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​We'll continually update this page as information changes or new information becomes available. Check back often! Still have questions? Email info@grenfell.mun.ca.

Topics:

  • Housing
  • Study permits
  • Health insurance

Can I move into student housing?

As the majority of students will be learning remotely, Student Housing will not be open in a usual capacity.  Currently, the Chalet Apartments are the only residence community that will be available for students in exceptional circumstances (those unable to travel) and for those required to be on campus due to program requirements. 

Any student who is required to be on campus for this fall will be required to submit a separate application specific to the Fall 2020 semester. Information regarding this new application will be shared once it is available.

What happens to my $500 deposit I paid for housing?

Not all $500 payments were processed. If your payment was processed, it will be automatically refunded. If your payment was not processed, no further action will be taken. 

I have applied to housing for September,  but have been told I cannot move. Do I need to re-apply for the January semester?

Students who have submitted their Offer of Accommodation forms for Fall 2020 will have their applications automatically switched to Winter 2021. No further action is required on your part.  Student Housing will be in contact with you by email when decisions have been made about Winter 2021.


I am interested in the government's temporary 2-stage approval process for study permit applications. Am I eligible for this process?

Please check the IRCC website for information related to the study permit application process. If you would like to discuss your situation with a Registered Canadian Immigration Counselor (RCIC), you can contact international@grenfell.mun.ca to set up an appointment. In the meantime, it may be useful to ensure that you have the appropriate documentation prepared for your application to be evaluated. Applicants may also want to consider including a letter explaining why they chose their specific program of study and why they chose Canada as a study destination when submitting their study permit application.

I am waiting for a decision on my study permit application. Can I start studying online?

If your study permit application is not approved, you can still take remote or online courses at Memorial but you will not be able to enter Canada to complete your studies upon the resumption of on-campus classes until your application has been approved and you’ve received your Letter of Introduction (LOI). IRCC has committed to reviewing submitted study permit applications in time for the September commencement of classes. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. We also recommend that you speak with a Memorial staff member to ensure you understand your options and other implications that online/remote study may have on your immigration status in Canada. For more information, contact international@grenfell.mun.ca. Please keep in mind that you may not receive your LOI until near the beginning of the Fall semester. We encourage you to register for courses anyway. Course registration began on July 14; you should have received notification of your assigned registration time through your @mun.ca email account. Your tuition and other fees are due by September 9, 2020. However, we kindly ask that you avoid paying your tuition until you are entirely certain that you will be studying with us for the entire semester as it can take several weeks to receive a refund.

My study permit application has been refused. What should I do now?

If your study permit application is not approved, you can still take remote or online courses at Memorial but you will not be able to enter Canada to complete your studies upon the resumption of on-campus classes until your application has been approved and you’ve received your Letter of Introduction (LOI). If you have no intention of re-applying for a study permit and you have already registered for courses, you must enter your Memorial Self-Service account and drop the classes for which you registered. Not doing so will result in a balance owing on your student account as well as an incomplete grade in that course which will impact your academic record. If you have questions or would like more information about your options, contact international@grenfell.mun.ca.

My study permit application has been approved and I have received my LOI. What should I do? Can I travel to Canada and study on-campus?

Please submit a copy of your LOI to admiss.docs@mun.ca. The regulations around entry to Canada are changing regularly to adapt to the evolving situation of COVID-19. At this point in time, only students whose study permits were approved prior to March 18th, 2020 and who meet the criteria to enter the country will be permitted entry. For more information, visit https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/travel-restrictions-exemptions.html.

If I choose to study online for the Fall 2020 semester, how will my post-graduation work permit be affected?

If your study permit application is approved and you have received your LOI, time spent studying remotely outside of Canada will be counted towards your post-graduation work permit, as long as you spend 50% of your time studying in Canada once you are able to enter the country. For more details, visit https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/visitors-foreign-workers-students.html#restrictions-students

Will I still be required to buy the University Health Insurance?

Health and dental insurance is offered by the Grenfell Campus Student Union. This semester, you will still have access to this coverage and you will have to pay for undergraduate health and dental insurance. Opt out is available.

If you are an international student it is very important to understand your health insurance coverage.  For more information, click here or email international@grenfell.mun.ca with any questions.




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