Marine Institute

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Marine Institute

canada flagSt Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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University Overview

Situated on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and a campus of the Memorial University of Newfoundland, the Fisheries and Marine Institute is one of the most inclusive and the most respected center for training, industrial support, applied research and education for the ocean industries in the world. 

Marine Institution has three schools-The School of Maritime Studies, The School of Ocean Technology and The School of Fisheries and provides the students with more than 20 programs ranging from graduate, undergraduate, advanced diplomas, diplomas, technical certificates to short courses and industrial response programs. The students learn in a collaborative environment where the classes are small and hands-on instruction is an essential medium of teaching, and all the courses are designed in a way to equip the students with the skills and knowledge required for their success in the real job world.

Home to the largest flume tank where tests on newly developed fishing equipment is done in simulated underwater and new surface conditions and the most up-to-date full-mission simulator complex including a full motion ship’s bridge simulator system, the Marine Institute also has a food pilot plant used to develop new food products, an aquaculture facility with salt and fresh water systems and an Offshore Survival and Safety Centre with an Environmental Theatre and a Helicopter Underwater Escape Trainer that can efficiently simulate waves, rain and wind. 

CAD 12000

Living Cost

CAD 8000-18000


CAD 8000-18000


University Facts

Established in 1964

Programmes 14 Available

Total Students 1000+

Total Int. Students 62+

Admission Requirement

Admission requirements may vary according to program please visit the website for details.

English Proficiency Requirements
English Language Proficiency Requirements will apply to all applicants. English is the primary language of instruction in programs offered at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland. Therefore, applicants seeking admission must possess an adequate knowledge of written and spoken English as a prerequisite to admission. Regardless of the country of origin or citizenship status, applicants will be required to provide proof proficiency in the English language in one of the following forms:

Successful completion of the equivalent of full-time instruction in an English language secondary institution as recognized by the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland including successful completion of at least two courses in English language and/or literature at the Grade XII (or equivalent) level.
Please note that these courses must be other than E.S.L. (English as a Second Language) courses.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
A minimum score of 550 is required on the paper-based test, or a minimum score of 213 on the computer-based test or a minimum score of 79 on the internet based test of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The official results of the TOEFL must be forwarded directly to the Marine Institute from the TOEFL Testing Centre. Applicants submitting a TOEFL score of less than 550 or 213 or 79 will be considered as not having met the English Language requirements of this institution and will not be admitted until English proficiency can be demonstrated. Information regarding TOEFL programs is available from the Educational Testing Service (ETS), TOEFL/TSE Services, online at, from U.S embassies and consulates, or from offices of the U.S. Information Services.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) A minimum overall Band Score of 6.5, and a band score of at least 6 on both the Writing Band and the Reading Band are required. The official results of the IELTS must be forwarded directly to the Marine Institute from the IELTS Testing Centre. Applicants submitting an IELTS assessment with results of less than 6.5 on the Overall Band Score and/or a band score of less than 6 on either the Writing and/or the Reading band, will be considered as not having met the English proficiency requirements of this institution and will not be admitted until proficiency in English can be demonstrated.


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All Programs(14)

Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Approximate Tuition Fee Per Year

8000 - 18000 Per year


8000 - 18000 Per year


CAD15417Tuition Fee

CAD12000Living Cost

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  • Library Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Orientation for new students
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  • Scholarships and Awards
  • Social and Cultural Events
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  • Student Club and Socities
  • Student Leaderships
  • Student Unions and Associations
  • Study & Work Permit
  • Tax Information (T2202A)
  • Volunteer & Community Outreach Programme
  • Student Learning Centre
  • Online learning Programs
  • Part Time Programs
  • Women Safety and Resources Centre
  • International Student Life Centre
  • Academic/Career Portals


Established in the year 1964 The Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland popularly abbreviated as Marine Institute, MI is a post-secondary educational institute majoring in ocean and marine studies. It is located in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador and affiliated with the Memorial University of Newfoundland. Marine is academically organized into three primary structures, the School of Fisheries, the School of Maritime Studies, and the School of Ocean Technology.

Student Services: There are a vast number of student services provided at Marine Institute that aid the students both old and new in numerous different ways. The following are a few of them:

  • On Campus Housing
  • Health and Dental Services
  • Mental Health and Counseling Services
  • Sports and Recreation Facilities
  • Open House and Campus Tours
  • Orientation Program
  • Community Outreach Program
  • Accessibility Services for Physically Challenged
  • International Student Service Centre
  • Social and Cultural Events
  • Aboriginal Services Centre
  • Peer Mentorship


Scholarships and Awards
The Marine Institute scholarship program is made up of internally and externally administered scholarships.

Scholarship presentations take place twice per academic year in November and March.

Applications are made available and accepted in the term in which students are applying, usually in the first full week of classes in the academic term, from the Office of Student Affairs (W3013). Students must submit an application in the term they wish to be considered for a scholarships. Students will not be considered without a submitted application.

Students will be automatically assessed for entrance scholarships and no application is required.

Please note: Students may be required to submit additional application forms to be considered for externally administered scholarships.

Scholarship eligibility guidelines can be found here.

A list of scholarships, awards and bursaries and their eligibility criteria can be found below.

Map and Location

155 Ridge Rd, St. John, NL A1C 5R3, Canada

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