How to Apply

Important Information for Fall 2019 BSW Admissions

The next application deadline for the BSW (First Degree & Second Degree) program is March 1, 2019.

The application for admission to programs offered by the School of Social Work is submitted online. Current and returning Memorial University of Newfoundland applicants should apply using the Admissions menu within Memorial Self-Service. Applicants who are new to Memorial University of Newfoundland should follow the application instructions at

Please complete all sections of the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Information regarding their relevant experience/volunteer experience and/or community involvement in human services that relates to social work (minimum 60 hours required for the First Degree and minimum 300 hours required for the Second Degree). Please note that incomplete entries will not be considered and that the School of Social Work reserves the right to confirm all experiences with the verifiers. Only include hours completed up to March 1, 2019;
  • Answer one question about how their experiences listed on their application prepared them for social work education and practice. Maximum of 500 words;
  • Students may wish to identify as a member of an educational equity group (optional). Those who choose to identify as First Nations, Inuit, Metis, and who wish to be considered under the seat allocation of our Educational Equity Initiative, are required to provide a copy of their status card or letter from the leader of the First Nations, Inuit or Metis community;
  • Provide contact information for a professional referee. One letter of appraisal form is required from a professional referee for the application. This letter of appraisal form must be from an individual who, by virtue of their professional position or membership in a community group (e.g. Spiritual Leader), has directly supervised or mentored you and can comment on your suitability for social work. This letter of appraisal form cannot be completed by family, friends, or those in a personal or therapeutic/counselling relationship. References completed by these individuals will not be accepted and the candidate will be deemed ineligible. Referees will be contacted directly by the Office of the Registrar using the information provided on the application.The Office of the Registrar will email a form directly to the referee to fill out and it must be sent back by the referee to the Office of the Registrar by March 29 or the application will not be considered. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the appraisal is received by the Office of the Registrar by March 29.

Application Deadline Dates:

March 1   - Online BSW Application Form

March 29 - Letter of Appraisal

March 29 - Interim Transcript

April15    - Detailed Course Outlines/Syllabi (for Transfer Credit Evaluations)

May 15    - Final Transcript

May 15    - Confirmation of Degree (for Second Degree Program)




School of Social Work

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