Royal Roads Uinversity

About us

Programs offered at the International Study Centre are designed for ambitious international students like you. Our programs aim to teach you the English language, study and academic skills you need to meet the challenges of your undergraduate or graduate degree at Royal Roads University.

Your studies

Royal Roads is a public university located in the beautiful city of Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. The university maintain's Canada's reputation as having the best educational and living standards in the world.

You will find that Royal Roads is a very student-friendly and career-driven university. It delivers a high level of graduate satisfaction, and was ranked #1 in the Canadian National Survey of Student Engagement. All degree programs are designed to prepare students like you to successfully enter today’s job market. The most common majors include Business and Management, Communication, and Social Justice.

Canada’s favorable study permit laws will allow international students like you to work and intern while you study, and even lets you apply for permanent residency after graduation. This real-world experience is very valuable, and can give you a head start on your career before you even graduate. There is even the possibility to get a permanent job in Canada afterward.
When you study at Royal Roads University, you will have access to faculty with real-world experience. That’s because many of the professors have jobs in the fields they teach. In fact, a recent survey by the Globe and Mail awarded Royal Roads an 'A' rating for the overall quality of teaching and learning.

Life on campus

Royal Roads’ campus is built around the beautiful and historic Hatley Castle. The campus is so scenic that it has been used as the setting for several popular television shows and Hollywood films, including X-Men. Beyond campus, the mountains and forests of British Columbia will provide you with many opportunities for hiking, camping, fishing, and even whale watching!
Downtown Victoria is only 20 minutes from campus, and you will be able to access the city by public transportation. Victoria is a small city that has it all: restaurants, shopping, art galleries, music venues, and more. It’s one of the top tourist destinations in Canada, and the mild climate allows you to experience it's attractions year round. 
As a Royal Roads student you will benefit from a practical education with real-world work experience. You will also enjoy a comfortable, safe environment, and the chance to pursue a permanent career in Canada.
 
Ranking 
 

Graded A for "Quality of teaching and learning" and "Communication with instructors outside of class"; A+ for "Class Size"; A+ for "Personal Safety on Campus": Canadian University Report 2012, published by The Globe and Mail (Canada's national newspaper):

Ranked against 69 universities in Canada as #2 for "Active and Collaborative Learning"; #2 for "Level of Academic Challenge"; #14 for "Senior Year Student Satisfaction; #28 for "Supportive campus environment"; 84% of students said their academic experience at Royal Roads University was excellent or good: National Survey of Student Engagement 2013

Academic entry requirements

75% or 3.00/4.33 GPA

 English Language requirements

Equivalent of IELTS 4.5 (no official score required - level can be determined by our English Test)

 Graduate admissions tests

No GMAT or GRE required for Master's programs

How to Apply:

1. Select a Program

2. Select Start date

3. Register and pay the $95 application fee

What is next:

In 2-3 days, we will contact you to schedule your interview

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Location

2005 Sooke Rd, Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2, Canada

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Available courses


Course Name Price from Start Date Duration & Tuition Application fee  
Intensive English Program

The Intensive English Program is a one or two semester program offered before the International Year and Transfer Preparation Program. It is comprised of English for Academic Purposes classes that will focus on helping you improve your English language reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, so that you can meet the entry requirements for your chosen program. After successful completion you will progress with the confidence to participate in classes and excel in your coursework.

STUDY PLAN OPTIONS

Before the International Year

You will need an IELTS of 5.5 with no band below 5.0 to begin the International Year. If you need additional English language support your can study:

  • One semester Intensive English Program: IELTS 5.0
  • Two semester Intensive English Program: IELTS 4.5

Before the Transfer Preparation Program

You will need an IELTS 5.5 for entry to the two semester program. If you need additional English language support your can study:

  • One semester Intensive English Program: IELTS 5.0
  • Two semester Intensive English Program: IELTS 4.5

 

$6900.00   $95
International Year: 3 Semesters

Gain the English language, study skills and academic knowledge you need to enter Year 2 of an undergraduate degree at Royal Roads University.

WHAT THIS PROGRAM GIVES YOU

As part of this three semester program you will study a range of academic subjects that will develop your English language, quantitative, analytical and interpersonal skills. These skills will provide you with the base for successfully completing an undergraduate degree.

