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Royal Roads University is a small, public, comprehensive, special purpose university founded in 1995 after a 55-year history as Royal Roads Military College.


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National Survey of Student Engagement 2013



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• 5,300+ enrolled students
• 250+ international students
• More than 19,000 alumni — many of them global leaders — in over 60 countries
• Member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)
• British Columbia’s Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation, a guarantee of quality education


Today, the university offers a unique learning model delivered in either a blended format of online learning combined with short on-campus residencies or in a traditional oncampus format. Several types of qualifications are offered, including degrees (11 undergraduate, 21 master’s, 1 doctoral), 12 graduate certificates, 6 diplomas, 10 professional and executive development programs and customized training. For a complete list of all programs offered and delivery models


Royal Roads University is located on acres of oceanfront, forested parkland with 100-year old Hatley Castle and formal gardens at its centre. A rich heritage, ultra-modern facilities and cutting-edge classroom technology make Royal Roads a world-class experience.


The comprehensive library houses an extensive collection of print media (48,000 books) and online resources, including over 100 databases and 55,000 e-books. A writing centre, computer lab, breakout rooms and the bookstore are also part of the library complex.


Recreational opportunities abound on 565 acres of lush parkland filled with running, hiking and biking trails. All students receive free membership to the on-campus University Recreation Centre which offers many opportunities for fun and fitness including a weight room, squash courts, tennis courts and aerobics studio. Personal training and both scheduled and drop-in fitness classes are available for yoga, dance, spin class, boot camp, basketball, badminton, volleyball, indoor soccer, ping pong, squash and floor hockey.


With our cohort learning model, small teams made up of students with different experiences and perspectives work together on assignments, ultimately learning how to lead and follow. The professional relationships that begin in a cohort can outlast a career.


Our graduates leave with the skills employers want. Work experience through internships are built into many of the programs. International students wishing to prolong their experience in Canada may apply for a work permit for up to 3 years or


Why Royal Roads University

A world-class education in a top Canadian destination.


Royal Roads University’s International Study Centre offers a unique educational model of on-site learning combined with English language support and academic pathway programs customized for international students. Royal Roads stands above traditional universities because it delivers a practical, applied education taught in a team-based learning environment by faculty with global industry experience.




The Learning and Innovation Centre opened in 2011, with 7 large classrooms, 33 breakout rooms, 2 computer labs, a business centre, multi-media lecture room, high-tech video conference room, many study/lounge areas, and a snack bar.


The International Study Centre and Habitat Café are in the Grant Building which, along with the Arbutus, Nixon, Mews and Millward Buildings, feature classroom space.


Computer labs are located in the Learning and Innovation Centre (1 PC and 1 Mac), in the library, Arbutus and Millward Annex buildings.


The International Study Centre at Royal Roads University offers comprehensive English language and study skills programs to those students who need additional support to meet the university’s English language requirement for admission. These pathway programs provide the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for academic studies.


Students learn in a customized teaching environment that is tailored specifically for their needs and they benefit from small class sizes, persona l attention and a supportive student community.














Study Centre Programmes



University Bridging Program


The University Bridging Program is a one semester, pre-degree program designed for international students with a minimum English level of IELTS 4.5 or equivalent. In addition to building English language skills through speaking, listening, reading and writing, the program incorporates grammar and academic study skills. Students work with complex academic texts, produce fully referenced academic writing and deliver a formal presentation on an academic topic. Overall, the student’s progress is given tangible expression through the production of a portfolio of work drawn from all the University Bridging Program courses.


Once students achieve a level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent they are ready to progress into the first year of an on-campus  undergraduate degree or the Pre-Master’s Program.Bachelor of Accounting Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management).




Pre-Master’s Program/Transfer Student Program

The Pre-Master’s Program (PMP) is an advanced university preparation program designed for international students with a minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. This one semester program is for graduate students that need to improve their English to meet the IELTS 6.5 requirement of an on-campus graduate program. The students take courses designed to prime them for the rigor of graduate level coursework in Canada.


The PMP is also refered to as the Transfer Student Program (see chart on page 12) because it is suitable for undergraduate transfer students seeking direct entry into year 3 of an on-campus undergraduate degree. Once students reach a level of IELTS 6.5 they are ready to progress into an on-campus, graduate level program or transfer to year 3 of an undergraduate degree if all other entry requirements are met.


