equivalent in previous study (check grade equivalents chart to compare with academic grades in your country)
  • English level equivalents: entry to degree preparation programs from IELTS 3.0/TOEFL iBT 32; to bachelor's degree at IELTS 5.5/iBT 68; to master's degree at IELTS 6.5/iBT 88.
  • Additional evidence: List of supporting documents required from international student applicants
  • Graduate admission tests: No GMAT or GRE required for Master of Global Management
  • Conditional acceptance: Academic 'bridge' qualifying Pre-Master's Program for students with a 3-year undergraduate degree or diploma qualification.

University ranking

Canadian University Report 2010, published by The Globe and Mail (Canada's national newspaper):
  • graded A for "Overall Quality of Education"
  • A for "Level of interaction with faculty"
  • A+ for "Class Size"
  • A+ for "Personal Safety on Campus"
National Survey of Student Engagement 2010 (ranked against 60 universities in Canada)
  • #1 for "Active and Collaborative Learning"
  • #1 for "Level of Academic Challenge"
  • #11 for "Supportive campus environment"
  • 84% of students said their academic experience at Royal Roads University was excellent or good.

See a full list of majors available at this university in the right column.

Save preferred majors in your profile. You can then apply for, or ask a question about, your top three choices of university and degree program in North America.

The Grant Building for academic classes at Royal Roads University in CanadaA lecture at Royal Roads University in CanadaRoyal Roads University (RRU) is an outstanding public university in Canada offering excellent value for money. RRU consistently receives high ratings for quality of education, student interaction with faculty and intimate class sizes.

Royal Roads University faculty have significant real-world experience. Degree programs are designed in collaboration with industry experts and taught by local and internationally recognized professionals who are leading practitioners in their fields. The University's programs develop employment skills through applied research and a professional outcomes-based learning model.

The International Study Centre on campus provides the highest levels of support, both during degree preparation programs and throughout undergraduate degree study - with small class sizes, individual attention and teaching tailored specifically to international students.

Accelerated undergraduate degrees

RRU offers six bachelor's degrees for international students. The accelerated degree option allows you to complete your undergraduate degree in just three years. All international students study full academic coursework, English language, study skills and acculturation during Year 1 and 2 of their undergraduate program. The accelerated option compresses Year 3 and 4 into 12 months of full-time academic coursework in your chosen major.

Master of Global Management degree

Note: you can complete a Pre-Master's program at the International Study Centre if your academic qualifications or English level do not yet meet the requirement for this master's degree.

RRU offers a unique one-year Master of Global Management degree that prepares you to develop strong entrepreneurial and managerial skills and competencies to succeed in an international business world. You will gain an informed perspective, the ability to observe and learn outside your culture, and the skills to work effectively in uncertain and ambiguous situations. You have the choice of completing the master's program in 12 months with the International Industry Analysis Project, or in 18 months with the Canadian Internship option.

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