• Enrolled as a UHM undergraduate student
• Minimum 3.0 GPA
• Completed or currently enrolled in CHN 101 or higher at UHM
• Committed to achieving superior level proficiency in Chinese language and deep cultural understanding
• Has a high commitment to personal and academic growth


Personal Statement

Explain why you would like to join the UHM Chinese Language Flagship Program. Discuss how the Chinese Language Flagship Program will contribute to your academic and professional goals and any personal motivation for studying Chinese. This essay should be completed in English and attached here. (It generally takes the form of a 5-paragraph composition, although there are no length requirements.)

Chinese Writing Sample (Optional)

If you can write in simplified or traditional characters, handwrite at least a 150-character response to the following prompt: self-introduction, future plan, memorable experiences, opinion/analysis on some current event, or a topic of your choice. or past Chinese writing assignments.

Please upload a photo or PDF scan of your Chinese handwritten sample.


Unofficial transcripts retrieved from are acceptable. If you are an incoming freshmen or transfer student, please provide your previous institution’s transcript.


1-2 page English resume.


Appropriate references include but are not limited to professors, teachers, and academic advisers. If none of the above apply to you, managers who have worked closely with you and military commanding officers can also serve as references. One professional reference will be sufficient. If you have any questions about who to list as a reference, please contact us at


Completed applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please contact with any questions or for application status. It is highly recommended to begin applying as early as the beginning of your undergraduate career.

Ready to apply

Step 1

Complete and submit the Google form along with the required materials.

Step 2

Send this form to your professional reference to complete.