UPEI sees increase in fraudulent international student applications

December 19, 2018

The University of Prince Edward Island states that it has seen an increase in fraudulent international student applications in the 2017-2018 academic year. Two years ago, the university only saw ten fraudulent applications, explained UPEI Director of Recruitment and International Admissions Jerry Wang, while the 2017-2018 academic year saw nearly 50. “I guess they probably just want to work illegally,” Wang said. “It's a much bigger topic than just studying.” Wang stated that the trend does not reflect on the legitimate international students at the university, who have “added a lot to the community,” but that the added work needed to filter out fraudulent documents could result in legitimate students facing delays. CBC