Before You Apply
Deposit required for UPEI letters of admission
Beginning in the Fall 2024 semester, UPEI international undergraduate admissions will no longer provide a UPEI letter of admission for IRCC purposes, until a deposit of $1,000 has been made to UPEI. Prior to paying the deposit, students will receive only notification by email from admissions letting them know if they have been approved, or if their application has been declined.
In order to apply to IRCC for a study permit, students and their agents will be required to confirm the student's intent to attend UPEI by making the $1,000 deposit. Once the initial deposit payment has cleared, a full UPEI letter of admission will be sent to the student or their agent. IRCC will only accept full letters of admission through the new Letter of Admission Portal. Please note that under the new IRCC policy, all letters of admission will be verified by the school.
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.
Academic performance requirements
UPEI recognizes a strong academic performance at the high school level as an indicator for university potential. 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.