The PMP delivers curriculum within a framework that resembles typical graduate level study in Canada. Instruction during the program and measurable student work outcomes include, but are not limited to:


• Peer-reviewed content and readings and subsequent class discussions
• Formal individual and group presentations
• Collaborative and team projects
• Use of technology in program delivery and in the production of assignments







Direct Entry Programs

Direct Entry Program areas are:


• Business

• Communication & Culture

• Tourism & Hospitality

• Education & Technology

• Leadership Studies

• Environment & Sustainability

• Interdisciplinary Studies

• Humanitarian Studies 


For a full list of the programmes on offer, visit http://www.royalroads.ca/prospective-students/programs


Included in the list of programs are 5 on campus programs specifically designed for international students in the areas of Business, Professional Communication, and Tourism and Hospitality Management. 


In year 1, students study the same curriculum and take the following academic courses: Canadian Studies; Earth and Ecology; History of Ideas; Critical Reasoning and Information Analysis; Writing Across the Curriculum; Global Studies; Contemporary World Literature; Finite Mathematics for Business and the Social Sciences; Technology and Society; and Mass Communication in Canada. Upon completion of year 1 with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 and an IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, students progress into year 2.


In year 2, students branch into their specific streams in business, professional communication or tourism and  hospitality management.


In years 3 and 4 of the undergraduate degree, students will take classes with Canadian and other  international students. The  academic workload increases. Students may undertake a period of applied work experience, or a capstone project, before
completing the program.


Undergraduate Options 


Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainability and International Business

Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication

Bachelor of Arts in Global Tourism Management

Bachelor of Arts in International Hotel Management

Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management 


Postgraduate Options 


Master of Global Management 

Master of Arts in Tourism Management 

Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Communication










Entry Requirements


English language level requirements


No official TOEFL or IELTS score is required for the International Study Centre, but evidence of English Language proficiency is required for direct entry programmes .


For the Internatinal Study Centre, you can complete our English Language Test to determine your proficiency. 



Your route to a degree depends on your English level on entry to Royal Roads University. Probable study plans are indicated below. Your program duration is confirmed after a post-arrival English test.



English proficiencyUndergraduate
IELTS 3.0 (minimum bands = 3.5) or TOEFL 32 iBT or equivalent on our English test 3 semesters of English preparation
IELTS 4.0 or TOEFL 41 iBT or equivalent on our English test 2 semesters of English preparation
IELTS 4.5 (minimum bands = 4.0) or TOEFL 52 iBT or equivalent on our English test 1 semester of English preparation
IELTS 5.5 (minimum bands = 5.0) or TOEFL 68 iBT (no minimum subsections) or equivalent on our English test Year 1 of bachelor's degree 1-semester Pre-Master's
IELTS 6.5 (minimum bands = 6.0) or TOEFL 88 iBT (minimum subsections = 20) Year 3 of bachelor's degree
(direct entry option)
Master's program
(direct entry option)



Direct Entry Language Requirements:



IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall; 6.0 in each skill


TOEFL: Internet-based Test (IBT): 88 overall; 20 in each subsection. Paper-based Test (PBT): 570



IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall; 6.0 in each skill


TOEFL: Internet-based Test (IBT): 88 overall; 20 in each subsection. Paper-based Test (PBT): 570


Academic and professional entry requirements

Undergraduate applicants

Completion of High School in your home country

Minimum grade: 75% / 3.0 Grade Point Average or the equivalent marks for the academic system in your country*

For BCom only: 3 years of business-related work/life experience (can be an internship, volunteering, or working in the family business) by the time students enter Year 3.

Bangladesh: Secondary School Certificate or Higher Secondary Certificate     55%


Master's-level applicants


At least 2 years of relevant full-time work experience

4-year bachelor's degree from a recognized university or acceptable alternative**

Minimum grade: 75% / 3.0 Grade Point Average or the equivalent for the academic system in your country**

GMAT/GRE scores are not required




Start dates vary from programme to programme and not all are available throughout the year.


The start dates are September, January and May.


The Full list of Fees can be found at http://royalroads.ca/prospective-students/tuition-and-fees


Tuition fees for international students



ProgramPriceCost duration
Undergraduate degree - Year 1 $8,320 per semester
BBA degree - Year 1 and 2 $8,840 per semester
All other degrees - Year 2 $8,320 per semester
Master in Global Management $29,990 complete 42 credit program
MA in Tourism Management $32,730 complete 36 credit program
MA in Intercultural and International Communication $29,130 complete 33 credit program


English for Academic Purposes $5,985 per semester
University Bridging Program $6,500 1-semester program
Pre-Master's Program $9,500 1-semester program


Field trip fees and extra support/workshop fees may apply depending on the semester and program of study.













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