Educational Opportunities

Charlottetown is a university city. These institutions are not only pillars of our community, but play a vital role in the business life of our city.

Both the University of Prince Edward Island and Holland College work closely with our private sector utilizing tailor-made programs that help fuel our local economy.


UPEI’s four faculties (arts, education, science, and veterinary medicine) and two schools (business and nursing) offer a wide range of programs and degrees to approximately 4,400 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students.

A public liberal arts and science institution, UPEI is committed to encouraging and fostering critical, creative, and independent thinking. UPEI’s 200-member faculty provides a rich blend of academic programs in Arts, Science, Business, Education, Nursing, and Veterinary Medicine to over 4,00 full and part-time students.

Graduate programs (Veterinary Medicine, Chemistry, Biology, Island Studies, and Education), internship opportunities, and exchange programs are offered in addition to a wide selection of courses coordinated by the Centre for Life-Long Learning and other departments.

Just minutes from sandy beaches and the downtown core of the City of Charlottetown, the 130-acre campus features nine academic buildings, three residences, including the newest one opened in 2006, a dining hall, library, chaplaincy centre, a new state of the art day care facility, the Young Canada Games Sports Centre with a new synthetic lighted sportsfield and a 8,400 square foot Fitness Centre, the W.A. Murphy Student Centre, the renowned Atlantic Veterinary Teaching Hospital and several research institutes.

UPEI Website


Holland College has several locations across Prince Edward Island including two campuses in Charlottetown. Holland College has more than 65 career training programs to prepare students for careers in medical, business, culinary, science, athletic and creative fields.

Holland College welcomes more than 2,600 full-time and 4,070 part-time students in thirteen (13) locations across the Island. These students come from a variety of work experiences and educational backgrounds.

Holland College provides courses in the fields of aerospace, business, culinary, health, law enforcement, marine, tourism, trades and technology, and sport and recreation. Holland College’s reputation as a leader in hands-on, skill based training is putting graduates to work all over the world.

Adult and Community Education
Applied Sciences and Engineering Technology
Atlantic Police Academy
Business Studies
Computer Studies
Culinary Institute of Canada
Health and Community Studies
Industrial Technology and Trades
Marine Training
Media and Communications
Sport and Recreation
Tourism Hospitality

Holland College website