West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or National Examinations Council (NECO)

General Admission Requirements


WAEC Senior Secondary Certificate or NECO Senior School Certificate.

Required Subject Areas

  1. English
  2. Mathematics*
  3. Laboratory Science* (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics)
  4. Social Studies or Modern/Classical Language
  5. Elective

*Students who are missing an eligible course in subject groups 2, 3 or 4, who apply for admission to a program that does not require completion of these courses, will be considered for general admission. In this case, an eligible course in subject groups 1, 2, 3 or 4 may be used to substitute the missing course. Students who are missing eligible courses in two subject areas should contact admissions@mun.ca.

General Admission Criteria

Grade requirement
  • Minimum grade of C6 in the required subject areas.
English language proficiency
  • An English grade of A1 or B2 will meet the English language requirement. Otherwise, proof of English language proficiency is required through a standardized test.
Competitive program entry (if applicable)
  • Admission to some programs is competitive for a limited number of spaces. A higher admission average and/or supplementary information may be required as part of the faculty-specific admissions.


Supporting Documents Required

If you have not yet completed WAEC/NECO examinations

When you apply (early decision)
When you complete your examinations (final decision)


If you have completed WAEC/NECO examinations


If you have attended a post-secondary institution


Submitting Your Documents

Supporting documents should be sent to:

By mail/post:
Office of the Registrar
Memorial University
P.O. Box 4200
St. John's NL  A1C 5S7
Office of the Registrar
Memorial University
Room A2000
Arts and Administration Building
230 Elizabeth Ave.
St. John's NL  A1C 5S7


709 864 4431
709 864 2337
Inquiries: admissions@mun.ca
Documents: admiss.docs@mun.ca (Documents only, no replies sent. Transcripts received here are considered to be unofficial.)


Undergraduate Admissions and Programs

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