St. John’s main educational institutions welcome students from across the globe each year from over 118 countries.  As thousands of students arrive in St. John’s, the city is abuzz with energy and excitement.  Students are a big part of what makes this city great.


Memorial University

Memorial University is Newfoundland and Labrador’s only university. It has over 300 program options from certificate, diploma, undergraduate, graduate to postgraduate and 40% of its research is ocean-related. It is one of Canada’s top 20 research universities and is ranked 7th in Canada by Maclean’s magazines top comprehensive schools category for 2023. A global network of more than 100,000 accomplished alumni throughout the world strengthens Memorial University’s capacity and reputation for leadership in world-class research, teaching and public engagement.


Fisheries and Marine Institiute of Memorial University of Newfoundland

The Fisheries and Marine Institute is Canada’s most comprehensive centre for education, training, applied research and industrial support for the ocean industries. With 20 industry-driven programs ranging from technical certificates to master’s degrees, they are one of the most respected centres of marine learning and applied research in the world.


College of the North Atlantic

The College of the North Atlantic is one of the largest post-secondary educational and skills training centres in Atlantic Canada. With 100 full-time programs and more than 300 part-time courses on offer, it continues to offer high quality education for the lowest tuition rates in Atlantic Canada. It also has 3 campuses in St. John’s metro.


Private Colleges

There are several private training institutions offering a wide variety of programs. For a list of registered institutions – Private Training Institutions.