Victoria, British ColumbiaLOCATION
Estd 1995Established Year

Royal Roads University established in 1940 is situated in Canada. University provides a variety of courses some of which includes Business and Technology, Communication, humanitarian and interdisciplinary studies. The campus and training in professional courses gives you an edge over personal transformation and community learning experience.

Why should you choose Royal Roads?

Royal Roads is known for its quality education. It has a student to faculty ratio of about 12:1 which makes one to one interaction easier and thus offers quality education. Here are few features which makes the university unique and thus, ranking decently in world ranking of universities.

Rankings & Standings

  • Ranked #1 public university in Canada for Active & Collaborative Learning (NSSE 2013).
  • Ranked #1 public university in Canada for level of academic challenge (NSSE 2013).
  • Ranked #4604 public university in the world by Webometrics.
  • Ranked #68 public university in the Canada by Webometrics.

Key Features

  • Has flexible admission policy based on the hard-earned experience and not just academic qualification.
  • The student to faculty ratio is 12:1 to have one to one attention in the classroom.
  • Provide practical degrees through internship programs. The curriculum is developed by industry experts for more of practical learning.
  • AUCC represents 97 public and private universities. Members of the association maintains strict criteria for quality education which includes Royal Roads.
  • Apart from AUCC, Royal Roads is a part of EQA for quality assured education.

What do students have to say about Royal Roads?

  • Best University for working professional as it believes more in practical learning.
  • Has lot of group studies and team work which is quite a learning experience.
  • Due to 12:1 faculty to student’s ratio, it is easy to approach the instructor and other students for any queries or help for which mostly all our ready.

Statistical Highlights

Type of universityPublic
Faculty Members52 full-time, 450 associate
Number of Undergraduate Seats10,000
Number of Graduate seats -
Number of International Students1,036
Annual Acceptance Rate -
Languages for CoursesEnglish
Scores AcceptedGPA and Credit Scores

Campus & Residence

Royal Roads provides quality living conditions and believe in rich flora and fauna. It provides various types of accommodations which could be picked by the students according to their comfort level.


  • The campus is spread over a length of 260 hectares which is best suited for walking, hiking, and biking trails, and for the west coast’s flora and fauna.
  • Ample parking services on the campus.
  • Royal Roads situated a castle building that includes several other buildings for various departments.


  • The accommodation provides an affordable option which is within the walking distance of Habitat Café and Hatley Castle.
  • There are variety of rooms provided for the students, so that they can select the most appropriate option for themselves.

Types of Rooms

  • Dorm Rooms


Twin bed with beddingsStudy desk with chairData ports an WiFi
Shared washroom facilitiesReading chair-
Sink and MirrorTelephone-
  • Ensuite Rooms


Queen bed with beddingsTelevisionClock radio
Private washroomTelephoneTowels provided
Study desk and chairData ports and WiFi-
Cozy sitting areaIron and ironing bed-
  • Residence Lounges


FridgeCoffee maker, toaster and kettleCable TV
MicrowaveDishes and cutleryLaundry facilities

Programs Offered

Royal Roads University offers a total of 10 programs, further divided in undergraduate and postgraduate degrees

Courses offeredDuration
Business2 to 4 years (Approx)
Communication and Culture2 to 4 years (Approx)
Education and Technology2 to 4 years (Approx)
Environment and Sustainability2 Years (Approx)
General Studies2 years (Approx)
Humanitarian Studies2 years (Approx)
Interdisciplinary Studies2 years (Approx)
Leadership Studies2 years (Approx)
Professional and Continuation Studies2 to 4 years (Approx)
Tourism and Hospitality2 to 4 years (Approx)

Royal Roads also offers a dual degree program - Master of Global Management + Master of Business Administration.

All you need to know about Application Process

The information provided below elaborates all the requirements and steps to apply to the college. The common requirement for admission to the university is to score well in English proficiency test for the ones whose first language is not English.


English Language Proficiency Test

All the requirements differ with the degree/programs offered by the university except the test of English proficiency with is a mandate for the students who do not have English as their primary language.

Minimum scores required for the following tests are:

International Year 1 entry

TOEFL60 (iBT), with a minimum 12 reading; 20 writing; 11 listening; and 17 speaking

Year 3 and graduate* level entry

TestMinimum Score Required
TOEFLiBT 88 overall with a minimum 24 in writing and 20 in listening, reading and speaking
CAE176 Overall; 176 in writing and speaking; 169 in listening and reading
CAEL70 overall; 70 in writing; 60 in other skills
MELAB85 overall; 85 in writing; 80 in listening and GCVR; 3 in speaking
PTE-A60 overall with a minimum 60 in writing and speaking and minimum 58 in listening and reading

*English language requirements for Doctor of Social Science varies

  • Graduation from an institution where English is the primary language in an English-speaking country.
  • Completing International Study Centre's undergraduate or pre-master's pathway program(s).

