Welcome New Students!

three memorial students gather for a photo

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 virtual campus life.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Memorial’s Spring Semester (May - August, 2021), like that of our counterparts across Canada, will be offered via remote instruction. You can keep yourself up to date about how Memorial University is responding to the COVID 19 by visiting our central information hub.

You are not required to return to campus for instruction for the Spring Semester 2021 (May - August). In very rare circumstances where travel is deemed essential to your studies, and you meet all the criteria at the federal and provincial levels, you may be permitted to return in person for your studies. Please visit our resource pages to learn more about the criteria necessary to plan your return to Newfoundland and Labrador 

VIRTUAL Welcome Information Sessions

We look forward to continuing to serve you remotely through the Spring semester. It is mandatory to attend one of our initial information sessions based on your current residence.

DateDayTimeYour LocationLink
5-MAYWednesday11:30 AM GMT-2:30Outside of CanadaURL
6-MAYThursday 11:30 AM GMT-2:30Inside CanadaURL
7-MAYFriday11:30 AM GMT-2:30Outside of CanadaURL

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. All new international students are required to self-isolate on-campus. 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


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