Memorial University – St. John’s Campus


Requirements for International Students

For general undergraduate admission, you need to have completed an acceptable high school program with the following senior-level high school courses:

  • English
  • Mathematics*
  • Laboratory Science*
  • A modern language, classical language or social science
  • One other subject area (i.e. an Elective)

An overall average equivalent to 70% is required for general admission. 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.

* one of either the mathematics or laboratory science course requirements may be waived for admission to programs where the subject is not included among the requirements for the program to which the student has applied for admission. If you are missing both courses, please contact the Registrar's Office for more information.

If English has not been the language of instruction throughout your last three years of study, you will need to provide proof of English proficiency such as TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). The minimum TOEFL score required for admission is 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer based). A minimum score of 79 with at least 20 in each of Reading and Writing, and no less than 17 in Listening and Speaking is required on the internet-based TOEFL.

Other forms of English proficiency are also acceptable as noted in the University calendar. If you need help in meeting those requirements, you may want to enrol in one of our five week or 12 week programs to learn English as a Second Language.

You will also need a study permit to enter the country. Please see the Canadian embassy or consulate nearest you for study permit and visa requirements.

Procedure for International Students

Students must complete a Memorial University online application:

The application fee must accompany the application form. Application fee is payable by credit card when applying online, and by cash (in-person only), cheque or credit card when paying using the paper application. Potential students are advised to the relevant application deadlines.

Some programs may require an audition (music), and/or references (nursing).

Academic Year

Type of SystemSemester
Entrance DatesJanuary, May, September
Notes:Fall Semester: September to December
Winter Semester: January to April
Summer: May to August
Intersession: May to June
Language of InstructionEnglish
Modified on March 22, 2022