Before You Arrive


Decide About Housing

To live on-campus you must submit an application to the Student Residences Office. Apply online for on-campus residence as soon as possible. Questions? Email: housing@mun.ca

Set up your My MUN account and MUN e-mail

  • Once offered admission to Memorial University, you will be assigned a MUN Portal (my.mun.ca) account, Self-Service account & an "@mun.ca" e-mail account by the university's ITS division

Online Community and Become a Mentee

Are you interested in getting the help of a Mentor? Be a Mentee!
New international students are matched with senior students already attending Memorial University. Click here for more information

Things New Students Need to Know

On-campus residence check-in for students (first year students or first time to residence) begins September 2. You 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. Questions? Email housing@mun.ca

The Math Placement Test (MPT) will be written September 4, 2018. Register through your self-service account and search for 1MPT.

The English Placement Test or EPT may be written August 31 or September 7. For more information please click here. If you have questions email: esl@mun.ca

Arrive a few days before classes begin: You may want to do some siteseeing but this may add additional expenses, ie: temporary housing and food. Arriving early is totally at the discretion of the student.

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.

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 may request a deferral by contacting this email. If you need to request a new letter from Memorial regarding the fact you will be late email this office 

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

Options for traveling to the Island of Newfoundland 

If you require accommodations of any kind see the following: Housing

Airport greeting services will be available for new students between August 22 to September 12, 2018 (24 hours a day). Should new students require some guidance and to be greeted by a friendly airport greeter please follow the below steps to make the request. English as a Second Language (ESL) students will have to email vpilgrim@mun.ca and provide their arrival details, along with their 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.

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.

STEPS:

  1. Set up your My MUN Account
  2. Click the 'Students' tab at the top of the screen
  3. Launch 'Student Services' in the orange square
  4. Click the 'Internationalization Office' tab
  5. Click 'Request an Airport Greeting'

*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).

Visitor Information Centre (VIC) at 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. VIC is open until 11:30pm every night; Saturdays they close at 5:30pm.

English as a Second Language (ESL) students should email: esl@mun.ca

All New International Students Must Attend ONE Information Session - check back soon for the dates for the Fall semster

Attend Welcome Week Events

Calculate your international student costs

Undergraduate costs
Graduate costs

Join our Online Sessions/Webinars

Students should bring extra copies of important documents

 

Contact

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