Canada has a limited number of universities offering low/cheap tuition fees for international students wishing to study there. University of Prince Edward Island University (UPEI) is one of such universities. We will take you through the application process as well as the admission requirements for students interested in studying there.
The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) is located in Charlottetown (population 32,000), the capital of Prince Edward Island and Canada’s birthplace. PEI is Canada’s smallest province at 140 miles long and 4-40 miles wide. “The Island,” with its beautiful beaches, family farms, fishing villages, and dynamic cultural scene, is a favorite tourist destination. UPEI, a campus of 4,600 students, ranks consistently in the Top Ten Primarily Undergraduate University category.
Please note that July 1 is the official application deadline for the Fall semester, which begins around Sept. 5. Nov. 1 is the application deadline for the Spring semester, which begins around Jan. 3
Tuition fees for international students per year;
Undergraduate programs; $6,428
Master program; $6,428
International Application Information
How to Apply in Six Steps (International Students)
- Complete the application form.
- Send your official high school transcripts or transcripts from your current institution.
- Pay the application fee of $75 CAD.
- If available, arrange to have your English test (TOELS or IETLS) results sent to UPEI.
- If you need to apply for transfer credits, please send English course descriptions for any post-secondary studies you may have done.
Academic performance requirements
UPEI values an excellent academic performance at the high/secondary school level as a good indicator of success at a university. The University is alot interested in international students possessing strong academic records and a high level of commitment to study and succeed at a University. International applicants are encouraged to submit documents that show beyond doubts their qualifications for university education as equivalent with those possessed by Canadian students. 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.
When can I apply?
Students who are still in their Grade 12 can apply to UPEI with their transcripts from Grade 10, 11, and first-semester results of Grade 12. They can receive Early Offers that will allow them to prepare for visa applications in advance.
UPEI welcomes qualified transfer students, and it is possible to transfer up to 60 credit-hours toward your credits at UPEI from an accredited higher education institution. For transfer students, besides 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.
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