Memorial University welcomes applicants of all ages from Newfoundland and Labrador, other areas of Canada, and around the world. Whether you are in high school preparing for your next steps, a high school graduate who is ready to start your degree, or have attended another university or college, you will find everything you need to know about the application and admission process here.
Follow our step-by-step application guide and you're on your way to becoming a Memorial University student.
Choose your area of interest, campus, and starting semester and then check the application deadlines
With over 100 degree programs and multiple campuses to choose from, your options are wide open.
- The university has one point of application for all campuses and all undergraduate and graduate degree and Marine Institute non-degree diploma programs. The information below pertains to undergraduate degree applicants. For graduate or non-degree programs, refer to the advice provided by the School of Graduate Studies or Marine Institute respectively.
- Memorial University offers general admission to all applicants who meet the minimum general undergraduate application and admission requirements.
- Some programs have specific admission requirements that are beyond those in place for general admission and may have strict application deadlines. Meeting minimum application and admission requirements does not guarantee admission to these programs.
- While general admission does not require you to select a program on your application for admission, it is advisable to do so. If admitted, you may change your choice before the start of registration or during your first year (subject to some conditions). Many students select admission to the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science as a starting point if they are unsure.
- Admission directly from high school (Direct Admission) is available to the Faculties of Arts, Science, Engineering and Applied Science, and Business; the Schools of Music and Human Kinetics and Recreation; to the collaborative Bachelor of Nursing program; and to programs offered at the Grenfell Campus.
- Some programs require you to complete a prescribed program of university-level studies or equivalent in order to be eligible to apply for admission. These include those offered by the Faculty of Education, School of Pharmacy, School of Social Work, Marine Institute, and the Faculty of Medicine. The requirements for each program are provided in the related section of the online University Calendar.
Make sure you check the relevant deadlines for filing your application.
- Some academic units admit applicants only for the Fall semester and have strict application deadlines while some offer Winter or Spring semester admission or have flexible application deadlines. For general admission, late applications are given the greatest priority possible. But these are processed, once they are complete, as time and resources permit. Incomplete, late, or unclear applications often result in application assessment delays.
- Registration normally begins at least six weeks prior to the start of the semester. Class availability and registration eligibility depends upon the timely completion of your application and your admission eligibility.
Complete list of application deadlines by faculty/school/program.
Identify and collect all required application materials
The basic undergraduate application should include the following items (ensure that your full name and date of birth or Memorial student number appears on all documents):
- General Undergraduate Application for Admission/Readmission
- Application to Memorial University is made through submission of the online application form (link provided below). A valid credit card is required to submit an online application.
- Your full legal name, including your previous family name (if applicable) should appear with the spelling and in the order that appears on your passport or other government issued idenfication.
- Your mailing address should be complete and accurate. Incorrect addresses may prevent you from receiving correspondence from our office by mail (please refer to the Canada Post website for details on addressing guidelines).
- The software for the online application supports only the English language.
- The secure account that you create to submit your application should not be used to submit an application for another individual.
- The application will prompt you to provide your personal information, complete academic background, requested program of study, and category of admission. Supplementary application or other forms may be required as indicated.
- Official transcript(s) and Other Required Documents
- The Category of Admission section of the general application indicates what documents are required for admission under each category. Additional documents may be required for applications to certain programs and this advice is included on the related Supplementary Application Form or provided by the faculty or school separately.
- When required, any official documents (certified copies or originals) must be provided and sent by mail directly to the Office of the Registrar of Memorial University by the issuing institution for all recognized institutions attended (other than Memorial University including the Marine Institute).
- Applicants attending, or who have attended, other recognized post-secondary institutions should check here for information regarding course outlines and other documentation requirements for transfer credit assessment.
- Notarized English translations of all documents are required if the official copies are not issued in English or French.
- See a chart outlining the requirements for submitting transcripts here.
- Non-refundable application fee
- A $50 (CDN) application fee is required for all applicants.
- An additional $50 (CDN) application fee, for a total of $100 (CDN), is required from the following individuals:
- Canadian applicants who have attended a postsecondary institution outside of Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Non-Canadian (international) applicants
- Proof of English proficiency
English is the primary language of instruction at Memorial University. All applicants are required to provide proof of English proficiency in order to meet the general admission requirements of the University. For detailed information regarding the requirements for proving English proficience, please see the University Calendar.
Memorial University offers an Intensive English Program for individuals who do not yet meet English proficiency requirements and wish to complete further study in preparation for undergraduate admission. Information about this program is provided in the Calendar link above.
Applicants may prove English proficiency by submitting an official report confirming achievement of a minimum score in one of number of a recognized standardized tests as follows:
- TOEFL - A minimum overall score of 79 on the internet-based test with at least 20 in each of Reading and Writing, and no less than 17 in Listening and Speaking. Memorial University's institution code is 0885.
- IELTS - A minimum overall band score of 6.5, with at least band 6 in each of Writing and Reading.
- CAEL - Minimum band scores of between 50 and 60 in each of the four skills tested (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking), with at least two band scores of 60.
- CanTEST – Minimum band Level 4.5 in the listening comprehension and reading comprehension sub-tests and a score of 4 in writing.
- MELAB – Minimum score of 85% (or higher).
Submit your application
|(credit card payment using either Visa or MasterCard only is required)
An Application Summary and Credit Card Receipt (see link for a sample) will be issued upon successful submission of an application.
- Please note that the credit card payment feature on the web application is available only from 5 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Newfoundland time), Sunday through Friday. It is unavailable on Saturday. Click here for the current date and time in Newfoundland.
- Bookmark and save the link to the application, and note your login information, so that you can return to monitor the progress of your application after it is submitted.
If you are unable to access a credit card, please see here for a downloadable/ printable copy of the University's undergraduate paper application. This form must be accompanied by a cheque, bank draft, or money order issued in Canadian dollars for the correct amount. A charge of $25 will be made for any cheque, bank draft, or money order which is not eligible for payment. Please do not send cash.
Submit all supporting documents to:
Office of the Registrar
Memorial University of Newfoundland
P.O. Box 4200
230 Elizabeth Avenue
St.John's, Newfoundland & Labrador
Canada A1C 5S7
Arts and Administration Building
Telephone (Admissions): (709) 864-4431
Fax: (709) 864-4893 (Admissions) or (709) 864-2337 (General Office)
firstname.lastname@example.org (transcripts, confirmations of degree completion, and test scores must be sent by mail)
Important Note: Memorial University will verify documents submitted in support of an application for admission, including letters of appraisal, transcripts, and degree certificates. Submission of falsified documents is considered a serious academic offense.
Already applied? Learn more about the process after you apply.