Student Experience

The Royal Roads University Experience

We’ve been a university since 1995, but we’ve been providing an exceptional education since 1940. Our learning and teaching model helps you gain effective skills that can be applied immediately in your current career, through programs created with input from industry professionals. We’re different, and we’re proud of it.

We’d like you to experience our personal approach to your education. We understand what’s happening in the real world, and we provide a meaningful and practical approach to help you get the most out of your time with us. Our Learning, Teaching and Research Model (LTRM) offers a snapshot of the values, worldviews, attributes and practices that reflect and shape the unique learning environment, culture, practice and service at Royal Roads. It aspires to inspire ongoing engagement, creativity, dialogue and debate among our wider community. We seek to continue the conversation about what we do, why we do it and how it contributes to living our shared values.

Delivery Options

At Royal Roads we understand the needs and aspirations of our students, and we’ve created options to deliver a transformative experience in a way that fits your lifestyle. If you’re a working professional, we have programs to help you get a practical and relevant degree without sacrificing what’s important in your personal and professional life. But if you’d prefer an intensive program to fit two years of study into one, we’ve designed programs for that as well.

Unique to Royal Roads, our collaborative cohort model features group-based course work – both on-campus and online – providing a resource of like-minded peers for you to share, challenge and grow with throughout your program. Even after graduation, these groups continue to support your aspirations to ensure your life changing experience with us has enabled not only professional transformation, but a personal one as well.

Flexible Admissions

We’re proud to offer our exceptional education to everyone who has the passion and commitment it takes to achieve a university degree, so we’ve created a flexible admission policy that looks at more than your formal education and qualifications. We see the value in your hard earned experience.

Life on Campus

Our school provides real-world challenges to push you academically, as well as perfect escapes to let you get away from it all. Check out the Writing Centre at the library or take a guided tour of the Royal Roads University campus. Enjoy a meal in the Habitat Café, check out our on-campus housing, or work out in our large rec centre.

Alumni Feedback

Your Royal Roads University experience doesn’t end at your convocation or graduation ceremony. We love to hear from our Alumni to learn about the amazing paths they’ve taken after leaving RRU.