If you are an incoming or returning international 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.
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!
As an international student, you help UPEI grow and learn as a campus community with the addition of your cultural diversity and world perspective. We can't wait to welcome you!
International Student Office
Our International Student Office can help you find your way at UPEI. From first contact with the university all the way through your first-year courses, we are here to support you. We also process international undergraduate applications to programs in arts, business, science, and engineering.
The International Student Office is on the fourth (4th) floor of Dalton Hall.
Have you been accepted to UPEI? We have information for incoming international students.
Let us know how we can help!
International Buddy Program
New incoming international students are paired with a returning domestic or international student to be their buddy. These buddies share their personal experiences with new international students. The primary goal of the International Buddy Program is to provide assistance for a smooth transition to Canadian culture for new international students.
By assisting these new students with things such as adapting to a new country, culture, and environment, and create a more relaxing and hospitable atmosphere for new international students. Visit the International Buddy Program website for more information.
Before you apply
Students can apply to UPEI from Grade 11 or 12 with their transcripts. They can receive "early offers" that will allow them to prepare for visa applications in advance. If you do not have TOEFL or IELTS test results, or if your results are lower than 80/6.5 please check out our English Academic Preparation (EAP) program and general English-language proficiency requirements.
UPEI welcomes qualified transfer students. In addition to official transcripts from your previous universities or colleges, we also need your brief course outlines or descriptions in English to determine the number of credit hours that can be transferred. Refer to our program-specific admission requirements for more information.
Academic performance requirements
UPEI recognizes a strong academic performance at the high school level as an indicator for university potential. The University is interested in applicants possessing a strong academic record and a high level of commitment for university study. International students should submit documents that prove that their qualifications are comparable to that of Canadian applicants. Students should have 12 years of elementary and secondary education with a high school diploma, or a Senior Secondary Certificate, Higher Secondary School Certificate, or other forms of matriculation.
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.