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University of Prince Edward Island

University of Prince Edward Island

Address: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
School Category: University
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Located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) has a rich history with roots in two founding institutions, Prince of Wales College (est. 1834) and St. Dunstan's University (est. 1855). UPEI honours this proud legacy through a growing reputation for research innovation and academic excellence.

The university offers a wide range of programs that caters to over 4,500 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. In 2019, international students from more than 90 countries comprised 28 percent of the University's total enrolment. As of 2020, UPEI’s global impact is greater than ever because of UPEI programming being delivered on four continents (North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa).

UPEI is consistently ranked within the top ten undergraduate universities in Canada and has developed a reputation for program innovation and global partnerships. In recent years, UPEI has developed Canada’s first program in Sustainable Design Engineering, a Doctor of Psychology program with a unique focus in Cross-Cultural Competencies, Canada’s only School of Climate Change and Adaptation, and additional programs that leverage existing and emerging strengths in health sciences and applied health.



UPEI offers students access to exceptional faculty, researcher, and staff. It is the only small university in Canada that is home to:
  • Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC)
  • CERC in Aquatic Epidemiology
  • UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability
  • 3M Teaching Award-winners
  • Lévesque Research Chair and 3 Lévesque Professors
  • Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR)
  • a UNESCO Chair (the only one east of Quebec), and, most recently
  • Canada First Research Excellence funding

UPEI Faculties and Schools
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Busines
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
  • Faculty of Nursing
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences
  • School of Climate Change and Adaptation

International Student Tuition and other Fees
These values can be used to estimate your first-year cost at UPEI.
  • Undergraduate Program Tuition in the Faculty of Arts, Business, Nursing, Science, and Sustainable Design Engineering = $13,860 per year (or $639 per 3-credit course) + $7,470 international student fee
  • Post-Degree Program Tuition in the Faculty of Education = $23,910 for a one-year degree (or $639 per 3-credit course) + 11,130 international student fee
  • Professional Program Tuition in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine = $67,830 per year
  • Other program fees range from $1,300 to $2,100 per year depending on your program
  • Residence fees range from $ 3,324 (semi-private) to $ 6,020 (single suite with 7-day meal plan) per semester.

Scholarships for International Students
  • Entrance and First-year Scholarships and Awards
    • Celebrating Student Achievement – guaranteed at least $500 for students with an academic average of 80% or higher. Those with a 95-100% average grade in high school will automatically get as much as $ 3,000.
    • Entrance Award – includes over 40 additional scholarships for incoming students which can be achievement-based and program-specific awards
  • Scholarship and Awards for All Years, All Programs
    • Academic Excellence Awards – reward all students’ academic achievement at UPEI. Award ranges from $500 to 3,000 per year depending on the previous year’s academic average.