UNIVERSITY OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND - [UPEI], CHARLOTTETOWN

Charlottetown, Prince Edward IslandLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1969Established Year
  4500Enrollment

The University of Prince Edward Island, also referred to as UPEI, is a public university located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. It is the only university in the province.

Known for research innovation, the university is home to 2 research institutes and 6 research centers. Here are the popular courses/programs at the University of Prince Edward Island.

  • Sustainable Design Engineering
  • Applied Communication, Leadership and Culture
  • Math and Computational Sciences

Why Choose the University of Prince Edward Island?

Rankings and Standings

  • Webometrics ranked University of Prince Edward Island 44th in Canada
  • Maclean’s magazines ranked UPEI 8th among all the Canadian Universities offering Primarily undergraduate education

Salient Features

  • 72 exchange agreements with universities in 29 countries
  • International students hailing from nearly 70 countries.
  • Graduation rate: 66.2%; retention rate: 81.6%
  • Holds 1 Canada Excellence Research Chair in Aquatic Epidemiology, 4 Canada Research Chairs, and 3 Endowed Chairs.
  • Holds a UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability.
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  • It has the second lowest undergraduate tuition fee in the Atlantic region.
  • Awards scholarship and bursaries worth CAD 5.6 million.
  • UPEI is  a non-denominational university.
  • UPEI is a member of Association of Atlantic Universities.
  • Students to faculty ratio is 16.6.

What Students Say

  • UPEI combines teaching excellence with research innovations
  • Provides exceptional opportunities to work alongside with professors
  • Easy access to many athletic amenities on the university campus

Statistical Highlights

Type of University

Public

Faculty Members

752

Number of Undergraduate students

3,975

Number of Postgraduate students

458

Number of International students

940

Average class size

16

Basic Tuition Fee, Graduate Canadian Students

CAD 4,053 - CAD 4,204

Basic Tuition Fee, Graduate International Students

CAD 11,085 - CAD 11,236

Test Scores Accepted

IELTS, TOEFL, MELAB, CanTEST, CAEL, PTE,

Website

www.upei.ca

Campus and Residential Facilities

UPEI campus is located in Charlottetown. The campus landmark is the War Memorial Hall which honors and enlists the alumni who died in the first and second world war.  

Housing Facilities

The UPEI campus has three different residential buildings with a capacity to hold up to 440 residents. The residences are as follows:

  • Bernardine Hall: houses 147 students in single and double rooms
  • Bill and Denise Andrew Hall: a co-ed building with 1-bedroom suites, 2-bedroom suite and 3-bedroom suite
  • Blanchard Hall: has 63 two-bedroom apartments.

Programs Offered

University of Prince Edward Island offers a wide range of program at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level. The Faculty of Graduate Studies offers 15 masters’ and doctoral programs in 6 different fields. The faculties offer different courses.

  • Faculty of Arts – 38 UG programs; 2 Graduate programs
  • Faculty of Business – 17 UG programs; 2 Graduate programs
  • Faculty of Education – 4 programs; 2 Graduate programs
  • Faculty of Nursing – 3 programs; 1 Graduate program
  • Faculty of Science – 25 UG programs; 4 Graduate programs
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine – 1 UG program; 4 Graduate programs
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies – 15 programs
  • Professional Education and Career Development – 10 programs

Application Process

Students must go through the website to check course availability as well as program requirements before for the university. They also need to fulfil country-wise requirements.

Pre-Requisites

  • Original transcripts
  • English Language Proficiency Test score

English Language Requirement

The minimum English Language Proficiency Test Scores required by graduate and undergraduate students are as follows:

Undergraduate Programs

TestUndergraduate (Except Nursing, Education, Doctor, of Veterinary Medicine & Radiography)Nursing, Radiography, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine & Education
IELTS (Academic)Overall score of 6.5 with 6.5 in writing no other band below 6Overall score of 7 with 7 in writing and speaking; 6.5 in reading and listening
TOEFL PBT550 with minimum TWE of 5.5600 with minimum TWE of 6
TOEFL internet-based test80 with a minimum of 20 in each category100 with a minimum of 25 in speaking and writing, 22 in reading and listening
MELAB8085
CanTEST4.55
CAEL6070
Pearson Test of English5866
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)176-184 from A to C after Jan 1/15185-190 of CPE A and B after Jan 1/15
EikenPre-11

Graduate Programs

TestRegular Offer (All Programs Except Nursing, Education)Regular Offer (Nursing, Education only)Conditional*Offer
IELTS (Academic)7 in writing and no band lower than 6.57 in writing and speaking; 6.5 in reading and listening5
TOEFL PBT600 TWE 6600 with minimum TWE 6500 TWE-4
TOEFL IBT100 (Speaking & writing: 25; Reading and listening: 22)100 with no band lower than 2561
MELAB858560 (Speaking)
CanTEST554
CAEL707050
PTE666650
CAECAE A and B and CPE A and B 185-190 after Jan 1/15CAE A; CPE A & B 185-190 after Jan 1/15140
Eiken11Pre-1
CELBAN for Nursing onlyListening 7.5, Reading 6.5, Writing 7; Speaking 7

How to Apply?

