Application Process and Timeline

Important Information for International Applicants

As noted in the recent announcement from the Government of Canada, as of January 22, 2024, every study permit application submitted will also require an attestation letter from a province or territory. Provinces and territories are expected to establish a process for issuing attestation letters to students by no later than March 31, 2024. We expect that the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador will share the details of this process with us as soon they are available and we will share the information publicly on our website.

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:

*NOTE: We are not able to evaluate supporting documents or credentials before an application is submitted. 

Technical Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Post-Graduate Certificate Programs: 

Deadline: Apply as early as possible, March 1 for international students (*Applications received after this date will be assessed as resources and space allow.)

All supporting documents (official transcripts and official test results) must be sent by the issuing or testing institution(s) DIRECTLY to the institute at one of the addresses below. *DUE TO COVID-19, we are currently accepting electronic documents sent from institution emails.

Mailing Address:

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

Courier Address: 

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

Email Address:

Undergraduate Certificate and Bachelor's Programs/Graduate Diploma Programs/Master's and PhD Programs:

Deadline: Apply as early as possible; see specific program page for deadline

See Apply Now for application instructions.

  • Language requirements for admission can be found in the academic calendars:

Technical Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Post-Graduate Certificate Programs: MI Academic Calendar

Undergraduate Certificate and Bachelor's Programs/Graduate Diploma Programs/Master's and PhD Programs: MUN Calendar.

  • If applicable, apply for advanced standing and transfer credits - more information is available in MI Academic Calendar or 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