Royal Roads University

Royal Roads University is a public university in Canada with a top-level reputation offering a quality education. There is a strong emphasis on a practical, applied programs delivered by award-winning faculty with real-world experience. Degree programs are developed in collaboration with industry experts and taught by local and internationally recognized professionals who are leading practitioners in their fields.

Top reasons to study here

  • Learn in the workplace with internship experience
  • Access to Canadian work permits and residence
  • Study in Canada, a top 10 best education system in the world*

Distance Learning Courses

Business & Management (34)
Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (3)
Law (3)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Medicine & Health (1)



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. This gives you the opportunity to share ideas and challenge yourself.

Even after you graduate, these groups will support you in your professional and personal journey!


Under the leadership of Dr. Mary Bernard, Associate Vice President, Research, the Office of Research provides a portfolio of services to facilitate and promote the research activities of Royal Roads University and to facilitate Aboriginal relations.


The Career Enhancement Services team at Royal Roads University offers a range of careers services.

They can help you with finding internships and work experience that suits you, career planning and advice, searching for jobs, writing successful resumes and covering letters, preparing for job interviews and professional networking.

You will also have access to the Symplicity online portal, where employers can look for students they want to employ, and where you can search for work opportunities that interest you.


Student services

We are located in the Grant building, University's main academic building, with class space for 399 students, science labs, cafeteria, study areas and faculty offices. Re-opened in 2003, the building underwent a CAD $8 million renovation that re-configured classrooms, upgraded technology and improved energy efficiency and access for people with disabilities.

We have four large, brightly lit, dedicated classrooms – three that are fitted with state-of-the-art interactive whiteboards. You will also have find wireless internet, computers and projectors in all classrooms, as well as learning resources and extra books to help with your studies.

Housing services

What Living With A Host Family Gives You

  • A friendly and relaxing environment for you to live and study
  • Time to practice your English language skills with your Canadian host family
  • Opportunity to experience and feel a part of Canadian culture
  • New friendships and memories that will last a lifetime

What Your New Home Will Have

  • A furnished room with a window
  • A bed with clean linen: pillow, sheets and blankets
  • Private storage for your personal items
  • Access to a shared bathroom with your own clean towels
  • A quiet place to study, usually in your own room

Private Accommodation

  • If you are aged 19 or over and want to live independently, the Student Services at Royal Roads can help you look for private accommodation.

Library services

The library has all the resources you could possibly need to succeed, with 48,000 printed books,over 100 online databases and 55,000 e-books.

ICT services

Opened in 2011, the Learning and Innovation Centre is anaward-winning building. It is equipped with the latest learning technology, 33 breakout rooms, 7 classrooms, 5 computer labs and social spaces.

Student Life

Campus life

The stunning campus has 230 hectares of parks and woods, with hiking trails and walking paths that go all the way to the Pacific Ocean. You will feel inspired by fresh air, nature and wildlife with each step you take. The campus has some of the biggest and oldest trees in the region, a lagoon and a rare bird sanctuary for you to explore. You can have a relaxing walk by the beach, or even have a go at kayaking. Look south across the Strait of Juan de Fuca and you will see the Olympic Mountains, all the way across the border in the USA.

Sports facilities

You will have free membership to the Recreation Centre, so if you like keeping fit this is the perfect place for you. Facilities include a gymnasium and aerobics studio, squash courts, weight room and cardio workout room, and tennis courts. You can enjoy:

  • Fitness classes in yoga,
  • Lighthouse Academy of Dance (tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop),
  • Pole Trix, core/cardio strength, spin and boot camp.
  • Drop in sports, including basketball, badminton, volleyball, indoor soccer, ping pong, squash and floor hockey.

Student clubs

Joining a campus club or an organization is a great way to learn about University life and make new friends. Clubs include:

  • Royal Roads Student Association represents undergraduate students and arranges fun activities and events.
  • International and ESL Club that promotes student diversity by organizing fun campus events such as movie nights.
  • Students In Free Enterprise club that promotes links between businesses, academics and students.
  • Running Club members get to enjoy fun runs on beautiful campus trails.
  • Music Group is open to all students who love music and singing.

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