Graduate Applications

Applicants must supply the following documentation before the application can be processed.

  • An application for graduate studies
  • One set of transcripts (showing the marks in each course completed since the first year of university education)
  • A TOEFL score of at least 550 on the paper-based test or 80 on the Internet-based test; a minimum overall score of 6.5 on IELTS; or other demonstration of English proficiency as described in the University Calendar (
  • Two (2) letters of appraisal

Applications shall be made online at Please send supporting documentation to:

School of Graduate Studies
IIC2012, Inco Innovation Centre
Memorial University of Newfoundland
230 Elizabeth Avenue
St. John's, NL  A1C 5S7
Phone: 709-864-2445

For MEng and PhD programs, completed applications must be received by December 1 to be considered for fall intake in the following year. Admissions are normally decided in February. All admissions made at that time are considered for financial awards. In certain circumstances, admissions are also considered for January and May intakes.

For MASc and Graduate Diploma programs, completed applications must be received by April 1 to be considered for fall intake in the same year. Admissions are normally made 3-4 weeks after the completed applications are submitted. Admissions for January and May intakes may also be considered.

To view the Graduate Studies and Research handbook, click here.

Fast Track Option

Students registered in academic term 7 of an undergraduate engineering degree at Memorial University are eligible to apply for admission to the MEng fast track option. This option has been put in place to encourage students interested in pursuing graduate studies to begin their research-related activities while still registered as an undergraduate student. While enrolled in this option, a student may complete some of the MEng degree requirements and, therefore, potentially be able to graduate earlier from the MEng program. Students who have gone through the program all agree that being able to complete a master's degree in a shorter period of time is certainly an advantage.

Students can enroll in the MEng fast track option concurrently with their undergraduate program the fall semester prior to starting academic term 8. Prior to entering the fast-track option, students must apply for and receive an exemption from work term 6. While enrolled in the option a student must be registered in full-time graduate studies during the fall semester prior to academic term 8. During academic term 8, the student must take a leave of absence from the graduate program while he/she completes the B.Eng. program.

In the fall semester following academic term 7, fast track students will pay only the graduate fees appropriate to graduate students following plan A or the 6 semester plan. In the succeeding winter semester, while completing academic term 8 of their undergraduate program, fast-track students will pay only the appropriate undergraduate fees.

Upon completion of their undergraduate program, students may register in the MEng program on a full-time basis. All courses taken as part of the graduate program while enrolled in the MEng fast-track option are credited towards the MEng degree course requirements. Courses taken as credit towards a student’s undergraduate degree may not be credited towards a student’s graduate degree and vice versa.

For more information please contact the Office of the Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) in EN4036 in engineering building or at engrdoffice[at]