The University of Prince Edward Island offers a wide range of programs in a dynamic and diverse learning environment that supports student success in the faculties of Arts, Business, Education, Nursing, Science, and Veterinary Medicine. Located on beautiful Prince Edward Island, the university combines 200 years of tradition with leading-edge local, regional, national, and international experiential learning opportunities.

One such opportunity is UPEI’s new Applied Communication, Leadership and Culture (ACLC) program within the Faculty of Arts. Students acquire leadership and communication skills essential to their post-graduation careers through a humanities-based education focused on creative thinking, oral and written communications skills, open-mindedness, and adaptability. They gain practical experience through work placements and international exchanges.

As well, the new UPEI Greenwich School of Climate Change and Adaptation, within the Faculty of Science, emphasizes hands-on learning in a living laboratory set in rural PEI. Unique in Canada, the school offers a Bachelor and a Master of Science in Climate Change and Adaptation.A key focus is the student experience, demonstrated by strong learning support programs, close interaction between professors and students, and opportunities for collaborative research at the undergraduate and graduate levels. UPEI manages almost $13 million in annual research income and boasts exceptional graduate programs in all faculties and schools. To further develop graduate programs and research, the university has established a School of Graduate Studies.

These new programs, along with the schools of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, and Sustainable Design Engineering, position UPEI as a leader in real-world, experiential learning, and innovation.


Full-time (undergraduates)

Full-time (graduates)

Part-time (undergraduates)

Source: Association of Atlantic Universities (2018 rounded preliminary fall enrolment)




Undergraduate tuition fees:

Graduate tuition fees:
$4,053 – $4,204


Undergraduate tuition fees:

Graduate tuition fees:
$11,085 – $11,236

Faculty of Education

Our mission is a commitment to life-long learning in undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate studies to develop critical reflection, compassion, and innovation for educational leaders including teachers, community-based educators, and researchers in a variety of local and global contexts.

Faculty of Nursing

Since 1992, The Faculty of Nursing at the University of Prince Edward Island has fostered an interactive academic environment that prepares nursing students to become critically reflective practitioners, advocates, educators, and professional leaders grounded in the principles of primary health care.

Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering

UPEI’s Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering is for students who are eager to put their skills and knowledge to work, designing innovative, targeted, and sustainable processes, products, and solutions that improve people’s lives and better society.

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

The Atlantic Veterinary College takes great pride in providing a top quality education. We are small enough to know our students by name while at the same time, able to offer world-class opportunities.

Academic Links

Sort through the information that supports your academic achievement at UPEI. Admission requirements for undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs; calendar dates for first, second, and summer semester classes; academic regulations; graduation; and graduate study support.

Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities (2017-18).

Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.