International students

Ranked among the top 3% universities in the world, Memorial University is one of Canada’s leading teaching and research universities. Over one-third of our talented graduate students at Memorial are international students coming from over 90 countries. 

Committed to providing the best graduate student experience, Memorial offers graduate students a broad range of nationally recognized academic and professional support programs. In the 2019 International Student Barometer survey, Memorial ranked third in Canada and among the top 25 in the world in student satisfaction with support offered by the graduate school.






Below are some reasons why you might choose to live and learn at Memorial University: 



Study permits

After graduation

  • The Government of Canada allows international students who are graduates of Canadian universities to stay in country and work after graduation. There is also the possibility of immigrating to Canada after completing your program.
  • For more information on applying for a postgraduate work permit and immigration advising offered by Memorial, please visit the Internationalization Office website.

A place to belong

  • Our Internationalization Office gives you a warm welcome and all the support you need to settle into life at Memorial. 
  • We offer you an international community, where students from Argentina to Zimbabwe come to pursue advanced degrees. Feel free to connect with some of the International Student Groups at Memorial.
  • Our St. John’s campus is in the heart of the city. You’ll find yourself minutes from shopping centres, restaurants, accommodations, and the airport.

External resources

There are many resources available to help international students find their way here. Please take a look at the following pages: