Before You Arrive

Once you have gathered and received all the relevant documents, you may start the following process:

  1. Decide On Housing
  2. Setup Your My MUN Account and MUN E-mail
  3. Join Our Online Community
  4. Things New Students Need to Know
  5. Airport Greeter Program
  6. Mark Your Calendar
  7. Calculate Your Program Tuition and Fees
  8. New International Student Webinar
  9. Before You Depart

Decide On Housing

As a student, you have the option to live on or off-campus. To live on-campus, you must submit an application to the Student Residences Office. Apply online for on-campus residences as soon as possible. Here is a list of on-campus residences for students (Undergraduate and Graduate). For further inquries, contact the Student Residences Office here. If you prefer to find accommodations off-campus, you may find more information here. For further support on housing, please contact our office through

If you require temporary accommodations, more information can be found here.

Setup Your My MUN Account and MUN E-mail

  • Once offered admission to Memorial University, you will be assigned a MUN Portal ( account, Self-Service account & an "" e-mail account by the university's ITS division.
  • Set up your account as soon as possible. Check your "" e-mail frequently as communications from the university will be sent to this account.

Click here to activate/create your Memorial Self-Service account 

Email if you have any issues setting up your MUN e-mail account. 

Join Our Online Community 

Our office organizes many exciting and engaging programming throughout the year. Do not miss out and join our online community on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for instant updates on what is going on!

Things New Students Need to Know

On-campus residences check-in for students (first year students or first time to residence) begins September 1st, 2019 at 9:00am. Students must submit a housing application and receive a housing offer in order to check-in. If you arrive before this date you will require temporary housing until the check-in time. If you plan on arriving after the check-in date and time, please notify the Student Residence Office at with your arrival information i.e. date and time. 

The Math Placement Test (MPT) will be written September 3, 2019. You register for the MPT as you would a regular course, using the course number "MATH 1MPT". You may check the course offerings posted by the Office of the Registrar to see the specific time and place for each section of MATH 1MPT. Note that MATH 1MPT is listed at the bottom of the list of math courses. Once you have registered, you can view the course information for MATH 1MPT on your Self-Service to see the date, time, and location of your Math Placement Test.

Arrive a few days before classes begin. You may want to get yourself settled in as well as going sightseeing around St. John's prior classes begin. Here are a few attractions around the vicinity (this may add additional expenses, i.e. temporary housing, transportation, and food. Arriving early is totally at the discretion of the student). Also, check out the City of St. John's interactive map here to find and access existing programs and services around the city.  

Book your flight as early as possible. Choose your ideal travel dates by booking your flight now. Flights fill up quickly just before the beginning of each semester.

Immigration Process: it may take at least 2 (two) hours at the Port of Entry (POE) at the first Canadian airport you enter (for example, Toronto Pearson Airport). If your POE is St. John's however, this process will most likely be faster.

Check the location of your campus: Make sure your flight takes you to the correct campus. We have campuses in three cities: 1) St. John's, Newfoundland, 2) Corner Brook, Newfoundland and 3) Harlow, England.

If you are studying in St. John's book your flight to Airport Code YYT:

    • Another city in Canada has a similar name: St. John, New Brunswick. This city is over 1700 kilometres away from Memorial University.

Late Arrivals: We recommend arriving before classes are scheduled to begin, however if you are arriving late, notify your instructors or your supervisor (if you have one). 

Undergraduate students: If you need to request to defer your applicaton to a future semester, you must first drop any registered courses and then contact the Admissions Office. In your request to defer email, include your full name, student number, and an explanation of your extenuating circumstance. The deadline for application deferrals is the first day of classes each semester. 

Graduate students: contact the School of Graduate Studies with all requests.

Airport Greeter Program

The airport greeter program for Fall 2019 will be available for new students between August 21st and September 11th, 2019 (24 hours a day). Should new students require some guidance and would like to be greeted by our friendly airport greeter staff, follow the  steps below to make the request. 

  1. Create your My MUN Account
  2. Login to 
  3. Click the "Students" tab at the top of the screen
  4. Launch "Student Services" portal in the orange square to the right of the screen
  5. Click the "Internationalization Office" tab and you will be directed to a new page
  6. Scroll down and click "Request an Airport Greeting"
  7. Enter your flight and arrival information
  8. Click "Submit."

English as a Second Language (ESL) students will have to email their requests to Satria Kusuma, our Arrivals Coordinator. In the email, provide the arrival details along with the travel itinerary since they are not able to set up their My MUN accounts until they arrive at Memorial University and register with the ESL Office.

Watch a short clip of the Airport Greeter Program.

Please note this is a free service for new international students. If you have technical issues you may want to try using a browser such as Google Chrome or Firefox when making your request.

*Remember to bring enough Canadian money to pay for your taxi fare from the airport to your first night of accommodations.

*There is no currency exchange kiosk at the St. John's International Airport (YYT).

Mark Your Calendar!

All international students will need to attend one Information Session  when you arrive at Memorial University. Here is a list of the sessions organized by our office. Also, check out the Fall 2019 Welcome Week events happening around campus.

Calculate Your Program Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees including St. John's Campus, Grenfell Campus, and Marine Institute. Graduate Tuition and Fees

New International Student Webinar

The Internationalization Office will be offering a webinar regarding pre-arrival information for new international students arriving in Fall 2019 on Monday, July 22nd, 2019 at 10:30am Newfoundland Time. Students are not required to pre-register for the online session. Click here for more information. 

Before You Depart 

Remember to bring copies of important documents before you depart for Canada. Find the list here. You may visit our website here for more information on immigration. 

Visitor Information Centre (VIC) at St. John's International Airport (YYT)

Be advised that there is an abundance of information for you at the VIC in the arrival's area of the St. John's International Airport. You can find maps, accommodations & transportation information at the VIC.

For any inquiries or concerns, 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