General admission requirements


High School Graduation Certificate (Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong)

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 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

General admission criteria

Grade requirement
  • Minimum grade of 6 in the required subject areas.
English language proficiency
  • Proof of English language proficiency is required through a standardized test. IELTS is the recommended test for the Canadian visa/study permit application.
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 are currently in high school

When you apply (early acceptance)
  • Current translated interim transcript and original language interim transcript. Documents can be official or unofficial.
  • Official English proficiency test result.
  • 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)
  • Certified translation of your official, final High School Graduation Certificate and a certified copy of the original document in its original language sent by post or courier to the Office of the Registrar.

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

If you have attended a post-secondary institution


Submitting your documents

Supporting documents should be sent to:

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

Documents: (Documents only, no replies sent.)