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Memorial University of Newfoundland

As Newfoundland and Labrador’s only university, Memorial has a special obligation to the people of this province. Established as a memorial to the Newfoundlanders who lost their lives on active service during the First and Second World Wars, Memorial University draws inspiration from these shattering sacrifices of the past as we help to build a better future for our province and our country.

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Offering more than 100 degree programs, Memorial University is one of the largest universities in Atlantic Canada.

  • $1.5 Million in entrance scholarships
  • 750 scholarships awarded annually
  • $9.5 Million in graduate fellowships and scholarships
  • 16:1 student-faculty ratio (one of the best in Canada)
  • 450+ courses available online
  • 1,600 co-op placements and internships around the world
  • 50+ Rhodes Scholars educated at Memorial 


Over 40% of Memorial’s research is ocean-related (in just the Faculty of Science it’s 68%). If there’s research happening in the North Atlantic, there’s a high likelihood Memorial University is involved. In fact, Memorial is a partner with the Ocean Frontier Institute, a $220 million collaborative research initiative aimed at harnessing the vast potential of the world’s ocean. Memorial is also part of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster, a private sector-led partnership using innovation and commercialization to drive increased sustainable economic growth from our oceans.


Faced with a labor shortage and low profile of diversity, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada has been making an effort to attract and retain newcomers. Guided by Bronfenbrenner’s (1979) ecological systems theory, this qualitative study investigates the challenges faced by newcomer youth, including permanent residents coming as immigrants or refugees and temporary residents with student visas or work permits, who were either already in the work force or could join it in the immediate future. Major themes surfacing from the data include inadequate public transportation, limited social interaction, language barriers, and dim employment prospects.

University Ranking

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Student services

For international students, Memorial is an ideal exchange destination. As of 2017, there were over 2,800 international students at Memorial comprising 15.8 per cent of the student population. Memorial boasts an extremely high level of student satisfaction, and more than nine out of 10 students would recommend the University to a friend. We have hundreds of programs to choose from, and our small classroom sizes provide students the opportunity to learn in an enriching and welcoming environment. Memorial also welcomes visiting scholars, researchers, and international delegations.

Housing services

  • Our residences are centrally located in the picturesque and charming city of St. John's.  A restful night's sleep is key when travelling and you'll find our 2,000 beds to be both comfortable and affordable.
  • Located 10 minutes from the airport, our campus is an ideal home base for your holiday, competition, or event; our dedicated staff will help ensure you take advantage of everything the city has to offer.

Library services

  • Welcome to Memorial University Libraries! We’re here to help you. We have 6 locations with specialized resources, skilled staff and librarians, and an incredible wealth of information to support teaching, learning, and research at Memorial.
  • We have built well-respected collections in many areas: Folklore, Marine biology, Irish studies, Polar studies, Maritime history, Marine technology

ICT services

On the St. John's campus, connect any device to wi-fi using your MUN login username and password.  For further assistance visit the Computing Support Desk in the Commons or the Getting Connected to Wireless page.

Student Life

Campus life

Across our campuses and in other locations, more than 18,000 students and 5,200 faculty and staff from more than 90 countries learn, teach, research, create and engage. Memorial University has teaching and learning facilities across Newfoundland and Labrador, and abroad, as well as 450 online courses giving you diverse choice of where to study.

Student clubs

  • MUN Arab Society
  • Bangladesh Students’ Association (BSA)
  • Brasileiros em Newfoundland
  • MUN Chinese Students and Scholars Association
  • MUN German Society
  • Indian Youth Association (IYA)
  • International Student Resource Centre (ISC)
  • MUN Iranians
  • Korean Students Association at MUN
  • La Sociedad de Español en MUN / The MUN Spanish Society
  • MUN Malaysian Student Society
  • Muslim Students Association at MUN (MSA)
  • Newfoundland Japanese Society
  • MUN Nigerian Student Association (NSA)
  • MUN Pakistani Student Association (PSA)
  • SEAS @ MUN | South East Asian Students at Memorial University
  • MUN Vietnamese Association
  • Zimbabwean Society


The Committee on the Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) ensures that Canadian medical faculties’ MD programs meet the quality expected when producing tomorrow’s doctors.  Medical schools demonstrating compliance are afforded accreditation, a necessary condition for a program’s graduates to be licensed as physicians.

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