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 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

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

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Stories about our people, programs and campus.

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President Philip Steenkamp: Black History Month

The theme Black Resistance asks us to renew our commitment to advocacy, to social justice and to breaking down institutionalized barriers.

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Turning to Indigenous Knowledge in creating Hep C Awareness

Royal Roads student pursues true collaboration with Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers to create a Hepatitis C awareness tool.

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President Steenkamp: 5 questions about ChatGPT with Prof. Veletsianos

There are risks to using AI in the classroom, but they may not be what you think.

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President Philip Steenkamp: Black History Month

The theme Black Resistance asks us to renew our commitment to advocacy, to social justice and to breaking down institutionalized barriers.

Turning to Indigenous Knowledge in creating Hep C Awareness

Royal Roads student pursues true collaboration with Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers to create a Hepatitis C awareness tool.

President Steenkamp: 5 questions about ChatGPT with Prof. Veletsianos

There are risks to using AI in the classroom, but they may not be what you think.