Information for Guidance Counsellors

We recognize that Guidance Counsellors play an important role in a student's decision towards post-secondary studies. Below you'll find information to guide you in helping prospective student make that important decision.


Learn about our programs

Some students know exactly what they want to study at University, while others remain uncertain. With over 100 degree options at Memorial University, there is something for everyone. We encourage students to look over the list of degree programs offered at Memorial to see if there is something of interest to them. 


Apply to Memorial

The undergraduate Application for Admission/Readmission is available online. An application fee of $60 for Canadian high school students and $120 for international students and students transferring from institutions outside Newfoundland and Labrador is required at time of submission. The fee is payable by Visa or MasterCard only.

Applying online allows the applicant to login to check the status of their application at a later date.

Paper applications are available through the Office of the Registrar by contacting

The priority application deadlines for general admission are as follows:


Visit our programs section for specific academic program deadlines.


Submit the required documents

From high school/secondary students or previous graduates, we require:

  • An INTERIM TRANSCRIPT (official or unofficial)1
  • A FINAL OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT (upon completion of final exams)1
  • SUPPLEMENTARY APPLICATION AND ASSOCIATED FORMS are required for the following schools or faculties: fine arts, human kinetics and recreation, music, nursing2
  • Proof of English proficiency may be required

Transfer students who have attended other recognized post-secondary institutions require:

  • An interim transcript (official or unofficial) at the time of application
  • Final transcript(s) (official) either at the time of application for prior institutions or as soon as final grades for courses that are in progress at the time of application are completed
  • An application for transfer credit evaluation2
  • Official course outlines for transfer credit assessment
  • Supplementary application and associated forms are required for the following schools or faculties: business, education, engineering, fine arts, human kinetics and recreation, maritime studies, music, nursing, pharmacy, psychology2
  • Proof of English proficiency may be required.

1 For high school students in Newfoundland and Labrador, grades will be automatically forwarded to Memorial University from the Department of Education.
2 Required forms can be found through the Office of the Registrar

Where official transcripts are required, there should be originals sent directly from the originating school. Where this is not possible, we will accept notarized copies of the originals.

Documents should be sent to:

Office of the Registrar
Memorial University of Newfoundland
P.O. Box 4200
St. John’s  NL  A1C 5S7


Research housing options

There is a separate application for on-campus hosuing. We recommend that students apply early as it is not necessary to wait to be accepted to the university to apply. For details on living on-campus and off-campus in St. John’s, visit

The International Student Advising (ISA) office can provide information on housing for international students. To speak with a Housing Coordiantor please visit


Find out about scholarships and financial aid

Canadian and International applicants are automatically considered for entrance scholarships based on their application for admission. There is no further documentation required for entrance scholarships. Students must ensure that their application and documents are submitted for the March 1 application deadline for consideration.

For students in Newfoundland and Labrador, schools are asked to nominate their top students for an early scholarship offer of $2,000 or more. These offers are limited to students who have an average of 90 per cent or higher on the courses required for admission to Memorial University.

For more information on scholarships, visit For Canadian students who are looking to apply for government student loans, the Canada Student Loans Program Application Kits are available in June. Visit for details.


Seek academic advice

We want to ensure that students have a chance to ask questions, as well as provide them with all of the important information they need about applications, course selection and registration procedures. For answers to all their academic questions, students can e-mail the Academic Advising Centre at or call 709 864 8801.



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