Canada's university for changemakers

Welcome to your change-your-life (and the world) education.

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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 through Professional and Continuing Studies, and the Global Learning and Language Centre.

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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 welcome students of any race, colour, national and ethnic origin, and ancestry. Through our complex identities, life experiences and global 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

We acknowledge the campus is located on the traditional Lands of the Lekwungen-speaking Peoples, the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. 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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Royal Roads receives largest gift in university’s history

Transformative gift will expand RRU programming to Salt Spring Island

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Order up: coffee with a side of community inspires grad to give

James Gatiti benefited from a student award when he needed it most, inspiring him to pay it forward with a $15,000 award commitment over three years.

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Reimagining Governance

Kyla Epstein explores a variety of governance models in her MAIS studies.

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Royal Roads receives largest gift in university’s history

Transformative gift will expand RRU programming to Salt Spring Island

Order up: coffee with a side of community inspires grad to give

James Gatiti benefited from a student award when he needed it most, inspiring him to pay it forward with a $15,000 award commitment over three years.

Reimagining Governance

Kyla Epstein explores a variety of governance models in her MAIS studies.