Welcome, Fall Semester 2023

New Student Handbook - Student Handbook 2022-2023

New Student Checklist - Checklist for New International Students

Recorded Information Sessions - Fall 2023

Information Sessions - Fall 2023_ Information Sessions for New International Students

Health Insurance - click here 

Immigration Advising - click here 

Social Insurance Clinic On Campus - Aug 17th, 24th, 31st and Sept 7th, 8th & 18th 

Required documents for the SIN clinic: SIN Application

MCP Clinics - Fall 2023 - Aug 25th, Sept 5th, 6th and 12th 

Required documents for the MCP clinic: MCP Clinics - Fall 2023



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 Fall 2023 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 international@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 August 15th, 2023 – September 30th, 2023. 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.


 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
Director, Internationalization Office
Memorial University of Newfoundland