Other Scholars and Researchers

Memorial University offers a number of opportunities for international scholars and researchers to conduct their studies and experiements as part of the visiting scholars program.

Memorial University’s agreements with sponsoring agencies and organizations may include external funding for visiting graduate students, postdoctoral students, and visiting faculty/researchers. Individuals interested in visiting Memorial under these categories are encouraged to first get in contact with a potential supervisor. Once a supervisor is found, visiting graduate students should follow the these procedures to be admitted as a Visiting Research Student. We strongly encourage you check with your graduate program of interest to see if a supervisor is needed; There are a few ways you can find a supervisor:

  • Consult the faculty directory on the departmental website. They should offer a list of all active faculty members, their research interests, and contact information.
  • Do a search using www.yaffle.ca using the key words that best describe your research interests. The search results should yield several names of faculty members in your area of interest along with their contact information.
  • Contact the Graduate Officer of the academic unit you are interested in and ask for suggestions on faculty members who might be looking for students.

For more information regarding to finding a suitable supervisor please refer to School of Graduate Studies website.

For postdoctoral fellows and visiting researchers/faculty, the appropriate Dean should write a letter of appointment. This letter should consider the requirements of Citizenship and Immigration Canada. For further information regarding on the content of the letter of appointment, please contact Internationalization Office.

The letter of appointment for postdoctoral fellows should comply with the current collective agreement.


 Graduate Students

Memorial University offers a number of unique opportunities for international graduate students to study and learn in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Memorial's School of Graduate Studies (SGS) is home to almost 3,400 graduate students enrolled in over 100 graduate diploma, and master's and doctoral degree programs.

Among them are the following:

Visiting research students: Visiting research students are graduate students at other recognized institutions who come to Memorial University to conduct research under the supervision of a Memorial faculty member. For more information, please visit the School of Graduate Studies website, where you can learn about the application process, registration, and fees.

Sponsored graduate students: Sponsored graduate students normally receive funding from a government, university, or company to pursue a graduate degree overseas. If you are a sponsored student, please contact the School of Graduate Studies via the online form.

Students in joint graduate programs: Memorial University is pleased to provide an opportunity to exceptional students to pursue double doctoral degree programs. Through such an agreement, a doctoral student will carry out a joint research project at Memorial University and another recognized institution and earn doctoral degrees from both institutions. Memorial also offers the opportunity to create joint undergraduate and graduate programming with partner institutions. For more information please contact the School of Graduate Studies.

Students funded through partner agencies: Memorial University has reached agreements with the following agencies and organizations. International students from these regions or affiliated with these institutions who are interested in applying for Memorial University's master's or doctoral programs are asked to contact the appropriate officer in their home country or the School of Graduate Studies.

Vietnam International Education Development (VIED): The Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) sponsors a project to train scientific and technical staff overseas with the state budget through the Vietnam International Education Development program. This program offers a range of scholarships to prospective Vietnamese students studying undergraduate and postgraduate and research courses at Canadian universities and elsewhere. For further information regarding scholarships please visit Vietnam International Education Development Ministry of Education and Training websites.

Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau in Canada:  The Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau in Canada was established in 1978 in the City of Ottawa, the Capital of Canada, to meet the educational needs of Saudi students wishing to pursue their higher education in Canadian Universities and Technical Colleges. The Cultural Bureau also serves to act as a liaison between Saudi Arabia and Canada in the promotion of cultural and educational relations and the establishment of cooperation between Saudi institutions of higher learning and their counterparts in Canada. Learn more about the King Abdullah Foreign Scholarship on the Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau in Canada website.

China Scholarship Council: The objective of the China Scholarship Council is to provide, in accordance with the law, statutes and relevant principles and policies of China, financial assistance to the Chinese citizens wishing to study abroad and to the foreign citizens wishing to study in China in order to develop the educational, scientific and technological, and cultural exchanges and economic and trade cooperation between China and other countries, to strengthen the friendship and understanding between Chinese people and the people of all other countries, and to promote world peace and the socialist modernization drive in China. To learn about available opportunities, visit the China Scholarship Council website.

Important information for prospective students about graduate programs at Memorial University

How to apply for graduate programs at Memorial University
Link: http://www.mun.ca/become/graduate/apply/index.php

Check the status of your graduate application
Link: http://www.mun.ca/become/graduate/apply/alreadyapplied.php

Important Dates - Academic Year 2013-2014
Link: http://www.mun.ca/regoff/calendar/sectionNo=GENINFO-0086

Tuition and Related fees
Link: http://www.mun.ca/regoff/calendar/sectionNo=REGS-0061

Requesting enrolment verification letters
Link: http://www.mun.ca/sgs/current/requestingevl.php


Internationalization Office

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