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English Language Requirements

If you are an international applicant to the Exchange, Hoakipa, or Independent visiting student program and your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English proficiency. 

Undergraduate Applicants

Eligible Tests Minimum score for admission Minimum score to waive the ELIPT
TOEFL iBT 68 100
TOEFL ITP 520 600
IELTS 6.0 (overall band test results) 7.0 (overall band test results)
CEFR 161 185
Duolingo English Test 95 (overall band test results) 125 (overall band test results)

Exchange & Hoakipa Visiting Students

Tests must have been taken within the last two years to be considered valid. Applicants for the Exchange or Hoakipa visiting student program are allowed to have their home university exchange coordinator email a copy of their English proficiency test score to the MIX Office (inbound@hawaii.edu) instead of sending an official score via mail or the Educational Testing Service (ETS). However, if the test score appears unofficial in any way, MIX may still request for the official test score to be sent via mail or ETS. For scores sent via ETS, test takers should use institutional code ‘4867’, division ‘undergraduate’.

Independent Visiting Students

Applicants may submit unofficial scores while applying for admission. However, admitted students are required to submit official scores in order to enroll at UHM. Official scores should be sent directly to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) code for UHM is 4867, division ‘undergraduate’. Test scores cannot be more than two years old.

Exceptions

Students who are citizens of the following countries may be exempt from the English language proficiency test requirement: USA, United Kingdom, Canada (exception: Quebec), New Zealand, Singapore, Australia, and Ireland. Exceptions may also be granted for students from partner universities that have a specific arrangement in place to either waive the admission requirement, the English Language Institute Placement Test requirement or both.

Postgraduate Applicants

Eligible Tests Minimum score for admission Minimum score to waive the ELIPT
TOEFL iBT 68 100
IELTS 6.0 (overall band test results) 7.0 (overall band test results)
Duolingo English Test 95 (overall band test results) 125 (overall band test results)

Applicants may submit unofficial scores while applying for admission. However, admitted students are required to submit official scores in order to enroll at UHM. Official scores should be sent directly to Graduate Division Student Services. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) code for UHM is 4867. Test scores cannot be more than two years old.

Exceptions

Graduate students who are citizens of the following countries may be exempt from the English language proficiency test requirement: USA, United Kingdom, Canada (exception: Quebec), New Zealand, Singapore, Australia, and Ireland. The English proficiency test requirement may also be waived for students that have completed a BA or higher within the last 5 years at an institution in one of the aforementioned countries.

Contact Information & Mailing Address

Mānoa International Exchange (MIX)
University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
2600 Campus Road, QLC 206
Honolulu, HI 96822, USA

Phone: +1-808-956-4728

Email: inbound@hawaii.edu

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