Welcome, Fall Semester 2022

New Student Handbook - Student Handbook Fall 2022

New Student Checklist - Checklist For New International Students

Information Sessions - Winter 2023 Information Sessions

Health Insurance - click here 

Immigration Advising - click here 


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 health 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 Info Sessions for new International Students Fall 2022. The recorded sessions will be available here next week.

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 international@mun.ca



If arriving between August 22nd and September 13th, 2022, you have the option to sign up for an airport greeter by completing the Arrivals form

Please note that airport taxis for new international students are no longer complementary. Students should expect to pay $30-$50 CAN for an airport taxi. Public transportation (Metrobus Route 14) is also available for daytime arrivals. We recommend carrying Canadian cash for your taxi or bus fare (note the bus does not take credit/debit cards).



 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


Physically Returning to Canada and Newfoundland & Labrador

If you are planning to come to Canada and have received final approval from the Federal Government, do not book your travel without the authorization from Memorial University. Please visit our Arrivals Page for more information about the process of coming to or returning to Newfoundland and Labrador. 

Authorization to enter and study in Canada is the responsibility of the Government of Canada through the department of Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and Canadian Border Service Authority (CBSA)

It is important that you seek the necessary authorization to enter Canada and keep abreast of changes related to travel authorization and restrictions


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
Internationalization Office
Memorial University of Newfoundland