Student Affiliate Program


The East-West Center offers an opportunity for graduate students to become affiliated with The Center through our Student Affiliate Program. Graduate students from any country, whose research or interests involve the Asia Pacific region, can apply to join The Center and become a life-long member of East-West Center community. The Student Affiliate Program provides graduate students with a number of resources to support their academic and professional endeavors such as, but not limited to; discounted housing, travel grants, professional development, leadership opportunities, and social events. For many students, becoming affiliated with The East-West Center is a valuable and transformative experience that will carry on well after academia.


East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship


The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship provides master’s and doctoral funding for graduate students from Asia, the Pacific, and the United States to participate in educational, cultural, residential community building, and leadership development programs at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). Undertaking degree studies at UHM through an East-West Center fellowship is not merely about receiving a financial aid scholarship. Since the basic purpose of the East-West Center is to build a sense of Asia-Pacific community and prepare for future leadership roles, EWC graduate student fellows live together and interact with each other in both intellectual and social activities. They are, from the very outset, an identifiable group committed to the notion of building an Asia-Pacific community. Through team-building activities, leadership development projects and internships, learning about the Asia Pacific region, cultural exchange, educational enrichment gatherings, community service and service learning projects, EWC graduate degree fellows establish friendships and lifelong ties to a network of people committed to positive change in the Asia Pacific region.


Asian Development – Japan Scholarship Program


The Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) provides support for Master’s degree study in ADB-JSP approved fields of study at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), and for participation in the educational, residential, and leadership development programs at the East-West Center (EWC).


ADB-JSP is a scholarship program that was established to strengthen human resource capacity in Asian Development Bank developing member countries. After completing their studies, scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and share their new knowledge and skills to promote socioeconomic development.


U.S. South Pacific Scholarship Program


Support for Bachelor’s or Master’s degree study in approved fields. Open to citizens of select South Pacific countries. Support includes tuition, fees, housing, book allowance, health insurance, modest stipend and RT airfare from home country to Honolulu.  Three scholarships available.

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