Welcome, Spring Semester 2024

 St. John's Students: as of March 25, 2024, The Memorial University Internationalization Office will collect student arrival information and airport greeter requests through the iCent app/platform. This new service will enhance and streamline the international student arrivals experience. If you cannot access iCent in your country or have questions about your arrival, please email arrivals@mun.ca for assistance.

iCent Login Steps - Desktop

iCent Login Steps - Mobile

If you wish to watch a video tutorial on how to log in, click here.

Grenfell Students: Grenfell Campus is located in the city of Corner Brook. The closest airport is Deer Lake Regional Airport YDF, located on the west coast of Newfoundland. The St. John's airport is 700km away from the city of Corner Brook.  The Grenfell campus will not be using the iCent app for Spring 2024. Please contact gcinternational@mun.ca for assistance.

 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------New Student Handbook - Spring 2024

New Student Checklist - Spring 2024

Information Sessions - Spring 2024

Recorded Information Sessions - Spring 2024

Health Insurance - click here 

Immigration Advising - click here 

MCP & SIN Clinics - Spring 2024

MCP Clinics
SIN Clinics 
May 3rd, 11 am - 4:00 pm
Global Learning Center, CA2002
May 6th, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
May 6th, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Global Learning Center, CA2002
May 7th, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
May 7th, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Global Learning Center, CA2002

SIN Clinic

During the first two weeks of each semester, Service Canada representatives will be available at the office to assist students with questions about their Social Insurance Number (SIN). They will also review SIN applications and issue SIN cards to those who are eligible. 

Social Insurance Number (SIN) is required in Canada in order for an employer to pay an employee.

For your appointment, you must bring the following ORIGINAL documents:
– Your Passport
– Your Study Permit (with remarks stating “May work…” or “May accept employment…”)
– Open Work Permit for spouse/partners
– Application form available at the clinic

Required documents for the Social Insurance Number (SIN) clinic:

 SIN Application

 MCP Clinics - Spring 2024:

During the first two weeks of each semester, representatives from the Department of Health and Community Services in the Newfoundland and Labrador Government will be at the IO office to assist students with questions regarding the Medical Care Plan (MCP). They will also review applications for MCP and issue cards to those who are eligible. Please refer to the link here for the documents required to bring to the MCP clinics.

Required documents for the Medical Care Plan (MCP) clinic: 

Documents you must submit with MCP application



We are so happy you have chosen to study at Memorial University of Newfoundland (St. John's campus). Our team of advisors and student staff are here to help whether you need arrival information, or just a friendly chat. We can talk to you about arrivals, off-campus housinghealth insurance, career options, immigration procedures and settling in to your campus life.

International students are an integral part of Memorial University. The Internationalization Office of Memorial University is here to welcome you and provide support you throughout your student journey at Memorial. Whether you have questions or just want to say hello, our advisers are happy to chat with you. The International Student Advisors are available 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday (closed 1 - 2 p.m.). You can also email your questions to the advisors at international@mun.ca

Arrivals and Welcome Information Session

Make sure to attend the information sessions.

At these info sessions, you will hear the IO advisors talk about immigration, arriving in Canada, finding off-campus housing, finding a job on or off campus and other important topics. Come with your questions because at the end of each session, you will have the opportunity to have your questions answered by one of our advisors.

If you have any questions about the info sessions, please send an email to arrivals@mun.ca

Airport Greeter Program

The Internationalization Office provides the St. John's Airport Greeter Service for New International Students each semester. Airport greeters are student employees who will meet you upon arrival and provide necessary information about St. John’s and Memorial University. This service will run from April 22, 2024 - May 20, 2024. You can also request a greeter for arrivals outside of these dates, but we cannot guarantee one will be available. To request a greeter, you must complete the Arrivals Form though iCent app/platform


 Memorial University has created a COVID 19 resource page , we continue to work closely with our Provincial Government with regards to COVID-19 protocols, and are guided by the Canadian Government's plans for welcoming students back to Canada


The internationalization Office sends out a weekly listserv to all international students. The Listserv is an email which contains a list of important university information, upcoming events happening on campus and in the city and  job opportunities. To receive the listserv, please send an email to international@mun.ca

Stay Connected

My team and I are look forward to seeing you at Memorial University in the near future. Please join our FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages for instant updates on what is going on.

All the best to you & stay safe,

Dr. Sonja Knutson
Director, Internationalization Office
Memorial University of Newfoundland