Prospective Sponsored Students
Why come to Memorial University?
As an internationally ranked, multi-campus, multidisciplinary, public comprehensive university Memorial University of Newfoundland offers over 100 graduate diploma, master's and doctoral programs at some of the most affordable tuition rates in Canada. We ranked #7 in the comprehensive category of Maclean's 2019 University Rankings and are amongst the top 3% in the world.
Our faculty members are among the best scholars in their fields, acknowledged not only for excellence in teaching and research but as some of the finest supervisors in the nation. Research at Memorial reflects a vibrant culture of creativity and innovation. We generate approximately $100 million in research income each year and are among the top three universities in Canada in corporate-sponsored research income proportion. Whatever your reason for pursuing a graduate degree at Memorial University, it is likely we will have a program suited for your interests and goals.
Memorial is home to 3,800 of the world’s most intellectually ambitious and talented graduate students who are passionate about learning and making positive, global impact. Over one-third of these are international students coming from over 90 countries.
Located in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Memorial is in a place like no other – where the air is still clean, the people friendly, and the hundreds of miles of coastline are yours to discover.
Sponsored students are required to apply to Memorial University through the normal admission process. You should also contact the Sponsored Student Advisor directly. Each sponsoring organization has its own application for sponsorship.
Finding a supervisor
Some graduate programs require you to find a supervisor. We will do all we can to place you with a supervisor. Contact our sponsored student advisor for help.
You can also consult the departmental website, yaffle, or connect with the Graduate Officer of the academic unit to search for potential supervisors. You can then contact your potential supervisor via email to see if they are willing to supervise you. First impressions are important.
Should I mention to my potential supervisor that I am a sponsored student?
Yes, please let your potential supervisor know you are sponsored when you first contact them. Include information about your sponsor and if you have a Financial Guarantee letter include that as an attachment in your email. If you haven’t yet applied for sponsorship but plan to do so please also mention this in your first email, stating which sponsorship you intend to apply for.
Does my program require a supervisor?
Most thesis-based graduate programs require a supervisor. If you are unsure please visit the programs website or contact the department to find out more.
I have a supervisor- what next?
For entry requirements to graduate programs please view the individual program website.
As an international student you will be required to apply for a study permit.
We also offer a range of supports for students who wish to bring their family with them.
If you have any questions please contact our Sponsored Student Advisor