A unique history, breathtaking scenery, safe environment and people known worldwide for their friendly manner – that’s Newfoundland and Labrador. At the eastern edge of North America you will find our capital city, St. John’s, home to over 170,000 people and Memorial University’s Marine Institute.
The Marine Institute itself has four campuses. Two are located in the capitol city of St. John’s Newfoundland; the primary campus is located on Ridge Road and the Marine Base can be found on Southside Road. The Offshore Safety and Survival Centre (OSSC) can be found within a 30-minute drive west of St. John’s in the town of Foxtrap, NL. The fourth campus is the Safety and Emergency Response Training (SERT) Centre located on the province’s west coast in Stephenville, NL.
The Ridge Road campus is conveniently located near exit 46 of the Trans Canada Highway and is less than a 10-minute drive from St. John’s International Airport. For complete directions from your point of origin to your destination campus, use these Google maps to guide your way.
Diploma or Joint Diploma/Degree applicants must have successfully completed high school with an overall average of 60 per cent in mathematics, English and a laboratory Science at the grade 12 level. Students of Newfoundland and Labrador who are enrolled in Mathematics 3204 must achieve a minimum of 60 per cent in that course. Please be sure to review our complete list of Admission Requirements by province as well as our Medical Requirements.
There are different academic admissions requirements for the Marine Institute’s technical certificates in Bridge Watch, Fire Rescue, Marine Diesel Mechanics, Offshore Steel Fabrication and Harvesting. Please refer to Technical Certificate Admissions for more details on each program.
Complete the online application. Remember your login ID and PIN so you can return to your application later or submit a completed paper application. To request an application, phone Toll-free 1-800-563-5799, ext. 543, or 709-778-0543 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. An application fee of $40 is required at the time of submission.
For further information regarding applying please see http://www.mi.mun.ca/apply/
Students transferring from other colleges or universities, and students with prior academic or work experience who feel they are eligible to earn credit from the Marine Institute for work completed towards the requirements of a Marine Institute programme, may apply to earn this credit through either an Application for Credit Transfer or through a Challenge Examination. Please refer to the section of the (link to online calendar) Calendar concerning Academic Policies and Procedures for an explanation of the policies, regulations and procedures governing transfers of credit and challenge examinations.
If you have questions about specific courses from a particular institution please contact our Admissions Office at 1-800-563-5799 or email email@example.com.
Applicants seeking entry to Marine Institute Programs which lead to Transport Canada Certification for Seafarers should note that Transport Canada requires proof of satisfactory physical fitness prior to sitting for any Transport Canada exams. This includes satisfactory visual acuity, colour vision, and hearing among other physical requirements.
Applicants to selected Marine Institute programs are required to provide proof of physical fitness prior to enrolment. This proof is required for participation in simulated emergency situations and is also required for Transport Canada certification.
The three medicals involved are known as the Marine Institute Medical (MI), Transport Canada Seafarers' Medical (TC) and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers Offshore Medical (CAPP). Students enrolled in programs which lead to seagoing careers will need to submit the appropriate medicals. Students in programs which involve emergency training but do not lead to Transport Canada certification, require only the MI medical.
Programs Requiring Proof of Fitness Diploma Programs:
- Nautical Science (MI & TC Medicals)
- Marine Engineering (MI & TC Medicals)
- Marine Environmental (MI medical only)
- Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) Operator (CAPP Medical only)
- Marine Diesel Mechanics (MI & TC Medicals)
- Bridge Watch Program (MI & TC Medicals)
- Firefighting (MI medical only)
- Technical Certificate in Marine Engineering (MI & TC Medicals)
- ROV (CAPP Medical only)
- Harvesting (MI & TC Medicals)
Proof of physical fitness must be provided by way of a signed medical from an approved physician. In all cases, only physicians who are authorized by the Marine Institute, Transport Canada, or The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers may complete these medicals.
If you have questions concerning medicals please contact the Admissions Office at (709) 778-0308.
The Marine Institute is pleased to offer students scholarship opportunities on entrance to the Marine Institute and throughout their academic programme. Entrance scholarships are available for students who are starting Diploma of Technology/ Joint Diploma/ Degree Programs and also those who are studying in the Advanced Diploma Programs. For details on those specific scholarships regulations please see the Scholarships section of the MI Calendar.
The Marine Institute Scholarship programme is made up of internally and externally administered scholarships. There are normally two scholarship presentations in an academic year, one in November and the other in March. To be considered for a scholarship, students must apply for scholarships each term, application deadlines will be posted. One application form covers all scholarships and awards administered by the Marine Institute Committee on scholarships. Students may be required to submit additional application forms to be considered for externally administered scholarships, for more information please contact the Student Affairs Office (709) 778-0310 or see the MI Calendar for more information on all available scholarships.
Yes there are a number of programs that include work term opportunities. Here at the Marine Institute, our Placement Office ensures that students, who are in programs that include a work term component, get placed with companies that foster a great learning environment and provide students extremely valuable work experience. It is this experience that makes MI graduates a perfect candidate for employment in their respective fields.
For more information regarding work terms please visit our Placement Office.