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Why Royal Roads

Learn in a new way at Royal Roads

Royal Roads University will give you the tools, training and connections to help you succeed in your degree program and preparing you for the career of your dreams.

Enhanced Learning Model

Our degree programs follow a unique learning model that will help you get the most out of your studies. You will learn, grow and achieve by working in groups with your classmates. This gives you the opportunity to share ideas and challenge yourself. The student to faculty ratio of 12:1 allows for small classes and one-on-one attention.

Learn in the Workplace

We understand what’s happening in the real world of work. This is why we provide meaningful and practical degrees alongside internship opportunities, helping you have a successful career once you graduate. Our programs have been created with input from industry leaders, so you can be confident that you will get the right blend of skills employers are looking for. You will learn from professors who are experts in their fields, who are passionate about teaching and student success.

Historic and Stunning Campus

Our beautiful oceanfront campus is a National Heritage Site with the magnificent Hatley Castle at its center and kilometers of walking, hiking and biking trails. Look out to the horizon and you will find views of the Pacific Ocean and the United States Olympic mountain range. The vibrant and welcoming city of Victoria, Canada is located just twenty minutes from campus.

Student life

At Royal Roads, you will experience a unique and exciting student life. The stunning location and laidback Canadian lifestyle offer a fantastic student experience, and there are many student clubs and societies to get involved in.

Fantastic Results

A degree from Royal Roads University is more than a list of courses or subjects. It shows your commitment to your professional and personal development. With these qualities you will be in the best position to decide whether to build your successful career at home, or in Canada.

Ranked #1

Royal Roads University has ranked as the #1 public University in Canada for Active and Collaborative Learning (NSSE 2013) and the #1 public University in Canada for Level of Academic Challenge (NSSE 2013).

The Benefits of Studying at Royal Roads University

Creating Global Citizens

Students at Royal Roads University travel from over 60 countries to study here. You will live and learn alongside students from all backgrounds, learning to see and understand different perspectives. This global-thinking education will prepare you for your future career, giving you the skills to adapt to your environment.

Work Permit Programs in Canada

Royal Roads University graduates are eligible to apply for the Canadian post-graduation work permit program of up to 3 years to gain work experience and potentially obtain permanent residency in Canada. Students who have completed their ISC program are also eligible to apply for a permit to work off campus for up to 20 hours per week.

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)

Universities Canada, also known as the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) us a not-for-profit organization that represents 97 public and private Canadian universities. Members of the association must meet strict criteria and adhere to set principles of institutional quality assurance. Membership is reaffirmed every five years. 

Quality Assurance

In addition to maintaining upstanding quality according to the AUCC, Royal Roads University is also maintains designation by the British Columbia’s Education Quality Assurance (EQA).

RRU facts

  • Location: British Columbia, Canada
  • Year founded: 1995
  • Campus size: 565 acres
  • Student population: 5,300 (550+ international students from 60+ countries)
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 12 to 1
  • Class size: Small, with 25 students on average

Giselle from Paraguay testimonial at Royal Roads University

"I chose Royal Roads University because it's one of the best universities in Canada, and also because it has a high quality of education for international students."

Gisella from Paraguay Master of Global Management

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