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International Agreements

The University of Hawai'i at Mānoa partners with educational and research institutions all over the world, providing networking and exchange opportunities for students, faculty, and scholars. UH Mānoa has partnerships with upwards of 300 overseas institutions at the University, College, and Department levels.

All International Agreements are signed by the UHM Chancellor and his or her counterpart at the overseas institution. International Agreements may establish general partnerships of collaboration (General MOU), or partnerships that involve the exchange of students (MOA on Student Exchange) for one or two semesters (whereby students pay tuition at their home university but are exempt or partially exempt from paying tuition at the partner university). All International Agreements are initiated and sponsored by one or more UHM academic units. MOAs on Student Exchange are administered by Mānoa International Exchange (MIX) in cooperation with the UHM academic unit. Qualified students from general university-level overseas partners may also be nominated to attend UHM for one or two semesters via the Hoakipa Scholarship Program.

For a more detailed outline of procedures for establishing academic agreements at UHM, please review the policy on International Agreements at the OVCAA website here.


Propose a new International Student Exchange Partner

UHM faculty with interest in developing a student exchange agreement are encouraged to reach out to the MIX office as early as possible ( and prior to submission of a proposal to discuss program specifics and feasibility within the current portfolio of student exchange partners:

Complete and submit the original form, including all required signatures, to MIX (QLC 206). This form is an internal UHM document that should be completed by UHM faculty, not by a representative from the potential partner university.