Before You Arrive
- Decide about housing
- Set up your portal account and MUN e-mail
- Join Our Online Community
- Apply to be a mentee
- Things New Students Need to Know
- Book temporary housing
- Airport greeting service
- Attend Welcome Week Events
- Calculate your international student costs
- Join our Online Sessions/Webinars
- Students should bring extra copies of important documents
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
On-campus residence check-in for students (first year students or first time to residence) begins January 2 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. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Math Placement Test (MPT) will be written January 3, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00pm. Register through your self-service account and search for 1MPT.
The English Placement Test or EPT has changed it's procedures. Information for undergraduate and graduate students may be found HERE. If you have questions email: email@example.com
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 (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 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.
If you require accommodations of any kind see the following: Housing
Airport greeting services will be available for new students between December 20, 2018 to January 10, 2019 (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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 TO REQUEST A GREETING AT THE AIRPORT:
- Set up your My MUN Account
- Click the 'Students' tab at the top of the screen
- Launch 'Student Services' in the orange square
- Click the 'Internationalization Office' tab
- 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.
Join our Online Sessions/Webinars