Royal Roads University

Royal Roads University

Victoria, British Columbia
Founded in 1995

Royal Roads University provides high quality, innovative, competitively priced, and applied post-secondary education to working professionals and career-focused students in Canada and around the globe.

Entry Routes

Programs Available

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Number of Students


The University has been accredited since 1995, but has got a long history of excellence that goes back to 1940, when it first became a military college. Royal Roads University offers a relevant and practical education to give you the tools, training, and understanding required to be successful in the global marketplace. In addition to the full-time on-campus programs, our Blended Learning model, online studies combined with intensive, on-campus residencies, is led by instructors with real-world experience and features course materials created with the input of industry professionals. But one of our biggest differences is our ability to bring like-minded professionals together so we can create a complex and effective learning experience.

Royal Roads University is located on the spectacular West Coast of Canada in Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia. Located on the southernmost tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is just 25 minutes by air or 90 minutes by ferry from Vancouver. Located on 227 hectares of ocean-side parkland, with a hundred year old castle at its centre, Royal Roads is considered one of the most beautiful campuses in North America.

At Royal Roads University, students can experience:

  • On-campus and online cohort based programs
  • Customized training for the global workplace
  • International student educational and cultural support
  • Collaborative international research projects
  • Programs delivered in a variety of locations around the globe
  • Programs delivered in Canada with opportunities to gain international experience during residencies abroad.

Entry Requirements

  • Conditional acceptance: bachelor's and master's programs
  • No TOEFL or IELTS score required
  • Track required: Graduates of the agreed pathway level with EC and recommendation of the academic department

Accommodation Options

On campus housing, Off-campus residence, and homestay

Ranking Accreditation

Based on the 2008 and 2009, National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), Royal Roads University was ranked 1st for an active and collaborative learning experience, 2nd for level of academic challenge. The Royal Roads BCom program placed 28th out of the 47 BCom programs in Canada. The MBA placed 20th out of 35 MBA programs by Corporate Knights Magazine in July 2007.