Welcome, Spring/Summer Semester 2022

New Student Handbook - Student Handbook - Summer 2022

New Student Checklist - click here

Info Sessions - click here 

Health Insurance - click here 

Immigration Advising - click here 

Airport Greeeter FAQ - 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


Info Sessions


 Arrivals and Welcome Information Session





Immigration Advising and Health Insurance Session, Spring 2022






If you are a new international student, you have to attend one of the info sessions below for Spring/Summer 2022 semester.  

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


DateTimeEvent NameEvent DescriptionRegistration Link

May 4th

11am (NLT)

Arrivals Info Session

Travelling to Canada is a little more complicated than it used to be. Come find out what you need to know about arriving in Newfoundland from your country. Click here to register
May 4th  2pm (NLT) Immigration and Health Insurance Info Session [mandatory for all new international students] Learn about health insurance and immigration as a new international student. Bring your questions! Click here to register
May 5th  11am (NLT) Off campus Housing Discover all you need to know about renting in Newfoundland as well as your rights and responsibilities as a tenant. Click here to attend
May 5th 2pm (NLT) Outreach Info Session for International Students and their Families The Internationalization Office (IO) offers fun and supportive programs and resources for International Students and their families (spouses and children).   Click here to register


The greeter program has ended for the spring/summer semester and will begin again in the Fall semester. If you are arriving between June and August 2022, make sure you have Canadian currency on you to pay for your taxi. 


 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