Incoming International Students

All incoming international students for Fall semester 2024 should refer to Campus Announcements in myUPEI and to emails from the ISO and UPEI Recruitment Office for information regarding orientation and travel to Prince Edward Island.

Are you a new English Academic Preparation (EAP) student? Please visit the English Language Centre website for complete information.

International Student Orientation

Our International Student Office (ISO) team is really looking forward to meeting you! This July and August, UPEI will be hosting sessions to help you prepare for your arrival on campus. Please monitor your UPEI email address and our UPEI International Student Facebook page.

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Sign-up for International Student Orientation

During International Student Orientation, you will learn more about what life at the University of Prince Edward Island and in Canada is like, and find out about the great supports and assistance programs we offer! If you're concerned about starting your degree online or making friends, we have you covered.

Topics covered at the orientation include:

  • Immigration information
  • COVID-19 and border travel information
  • UPEISU's health insurance
  • Transition to the Canadian culture
  • Academic and social supports and information
  • Housing support and information
  • How to make friends
  • Fun social events, activities, and clubs
  • The bus system

... and much more!

We now have an online orientation module!

Topics include travel preparation, arriving in Canada, and arriving at UPEI! Sign in with your UPEI email address and password.

Get your documents in order

COVID-19 emergency border measures have ended. However, all students should continue to monitor the IRCC website for any changes. 

Incoming students - September 2024 semester

All incoming September 2024 semester undergraduate students are required to provide proof of immigration (IRCC) approval by August 12. Please email your approval letter or stamped visa to before 4:00 pm Atlantic Time on August 12, 2024.

Students who have not provided proof of approval by this date will be removed from their registered classes on August 16, 2024. The final day to arrive to UPEI is Tuesday, September 10, 2024. You must come to our office in Dalton Hall, fourth floor before 4:00 pm Atlantic Time to have your study permit scanned.

The final day to provide a UPEI-accepted English Language Proficiency (ELP) test is September 2, 2024. After this date, students with conditional admission are not able to be removed from their English Academic Program (EAP) courses and will be required to complete their semester in EAP.

Welcome, incoming international students! We're looking forward to your arrival at UPEI.

Welcome to UPEI New Student Package

I have received a letter of acceptance from UPEI. What should I do now?

Once you have paid your confirmation deposit, and have received your full admission package, if you are an undergraduate student, you must apply for a Provincial Attestation Letter (PAL).

We are excited to continue these discussions and look forward to having you join us at UPEI. While we cannot provide immigration advice we can direct you to the proper IRCC websites to assist you with your study permit application.

Please visit our Immigration Information page for complete details.

Apply for on-campus housing

Visit the Residence website to complete a residence application. Wondering which residence to choose? Read more about your options.

We can meet you at the airport

Congratulations on your acceptance to UPEI! We look forward to having you join us in person. To welcome you to the University and help you get settled, UPEI is offering our incoming students a free Airport Taxi pickup service. This service provides students with a free ride from the airport to their place of residence in Charlottetown. If available, a returning student volunteer will greet you at the airport.

The service runs from the third week of August to mid-September.

Complete our online form to request pickup service

When you have requested the service, we will send you a letter which you must present to the taxi driver on your arrival to waive the transport charge. Upon arrival at the Charlottetown Airport (YYG), please proceed to the Arrival Hall. If available, our airport pickup volunteers will be there waiting for you. If our greeters are not available, PEI Online Taxi will be waiting on the left outside the airport exit. We also use Co-op taxi, so make sure that you select the taxi company listed in your letter. If you have questions about airport arrival service please email or

Here are some local taxi numbers:

  • City Taxi: 902-892-6567
  • Co-op Taxi: 902-628-8200
  • Grabba Cab: 902-892-6000
  • PEI Online Taxi: 902-370-2258
  • Yellow Cab: 902-566-6666

Important note: You must travel directly from the airport to your new residence. Do not make any stops.

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