Welcome, Fall Semester 2021











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

Airport Arrivals

To answer some of your questions about arriving at St. John's Aiport:

  1. Will I have an airport greeter when I arrive in St. John’s?
    1. All new International Students will be assigned an airport greeter as long as we have received both your flight itinerary and address.

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

  3. How do I book an airport greeter?
    1. 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?
    1. Taxi is complimentary for new students. 

  5. Will the greeter know my destination?
    1. 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?
    1. 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?
    1. 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

Fall Semester Welcome Information Sessions

The Internationalization Office will be hosting 4 information sessions for new students. Please attend one of them:

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As we proceed toward welcoming students back to campus for Fall 2021, we must realize that the global pandemic with COVID-19 requires that we monitor and respond appropriately. Memorial University has created a resource page specific to that purpose, 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

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Internationalization Office

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000