Application Process and Timeline

Before Applying to MI

*Note for potential Transport Canada certification programs applicants (Marine Engineering, Nautical Science, Bridge Watch and Marine Diesel Mechanics):

Transport Canada Certification

Students in our Transport Canada certification programs will be required to write a Transport Canada exam to be certified to work at sea. However, Transport Canada only certifies Canadian citizens and permanent residents. International students completing these programs at the Marine Institute will receive the Marine Institute credentials (i.e. Diploma of technology and Technical Certificate), but will have to write the certification examinations in their countries. Prior to applying to these programs, students should check with the maritime/transportation authority in their countries (equivalent to Transport Canada in Canada) regarding the certification process and to ensure our training is acceptable to them.

Work Term for Transport Canada Certification programs:

Students are responsible for seeking their own placements with some assistance from the Office of Career Integrated Learning (OCIL) at MI. International students may have difficulty obtaining a work placement in Canada, in which case, students may be required to find work term placements in their home countries. These work terms must be approved by OCIL.

Apply to MI
  • Submit online application, non-refundable application fee, supplementary documents by the appropriate deadlines (see Apply Now for more information):

*Note: We are not able to evaluate supporting documents or credentials before an application is submitted. All supporting documents (official transcripts and official test results) must be submitted by the issuing or testing institution DIRECTLY to the university at the following locations. Electronic documents are generally not accepted, nor are unofficial copies (including transcripts that have been removed from its original sealed envelopes).

Diploma/Certificate Programs (including Diploma/Bachelor of Technology and Advanced Diploma programs):

Admissions, Office of the Registrar
Marine Institute
P.O. Box 4920
St. John’s, NL A1C 5R3

OR (by courier):

Admissions, Office of the Registrar
Marine Institute
155 Ridge Road
St. John’s, NL A1B 5E7

Undergraduate Degree Programs (Bachelor of Technology/Bachelor of Maritime Studies):

Office of the Registrar
Memorial University
P.O. Box 4200
St. John's NL A1C 5S7

OR (by courier):

Office of the Registrar
Memorial University
Room A2000
Arts and Administration Building
230 Elizabeth Ave.
St. John's, NL A1C 5S7

Graduate Degree Programs (Master’s and Ph.D programs):

School of Graduate Studies
IIC-2012, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation
Memorial University of Newfoundland
230 Elizabeth Avenue
St. John’s, NL A1C 5S7

  • If you do not meet the language requirement for admission (Diploma/Certificate students – see MI Academic Calendar; Degree students – see MUN Calendar), you may apply to the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program at the St. John’s Campus of Memorial University (MUN), in addition to an MI program.

*Note: Please ensure you inform BOTH MUN’s ESL department and MI International when you have applied for both programs.

  • If applicable, apply for advanced standing and transfer credits – more information is available in the MI Academic Calendar/MUN Calendar.
  • Check online for application status updates regularly using the access information created during application.
  • If required, apply for On-Campus Housing.
  • Familiarize yourself with the immigration document(s) application process(es). Please refer to IRCC website for more details.
After Admission
  • Check your email for updates regarding your application, review the information carefully and follow the instructions outlined in the correspondence. Contact MI International for any questions or concerns.
  • Apply for the appropriate immigration document(s) to be able to come to Canada and study. For more information, consult the IRCC website.
  • Check the Pre-Arrival Guides for pre-arrival preparations.