University of Prince Edward Island

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 predecessor institutions: Prince of Wales College (est. 1834) and St. Dunstan’s University (est. 1855). Established in 1969, UPEI’s current seven faculties (Arts, Business, Education, Nursing, Science, Sustainable Design Engineering and Veterinary Medicine) offer a wide range of programs and degrees to more than 4,900 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from around the world. Students are supported by expert faculty members and instructors, caring staff in our academic and administrative departments, and a community invested in student success.

UPEI students come from all walks of life; from regional, national and international locations. International students from over 90 countries comprise more than 29 per cent of the University’s total enrolment. With a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio, UPEI offers its students access to vibrant student programs, world-class research opportunities, state-of-the-art facilities, and innovative collaborations.

With over $8.3 million in scholarships, international exchange and study opportunities, an active Student Union, expanding graduate programs and outstanding student-faculty interaction, UPEI offers its students a unique campus experience. Our alumni (over 26,000) enjoy success in their chosen fields and are a constant reminder of the value and promise inherent in a UPEI education.

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