University of Prince Edward Island Admission 2023Charlottetown, Canada

University of Prince Edward Island
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University Ranking

  • It is ranked at #1299 in the world by UniRank. 
  • It is ranked at #41 in Canada by UniRank. 
  • It is also ranked at #8 in Canada by Maclean's Magazine

Acceptance rate

The University of Prince Edward Island has an acceptance rate of 70% and is considered moderately selective, as compared to the national average. 

Undergraduate Acceptance rate

The undergraduate acceptance rate of the university stands at 61-70%

Post Graduate acceptance rate

The postgraduate acceptance rate of the university stands at 50- 61%

Admission eligibility criteria

  • Students who wish to apply to the University of Prince Edward Island must first visit the website to see what courses are offered and what prerequisites are needed.
  • A minimum bachelor's degree is required for a master's program and a high school degree for any undergraduate program. 
  • A minimum GPA of 4.0 in previous academic performances.
  • Students who wish to demonstrate their English abilities must take tests like the IELTS, TOEFL, CAEL, and MELAB.
  • Additionally, they must adhere to national requirements. International applicants must submit a $50 application fee along with all necessary documentation to the University of Prince Edward Island.
  • For Indian students- Indian School Certificate (grades XI and XII) with a Mark Sheet or Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) with a minimum of a Second Division Pass is necessary for admission.

Documents required

  • Transcripts of all previous academic endeavors
  • English proficiency test scores
  • Copy of a valid passport and Student Visa
  • A motivation essay is recommended but is not mandatory
  • Proof of financial soundness using bank statements.

Test required/ Average score

  • GTEC CBT score of 1176–1250
  • TOEFL internet-based test: 80 with a minimum of 20 in each category
  • TOEFL paper-based test: 550 with a minimum TWE of 5.5
  • IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 with no band below 6
  • CAEL (including CAEL Online): 60 or above
  • Cambridge B2 First, C1-Advanced or C2 Proficiency: Overall score of 176 with 176 in writing and no other skill below 169

Popular courses

  • Hospitality and tourism
  • Teaching and Education
  • Registered Nursing
  • Business and Management studies
  • Humanities and social studies
  • Arts (Fine / Visual / Performing)
  • Communication and journalism
  • Mathematics
  • Science- Biology, Chemistry being the most popular.

How the university evaluates applicants

Applicants are assessed on past academic performance, the English assessment test scores and a creative essay. 

Tips for applying to the university

  • Candidates are advised to login in if they already have a UPEI account, or you can create one. Students can apply to any program and check the status of their application from the account.
  • Complete the online form with all the necessary info as mentioned. 
  • Receive a notification verifying that you have paid the application fee and finished your application by submitting your UPEI application.
  • Send in your transcripts and any other supporting documents to the university via email, fax or post (info mentioned on the official university website).
  • Application fees of $75 USD are to be paid and the receipt is to be sent to the university along with the necessary documents

Application deadline

The fall semester deadline is on August 1 and the winter semester application deadline is on December 1



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