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Royal Roads University

Royal Roads University

Check whether Royal Roads University is right for you as an international student.

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Victoria, Canada
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Study abroad at Royal Roads University

Royal Roads University is a public university located just outside Victoria, British Columbia in Canada. Royal Roads is situated on the historic site of Hatley Park, with Hatley Castle at the center of the campus, set over 565 acres with 230 hectares of parks, woods and hiking trails.

The University offers a wide variety of programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and they also provide pathway programs for international students. These are designed to help you improve your English language and other skills so you can complete a degree at Royal Roads.

There are a range of facilities on campus, including accommodation for students on short-stay residencies, a cafe, library and lecture halls. The Royal Roads Student Association put on a range of events, which are a great way to get to know new people on campus and settle in to life at university.

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Why study at Royal Roads?

  • Student staff ratio

    Royal Roads has a student staff ratio of just 12:1, helping students get a personalized education

  • Historic location

    The University is located on a peaceful historic site that includes Hatley Castle

Life as an international student

Although Royal Roads is a relatively small university with a student population of around 5,300, there are still more than 550 international students from more than 60 countries.

If you choose to study on a pathway program, you will live with a local host family during your studies. Living with a Canadian family will help you experience a real Canadian lifestyle and improve your English language skills, in a welcoming and friendly home environment.

You’ll be matched with a host family based on your lifestyle, interests and expectations. All families are visited to make sure their homes are safe, clean and comfortable, and to make sure that you get the emotional care and support you need during your time at Royal Roads University.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Language Center
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Badminton Courts
    • No. of Basketball Courts
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 1
    • Cafe’s 1
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Personal Trainers
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 5
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Transport
    • Campus parking
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support

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Royal Roads University programs

Fees and funding

  • Graduate, Undergraduate and Certificate Programs $123.81
  • General Studies Courses (all faculties) $29.13

RRU offers a modest amount of funding through competition to students enrolled at our institution and nearly all of our awards are open to international students. Generally, 28% of students who apply for this funding receive, on average, $1,811. You’ll see the individual award dollar amounts as you complete an application - they range between $500 to $8,000.


Royal Roads University

Royal Roads University, 2005 Sooke Rd, Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2

Located on the grounds of the former Royal Roads Military College (RRMC) at Hatley Park National Historic Site on Vancouver Island.