International Baccalaureate

General admission requirements

Credential

International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma

Required subject areas

Subject area Eligible IB courses
1. English English (Standard or Higher Level)
2. Mathematics* One of the following at the Standard or Higher level:
  • Mathematics: analysis and approaches
  • Mathematics: applications and interpretation
3. Laboratory Science* One of the following at the standard or higher level:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics 
4. Social Studies or Modern/Classical Langauge (MCL)* One of the following at the standard or higher level:
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Global Politics
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • World Religions
  • any language acquisition course
5. Elective Any subject area (Standard or Higher Level)

*Students who are missing an eligible course in one of 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 score of 24 on the IB Diploma with completion of the required subject areas or completion of another recognized High School diploma program. Refer to your country’s specific requirements for more information.
English language proficiency
  • Proof of English language proficiency beyond diploma completion is normally not required, unless the primary language of instruction is in a language other than English (bilingual diploma). Please refer to the English language requirements for further details. 
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.

Additional notes

The IB certificate and career programs are not acceptable for admission unless another recognized High School diploma or certificate has been awarded.

Completion of Higher Level (HL) IB subjects with minimum scores may qualify accepted applicants for course-based transfer credit. Completion of Standard Level (SL) IB subjects may qualify accepted applicants for advanced placement in first year subjects. Refer to the transfer credit chart for courses that may be eligible for transfer credit.

 

Supporting documents required

If you are currently in high school

When you apply (early acceptance)
  • Interim High School transcript or predicted IB grades. Documents can be official or unofficial.
  • Official English proficiency test result (if required). See general admission criteria section above.
  • Supplementary information required for competitive-entry programs may be required with your application.
    • Nursing applicants should e-mail an unofficial copy of their mid-year grade/progress report (issued by their school in January/February) no later than March 1.
When you complete your examinations (verified acceptance)
  • Final official high school transcript sent by post or courier directly from the school to the Office of the Registrar or final IB results sent electronically directly from the IB Organization. 

If you have completed high school and not attended a post-secondary institution

  • Final official high school transcript sent by post or courier directly from the school to the Office of the Registrar or final IB results sent electronically directly from the IB Organization.
  • Official English proficiency test result (if required). See general admission criteria section above.
  • Supplementary information required for competitive-entry programs may be required with your application. 

If you have attended a post-secondary institution

 

Submitting your documents

Supporting documents should be sent to:

Mail/post:
Office of the Registrar
Memorial University
P.O. Box 4200
St. John's NL  A1C 5S7
Canada

Courier:
Office of the Registrar
Memorial University
Room A2000
Arts and Administration Building
230 Elizabeth Ave.
St. John's NL  A1C 5S7
Canada

Email:
Documents: admiss.docs@mun.ca (Documents only, no replies sent.)
Inquiries: admissions@mun.ca