Residence Requirements

Admissions preference is given to permanent bona fide residents of Newfoundland and Labrador at the time of application to the Faculty of Medicine. 
The applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada and must meet at least one of the following four criteria:
  1. The applicant has attended the last two years of high school in Newfoundland and Labrador prior to attending a post-secondary educational institution. This includes those students who are deemed to have met Newfoundland and Labrador high school requirements through other equivalent means (e.g. homeschooling)
  2. The permanent home address for the applicant or the applicant’s parent/guardian is located in Newfoundland and Labrador. Applicants may be required to provide clear, undisputed evidence of a permanent home address in the province.
  3. The applicant is in receipt of a student loan issued by Newfoundland and Labrador Student Aid.
  4. The applicant has lived in the province for 12 consecutive months without undertaking full-time studies at a recognized post-secondary institution.
Any applicant applying as a Newfoundland & Labrador resident without an established history of actively living in the province will be contacted for further information. 

Supplying incomplete, false or misleading information to the Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University reserves the right to retroactively reassess, revoke the status and take disciplinary action against the student according to the Memorial University Code.

All applicants are expected to claim the same place of residence on all applications to medical schools.

Effective September 2018