- Register with the Internationalization Office, review the New International Students Guide, and attend one Information Session for New International Students. These information sessions are very important for new students and will provide details on foreign health insurance, immigration, accommodations, and other important matters. If you require immigration advice, you can request a one-on-one consultation with an immigration advisor or attend a weekly information session on study permits, the post-graduation work permit program, and other immigration matters. Graduate students at Grenfell Campus, Corner Brook, can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information prior to the start of their graduate programs.
- Understand your health insurance options. All international students are automatically charged foreign health insurance when they register. Depending on the length of your study permit (if it is 12 months or longer) you will be eligible to enroll in our provincial health plan offered called MCP or Medical Care Plan.
- If you are receiving funding from a graduate assistantship, you will require a Social Insurance Number (SIN). For more information on social insurance numbers, please visit the Service Canada website. You can complete and submit the Social Insurance Number Application online. In addition to your application you will be required to submit a copy of your study permit that includes a condition authorizing you to work.
- Memorial University offers English language supports for graduate students for whom English was not the language of instruction for their prior degrees. A number of non-credit ESL bridge courses are available to newly admitted students on the recommendation of the Head of their academic units. Such courses focus on practice in grammatical forms and vocabulary, paraphrasing and summarizing, and research and writing. For a list of courses available, please visit the Intensive Bridge Program website. If you wish to avail of one of these non-credit ESL courses, please email email@example.com before the start of your first semester.
- For graduate students in engineering or education, please note that admission to the MASc, MEng, or MEd programs do not qualify a graduate for registration as a professional engineer or a certified teacher in a public school. For more information about requirements for professional engineering licensure in Newfoundland and Labrador, please check the PEGNL website or contact PEGNL at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about teacher certification in Newfoundland and Labrador, please visit the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador website.