International Student Guide
2018 - 2019
UH MÄ noa is consistently ranked among the top 1.5% of nearly 24,000 universities in the world!
It all starts
The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is the perfect setting for you to grow academically and professionally, where learning extends beyond the classroom. We invite you to expand your horizons at our world-class institution - right here in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.
WELINA MA NOA, WELCOME!
Experience the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa first-hand. We welcome you to tour our Mānoa campus guided by our very own Rainbow Warrior students. Experience a campus tour by calling +18089567137 or email@example.com
PHOTO BY CAMERON BROOKS
Maluna a'e o nā lāhui a pau ke ola o ke kanaka. Above all nations is humanity.
AVG. CLASS SIZE
Honolulu, Oʻahu, HI
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
33 Lower Division 20 Upper Division
TOP 5 MAJORS FOR INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS:
STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO: 13:1 % OF FACULTY WITH PHD: 85%
TOP 5 MAJORS FOR INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENTS: 1. Second Language Studies DID YOU KNOW?
Travel Industry Management
UH Mānoa offers instruction in over 25 languages, the most in any institution in the United States
Kinesiology & Rehabilitation Science
2. Economics Economics
3. Political Science
4. Electrical Engineering 5. Business Administration
Student Characteristics STUDENT DIVERSITY
Countries & Regions Represented
Total Fall 2016 Enrollment
(13,132 Undergraduate 4,924 Graduate)
Based on 2016 facts and statistics provided by Mānoa Institutional Research Office. For more information, visit manoa.hawaii.edu/miro
• 36.7% *Asian • 22.1% Caucasian • 16.5% *Native Hawaiian • 14.3% Multiracial • 6% International • 1.9% Hispanic • 1.6% African American • 0.4% Unknown • 0.4% American Indian or Alaskan Native
*Asian • 8.3% Japanese • 9.3% Filipino • 8.6% Mixed Asian • 5.9% Chinese • 2.6% Korean • 2% Other Asian *Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander • 14.7% Native Hawaiian or Part Hawaiian • 1.8% Pacific Islander
DID YOU KNOW?
UH Mānoa is the 4th most ethnically diverse university in the United States (2016, US News and World Report)
Built to the
Education at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa strengthens you from the inside out, starting with core requirements that provide a solid foundation for the rest of your life. We help you develop critical thinking skills, guided by social values from the perspective of our Asia-Pacific region and host-culture.
WHEREVER YOU WANT TO GO, WE CAN HELP YOU GET THERE. FOUNDATION
These are your basics: written communication, symbolic reasoning, and global and multicultural perspectives.
These courses broaden your mind by exposing you to the arts, humanities, and literature, as well as the social and physical sciences.
FOCUS Focus requirements are designed to give you the additional skills and knowledge to live and work in diverse communities.
HAWAIIAN OR ANOTHER LANGUAGE At the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, students have the opportunity to gain skill in Hawaiian or a foreign language up to the 202 level.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CORE REQUIREMENTS, VISIT www.catalog.hawaii.edu/corerequirements
• GRADUATE MASTERS
• GRADUATE DOCTORATE
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS •
Adapted Physical Activity
• • • American Studies • •
• • • Anthropology •
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• Architecture Art Art History
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• • • Botany •
Business Administration Business, Accounting Business, Entrepreneurship
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Business, Finance Business, Human Resource Management Business, International
• Business, International Management
Business, Management Information Systems
• • Cell & Molecular Biology
• • • Chemistry • • • Chinese •
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Chinese Studies Classics Communication
• Communication & Information Sciences • •
• Communication Sciences & Disorders Communicology (Speech) Creative Media
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• Curriculum & Instruction Curriculum Studies Dance Dental Hygiene
• • Developmental & Reproductive Biology • • East Asian Languages & Literatures
• • • Economics • • • • • • • •
Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Learning Design & Technology Education, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Special
• • Educational Administration
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• • • Engineering, Electrical
• • • Engineering, Mechanical
• Professional Educational Practice
• • • Psychology •
• • • Second Language Studies
Food Science & Human Nutrition French
Hawaiian Hawaiian Studies
• • Tropical Plant Pathology
Korean Studies Library & Information Science
• • • Linguistics* Malay*
• • • Marine Biology • • • Mathematics
• • • Microbiology •
• • Tropical Medicine
• • Molecular Biosciences & Bioengineering Molecular Biosciences & Biotechnology
Molecular Cell Biology
• • • Music
• • • Natural Resources & Environmental Management
• • • Nursing •
• Nutrition Nutritional Sciences
• • Ocean & Resources Engineering • • Oceanography
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Pacific Islands Studies
Travel Industry Management
• • • Tropical Agriculture and the
• • Law
Spanish Teaching Thai*
Information & Computer Sciences
• • • Korean
Southeast Asian Studies
• • • Theatre
• • • Kinesiology & Rehabilitation Science
• Social Welfare
Global Environmental Science
• • • Japanese •
• • • Sociology
Geoscience for Professionals
Fashion Design & Merchandising
• • • History •
Plant & Environmental Protection
• • • Political Science
• • • Geology & Geophysics •
• • • Physics
• • • Public Health
• • • Geography •
• • • Philosophy
• Educational Policy Studies
• • Educational Psychology
• • Educational Foundations
• • • Engineering, Civil
• • • Computer Science •
Environmental Design (Architecture)
Biochemistry Biological Engineering
• • Entomology
English as a Second Language*
• • Biomedical Sciences
• • • Atmospheric Sciences •
• • • Astronomy •
• • • English
• • Urban & Regional Planning Vietnamese* Women’s Studies
• • • Zoology
* Interdisciplinary Studies PRE-PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION FOR
ADVANCED STUDY Audiology Clinical Psychology Dentistry Dietetics
*Interdisciplinary Studies Law Medicine Occupational Therapy Optometry Pharmacy Physical Therapy Physician Assistant Podiatry Public Health Veterinary Science Unsure about your major? Our Exploratory Programs assist students in selecting a major that aligns their interests, abilities, and goals.
