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Royal Road University


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  • The Royal Roads University is a public university nestled in Colwood, British Columbia. It was built on the former Royal Roads Military College (RRMC) land at Hatley Park National Historic Site on Vancouver Island.
  • In 1995 the government of British Columbia had to shut down the Royal Roads Military College and created Royal Roads University as a public university with an applied and professional degree-granting focus.
  • The Royal Roads University has over 25,620 students in different fields like leadership, business, environment, communication, tourism, hospitality and social justice working in 60 different countries around the globe.
  • The University's main building, Hatley Castle, was completed in 1908 for coal and rail baron James Dunsmuir, Premier of British Columbia and then Lieutenant Governor during the first decade of the 1900s.

Why study at Royal Road University?

  • The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) 2011 ranks Royal Roads University as the 1st public institution for an active and collaborative learning experience and the level of academic challenge.
  • The Globe and Mail's Canadian University Reports gave Royal Roads grades in a particular category and 55 other universities. It was based on the Globe and Mall students' satisfaction survey.
  • The Royal Roads University is among the 14 universities in the under 4000 students assessment pool and received grades B-.
  • Corporate Knights Magazine ranked the Royal Roads University's BCom and MBA program in July 2007. The BCom program is ranked at the 28th position out of the 47 BCom programs in Canada, and the MBA is at the 20th position out of 35 other MBA programs.
  • The Royal Roads University has customized training and education that is practical and relevant to current industry standards, equipped with the training tools.
  • The Royal Roads Military College Museum is a member of the Canadian Museum Association and the Organization of Military Museums of Canada Inc, an accredited museum within the Canadian Forces Museum System.


  • The campus of Royal Road University is located around 25-minute drive away from the Downtown of Victoria, British Council.
  • The University Campus is surrounded by the National Historic Site, Hetley Park.


  • Royal Road University offers various funding and scholarships opportunities for international students every year. Each scholarship carries particular eligibility criteria and application process.
  • Royal Roads Entrance Award/Bursary: The scholarship is awarded to enrolling students with excellence in academics to reduce the financial burden. The scholarship offers six awards of $2,000 -$5,000.
  • Following are a few scholarships/financial-aid/bursaries offered by Royal Road University:
    • Adamek Financial Bursary
    • Admiral John Charles and Mary Charles Scholarship
    • Allan Cahoon Scholarship
    • Andrea Fallan Memorial Bursary
    • Asper Foundation Communications Award


  • Business
  • Communication & Culture
  • Education & Technology
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Executive Education
  • Humanitarian Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Leadership Studies
  • Tourism & Hospitality Management


Royal Road University offers assistance for off-campus accommodation. The University's of-campus housing 101 helps students find accommodation as per students preference such as budget and location.