In your online MIX application, you will be asked to indicate the top five partner universities where you would like to be nominated as an exchange student. Explore your options!
- Browse by Country – There are MIX Partner Universities in over 20 countries!
- Browse by Academic Area – Check out universities that offer courses in your academic area. Talk to your academic advisor to discuss using transfer courses from abroad to satisfy your major, minor, and other degree requirements.
- Get MIX Advising – Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions, or request an appointment to come and talk to us! We’re here to help you plan!
All MIX programs require that students have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. For undergraduates, it is also mandatory for students to have completed two semesters at UH Manoa or be in the process of completing their second semester at time of application. Certain programs have additional eligibility requirements, so it is important to refer to each Partner University page for more details before applying. If you have questions about your eligibility for MIX, please email email@example.com.
If you are a transfer student, please note that we cannot count semesters completed outside of UH Manoa towards the eligibility requirement. It is mandatory to have completed or be in the process of completing two semesters at UH Manoa in order to be eligible for a MIX exchange program. Exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Graduate students should aim to have a 3.0
Important Dates and Deadlines
One Letter of Recommendation
Applicants are required to obtain one academic recommendation as part of the MIX application process. This recommendation should come from someone whose class you have taken at UH Mānoa, such as a professor, lecturer, graduate assistant, etc. In other words, someone who can speak to your academic abilities. Professional and familial recommendations are not accepted.
The MIX Letter of Recommendation Form and instructions can be downloaded from our Forms page.
If you are a transfer student or have yet to take a course at UHM, you may ask a non-UHM professor, lecturer, or graduate assistant to submit a formal letter of recommendation on your behalf. This letter should be typed on official letterhead, signed, and mailed directly to Manoa International Exchange at the following address:
Mānoa International Exchange
University of Hawaii at Mānoa
2600 Campus Road, QLC 206
Honolulu, HI 96822
MIX applications will not be fully reviewed until your academic recommendation has been submitted, so please try your best to request your letter well before the application deadline.
Application & Administration Fees
Beginning in Fall, MIX will introduce two non-refundable program fees: a $30 application fee and a $50 administration fee. These fees will be in addition to program tuition and be used to cover services related to the administration of student exchange programs at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa
The application fee will billed to an applicant’s student account upon initiation of a new MIX application; applications will not be processed until the fee has been paid.
The administration fee will be billed to an applicant’s student account once they have accepted their nomination to a MIX program, generally at the halfway point in the application process; this fee will hold a students place in their designated program and will only be charged to students who are ready to commit to the MIX program they have been nominated for.
Students will be given a deadline to pay these fees by. Failure to pay these fees in time may result in your application being withdrawn or your nomination being rescinded. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
After you Apply: Nomination
To be considered for nomination students must meet the eligibility requirements for their chosen program. Program participants must also demonstrate the ability to be successful overseas through evidence of maturity, motivation, flexibility, and other such characteristics as MIX may deem relevant or appropriate. Participation in any program is subject to approval by MIX and its partner institutions, which may grant or withhold such approval at their sole discretion.
Being nominated to a MIX Partner University means that you have been deemed qualified for one of the available exchange spaces at that university. After you accept your nomination and pay your MIX administration fee, MIX will officially nominate you to the Partner University.
Factors considered for MIX Nomination: GPA, short essay question responses, letter of recommendation, academic area, class level, space available, and the balance between inbound and outbound exchange students at each partner university.
Please keep an open mind about your nomination. All MIX Partner Universities are excellent, so you will be in good hands no matter where you go.
MIX Summer Programs: Students planning to attend a summer program and pay Partner Tuition directly to the Partner University must wait to be “Selected” by the MIX Office before going on to Next Steps.
After Nomination: Next Steps & Secondary Application
Once you have been nominated to a MIX Partner University, you must complete that university’s application process for exchange students, referred to as the “Secondary Application”
Important: Your ‘Nomination & Next Steps’ email will contain detailed instructions on how and when to complete the secondary application process for your partner university. Please follow instructions carefully, and submit your application materials to either MIX or the partner university on time. Information about who to submit your application to will be provided in your Nomination & Next Steps email. Let the MIX staff know if you need help with your application.
Each university has a different application process – some have online applications, while others require you to send forms and documents in the mail. Some universities require letters of recommendation, while others do not. Many universities require official transcripts, ID photographs, health forms, etc.
A nomination is not a guarantee of acceptance into the partner university program. While it is generally not likely that you will be rejected by a partner university after nomination, please do NOT purchase airfare or make any non-refundable program-related expenditures until you have received your official acceptance notification from the partner university, which will either be in the form of an email to you/MIX or an official letter sent to the MIX Office. MIX will not be held responsible for any financial losses in the case that you are not accepted into the program applied for.