TO LEARN MORE, VISIT manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/exploratory
Philippine Language & Literature Philippine Studies
Academic programs are subject to change. See catalog for most recent program information. Visit www.catalog.hawaii.edu
We challenge the status quo and motivate change through innovative research. We make a difference locally, as well as globally. No other institution can refresh your spirit and engage your mind in the same way. At the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, we give you the tools to follow your dreams with a choice of 100 different majors,85 graduate majors, 53 doctoral degrees, and 5 first professional degrees.
WE DON’T JUST EDUCATE — WE HELP YOU MAKE HISTORY.
Research Tier I University One of only 115 universities in the United States with this distinction
Ranked in the top 18 International Business undergraduate programs (US News and World Report)
Ranked in the top 30 public universities for federal research funding in engineering and science (National Science Foundation)
Among the top 12 departments in the United States for Physics and Astronomy (National Research Council)
Ranked 67th in International Collaboration in the world (2017, U.S. News the Best Global Universities Rankings)
John A. Burns School of Medicine is ranked in the top 20 of medical schools for primary care in the United States (2016, US News and World Report)
The UH Translational Health Science Simulation Center is regarded as one of the most advanced simulation centers in the nation and gives students a chance to experience real life-scenarios using high-tech simulation technology.
UH Mānoa's Music Department is known globally for having the nation’s largest ethnomusicology program consisting of nine ethnic performing ensembles and over 5,000 ethnic instruments in its collection.
A $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation has enabled UH Mānoa to build the Cyber-Enabled Collaboration Analysis Navigation and Observation Environment or CyberCANOE; a data visualization system said to be the best in the country.
The Hawai‘i Space Flight Laboratory gives UH Mānoa the distinction of being the only university in the world to have both satellite fabrication capabilities with unique, direct access to orbital space.
Lyon Arboretum is the only research facility in the U.S. located in a tropical rainforest and is home to over 5,000 species of tropical and subtropical plants.
The Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge is the only indigenous college in a Research I ranked institution. Students have an opportunity to pursue, perpetuate, research, and revitalize all areas and forms of Hawaiian knowledge.
PICTURED: THE HAWAI'I SPACE EXPLORATION ANALOG AND SIMIULATION (HI-SEAS) MARS-LIKE ENVIRONMENT LOCATED 8,000 FEET ELEVATION ON MAUNA LOA, HAWAI'I ISLAND. NASA-SPONSORED HI-SEAS INCLUDED A SIX-MAN CREW LIVING IN AN ISOLATED MARS-LIKE SITE FOR 365 DAYS. LED BY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI'I AT MANOA RESEARCHERS, IT IS THE LONGEST EARTH-BASED MARS SIMULATION CONDUCTED ON U.S. SOIL.
Our campus location blends both worlds of urban city living and island stye culture. Experience campus like a true Warrior - live on campus, get involved, champion a cause and join a club. Participate in intramural sports, work out at the new Warrior Recreation Center or join the Mānoa Maniacs to cheer on our sports teams.
GET THE MOST OUT OF BEING A WARRIOR. LIVING ON CAMPUS manoa.hawaii.edu/housing The Hale Aloha Complex, comprised of four towers, provides unique island living for our incoming freshman. Enhance your on-campus living experience by living within a learning community, or Residential Learning Program. Students with similar majors and academic interests can live on the same floor. Learning communities help develop long lasting connections while also focusing on academic aspirations.
STUDENT LIFE & DEVELOPMENT manoa.hawaii.edu/studentlife There are five important organizations (Chartered Student Organizations) that serve our Rainbow Warriors and our community through a variety of programs and services. We have more than 200 Registered Independent Organizations (RIOs) on campus where you can have fun and make a difference. If you do not see a group that shares your interests, we can help you create one.
Athletics is a huge tradition at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, with approximately 450 student athletes competing on 21 NCAA Division I teams, in addition to some 300 students performing in marching, concert, and pep bands. Join the Mānoa Maniacs to cheer on our Rainbow Warrior teams. Gain free access to UH athletic games oncampus, as well as Aloha Stadium, with your valid student ID.
