I've been admitted. What's next?
1. Accept your offer
Congratulations! Let us know you’ve been accepted. Use #memorialuniversity and get social with us.
If you've been provisionally accepted, don't forget to send us official, final transcripts and certificates before the document deadlines. We can't make a final admission decision on your application until we receive your final high school, post-secondary or other required results.
If you're registered for courses and you haven't received final admission before the first day of classes, your admission will be revoked and your course registrations dropped unless you have made arrangements with the Admissions Office.
Confirming your acceptance
Applicants are required to confirm their acceptance through the application portal once an admission decision has been made. You can confirm or decline the acceptance through your "My Account" page under the Decision History tab and then select Respond Now.
You should check your "My Account" page regularly but you will also receive an admission decision via email. Admission decision emails from competitive-entry programs will be sent to your @mun email account. Admission decisions for general admission programs will be sent to the email account provided on your application. Confirmation directions and deadlines will be indicated in the admission decision email and/or on your "My Account" page.
Paying your confirmation deposit
Applicants receiving a final acceptance decision will be required to pay a confirmation deposit when they confirm their acceptance. The confirmation deposit is a non-refundable deposit that will be applied against your tuition fees upon registration in courses in the applied semester.
In cases where Memorial withdraws your offer of admission, a full refund of the confirmation deposit will be made. International applicants who are denied a student visa by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), will be eligible for a full refund of the confirmation deposit paid less a $150 administrative fee.
Confirmation deposit required:
- Canadian applicants: $150 (CAD)
- International applicants: $300 (CAD)
Faculty specific confirmation deposits (these deposits replace the confirmation deposits above and are non-refundable):
- Doctor of pharmacy (Canadian applicants): $500 CAD
- Doctor of pharmacy (international applicants): $500 CAD
- Doctor of pharmacy for working professionals applicants: $1000 CAD
- Bachelor of technology or bachelor of maritime studies applicants will continue to pay an admission fee, and not a tuition deposit, through the Marine Institute.
These confirmation deposit do not apply to the Faculty of Medicine who manage its own deposit process.
The confirmation deposit must be paid through your My Account page in the admissions portal under the Decision History tab and then select Respond Now. If the deposit is paid by any other method it will not show in the admissions portal and you will not be able to accept your offer.
- Confirmation deposit deadlines will be in your admission decision email.
- The confirmation and deposit must occur at the same time. If you confirm your admissions offer without paying the deposit in the admissions portal, your confirmation will not be processed. You will need to confirm and deposit at a later date.
Viewing your paid confirmation deposit
- Receipt: When you submit your confirmation deposit you will receive an email with the transaction details.
- Memorial Self-Service: In 48-72 hours your confirmation deposit can be viewed from the Student Main Menu:
- Select Financial Information
- Select View Account Summary by term
- Click on the term displayed (eg. 2022-2023 Fall) and it will bring you to the account details where you will see the confirmation deposit.
The confirmation deposit will be held in your student account until there is a tuition charge for the semester applied (you register for courses in that semester). It will then be deducted from your tuition amount owing. If, after you register and pay for your courses, you decide not to attend Memorial University, the confirmation deposit will be deducted from your tuition refund.
Third party fee payment
If your full-time (9 credit hours or more) tuition amount is to be paid by a third party (bursary program, student aid) and you are not able to pay the confirmation deposit, you may request a confirmation deposit extension by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. When the tuition is paid, a portion of it will be designated as the confirmation deposit and will be non-refundable. The extension will need to be approved before you can confirm your attendance.
The email should contain:
- Your full name
- Memorial student number
- Semester for which you applied
- Name of the third party paying the tuition and proof of their intention to pay the full-time tuition amount
Refund of deposit
Refund of confirmation deposits due to extenuating circumstances (not IRCC denied student visa as above) your request must be made in writing to the Tuition Refund Appeals Committee.
Early scholarship offers will be awarded by the Scholarships and Awards Office in late March. You will be notified via your @mun.ca email if you are offered an entrance scholarship. Any funds that are available in August will be allocated with additional (late) entrance scholarship offers for anyone who hasn't already received an offer.
If you're successful in obtaining an entrance scholarship, you will be notified after you receive your acceptance to Memorial University.
2. Apply for a study permit
If you’re an undergraduate international student studying in Canada for more than six months, you’ll need to apply for a study permit from the Government of Canada. Your study permit allows you to study at a post-secondary institution, like Memorial University. You can start the study permit application process with either a provisional or final admission offer from Memorial University, which will be sent to your email listed on your application. Please consult with your nearest Visa Application Centre (VAC) regarding the initial study permit application process. Applying to study in Canada can take several months, so allow for sufficient time to process your study permit application.
In order to apply for a study permit or visa, you’ll need to be accepted to an institution that has a designated learning institution (DLI) number. Memorial’s DLI number is O19440995346 (beginning with the letter O, not a zero).
