An extraordinary place of higher learning

At Royal Roads, our educational approach isn’t just about deep knowledge of subject matter, but about learning an even deeper knowledge of self. Be challenged. Be inspired.

Why learn at Royal Roads?
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What we offer

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Programs

We offer undergraduate and advanced programs in Arts, Science and Business.

For-credit courses

University credit courses with the possibility of transferring credit to a certificate, diploma or degree.

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Non-credit programs and courses

Non-credit programs and courses

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About Royal Roads University

This is a place of life-changing transformation.

Flexible admissions

Our admission policy looks at more than just formal education and qualifications. We see value in lessons learned outside the classroom in your hard-earned experience and professional achievements.

Build towards a degree

Many of our for-credit courses and certificates can be laddered towards a degree. You could even get credit for courses and certificates from other institutions to take you a step closer.

Learning that fits

With online, on-campus and blended programs, our delivery models are designed to help you achieve your goals without having to put your career or life on hold.

Diversity by design

We acknowledge and celebrate the diversity of our learning community. Through our complex identities, life experiences and international perspectives, we support equity, diversity and inclusion.

Land Acknowledgement

Hay’sxw’qa si’em nakwilia

[Hy-sh-kwa sea-em na-kwil-ia]
Thank you my honourable people

Royal Roads University acknowledges that the campus is on the traditional Lands of the Xwsepsum (Esquimalt) and Lekwungen (Songhees) ancestors and families.

With gratitude, we live, work and learn here where the past, present, and future of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, faculty and staff come together.

Indigenous engagement
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News

Latest news

Stories about our people, programs and campus.

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A year of grief and reckoning: Statement by President Steenkamp

One year after the revelation of the likely burial sites of 215 Indigenous children on former Kamloops Indian Residential School grounds.

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Rejuvenation of Japanese gardens build on tradition and perfection

A major upgrade of Royal Roads University’s tranquil Japanese gardens is a key piece of its Vision in Bloom fundraising campaign.

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RRU student Arnold Lim has seen it all — through a lens

RRU professional communications student Arnold Lim has made a feature film and worked at four Olympics, including Beijing.

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A year of grief and reckoning: Statement by President Steenkamp

One year after the revelation of the likely burial sites of 215 Indigenous children on former Kamloops Indian Residential School grounds.

Rejuvenation of Japanese gardens build on tradition and perfection

A major upgrade of Royal Roads University’s tranquil Japanese gardens is a key piece of its Vision in Bloom fundraising campaign.

RRU student Arnold Lim has seen it all — through a lens

RRU professional communications student Arnold Lim has made a feature film and worked at four Olympics, including Beijing.