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Royal Roads University

  • Public University, Estd 1995
  • Colwood, British Columbia
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University Highlights

  • The campus is on the Lands of the Lekwungen and Xwsepsum ancestors and families
  • Vision: change-making, sustainability, and climate action; and equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Credit-based courses without a credential
  • Non-credit courses and programs for professional and continuing education
  • Home to centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies
  • The Hatley Park Museum in Hatley Castle made open for students
  • Collects original historical records for research in Royal Roads University Archives in the university library 
  • Work and internships available on and off-campus
  • Ranks #1 in the Canadian National Survey of Student Engagement
  • Specialized accreditations are Member of the Universities Canada and British Columbia’s Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation
  • 48,000 books, 55,000 e-books, and over 100 online databases in the library

University at a Glance

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Royal Roads University is a public university in Colwood, British Columbia. The classic architecture and charm of this university thrive within the Hatley Park National Historic Site of Vancouver Island. The university started its journey in 1995. Back then, it began with a focus on applied and professional degree-granting. And since then, over 20,000 students have graduated from this academia. They are now working in over 60 countries around the world.

This institution currently has 25,000 students, including international students from around the globe. Students can access student support services through the university. Admissions, enrolment, accessibility, and computer services are available to them. They can also avail counselling, learning strategy support, career support and learning development. Local and international students may also apply for financial aid to fund their education. Work opportunities are accessible both on and off-campus.

The university also offers international student services. Through these, students can get help with:

  • visa and study/work permits
  • employment questions
  • health insurance
  • new student orientation
  • Social Insurance Numbers (SIN)
  • income tax filing
  • housing and homestays
  • online learning platforms

Royal Roads University is a relatively young school. It celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2020. Even so, EduRank and UniRank consider it as one of the top 75 universities in Canada. Student services support is available for new and current students. This institute offers over 80 programs. They result in certificates, diplomas, associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in several areas of study.  General studies are available for students to take credit-based courses without a credential. Students can also opt for non-credit programs and courses for professional and continuing education. Two faculties teach specific schools of study. They are:

  • Faculty of Management:
  • Business
  • Executive Education
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  1.   Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences:
  • Leadership Studies
  • Communication and Culture
  • Humanitarian Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Education and Technology
  • Environment and Sustainability

The university has a 565-acre main campus. The campus does not provide housing for its students on a long-term basis. A residence is available for short-term stays. But the attraction of the campus is the historic Hatley Castle. It has appeared on X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand, Arrow, Deadpool, Smallville, and The Professor. The Castle houses the Royal Roads University Museum. This university's library holds a large collection of printed and digital resources.

Royal Roads University's campus lies on indigenous grounds. That is why the university makes a huge effort to acknowledge its background. Diversity is a priority at Royal Roads University. Students go to Royal Roads to study, learn and achieve. When they leave, they do so with a transformation and a lot more knowledge and experience

Fees & Admissions Requirements

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Admission Requirements


SOP: Needed for few courses

LOR: Needed for few courses

Essays: Not required

CV: Needed for all courses

Additional documents: Required

English Language Test Score

Application fees

CAD 123

Type of deadline


Intake Season & Deadlines

Fall: 1ˢᵗ Jun 2020 - 6ᵗʰ Jun 2021

Spring: 31ˢᵗ Aug - 11ᵗʰ Oct 2020

Summer: 3ʳᵈ - 10ᵗʰ Feb 2021


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  • Single rooms with private washrooms
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Main Campus
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    2005 Sooke Road, Victoria, B.C., Canada V9B 5Y2
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