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Students must earn 10 credits in each of the following Grade 12 academic or advanced-level subjects with an overall average of not less than 70 per cent compiled from the grades received in the courses selected:

  • English 3201
  • Mathematics 3200 or 3201
  • Laboratory science (one of biology 3201, chemistry 3202, earth systems 3209 or physics 3204)
  • Social science (world history, world geography*, world religions**) or modern or classical language (French, Spanish, etc.)
  • Elective (any grade 12 level course that satisfies high school diploma requirements that has not been used to meet one of the above four academic subject requirements)
    • Geography 3200 does not satisfy this requirement.
    • Two courses are required in this subject if credit value per course is 1.

Memorial University offers general admission to all applicants who meet the minimum criteria for general admission. Applicants who are offered general admission can be admitted directly to the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Business, and Grenfell Campus degree programs (except the Bachelor of Fine Arts).

Applicants seeking admission to competitive-entry programs: Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre or Visual Arts), Bachelor of Nursing (offered conjointly by Memorial’s School of Nursing, Western Regional School of Nursing, and Centre for Nursing Studies), Faculty of Engineering, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, and School of Music will have a second “competitive-entry faculty” application created. Decisions regarding these faculty applications are made by the related academic units and applicants are notified by the units directly regarding their admission status.

The deadline to submit general applications for admission for the fall semester is March 1. Applications received after this time will be processed as time and resources permit.

Admission to select faculties, schools and programs is limited and competitive. These programs may have additional application and admission criteria beyond those set out for general admission. In such cases, supplementary information and additional documents may be required along with the general application for admission to the university. Program specific admission requirements can be found here.

The two competitive-entry programs below have deadline dates that differ from the March 1 deadline:

  • Bachelor of Music - January 15
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre) - March 31

Apply online

Memorial University is moving towards a paperless environment. In keeping with this commitment, applicants should apply using Memorial’s online Application for Admission and Re-Admission.

Apply for student residences


Students who are interested in living on campus should note that there is a separate application process for student residences using the Application for Residence.

Admission inquiries

General inquiries

(709) 864-4431

Newfoundland and Labrador applicants

Tracey Wall
(709) 864-4823

Associate Registrar, Admissions

Roxanne Preston
(709) 864-3429


Academic Advising Centre

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