3. Complete arrival information
All students (both Canadian, excluding Newfoundland and Labrador, and international) MUST complete the Arrival Information Form AND participate in Memorial’s Self-Isolation Peer Support Program. Please visit the Internationalization Office for more information.
4. Set up your student email and MUN login ID
Application information and general admission decisions will be sent to the email address provided on your application. However, once you’ve been accepted, Memorial University has a single email policy, meaning that all official correspondence will be sent to you through your assigned @mun.ca email. This includes important information about faculty/school admission decisions, course registration, scholarships, and residence.
To set up your student email account, you'll need to create a MUN login ID. Your MUN login ID gives you access to your student email, as well as other online student services at Memorial, including wireless, my.mun.ca, and Navigate.
5. Find a place to live
Apply for residence
Now that you’ve been accepted, you can apply for Student Residences. To submit an application, you’ll need your MUN login ID. You'll also need to pay a non-refundable semester application fee ($40 CAD per semester) by either Visa or Mastercard. The application will be available until the beginning of the semester. First year students are guaranteed a room in residence.
Room selection for the upcoming fall semester will begin in April. When you select your room you will need to pay a confirmation fee, which will be credited towards your campus residence fees. If you have questions about your residence application, contact Student Residences.
For international students, review additional arranging accommodation information and connect with an international advisor if you have any questions.
6. Check out our online orientation
Begin your university journey and support your success by joining Memorial University's online orientation.
7. Prepare for registration and connect with an academic advisor
Information on how and when to register will be sent to your @mun.ca email in (normally about one month before registration opens). You can also check your registration date and time through Memorial Self-Service and check out how to register for undergraduate courses details beforehand. Your registration eligibility is dependent on the final admission decision.
You'll want to review first year information, especially the sample first year programs and non-credit courses and placement tests you may be required to write or complete before starting your studies.
If you need help selecting first-year courses, choosing an academic program, declaring a major and/or minor, understanding degree requirements, and registering for courses, connect with an academic advisor.
Should you need academic supports and services while studying on the St. John’s campus, contact the Glenn Roy Blundon Centre for students with disabilities (and other students requiring accommodations) the St. John's campus, by phone at (709) 864-2156 (VRS calls welcome), or e-mail email@example.com.
8. Register for courses
You register for courses online through Memorial Self-Service. You can make changes to your schedule from your assigned registration time until the close of registration. But, you should register at your assigned date and time so you don’t miss out on registering for a course.
If you are registered for courses and you have not received final admission before the first day of classes your admission will be revoked and your registrations dropped unless you have made arrangements with the Admissions Office.
After registration has begun
Once registration for a semester has started, course availability may become limited. Acceptance to Memorial does not guarantee the availability of desired or required courses. If you wish to apply after registration has started, you are encouraged to contact the Office of the Registrar before you apply to confirm course availability and to confirm that you can complete the admission process in time to begin the semester.
If you are not planning to attend it is important that you drop any registered courses before the first day of the semester. If extenuating circumstances prevent you from attending please review how to request an application deferral. All deferral requests must be be received before the first day of the semester applied.
9. Review health insurance information and coverage
All students studying at Memorial are required, as a condition of registration, to purchase health insurance. Health insurance fees are assessed automatically at the time of registration.
Health insurance at the St. John’s Campus is administered by the Students' Union (MUNSU). If you have alternative health and dental coverage, you may opt-out of either or both plan(s). The deadline to opt-out of the health and dental plans is two weeks from the first day of classes. To opt-out, visit www.munsu.ca.
All registered international students are automatically enrolled in the Foreign Health Insurance plan. To discuss the eligibility of public health care (Medical Care Plan or MCP), opting out of the Foreign Health Insurance, or transferring into one of the student union plans, review international health insurance information and contact the Internationalization Office.
10. Pay your fees
Tuition and other student fees are assessed when you register. Memorial reserves the right to change regulations, fees, and charges. The deadline for fee payment is the first day that lectures begin for each semester you're registered.
There are a number of ways to pay your fees, including options to pay online. Review the accepted methods of payment for undergraduate tuition and fees before the deadline to pay your fees. If you have questions about charges and payments, contact the Cashier's Office.
Payment option for international students
Memorial University has partnered with Western Union Business Solutions (WUBS) to give international students and their families an easy, fast and affordable way to pay for tuition and related fees using the WUBS bank transfer and online payment platform GlobalPay for Students. Visit the Cashier's Office for more information on the (WUBS) GlobalPay for Students payment option.
11. Prepare for your first week
Check out the events, services, and resources offered by Student Life to help prepare you for your first week of classes. Make sure you attend our remote Welcome Week and MUN 101 online orientation, order and pick up your campus (student ID) card, and set up Wi-Fi. For international students, you need to register with the Internationalization Office, as well as attend an international information session before or during the first weeks of the semester.