Memorial University of Newfoundland

Memorial University (MUM) is uniquely positioned in the harsh maritime environment of Newfoundland and Labrador. Memorial’s faculty members are global experts in the fields of ocean engineering and science, offshore industry and policy and technology.

Information about the university

Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) is a university headquartered in the provincial capital of St. John's in Newfoundland, Canada. St. John’s is North America’s easternmost city, excluding Greenland. The university was founded in 1925 and is one of the top 20 research universities in Canada. There are more than 18.000 students from over 100 countries studying at MUN. MUN was ranked 7th in Maclean’s magazine’s top comprehensive school category for 2019.
MUN is a multi-campus university with several different campuses: Grenfell Campus (Corner Brook), Labrador Institute (Happy Valley - Goose Bay) Marine Institute (St. John’s), St. John’s Campus

Language of instruction


Language requirements

Students must demonstrate a Level 4 out of a possible Level 6 in English
on Norwegian senior high school transcript.

GPA requirements

Minimum average grade C

Total number of exchange places

No number given.

Total number of free places per semester

The agreement requires a balance of exchange students, maximum 4 students per year.
In case of inbalance, students must pay tuition fees.

Tuition fee

Tuition fee in case of imbalance of exchange students

Tuition fee as full time domestic students bachelor level & master level

Students have to pay medical insurance fee to MUN

Other fees might come in addittion.


Scholarships and loan through Lånekassen for eligible students.

For students at Faculty of Science and Technology it is possible to apply for north2north scholarship.
More information please see north2north.

Academic year

The academic year is divided into three semesters:
Fall semester: Beginning of September to mid December
Winter semester: Beginning of January to end of April
Spring semester: Mid May to end of August

Academic calendar.

How to find subjects

Course offerings

Complete course descriptions can be found in the university calendar under the appropriate faculty or school:

Undergraduate programs (bachelor programs).

Graduate programs ( master programs).

Credits abroad

Canada does not have a standarizes national credit system. At MUN different BA/MA programs might also have different credit hours . Students should therefor choose courses in consultation with their academic coordinator at UiS.

BA level: (normally) 15 credits = 30 ECTS

MA level: ( normally) 9 credits = 30 ECTS


MUN recommends three choices for accommodations in St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador:
Temporary housing, on campus housing, off campus housing.

More information about housing options.


When Norwegian students are going on shorter study stays in Canada (up to 6 months), the passport and admission letter from the institution will be sufficient documentation on entry.

Those who wish to study in Canada for more than 6 months must apply for a student visa.

Further inquiries?