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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 World War and subsequent conflicts, Memorial University draws inspiration from these sacrifices of the past as we help to build a better future for our country and our world.

Bachelor's programmes

Medicine & Health (5)
Arts, Design & Architecture (4)
Computer Science & IT (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)

About

History

What started as a small teachers’ training school nearly 100 years ago has since grown into a comprehensive doctoral university offering more than 100 degree programs. During this time, Memorial University has fostered the talents of many successful individuals. 

Education

Offering more than 100 degree programs, Memorial University is one of the largest universities in Atlantic Canada. Memorial’s faculty are widely recognized for their teaching and supervision, with many notable achievements and honours including nine recipients of 3M Teaching Fellowships, five recipients of the Atlantic Association of Universities’ Distinguished Teacher Award and two recipients of the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools Geoffrey Marshall Mentoring Award.

Research

Memorial University has a vibrant culture of creativity and innovation that is reflected in the research activities of our scholars and researchers.

Memorial is recognized for its rich record of engagement with community partners and research collaborators, in Newfoundland and Labrador and around the world.

In this section, you will find information on the administrative units that support research at Memorial, research at the Grenfell Campus and Marine Institute and contact information for administrative staff.

Career

Student Life offers a numbers of programs and resources that empower students to explore how their interests, aptitudes and values along with their skills and experiences can shape their career choices. Whether you are a first-year student or about to graduate, you will receive practical strategies and tools through our Career Learning Series and Career Coaching sessions. 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
501
2019
501
2018
501
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
501 100
2018
601
2017
-
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
657 -10
2019
647 -24
2018
623
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
701 -50
2019
651 50
2018
701
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

All offices of the Internationalization Office (Education, Coughlan, Earth Science) are now located in Corte Real.

Here at the Internationalization Office, we manage student mobility for students coming to Memorial University and Memorial students wishing to travel abroad. We help facilitate collaborations with our current partners, while attempting to expand our reach and establish new partnerships with universities across the globe to increase the possibilities of both student, faculty and staff exchange.

Housing services

Residence rooms can be booked for nightly rentals from mid-May through mid-August.

In St. John's, twin and double rooms in Paton College, as well as two-bedroom suites in Macpherson College are also available. Contact Student Residences, Guest Accomodations, to book your stay.

In Corner Brook, Grenfell Campus offers traditional dorm-style rooms as well as chalet apartments for summer visitors. Reserve your stay online with Grenfell's Conference Services.

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

There are many IT services available to students, faculty, researchers and administrators at Memorial. 

  • Adaptive/assistive technology
  • ACENET (high performance computing and big data)
  • Banner (Student, Finance and HR)
  • Cloud assessments
  • Computer labs
  • Digital Media Centre
  • Distribution Lists
  • Email
  • IT Procurement
  • Makerspace

Medical services

All registered international students are automatically enrolled in the Foreign Health Insurance plan. 

It is important to understand your health insurance coverage and the health care system in Canada. That is why when you arrive to St. John's, you must check-in with the Internationalization Office to get information about your insurance and more. 

Student Life

Campus life

On our largest campus, you'll find state-of-the-art study and research facilities, alongside on-campus student residences and a wide variety of academic programs. Student services, offered by Student Life and our students’ union, MUNSU, support our students in every way possible. You’ll also have access to countless extracurricular activities on campus and throughout the city.

Sports facilities

Our mission is to provide our student-athletes with the resources to achieve athletic excellence, academic success, and leadership in their competitive environments.

We will inspire and encourage our student-athletes and coaches to act as ambassadors of Memorial University and build strong, healthy and engaging partnerships on campus and within our community.

We are committed to act with integrity, demonstrate respect and sportsmanship and adhere to the values of the athletics program.

Student clubs

Memorial University is home to a large number of international student groups, societies, and associations. These groups may be an opportunity for you to network and learn more about the province, our programs, and life as a graduate student at Memorial.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Studying is rough, and the endless hours you need to put on often seem pointless. But, when you finally finish that paper, or do well on that test you realize it was all worth it to get where you want to go

Great if you're from St.John's and love your high school friends
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

At MUN you really get what you pay for. Facilities aren't great and I was taught by many graduate students as opposed to actual profs.

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The MUN campus is not very attractive and is very outdated. The buildings need to be renovated to improve accessibility and comfort. Also, there is a huge 4-lane road directly through the middle of the campus. There's very little green space and the food options are extremely limited. Despite these physical problems, many of the instructors and profs are knowledgeable.

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