University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) is one of the oldest colleges in Canada with a history dating to the early 19th century in two founding institutions: Prince of Wales College (est. 1834) and St. Dunstan’s University (est. 1855). It is located on 140 acres in Charlottetown, the capital of the Prince Edward Islands, a harbor town near beaches and with a variety of annual cultural events. UPEI is a public liberal arts university relatively the same size as FMU with about 4,400 students.
For more Information go to http://home.upei.ca/ or http://www.upei.ca/studentlife/incoming-exchange-students
Transfer Courses: A diverse array courses is available in the in the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Sciences for exchange students.
Semester: Fall only
Application Deadline: March 1
Language of Instruction: English
Housing/Meals: Students can stay in single UPEI residences with a 7-day meal plan for approximately $3785 (US) per semester. Other UPEI residence and meal options are available at the UPEI website.
VISA: students staying longer than six months will need a Canadian Study Permit (about $125). American Students can apply for the Study Permit at the first port of entry. Depending on citizenship, students may also require a Resident Visa to enter Canada.
Applying to UNBC
After you have been accepted to the FMU exchange program will require you to complete:
- UNBC application form by April 15
- Application for study permit, if required.
Your FMU Liaison, Dr. Karen Fries, will assist you with the application process and mail your documents to UNBC. Once you’ve received your acceptance packet you will apply for housing.
An Orientation Meeting will be held for all students travelling abroad shortly before departure.