Prince Edward Island International Student Program

St. Thomas University

At St. Thomas University, you will have small, discussion-based classes that go beyond textbook learning and help you develop skills that will prepare you for a wide variety of career options.  


You will gain skills in critical thinking, creative problem solving, and persuasive writing, and develop the ability to adapt to new ideas and technologies. These skills will be invaluable as you navigate an exciting and rewarding career. 

Tuition Discount of $20,000 

St. Thomas University is pleased to partner with the Prince Edward Island International Student Program (PEIISP) to offer a discounted tuition rate for international students who graduate from a Prince Edward Island high school.  The discounted rate is applicable for all years of study of an undergraduate degree program with an estimated value of approximately $20,000 over four years.  

Free Applications for PEIISP Students   

St. Thomas is offering free applications to all PEIISP students who tour campus.  

  • Become familiar with campus  
  • Meet and speak with current students  
  • Learn more about our programs and services  
  • Both in-person and virtual tours are available.  

Book a personalized campus tour by emailing or going to


St. Thomas University offers a wide variety of entrance scholarships that range in value between $500 and $100,000.  

Advanced Standing — University Courses While in High School

Academically eligible PEIISP students can take STU courses during grade 12 for the price of domestic tuition—a savings of over 50%.

New Brunswick Medicare  

The Province of New Brunswick now provides Medicare coverage to international students free of charge. 

Pathways to Immigration   

Many international students who have graduated from St. Thomas University have taken advantage of the pathway to immigration available post-graduation and are now living and working in Canada.  

English Proficiency Scores Waived  

Our English language proficiency score requirement may be waived for PEIISP students who graduate from a high school in Prince Edward Island with a final grade of 70% or higher on English 621A or 611A.    

City of Fredericton

The capital city of New Brunswick, Fredericton is a beautiful and vibrant city offering students meaningful opportunities to engage with the community and find internships and work. Tuition and fees at STU include a city-wide transit pass. 

Fredericton was ranked as the #2 city in Canada to live (Maclean’s, 2021)

More about St. Thomas University 

  • Founded in 1910 
  • Students from more than 35 difference countries. 
  • Maximum class size of 60 students. Average class size of 26 students. 
  • STU offers paid internships and other experiential learning opportunities.

Photo of Pablo CostaPablo Costa, Fourth-Year STUdent
From: Spain 

“The education you receive at STU is exceptional. Professors are incredibly helpful—you can feel that they want to see all their students succeed. I also like that you are encouraged to choose from a vast range of courses in first year to help you discover what you are truly passionate about.”


A Degree Without Limits  

Our alumni work in every field imaginable across Canada and around the world. Join a network of CEOs, executives, higher-education leaders, scholars, teachers, journalists, award-winning authors, social workers, law firm partners, entrepreneurs, and artists — whatever your career goals are, STU will lead you there.  

STU Alumni at Graduate Schools Around the World  

  • University of Oxford 
  • Harvard University 
  • Yale University 
  • Dartmouth University  
  • Stanford University
  • London School of Economics 
  • Cambridge University 
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 
  • University of Edinburgh  

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