Application Process

Applications to this program are administered by the School of Graduate Studies (SGS). Visit the SGS pages for the Master of Artificial Intelligence and look for the Apply button. Applications are submitted online. If you have any questions concerning the completion of the online application or if you are unable to access a credit card to pay the application fee, please contact the School of Graduate Studies by email at, by calling (709) 864-2445, or by facsimile at (709) 864-4702. Please note that if you are attending or have attended Memorial University in the past, you should submit your application through Self-Service.


Admission Deadlines

Admissions for the M.A.I. program are usually granted only for starting in the Fall term (to start in September).  There are two deadlines for the Fall intake. The regular deadline is December 1st., whereas the late deadline is April 1st. Seats in the late deadline are subjected to seats available after applicants for the regular deadline have been processed. If you are an international student, we encourage you to apply by the regular deadline of December 1st. to improve your chances of securing a seat and to have enough time to process your visa application in case of obtaining admission.

If you apply after the late deadline (April 2nd or later) your application will be considered for the next Fall, (September of the year after the April 1st. deadline was missed)

The review of applications by the Graduate Admissions Committee begins after the submission deadline (there is no preference for applications made much before the deadline). Complete applications (including transcripts, reference letters, etc.) should reach the School of Graduate Studies by the 1st. of December to guarantee consideration for the early group of applicants. Incomplete applications are usually deferred to the next available deadline.

Master programs with special fees only have a single intake each year (Fall intake). Thus, admission to the M.A.I. program is granted for the Fall (starting in September) term only.  The review of applications begins after the application has been submitted and and answer can be expected by the notification deadlines posted below.  Complete applications (including transcripts, reference letters, etc.) should reach the School of Graduate Studies by the 1st. of December (Regular intake) or the 1st. of April (Late intake) to guarantee consideration for the start of the closest Fall term.

Notification Deadlines

The notification deadline for the M.A.I. program is about 4 months after the application deadline for the regular intake and about 2 months after the application deadline for the late intake.

The admission decision is communicated to applicants in writing by the School of Graduate Studies by the notification deadlines mentioned in this section and the department does not provide information about the status of the application before that. Typically, applicants will be notified about the admission decision shortly after the 15th. of April (regular Fall intake notification deadline) or the 1st. of June (Late Fall intake notification deadline).

If you have further questions about the MAI admissions requirements, please email cs-gradapply (at) mun (dot) ca. 

If you have questions about how to file an admission through the SGS website, including how to submit documents such as proof of English proficiency, letters of reference, transcripts, payments and fees, please email Memorial's School of Graduate Studies using gradapply (at) mun (dot) ca.

If you are interested in other Computer Science, Data Science or Computer Engineering programs, please check out our Computer Science Graduate Admissions Guide and the Computer Engineering website.