Future Students

Prince Edward Island is a beautiful place to live, and the University of Prince Edward Island is an amazing place to study, but its people are our greatest accomplishments. Our faculty, our staff, and our community make UPEI unique and offer students an unforgettable university experience—an experience specifically designed for personal success.

And that’s where you come in.

Every day you spend at UPEI is supported by expert faculty members and instructors, caring staff in our academic and administrative departments, and a university community invested in your future.


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 ten faculties, including a growing number of graduate programs.

"The friendliness of Islanders and the sense of community made me feel at home."

upei nursing graduate Henrietta
upei nursing graduate Henrietta
upei nursing graduate Henrietta in graduation gown
UPEI Viewbook 2024
upei nursing graduate Henrietta

Meet Henrietta, Bachelor of Science in Nursing program graduate (Class of 2023). Originally from Lagos, Nigeria, Henrietta graduated in May 2023 and served as her class valedictorian at UPEI Convocation.


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 60 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!

students on campus
students on campus
Visit UPEI's historic campus

Events and Social

What's Happening at UPEI?

UPEI Students Celebrating

Have a question?

Contact studentsupport@upei.ca