  • Create an account on UPEI  by entering Personal and Qualification details
  • Log in to the account using Email and Password entered at the time of creating the account.
  • Submit the required documents along with the application form
  • Documents can be uploaded with the application form or send via mail or through fax or in person

Application Fee

Students are required to pay the non-refundable application fees after filling the application form:

  • Application fees pay by Canadian students: CAD 50
  • Application fees pay by International students: CAD 75

Costs and Expenses

Tuition Fee

Tuition Fee for Undergraduate Canadian StudentsCAD 6,030
Tuition Fee for Undergraduate International StudentsCAD 13,062
Tuition Fee for Graduate Canadian StudentsCAD 4,053 - CAD 4,204
Tuition Fee for Graduate International StudentsCAD 11,085 - CAD 11,236

Residence Fee

Residence TypeRoom typeMeal PlanFee/ Semester (CAD)
Bernardine HallSingle room5-day5,302
Single room7-day5,389
Double room5-day4,632
Double room7-day4,719
Bill and Denise Andrew HallSingle suite5-day5,629
Single suite7-day5,716
Double suite5-day5,464
Double suite7-day5,551
Triple suite5-day5,464
Triple suite7-day5,551

Meal Plan

  • 5-day meal plan: CAD 2,223
  • 7-day meal plan: CAD 2,310

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The University of Prince Edward Island is dedicated to helping its students financially. It has invested more than CAD 5.5 million in providing financial aids.

TypeNameAmount
ScholarshipCaptain Nichola K.S. Goddard ScholarshipCAD 2,600
Florence Simmons Upei Entrance ScholarshipsCAD 1,500
Irene Rhynes Memorial ScholarshipCAD 1,160
Reverend Vincent Murnaghan Memorial ScholarshipCAD 1,000
Alaa and Valerie Abd-El-Aziz Scholarship
Erwin and Joyce Andrew Memorial Scholarship (International Island)
AwardsRoyal Commonwealth Society (Pei Branch) AwardCAD 600
Joy Ikeda AwardCAD 500
Colleen Macdougall Graduate Student Travel AwardsCAD 500
International Year of Older Persons Award (IYOP)CAD 1,000
A. Stewart Buchanan Memorial AwardCAD 2,400
International Entrance Award
BursaryGeorge Coles Bursary for PEI Undergraduate studentsCAD 4,400 to CAD 8,800
  • Other than that, PEI and Canada students can get a loan of amount CAD 3,500 per academic year.
  • US Government provides a loan to a US student attending the University of Prince Edward Island.

Work While You Study

UPEI provides a number of employment options for students. Students can work on-campus and off-campus while studying at the university. They can earn up to CAD 13 per hour while working. They can apply for the following posts:

  • Instructional Assistants
  • Winery Guide/Retail Representative
  • Student Fitness Centre Supervisors
  • Student Research Assistant

Alumni Network

University of Prince Edward Island has a very strong alumni network of 23,540 graduates all over the world. It offers a number of benefits and services to its alumni like:

  • Career Service and Support
  • Bookstore Discount
  • Receive complimentary UPEI Magazine
  • Robertson Library Access

Notable Alumni

  • Joel Randal Ward: Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • Herb Dickinson: Former educator, Physician, and politician in Prince Edward Island
  • Alan Gilmore Buchanan: Former politician and administrator of Canadian University
  • Wayne Cheverie: Former attorney, politician, government minister. Currently a justice of the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island
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AVERAGE COST
Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 8,231
Bachelors Tuition Fees$8231
Post graduate Tuition Fees$8231
Accomodation Fees (Annual)
$ 5,176
CAMPUS LIFE
Total Enrollment
4,555
International Students
894
Male : Female Ratio
36:64
ADMISSION DEADLINES ( FALL SEASON )
Application Deadline
March 01, 2019
Start of Application process September 01, 2018
End of Application process March 01, 2019
Application Fee
$ 75
Application website www.upei.ca/discov...
Accepts common App No
Direct Application Yes
ADMISSION STATISTICS
Acceptance Rate
70 %
Min. 6.5
Total Applications
-
Min. 80
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  • Global Rank (Out of 500)
    #401
    100 (Previous Year)
    Ranking Criteria
    22.8/100
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