UPEI, Holland College get $1.5M for international recruitment

October 12, 2018

CBC has learned that the University of Prince Edward Island and Holland College will receive $1.5M from the federal and provincial governments to attract more international students. UPEI has doubled its international cohort over the last five years, and UPEI President Alaa Abd-El-Aziz told CBC that the university plans to attract students from India, Mauritius, and South America. Holland College VP of Innovation, Enterprise, and Strategic Development Michael O'Grady stated that international recruiting has grown especially important in light of declining domestic enrolments. “If we did not have our international students this year, we would be an institution of under 2,000. This year we're about 2,500,” said O’Grady. CBC