University of Prince Edward Island

    University of Prince Edward Island
    Established on: 1969

    The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) can trace its roots back to two institutions established in the early 19th century: Prince of Wales College (founded in 1834) and St. Dunstan's University (est. 1855).

    The only university in Prince Edward Island is called the Institution of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), which has grown to encompass nine different faculties. These colleges are veterinary medicine, nursing, and the newly founded college of Indigenous knowledge, teaching, research, and applied studies.

    Other faculties include commerce and nursing. First-year students are expected to pick one mandatory field of study from the following three: writing studies, inquiry studies, and university studies.

    To meet their academic requirements, first-year students must choose one. Because it has 63 exchange agreements with institutions in 29 different countries, the International Exchange Program at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) is on par with those found at larger schools and universities.

    The fact that students come from 98 countries demonstrates that the institution is progressing toward its internationalization goals.

    The purpose of the UPEI Overseas Buddy program, which is run by the Student Union of the University of Prince Edward Island, is to link overseas students with students from Canada in the hopes of helping international students feel more at ease in their new environment.

    University is quite enthusiastic about making a positive contribution to the development of society via collaborative innovation." Students can access nearby wetlands, forests, and coastal habitats impacted by climate change.

    As a result of the establishment of the Canadian Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation, which opened its doors a year ago and is home to the Climate Research Lab as well as serving as a "living lab."

    This has made it possible for students to study the effects of climate change firsthand. The historic quadrangle, which acts as the primary meeting space for students, faculty, and staff, comprises the campus's well-known red-brick buildings.

    The modern structures in the neighborhood include a recreation facility with a pool with a length of 25 meters and two rinks that are the size of the National Hockey League. The school's section situated to the southeast is next to the farmers' market, and Brackley Beach is just a short distance from both locations.

    University Ranking

    The University of Prince Edward Island is one of Canada's finest public institutions. University is ranked 1471 in the world ranking.

    University highlights

    University Type


    Established Year


    No of Students


    Number of Courses


    Tuition Fees for International Students Yearly

    11000-14000 CAD


    September, January, and May.

    Main intakes

    The main intakes are in September, January, and May.


    Academic Excellence Scholarship 


    CAD 500 – Average 80 – 84.99 %

    CAD 1,000 – Average 85 – 89.99 %

    CAD 2,000 – Average 90 – 94.99 %

    CAD 3,000 – Average 95 – 100 %

    Stewart Buchanan Memorial Award:

    Value: CAD 2,400

    1. Allan Curran Engineering Award:

    Value: CAD 1,100 

    Application Process/ documents needed for admission

    Academic Documents (For Bachelor)

    • SLC Mark sheet
    • School Leaving Certificate
    • SLC Character Certificate
    • Transcript of 12th-grade
    • Individual Mark sheet of 12th-grade
    • Character Certificate of 12th-grade
    • Provisional Certificate of 12th-grade
    • Migration Certificate of 12th-grade

    Academic Documents (For Masters)

    • Transcript of Bachelor's Degree and 12th grade
    • Individual Mark sheets of Bachelor's Degree and 12th grade
    • Character Certificate of Bachelor's Degree and 12th grade
    • Provisional Certificate of Bachelor’s Degree and 12th grade
    • Migration Certificate of Bachelor’s Degree and 12th grade
    1. IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scores
    2. Passport
    3. Experience letter
    4. Statement of Purpose
    5. 2-3 LORs 
    6. GRE/GMAT Scores
    7. Application Fees
    8. Proof of Scholarships - If any
    9. Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
    10. College Recommendation (if a current student)

    Language Requirement


    Minimum Score requirement(Arts, Science, Business and Baccalaureate En Éducation)

    Minimum Score requirement(Nursing, Radiography, Veterinary Medicine and Education)

    TOFEL Requirements

    80 points, with a minimum of 20 points in each component.

    100 points, including at least 25 points in speaking and writing and 22 points in reading and listening.

    IELTS Requirements

    6.5 in writing, with no band lower than 6.0

    7.0 with a writing score of 7.0 and no bands lower than 6.0





    Q. Can I work as a student in Canada?

    Yes, International students in Canada can work part-time (up to 20 hours per week) during school terms.

    Q. Does the University of Prince Edward Island offer financial aid to International Students?

    Yes, overseas students are eligible for scholarships at the University of Prince Edward Island. Scholarship information may be found in our scholarship section.

    Q. What are the different intakes at the University of Prince Edward Island?

    Generally, September, January, and May are the time when intakes occur.

    Q. Do I have to meet language requirements?

    Yes, the applicant must satisfy the language criteria mentioned above in the language requirements section. 

    Q. Which are the other top Universities in Canada?

    University of Toronto, McGill University, and the University of British Columbia are the top 3 universities in Canada.

    Q. Can the university guarantee me a job after I graduate?

    Unfortunately, no university can guarantee you a job. Still, the University of Prince Edward Island helps you find a hands-on internship at related enterprises, network with industry professionals, and provide continuous placement service to provide you with the best opportunities for rewarding careers in the industry.


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