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Planning for your journey to Memorial can be complex. We hope that we can help shed light on some of the financial costs of your exchange here. 


Item Details Cost
Health Insurance (Mandatory) Per Semester ( further details) $261.59
Housing On-Campus $1947-$2591
Off-Campus (room in shared house / apt) $500 - $700 per month
Food On-Campus $2655
Off-Campus $500 per month
Books $150 per course
Transportation Bus Pass $280
Flight to St. John's $1500 - $2000
TOTAL estimate (On-Campus) $7841
TOTAL estimate (Off-Campus) $7236

* Excluded are the costs for living and entertainment.

* All funds are in Canadian Dollars (CAD).


Currently, Memorial University does not offer scholarships for incoming exchange students. However, there are specific external scholarship programs for which you may be eligible.

  • Emerging Leaders of the Americas Program - for students from partner schools from  Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos; Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Mexico; Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela.
  • Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) - for students from partner schools from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos (Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR)), Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, or Vietnam).
  • UArctic North2North members may be eligible for Scholarships. 


To give you an example of how much it costs to live in St. John's, we've compiled a short list of everyday expenses (in CAD):

Loaf of Bread $3.50
Milk (2L) $3.65
Avacado (1) $2.00
Tomatoes (pound) $2.99
Can of Soup $1.99
Potatoes (10 pound bag) $5.99
Coffee (pound) $5-15
Frozen Dinner (Lunch) $2 - 4
Bananas (per pound) $.79 - 1.19
Winter Jacket $100-300
Winter Boots $50-200
Bus Fare (1 ride) $2.50
Taxi Fare (15 minutes) $15-$25
Gas (L) $1.10
Electricity - Heat / Light (if utilities not included) (per month) $60-100
High Speed Internet (per month, not shared) $100-$150
Cable TV (per month, not shared) $50-$150
Movie Ticket $12.25
Hockey Ticket (Growlers) $20 - $32
Basketball Ticket (The Edge) $11.50 - $39.68
Live Theatre (look for "PWYC" shows) $15 - $35
Dining Out (Fast Food Meal) $8 - $12
Dining Out (Sports Bar, Family Restaurant) $15 - $25

*Please keep in mind that grocery items frequently go on sale, so it is best to shop wisely for deals and at various locations. 

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