At Memorial University more than 18,000 students from over 115 countries come together to discover. From the classics to advanced technology, Memorial offers certificate, diploma, undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs across four campuses and online. A global network of more than 90,000 accomplished alumni throughout the world strengthens Memorial University’s capacity and reputation for leadership in research, teaching and public engagement.
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 during active service in the First World War and subsequent conflicts, Memorial University serves to honour that great sacrifice through educating the people of this province.
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. Our alumni have gone on to become leaders in business, industry, education, science, government and many entrepreneurial endeavours locally and throughout the world.
In 2017 the university's total enrolment numbered 18,204 students, including approximately 13,500 undergraduates and 3,800 graduate students. That’s significant growth since 1925 and the first class of 55 students.
As one of the premiere universities in Atlantic Canada, Memorial Universaty offers a comprehensive range of programs to a diverse student population representing over 115 countries. At Memorial the programs available are just half the story. The facilities, the faculty and the hands-on experience make for a truly unique journey.
Accounting, Finances, Economy
Business, Marketing and Sales
Education, early childhood care and specialized care
Arts - Creative
Medical science, paramedical
Nature science, Environment
Humain science, Philosophy,
Political science, Law
Social work, community service
Medical and Health
Natural Resources and Environment
Humanities and Languages
Our provincial government continues to subsidize tuition, giving us one of the lowest tuition fees in the country. That means it is more affordable for local, national and international students to come to Memorial. Combine that with the fact that St. John's has one of the lowest cost of living rates of all the capital cities in Canada and you'll realize that you can afford to go east.
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.