University of Prince Edward Island

3.8 out of 5 (11 ratings / 11 reviews) Charlottetown, Canada
The University of Prince Edward Island, founded on the tradition of liberal education, exists to encourage and assist people to acquire the skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary for critical and creative thinking, and thus prepare them to contribute to their own betterment and that of society through the development of their full potential.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Medicine & Health (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Business & Management (1)
Education & Training (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Humanities (1)
Social Sciences (1)



Located on 140 acres in Charlottetown, the birthplace of Confederation, the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) has a rich history with roots in two founding institutions, Prince of Wales College (est. 1834) and St. Dunstan's University (est. 1855). UPEI honours this proud legacy through a growing reputation for research innovation and academic excellence.


UPEI offers a wide range of programs and degrees to undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students


UPEI is a growing centre of research excellence in Atlantic Canada. Ranked the number one university in Canada for research income growth, UPEI manages $17 million in annual research expenditures and is home to ten research chairs, including the prestigious Canada Excellence Research Chair in Aquatic Epidemiology.


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Student services

International students can speak with our international student advisor for advice on accommodations, getting settled, academic matters, cultural adaptation, social events, financial issues, finding faith groups or other personal issues.

Housing services

International students may choose one of three accommodation options:

  • Homestay
  • Residence living on campus (traditional dormitory-style or apartment-style)
  • Off-campus housing

Library services

The University Library provides a major research base for the Province of Prince Edward Island. Constructed in the mid 1970s, the Robertson Library is evolving with the rapidly developing information technologies and the changing concept of information.

ICT services

Internet service is provided to all students who are living in residence on the UPEI Campus. There is no added cost for this high speed internet service. Please read the following for additional information to ensure worry free use of the internet while living in residence. 

Medical services

The UPEI Student Health Centre, in partnership with other service providers, promotes the health and well-being of the student population through the provision of quality comprehensive health.

Student Life

Campus life

Our beautiful campus stretches across 140 acres in historic downtown Charlottetown at the heart of an island that prides itself on some of the best beaches, food, and culture found anywhere in Canada. It’s hard not to fall in love with this place the moment you arrive, so treat yourself to a personalized tour of our campus! 

Sports facilities

The Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre at UPEI houses a walking track, squash courts, a full-size gym, and a fully-equipped fitness centre. The Centre is also connected to MacLauchlan Arena's two official-size rinks and the CARI Aquatic Centre.

Student clubs

Get involved at UPEI! Join a student society, association, or club. Students can join social and academic groups including the Graduate Students Association (GSA) and the Mature and Part-time University Students Association (MAPUS).

Student Reviews

UPEI vibes.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Although small the university has a lot of good facilities in sports and academics. It also gives a warm and cozy home like feel. There is constant support for first years to navigate through their new life. The students are extremely friendly and the NSO events will surely help you make tons of friends.

Enjoying the moment
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

It's Is a wonderful experience

I’ve great potentials
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It’s a great experience

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