WHO IS THE PROGRAM FOR?

International students who want to study an undergraduate degree at Royal Roads University, but who do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry.

SAMPLE PROGRAM CURRICULUM (SEPTEMBER TO JUNE)

  • Semester 1
    • Foundations of Global Citizenship (9 credits)
    • Listening Foundations
    • Reading Foundations
    • Speaking Foundations
    • Writing Foundations
  • Semester 2
    • Social, Economic and Environmental Sustainability
    • Canadian Studies
    • Writing for Success
    • English for Academic Purposes - Intermediate
  • Semester 3
    • Business Administration (BBA)
    • Business of Tourism (BAGTM and BAIHM)
    • Civic Engagement & Service Learning
    • Academic Writing
    • English for Academic Purposes - Advanced
$   $95
Pre-Master’s Program

Royal Roads University offers a range of graduate programs for ambitious students who want to take their professional career to a higher level.

WHAT GRADUATE PROGRAMS AT ROYAL ROADS WILL GIVE YOU

  • Professional and practical education that is tailored to your career pathway
  • Small class sizes, which gives you more individual attention and support
  • Work experience and industry contacts gained through internships
  • Opportunity to network with ambitious professionals from around the world

GRADUATE PATHWAY OPTIONS

 

1. INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRE

If you do not meet the entry requirements for a direct entry graduate degree at Royal Roads University, you can first study a degree preparation program at the International Study Centre before progressing to your chosen Master's degree:

  •  Pre-Master's Program (PMP) 

2. DIRECT ENTRY

Students who meet the entry requirements can apply for direct entry into a graduate degree at Royal Roads University:

  • Master of Global Management
  • MA in Intercultural and International Communication
  • MA in Tourism Management

WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?

Ambitious international students who want to study a graduate degree at Royal Roads University, but who do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry.

SAMPLE PROGRAM CURRICULUM

1 Semester Program (January to April OR May to July)

  • Critical Thinking
  • Accounting
  • Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
  • Intensive English Program - Advanced

2 Semester Program (September to April OR January to June)

  • Academic Listening and Note-Taking
  • Speaking: Discourse and Presentation Skills
  • Academic Reading
  • Academic Writing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Accounting
  • Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
  • Intensive English Program - Advanced
$10610.00   $95
Direct Admission: Bachelor's Degrees

Royal Roads University offers a range of bachelor degree programs for students who want to develop successful careers around the world.

WHAT UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS AT ROYAL ROADS WILL GIVE YOU

  • A supportive environment that is tailored to your needs as an international student
  • Small class sizes, which gives you more individual attention and support
  • Opportunity to study, grow and connect with ambitious students from around the world
  • Practical skills gained through internships, ensuring you are prepared for your future career

UNDERGRADUATE PATHWAY OPTIONS

1. INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRE

If you do not meet the entry requirements for a direct entry undergraduate degree at Royal Roads University, you can first study a degree preparation program at the International Study Centre before progressing to your selected degree:

  • Intensive English Program (IEP) 
  • International Year (IY)
  • Transfer Preparation Program (TPP)  

2. DIRECT ENTRY 2+2 TRANSFER

Students with credits from another university or college can apply for direct entry into year 3 of the following undergraduate degrees at Royal Roads University:

Business and Management

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Business and Sustainability (BBA)
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management (BCom)

Tourism and Hospitality

  • Bachelor of Arts in Global Tourism Management (BAGTM)
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Hotel Management (BAIHM)

Communications

  • Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication (BAPC)

Environmental Studies

  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science (BScES)

Justice Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies (BAJS)

 

$19995.00   $95
Direct Admission: Master's Degrees

English language

  • IELTS 6.5 (6.5 minimum in writing and speaking, 6.0 minimum in listening and reading) or
  • TOEFL 88 iBT, 24 in writing, 20 in listening, reading, and speaking

Academic

  • Completed Undergraduate degree  with 75% average “B” (3.00/4.33) GPA
  • Relevant work experience depending on program

Students who meet the entry requirements can apply for direct entry into a graduate degree at Royal Roads University:

  • Master of Global Management
  • MA in Intercultural and International Communication
  • MA in Tourism Management
$30634.00   $95

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