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University of Prince Edward Island

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Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Duration: Sem/Year
Language: English
Cost: MSSU tuition (12 or 15 hours), pay UPEI for room and board.  It is recommended that you purchase Student Guard international insurance.
See for a current list of residence hall costs. (Note that the costs are listed in Canadian dollars.
Contact: Chad Stebbins

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.

Programs of study include Canadian Studies, Island Studies, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, History, Political Studies, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology & Anthropology, Music, Theatre Studies, Women’s Studies, Business Administration, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science & Information Technology, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, and Economics. The Institute of Island Studies has become one of UPEI’s leading centers of expertise. UPEI’s focus on islands is now recognized around the world, with the Institute’s research activities leading the way. The L.M. Montgomery Institute of UPEI hosts events and projects that bring together those who want to learn more about the author of Anne of Green Gables’ works, life, culture, and influence.

July 1 is the 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. For answers to specific questions about UPEI, please contact Sherilyn Acorn-LeClair, the UPEI International Mobility Coordinator, at

The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI)

The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI)