Before You Arrive

Decide About Housing

  1. Information on on-campus housing

Important: Note that all our on campus housing options require a housing application. See below links for details

Internationalization Office Advice:

You must submit a separate application for on campus accommodations to the Department of Housing Food and Conference Services. If you want to live on campus, don't wait until you receive your study permit. It may be too late. Apply when you submit your application or as soon as you are accepted.

Do you still have questions? Email

Set up your portal account and MUN e-mail

Once you are offered admission to Memorial University, you will be assigned a MUN Portal ( account, Self-Service account and an e-mail account by the University's Computing and Communications (C&C) division. You should set up your account, including your self-service account and e-mail account as soon as possible. You should check your e-mail frequently as more and more communications from the university will be sent to your mun e-mail account.

Activate your (portal account) and e-mail account
Activate your Memorial Self-Service account

Do you still have questions? Email

Join Our Online Community

Join our online community to receive updates on our programs, services and events.

 By seeking a deeper connection via the MUN Mentors program (Available for Fall and Winter arrivals)
A MUN mentor is a current student you can hang out with and depend on to be your connection before your arrive and during your first semester at Memorial. A MUN Mentor will help you develop appropriate study habits, meet new people and become involved both on campus and in the community.

We recommend that you direct questions regarding academics to a qualified Memorial University official.
Do you still have questions? Email

Decide when you will arrive and book your flight

Know important dates:

  • Check with for earliest date to check in with on campus housing
    Earliest date to check-in to on campus housing. You must submit a housing application and receive a housing offer in order to check in. If you arrive before this date you will require temporary housing.
  • Date to be announced
    Write the Math Placement Test (MPT). Register for the test through your self-service account and search for 1MPT
    I am an international student... do I have to take this test
  • September 6, 2017
    Lectures begin, fall Semester
  • Date for the EPT coming soon
    Write the English Placement Test (EPT) at ____ in ____. Register for the English Placement Test (for international students, non-ESL). Please bring your photo ID and a pen or pencil. Starts at ____ but come ten minutes early. If you arrive after this date contact to inquire about EPT testing.
  • Arrive a few days before classes begin
    It is unnecessary to arrive very early. If you arrive early feel free to do some site seeing. Arriving early however, may add additional expenses of temporary housing and food.
  • Book your flight as early as possible
    Ensure you can choose your ideal travel dates by booking your flight now. Flights fill quickly at this time of year.
  • Allow at least two hours for the immigration process
    You will go though the immigration process at the first Canadian airport you enter. This process can take up to two hours. When you are booking your connecting flight to St. John's, Newfoundland (YYT) make sure you allow at least two hours to go through immigration and arrive at your connecting well before departure. Please note that there is NO SMOKING permitted inside Canadian airports.
  • Check the location of your campus
    Make sure your flight takes you to the correct campus. We have campuses in three cities: 1.St. John's, Newfoundland, 2.Corner Brook, Newfoundland and 3.Harlow, England.
  • If you are studying in St. John's book your flight to Airport Code YYT
    Another city in Canada has a similar name: St. John, New Brunswick. St. John, New Brunswick is over 1700 kilometres away from Memorial University. If you travel there by mistake, you will have to travel to St. John's, Newfoundland by another plane or ride a bus plus a ferry boat. If you are using a travel agent, tell them the Airport Code is YYT.
  • Late arrival
    We recommend that you arrive before classes are scheduled to begin. If you will be arriving late, notify your instructors so they will keep a space in class for you. You will not be permitted to join any classes after two weeks without permission from your instructor/supervisor. If you cannot make it on time and you wish to be considered for a future semester, for undergraduate students, contact the Office of the Registrar; for graduate students, contact
  • Travelling within Canada
    Some travel agents cannot book flights within Canada. If your flight is booked to Toronto as your final destination, you will have to book travel to St. John's, Newfoundland (YYT). Your options are to travel by plane (3 hours) or by bus/boat (3 days). Canadian airlines include: Air Canada, Westjet, Porter and (Sunwing - select "flights"). By bus/boat Greyhound or DRL to North Sydney, Nova Scotia then Marine Altantic Ferry to Argentia or Port aux Basques. From there you would have to take a DRL busline to St. John's.
    Do you still have questions? Email

Book temporary housing

Airport greeting service

Airport Greeting Services will be available from August 23 - September 13 between the times of 12:00 midnight and 4:00am

If you arrive in St. John's between the dates of August 23rd and September 13th between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 4:00am please be on the look out for senior MUN students ready to assist you at the airport.

Visitor Information Centre (VIC) at YYT

Be advised that there is an abundance of information for you at the VIC in the arrival's area of the St. John's International Airport. You can find maps, accommodations & transportation information and much more at the VIC.

Important Reminder - Bring Canadian cash or a credit card. Please ensure you have Canadian cash or a credit card that works in Canada for the taxi ride from the airport to your accommodations. Our greeter will assist you and explain to the taxi driver how you will pay and where your destination is in the city.

Are you an English as a Second Language (ESL) student?
If you are joining the 12-Week Intensive English program and you are arriving in the spring/summer sessions, please contact

Important Reminder - Bring Canadian cash or a credit card

Please ensure you have Canadian cash or a credit card that works in Canada for the taxi ride from the airport to your accommodations. Our greeter will assist you and explain to the taxi driver how you will pay and where your destination is in the city.

Register with the Internationalization Office (IO)

All new international students are required to register with the Internationalization Office (IO). To register you must do two things:
1. Online check-in with the Internationalization Office (IO).
You are expected to check in online with the Internationalization Office from the comfort of your own home or upon arrival in St. John's through your portal account
Steps for setting up your portal accounts and checking in online: 

A. Setup your Portal account ( and MUN e-mail account

B.Click here. You will log in your Once you log in click the 'students' tab at the top of the page, and then click 'ISA Services' on the right hand side of the screen. You can proceed by checking in with us from this location.

C. Follow the instructions and answer the questions on each screen. Please note you may not be able to answer all the questions. It is OK to leave the question incomplete if you are unable to answer.

2. Attend ONE of our Information Sessions for International Students
When you arrive, you must attend one information session which will provide you with important information on things such as health insurance, immigration and other initiatives with our office. Dates and times of the information sessions will be posted.


Attend Welcome Week Events

Calculate your international student costs

Undergraduate costs

Graduate costs

Join our Online Sessions/Webinars

Students should bring extra copies of important documents



Internationalization Office

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552