New graduate students @ Memorial

Congratulations! Your admission to Memorial University’s School of Graduate Studies brings you into a community of renowned learners and researchers.

Please view a special message to new graduate students from the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Follow the steps below to ensure you start your graduate program off on the right foot! (Click on each step below for additional information.)

Memorial University is proud to offer a broad range of professional skills development programs and services for graduate diploma, master's, and doctoral students. The Enhanced Development of the Graduate Experience (EDGE) is a comprehensive viewing tool that identifies opportunities for students to become fully integrated into the Memorial scholarly community and to develop professional skills beyond those gained within the disciplines.

Graduate Orientation 2014 will take place in early September. Information regarding the event will be updated on the Graduate Orientation website in April 2014.

The School of Graduate Studies has an active Facebook page and Twitter account to assist you throughout your graduate program. Join our social media pages for up-to-date information on news and events, or to ask a question.  Our staff post frequently throughout the day and will be happy to answer any inquires you may have about graduate life at Memorial.

The Glenn Roy Blundon Centre co-ordinates services for students with disabilities and those with short-term illnesses and injuries attending Memorial University of Newfoundland’s St. John’s Campus. Services and accommodations include: assistance arranging academic accommodations for tests and exams (medical or psycho-educational documentation is required), access to assistive technology, orientation of new students, note-taking assistance, card access to wheelchair elevators and lifts on campus, in-servicing of faculty and staff regarding disability issues and accommodations, and a liaising network among students, faculty, staff, and community groups.

In keeping with Memorial’s commitment to ensuring an environment of understanding, respect and inclusion, the Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Policy establishes principles, guidelines and responsibilities respecting access to University services, facilities and housing for students with disabilities in accordance with the Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Act, 2010.

For further information, contact the Centre by visiting the University Centre, room UC4007, or by telephone to (709) 864-2156 (Voice), (709) 864-4763 (TTY), or by e-mail to, or through the website at For information about the services available at Grenfell Campus, contact the Student Services Learning Centre in person at room AS235, or by telephone to (709) 637-6268, or by e-mail to, or through the website at For information about the services available at the Fisheries and Marine Institute Campus, contact the Department of Student Affairs in person at room W3011, or by telephone to (709) 757-0702, or through the website at

For more information about Memorial's St. John's campus, visit the virtual tour.

Step 1 - Accept the offer of admission

Step 2 - Apply for a study permit - for international students only

Step 3 - Understand your responsibilities as a graduate student

Step 4 - Design a budget

Step 5 - Identify important dates and deadlines

Step 6 - Look for housing

Step 7 - Visit the international student advising office - For international students only

Step 8 - Register

Step 9 - Pay tuition

Step 10 - Update your personal information, set up your E-Mail, WiFi, and get a campus card

Step 11 - Review student services

Step 12 - Attend graduate orientation


School of Graduate Studies

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000