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Coming to Memorial? Welcome!

Studying in Canada is an excellent way to explore different perspectives, cultures and histories. In this series of pages, we will hopefully be able to answer as many of your questions as possible. If not, we are simply an email away:

Here is a sample checklist that will help prepare you for the major things you need to think about in preparation for coming to Memorial.
ü Passport
ü Visa or Study permit (if stay is longer than 6 months)
ü Application for Exchange Program
ü Application to Memorial University of Newfoundland
ü Housing
ü Banking arrangements
ü Medical insurance

The first steps of your adventure...

1. What do you know about Memorial University of Newfoundland?

  • No, this is not a trick question. And if you don't have an answer, no problem. Our website is full of information about the university and the cities in which it is located.

2. What program are you studying?

  • Once you have indicated your desire to study at Memorial, that faculty, school or department will assist with many of the academic preparations necessary to come to Memorial. Contact the Go Abroad Coordinator for more information.

3. Does Memorial have a formal arrangement with your home institution or country?

  • The "formal arrangement" is typically a memorandum of understanding or consortium agreement. This basically means that the two educational institutions have an agreement whereby students from one can transfer to the other with minimal difficulty. This may result in easier transfer of credits and possible tuition savings.
  • You can usually find out if Memorial has an arrangement with your university by visiting your mobility office, International Student Centre, or your Registrar's Office.

4. How is your English speaking and language ability?

  • The primary language of instruction at Memorial University is English. Students must be able to demonstrate a proficiency in the English language as outlined in our university calendar. If you wish to come to Memorial prior to the academic semester and improve upon your English skills, then our "English as a Second Language" programs may be of interest to you.

5. What next?

5. Get your ISIC Card

6. How do I get to Newfoundland and Labrador?

  • Check your local travel agencies that offer student discounts. For example, here in Canada Travel Cuts is designed with students in mind. Other organisations such as the Student Travel Bureau or STA Travel may be able to assist in getting you to Canada in a most affordable manner.
  • And before you leave, check out the International Student Advising's site about getting to St. John's