Student support

You're never alone at Royal Roads University. Whether you're studying online or on campus, faculty and staff are here to support you.

Admissions and enrolment services

From the moment you visit our website or campus, we're here to guide you on your academic journey.

We can help you to narrow down your program options, answer questions about your application, or connect you with students who can talk to you about their experience at Royal Roads. Contact Admissions and Enrolment.

Financial aid and awards

Apply for awards or assistance to help finance your education. Consider potential funding options from loans to entrance awards, bursaries, research scholarships and emergency funding. Contact Financial Aid.

Learning resources

Get help to succeed in your program. Learning resources and research support are available through the Writing Centre, library, team coaching and copyright office.

Accessibility services

If you have a temporary or permanent health condition or disability that affects your academic performance, Accessibility Services can support you. You can meet with staff, who will review your medical documents and recommend physical or academic accommodations or services.

Counselling and learning strategy support

Juggling life and learning can be complicated. If you're experiencing a difficult time, connect with us to receive free counselling. We can also help with learning strategies and support. Services are confidential and free. And you can access them in person, by phone or online.

Recreation

As a student, you're automatically a member of the Recreation Centre. Enjoy fitness and recreation programs in person and online.

Campus food bank

You can access the food bank if you're experiencing a short-term time of need.

Inclusion

We welcome the diverse identities of all Royal Roads University community members.

Our Diversity Action Group includes students, faculty and staff who champion inclusion and full participation of all members of the university community through education and leadership.

RRU Proud is a network of students, faculty and staff who create safety and inclusivity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, queer and questioning people in the Royal Roads community. RRU Proud invites LGBTTQ2S+ people and allies to connect, get support and share resources.

Indigenous students

Indigenous students can receive support from faculty and staff on campus and online. Sneq’wa e’lun (Blue Heron House) is a culturally safe space for Indigenous students.

Students, faculty, and staff can also receive support from members (Elders/Old Ones) of the Heron People Circle. Heron People Circle members meet with students individually or in groups, attend cultural and academic events, and are invited to classes online or on campus.

International students

If you're an international student, we can help you with application requirements, health insurance, immigration advising and English language support. We'll also help you prepare for student life at Royal Roads, and living and working in Canada.

Computer services

You'll need a reliable computer, email and internet access for your Royal Roads courses. Our Computer Services team can advise on computer and technology requirements. They can also help if you have any technical issues during your studies.

Career and learning development

Find career resources including our employer database and job board. We can give you advice on landing your next job or help with arranging an internship or practicum with your employer of choice. Contact Career and Learning Development.