Memorial University of Newfoundland

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Memorial University of Newfoundland is Atlantic Canada’s premiere comprehensive university. As the only university in Newfoundland and Labrador, it is home to more than 18,000 students.

Memorial offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts, science, education, fine arts, medicine, engineering and applied science, business, music, maritime studies, technology and ocean instrumentation, human kinetics and recreation, nursing, pharmacy, resource management and social work. 

At Memorial University, students can choose from multiple campuses, each one with its own unique flavor. The province’s capital city, St. John’s, is home to the largest and most comprehensive campus. Also located in St. John’s is the Marine Institute, dedicated to education, training, applied research and industrial support for the ocean industries. Grenfell Campus, located in Corner Brook, offers a more intimate learning experience and special expertise in environmental and fine arts programming. There is also a campus in Harlow, England, where many students complete the international components of their chosen program.

While studying at the St. John’s campus, students can choose from a wide array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs and benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, including the Queen Elizabeth II Library system, one of the best university libraries in Canada. Students also have access to some of the most top-ranked, advanced laboratories and technology in the world, from science, math and computers, to languages and economics.

Located on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the Marine Institute is recognized as one of the most respected centres of marine learning and applied research in the world. Here, students can choose from more than 20 industry-driven programs including bachelor’s and master’s degrees, post-graduate certificates, advanced diplomas, diplomas and certificate programs.

The Grenfell Campus fine arts and environmental programs are a testament to the beauty that surrounds this campus. Artists find their inspiration in the landscape and culture of the area. Scientists and researchers strive to protect the natural wonder of the place. This small, spectacular campus offers a personalized undergraduate education in a realm of interdisciplinary experiences. The low student-instructor ratio ensures individual attention and ample opportunity to get to know the faculty.

Memorial University of Newfoundland is shaped and sustained by the highest standards of contemporary research, and by the people, economy, location and history of its community. Researchers at Memorial University perform more than 50 percent of all the research and development undertaken in Newfoundland and Labrador. Its mandate involves undertaking research on the challenges facing the province and sharing its expertise with its community.

Memorial University has made a significant investment in the support of student research. Providing support for developing researchers will be a fundamental aim of the university in the future development of its research agenda.

Student fees

Canadian student fees  2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $2,550
Graduate tuition fees: $1,458 - $2,733

International student fees  2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $8,800
Graduate tuition fees: $1,896 - $3,549

* Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities.

Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.

Student enrolment

2012 rounded preliminary fall enrolment *
Full-time (undergraduates): 13,040
Full-time (graduates): 2,150
Part-time (undergraduates): 2,380
Part-time (graduates): 1,350

* Source: Association of Atlantic Universities