University of Prince Edward Island

University of Prince Edward Island

At UPEI you will find the highest-quality people and programs. And a calibre of student and university life that is second to none.

We are proud of UPEI’s hallmark as a student-centred university. Students are at the heart of everything we do. First-year and upper-year students receive the personal attention of dedicated faculty and staff who know them by name, and who ensure that they get the most from the academic, para-academic, and social aspects of university life.

We are equally proud of UPEI’s research achievements and contributions. In veterinary medicine, science, social science, the humanities, education, nursing, and business, UPEI professors are making significant contributions to knowledge. Students in graduate and honours programs — students at all levels — participate directly and vicariously in this exciting process of inquiry. Research partners and funding agencies at provincial, regional, national, and international levels recognize the quality and originality of research at UPEI.

UPEI’s overall “hallmark” — its quality of university life — comprises four central elements:

  • rigorous study and inquiry, and a belief in the value of knowledge;
  • lifelong capacity-building, including self-regard and abilities of expression and critique;
  • development of the whole person, in a safe, positive, and collegial climate;
  • a sense of community, at UPEI — and in our local, regional, national and international contexts.

UPEI’s alumni represent a vital component of our continuing community. We hear regularly from UPEI graduates — and from graduates of our founding institutions, St. Dunstan’s University and Prince of Wales College — about their careers or further studies, their contributions to community, and their personal milestones.

The University of Prince Edward Island has a longstanding tradition of academic excellence dating back to the early 19th century, with roots in its predecessor institutions, Prince of Wales College (PWC) and St. Dunstan’s University (SDU). In 1969, the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) was incorporated by an Act of the Provincial Legislature.

Scholarships and Awards

With over $3.5 million offered in scholarships and one of the most competitive tuition rates in the country, UPEI provides an excellent return on investment. Be sure to apply to UPEI by March 1 to be automatically eligible for Entrance Scholarships!

Residence Life

Living in residence means getting involved, making new friends, participating in exciting residence events, and having lots of fun. Become a member of Hall Council or a Residence Life Advisor. We have beautiful brand-new or recently renovated residence options. Whichever you choose, you’ll be at home with your friends.

Because residence students tend to immerse themselves in campus life, they are more likely to achieve academic success by taking advantage of readily accessible support services such as free tutoring for first-year students, and time management and study skills workshops. The Residence Life team is available to help facilitate academic success, social interaction, and personal growth.

Food services provides all-you-care-to-eat meal plans with unlimited access until 10 p.m. There are lots of healthy food choices and our students find that campus meal plans save them time and money. Leave the shopping, cooking, dishes, and cleaning to us. Eat what you want, when you want.


At UPEI we recognize the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of our great new facilities and programs. As a student you have free access to:

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