University of Hawaii at Manoa

UHM Admissions

For detailed information about applying to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa for your undergraduate degree

Asian Studies Program

For detailed information about applying for a graduate  degree in Asian Studies

Center for Pacific Islands Studies

For detailed information about applying for a graduate degree in Pacific Islands Studies

Prospective Students

Resources for Students Currently Enrolled at U.S. Universities


The way to get the greatest benefit is to come and enroll in one of the University’s programs. SPAS offers degrees in Asian and Pacific Islands studies. You may be able to get a break in tuition if you are an undergraduate from a Western state. Check out the WICHE/WUE page. You may be able to pay 150 percent of UHM’s regular resident tuition. WUE tuition is considerably less than nonresident tuition. Check UHM tuition rates and do the math.

National Student Exchange

The National Student Exchange (NSE), is another possibility. The University of Hawai‘i is a member institution. Check to see if yours is. NSE offers exchanges for up to one year.

A Semester ALMOST Abroad

If you are unable to apply to attend UHM as a regular student, how about A Semester ALMOST Abroad? This will give you a wonderful opportunity to sample the richness of the University of Hawai‘i and the state at a fraction of the cost of a four-year program. You will likely be able to receive credit for classes taken at UHM, though it is important that you check with your home institution to verify.