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


Airport Greeter FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions about the airport greeter service:

  1. Will I have an airport greeter when I arrive in St. John’s?
    • All new International Students will be assigned an airport greeter as long as we have received both your flight itinerary and address. Addresses outside of St. John's do not qualify for the airport greeter program.

  2. When will I hear from my greeter?
    • The greeter will be in touch with you 3-5 days before your arrival.

  3. How do I book an airport greeter?
    • The greeter is assigned to a new international student after they submit their travel itinerary and hotel booking to selfisolation@mun.ca. No booking required.

  4. How much does the taxi cost and what if my greeter does not show up?
    • The cost of your taxi will depend on your destination. A safe estimate is between $20-$30.
    • If you were assigned a greeter but your greeter did not show up, please send an email to international@mun.ca

  5. Will the greeter know my destination?
    • The greeter will be informed of your arrivals date, time and destination.

  6. I’m arriving really early or really late. Will I still have a greeter?
    • Greeter is available at all times whether early in the morning or late at night.

  7. I am a returning student, can I have an airport greeter assigned to me?
    • Returning international students are not assigned airport greeters. If you have special circumstances, please let us know by sending an email to international@mun.ca



 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

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