Established in 1970, Thompson Rivers University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Kamloops (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), British Columbia. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education, British Columbia, Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Thompson Rivers University (TRU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 46 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. TRU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.