Fellows criteria


Designation as Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies

The title of Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies is awarded in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated performance of special merit throughout a graduate program. It may be awarded only once, during the last year of a student's graduate program. This distinction will be noted on the student's Memorial University transcript.

Nominations must be submitted to the Dean of Graduate Studies by the heads of academic units at least one month prior to Convocation, (i.e., April and September). Nominations must include details about criteria 2 (demonstrated performance of special merit) and the nominee's academic standing.


Nominees for the title of Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies must have both:

(1) maintained a high academic standing, defined as an 'A' grade in each graduate program course or an 85 overall average in graduate program courses taken at Memorial University* and graduate program courses which have been transferred from inter-institutional collaborative programs


(2) demonstrated performance of special merit in the graduate program. Factors which may be considered include, but are not limited to, the following:

(a) an active and successful research program;

(b) publications, presentations or patents;

(c) honours, awards or scholarships; or

(d) other factors deemed relevant by the head of the academic unit.

*The minimum required academic standing for candidates in the MBA program is an overall average of 80% in graduate program courses, with no grade lower than 75%.

(Approved by the Academic Council of the School of Graduate Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland, October 1995; revised September 2002, 2018)


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