After You Arrive

Settle in:

  • After a long day of travelling, it is important to eat something to give you energy.
  • If you are living on campus be sure to arrange with the residence office where to get your keys.
  • If you are living off-campus, ensure you have arrangments made with your landlord or with the temporary accommodations you have booked. 
  • Email your family and let your family know that you have arrived safely. Still have questions? Email:

Register with the Internationalization Office (IO) & Attend an Information Session....

It is very important that you register with our office & do TWO things to complete this process.

1. Complete the ONLINE check in form available through Click the 'students' tab; then 'launch' the 'student services' tab, then click "Internationalization Office" and "Check In". If you encounter technical issues try using Google Chrome or FireFox when you 'check in'.

2. Attend ONE Information Session (new students are only required to attend one).

May 9th, 2019 @ 11:00am to 12:30pm @ Internationalization Office, Corte Real Social Room (CA-2002)

May 13th, 2019 @ 11:00am to 12:30pm @ Internationalization Office, Corte Real Social Room (CA-2002)

May 20th, 2019 @ 11:00am to 12:30pm @ Internationalization Office, Corte Real Social Room (CA-2002)

Orientation Information

Pay your tuition fees

  • Deadline to pay fees is the first day of classes. Once you open a bank account, fees can be paid through online banking by adding Memorial University as a "bill payee".
  • Fees can be paid using Memorial Self Service.
  • Fees can also be paid in person at the Cashiers Office, Arts Building room AA1023 or by direct bank transfer prior to arrival. For more information about fees payment contact the Cashiers Office at 709-864-8228. For more information see Here.

Tuition fees are due on the first day of classes of each semester:  after this deadline, a late fee will be charged to your Memorial University financial account.

Collect your Campus Card / Student ID:

Once you have ordered your campus card online via your My MUN account you can pick it up from The Bookstore, UC2006.  Cards will give you access to many areas on campus, including the library.

If you are applying to student residences, you are encouraged to apply for your campus-card on-line.

  • Your campus card will be your room key.
  • To avoid the line-ups and make your check-in a smooth experience, please request your campus-card on-line by setting up your My MUN account and accessing your "Internationalization Office" tab once you have launched your "Student Services" tab.
  • Questions? Email

English Placement Test:

Undergraduate students will not have to write the English Placement Test starting in the winter, 2019. See details HERE. Graduate students will have to write an online component. See details HERE.

Write the Math Placement Test:

General information on the MPT & example tests can be found in "A Guide to First Year", and online. Questions? Email

Update your address & phone number in Self-Service:

Your new address & phone number is the contact information Memorial will use to communicate with you.

How to update your contact information:

    • Visit
    • Select Memorial Self-Service from the top menu
    • Log-in using your student number and pin
    • Select Personal Information then Update Addresses and Phones
    • View your new contact information, select current
    • Make the necessary changes and click submit
    • Review & select exit from the top right menu to log out

Family Program services for your spouse / children:

Our office can provide support to international student families as they make the necessary adjustments to settle into their new home in St. John's. The Family Program can provide information on family health care, schools for children, daycares for children, family tax benefits, work/volunteer opportunities for spouses, ESL opportunities for spouses, local community supports and parenting resources. Learn more about our family program.

Learn about working in Canada:

  • After arriving and settling in you may be interested in getting a part-time job during your study terms or a full-time job during the summer. MUN offers many opportunities for students get employment on campus through programs such as MUCEP, ISWEP, SWASP and GradSWEP.
  •      Connect with one of our career advisors
         Francesca Boschetti if you have any questions about job search &
  • Ensure you are legally able to work. To do so, consult the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website:
    Questions? Email one of our immigration advisors: Arif Abu

Connect with IO:

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram:

Discussion Group - this program happens every Wednesday from 4:00 - 5:00pm in the fall and winter and it takes place in the IO Social Room (CL 2012). Discussion Group provides support and an opportunity for students to learn new things together. There is always interesting conversation & lots of laughter.

Coffee Club - this program happens every Friday from 3:30 - 5:00pm in the fall and winter and it takes place in the IO Social Room (CL 2012). Students casually drop in & have free coffee/tea and sweets and meet other students on campus. You will have the opportunity to learn about Newfoundland and hear fascinating stories from students from all over the world!

Connect with Memorial:

Join a Student Group: Research shows that students involved with extra curricular activities on campus, usually have a positive study experience.

Memorial University UnderGrad Student Union (MUNSU)

Graduate Student Union (GSU)

Learn about immigrating to Newfoundland and Labrador:

For information about immigrating please click here. If you have questions please email Kamrul Islam

Understand the Canadian tax system

If you have any other questions please email us at:


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