Application Checklist and Required Documents

  • Application Form
  • Scanned, certified and complete transcripts of the qualification
  • Scanned copy of English language proficiency test score
  • Copy of identification pages of the passport
  • Copy of Study Permit if applicable

Additional Requirements

  • Personal statement or statement of intent
  • Detailed Resume
  • Two or more letter of reference

The students from different countries have their own specific admission requirements which can be found from the official website.

Application Process

  • After checking the eligibility and other specific requirements, apply for the university online or offline through the official website of the university.
  • Send the supporting documents including bank statements as proof of funds.
  • Applications are checked against the academic qualification and level of English.
  • Students interested in Pathway programs do not need to produce IELTS or TOEFL.
  • The applications will be reviewed in 2 days for Pathway programs and 3 weeks for direct entry applicants.
  • Pay the deposit to confirm the seat.
  • The university will send an acceptance letter and reserve the seat of the students.
  • Apply for Canadian study permit.

Flexible Admission

  • Students who do not have formal education to qualify the standard procedure of education comes under flexible admission. This includes with the students having complex learning history and are unable to document the same.
  • The aim is to find out the evidence of prior learning accomplishments.

Cost & Expenses

Tuition Fee

The tuition fees depend upon the program opted. Range of the tuition fee for every program is provided

ProgramTuition Fee Range
Preparatory ProgramsCAD 6,900 – CAD 10,610
Undergraduate Programs – On CampusCAD 19,995 – CAD 39,990
Undergraduate Programs - BlendedCAD 667 – CAD 39,990
Graduate Programs – On CampusCAD 30,634 – CAD 31,554
Graduate Programs - BlendedCAD 976 – CAD 48,174
Graduate Diploma ProgramsCAD 15,412 – CAD 18,402
Certificate ProgramsCAD 2,598 – CAD 11,121
Doctoral ProgramsCAD 84,310

Residence Fees

Dorm rooms are available for CAD 45 to CAD 50 and En suit are available for CAD 65 to CAD 70.

Scholarships & Financial Aids

Royal Roads provides various scholarships and awards to its students which not only provides financial help but also boost the confidence in them. Here are few top scholarships and awards given to the students based on different criteria.

Financial Awards


Students can explore variety of scholarships, bursaries and competitively-awarded scholarships

Internal Awards

Award Types

  • Entrance Award
  • In-Course Awards
  • Emergency Funding
  • Convocation Awards

Few of the given awards are listed below showing the highest amount provided to the students

Changing lives BursariesCAD 7,000
Asper Foundation Communications AwardCAD 5,000
BBA Sustainability Leadership ScholarshipCAD 5,000

External Awards

Bullitt Environmental FellowshipCAD 50,000 per year for 2 years
CAD 20,000Indspire Post-Secondary Education AwardsCAD 1,000 – CAD 30,000
Dalton Camp AwardCAD 10,000

Research Scholarships

Trudeau ScholarshipCAD 60,000 per year for 3 years
Vanier Canada Graduate ScholarshipsCAD 50,000 per year for 3 years
CIHR Doctoral AwardsCAD 35,000

Work while you Study

Candidates can apply for various internship programs while they study their choice of course. Here are the details:

  • An Internship of Minimum 12 week to maximum 6 months is available for candidates to work in.
  • Students are given the positions of an "employee" in a mentored opportunity with a host supervisor.
  • The employer will offer a suitable salary in accordance to their industry, the role for the students.
  • Students may not require attending classes while they do their internship programs.

Working off-campus

Students who have study permit can work off-campus for a maximum of 20 hours week during the semester and full-time during the breaks. Visit the official website of government of Canada for further information.

Post-Graduation Work Permit Program

Through this program, students get a good exposure in Canada. The work permit is provided till the length of the studies.

Alumni Networks

Royal Roads has produced some of the best students. Here are few well-known alumni:

  • EJ Tremblay- Successful actor, director and assistant director working in front of the camera and behind it. Worked on the sets of successful movies like “The Weight of Water” and French-American Thriller “Bailey’s Mistake”, Tremblay has successfully established himself.
  • Tom Wujec- A global Leader in 3D engineering and entertainment software, Wujec is product developer whose demand is amongst designers, architects and chief technology officers.
  • Brooks Hogya- Game developer who developed a very useful tool which synthesize information and interact with it in a non-intimidating way. A game which conducts research as you play, it is the basis of Brook’s invention.
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Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 22,590
Bachelors Tuition Fees$22590
Post graduate Tuition Fees$31240
Total Enrollment
International Students
Student : Faculty Ratio
Application Deadline
January 14, 2020
Start of Application process July 20, 2018
End of Application process January 14, 2020
Application Fee
$ 121.38
Application website myadmin.royalroads...
Accepts common App No
Direct Application Yes
Acceptance Rate
70 %
Min. 5.5
Total Applications
Min. 68
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