If you are an incoming student for the 2020 Fall Academic Semester, please visit our Current Students page for more information about UPEI’s program delivery plan, contact information, and student support services.
As a student, you're focused on a future career, and what you need to do to turn your career dreams into reality. But you also want a school that provides a great post-secondary education and a dynamic, fun university experience.
UPEI delivers both in a big way! You'll belong to a small campus community where you can get involved in student life right away. You’ll be part of a community of people—not simply studying, but living, engaging, debating—creating your UPEI experience.
We’ll provide you with what you need—engaged, caring faculty and staff; unique programs; student supports; a beautiful setting where you can make lifelong memories—all to ensure your education is what you want it to be.
The right program for you is here.
Whatever your passion and whatever your goals, UPEI has what you need to carve your niche. UPEI offers programs in Arts, Science, Engineering, Education, Nursing, Business, Mathematical and Computational Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine, including a growing number of graduate programs, supported by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Join our global student community!
UPEI has a growing reputation as a premier educational destination for students from around the world. The campus welcomes more than 1,200 international students from more than 75 countries each year: that represents more than a quarter of the entire student body. Students are attracted to the high-quality education and the small, safe location with all the services students need. Experience Canadian culture, PEI style!
Visit our International Students page for more information on becoming a UPEI student, and making the most of your time as a current student.
Earn UPEI credits abroad!
In addition, we have agreements and partnerships around the world, meaning your UPEI experience can include studies almost anywhere.
With over 70 exchange partnerships in 27 countries, students who qualify can design their own Study Abroad programs that allow them to explore and experience the richness of other countries while earning UPEI credits. UPEI opens the door to studying in countries such as China, Korea, France, Finland, Sweden, Mexico, Australia, or Japan—and the list goes on.
Learn about student life from current students!
New Student Orientation (NSO) launches each school year with a full schedule of fun events meant to get new students used to UPEI, both academically and socially. The week is led by current students, so you’ll get the best information straight from the people who know student life best.
It’s a great way to get off on the right foot, and you’ll make friendships that will last a lifetime!
Once you apply to be a student you’ll get a reminder to sign up for NSO -- be sure to take part and make the most of your university experience!
Due to COVID-19, UPEI "in-person" events have been cancelled or postponed until at least July 31, 2020.
For more information about UPEI's response to the pandemic, visit our COVID-19 information page that features FAQs and messages to the community.