STUDENT RECREATIONS SERVICES manoa.hawaii.edu/studentrec Stay fit at the Warrior Rec Center, one of the best recreational facilities in the state. Compete against other students intramural sports such as basketball, volleyball, table tennis or badminton. Take advantage of hiking, learning to surf, stand-up paddle (SUP) or kayaking. Activities are offered on a weekly basis or equipment rental is available to explore on your own.
PICTURED: DIAMOND HEAD VIEW FROM RESIDENCE HALL, HALE ALOHA TOWERS
mover & shaker (n): a powerful person who initiates and influences people.
Some of the world’s most influential minds and scholars work and thrive on our Mānoa campus. These individuals won't just challenge your way of thinking, but will lead you to ground breaking discoveries and UHMazing achievements. As experts in the classroom and the field, UH Mānoa faculty take the university to new heights in research, academics, and quality of life on campus.
Dr. Kerry Laiana Wong Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
Dr. Ruth Gates Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Dr. K. Laiana Wong’s focus area of teaching is Hawaiian worldview. As the leading indigenous language revitalization scholar, he is recognized internationally for his ability to write quality thought-provoking research in Hawaiian. His weekly column Kauakūkalahale in the Honolulu Star Advertiser is leading the movement to recognize Hawaiian language in a public forum. He is also involved in the preparation of teachers for the Hawaiian Language Immersion Program.
World-renowned marine expert in coral reef research, Dr. Gates is a lead researcher and director of the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology. Dr. Gates has received numerous honors, being named Islander of the Year (for Science) in 2016 Honolulu Magazine, winner of the Paul Allen X-Prize Ocean Challenge to Mitigate Impacts of Ocean Acidification, honored with the 2014 Board of Regents Medal for Research Excellence and featured in a Netflix documentary Chasing Coral.
Dr. David Garmire Department of Electrical Engineering College of Engineering
Lisette Marie Flanary Academy for Creative Media College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. David Garmire is considered by colleagues to be one of the most accomplished faculty in his college. He has pursued excellence in teaching to simultaneously accelerate his own innovation and inspire students to achieve their life goals. He merges engaged face-to-face pedagogy with unique uses of technology to create high levels of performance by students working with advanced material. He was involved in the development of the new UH iLab in Building 37, a space considered to be an “innovation incubator” because it allows students to collaborate and create inventive solutions to challenging problems.
As an independent filmmaker and hula dancer, Assistant Professor Lisette Flanary brings 20 years of experience to the Academy for Creative Media in the fields of producing, directing and writing for film and television. At the core of her teaching practices is a dedication to the University’s commitment to creating a Hawaiian Place of Learning that highlights indigenous scholarship concurrent with valuing local identity, community and diversity. She has developed courses that ensure student filmmakers will receive rigorous educational experiences to well prepare them professionally upon graduation.
Empower students to take action. Through inquiry and research, be uncomfortable, and encourage (them) to be introspective. Think of the question and think of ways to solve and answer that question - learn the process, take control of the situation, and commit to that answer." DR. RUTH GATES
Researcher and Director, HawaiĘťi Institute of Marine Biology School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Admissions UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
FRESHMAN ACADEMIC REQUIREMENT:
GPA/marks equivalent to B*
Received or expect to receive an equivalent degree from a recognized non-US institution of higher learning or a bachelorâ€™s degree from a regionally accredited US college or university.
= Exceptional grade/marks* Math Science
TRANSFER ACADEMIC REQUIREMENT:
Minimum transferable semester credits
Overall above average academic performance for undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, or graduate course work that is equivalent to B grade (3.00 on 4.00 scale) in US post-secondary schools.
STANDARDIZED TEST REQUIREMENT: STANDARDIZED TEST REQUIREMENT: The SAT or ACT is required for admissions, however, substitutions are accepted. To see the substitutions, go to the international admissions requirements page listed below.
ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT: TOEFL (Internet) = 61 TOEFL (Paper) = 500 IELTS (Academic Section) = 5.0 EIKEN = Grade 2A
APPLICATION FEE: http://apply.hawaii.edu *All GPA/marks are based on a US secondary school and a 4.00 grading scale. For a complete description of the admissions requirements, go to:
Contact the individual graduate program to inquire about what exams are required and the minimum score to obtain. Visit:
ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT: TOEFL = Varies by field of study. Contact the individual graduate program to inquire about minimum score requirements. IELTS Academic Section = 6.0
APPLICATION FEE: http://apply.hawaii.edu Many academic departments have additional requirements, including the GRE, TOEFL score minimums, GPA minimums, GMAT and other documentation specific to the graduate field of study. Please contact the individual graduate program to inquire about additional requirements. For a complete description of the admissions requirements, go to:
PICTURED: KA PAPA LO'I O KANEWAI, HAWAI'INUIAKEA SCHOOL OF HAWAIIAN KNOWLEDGE
Investing in your
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT TUITION:
GRADUATE STUDENT TUITION:
ROOM & BOARD:
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INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES SCHOLARSHIP
Mānoa International Excellence Scholarship
(valued at ~$22,032 USD per year for 4 years)
International Merit Award Scholarship** International Undergraduate Student Scholarship Mānoa Academic Merit Scholarship**
GRADE POINT AVERAGE***
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE
150% of In-State tuition
(valued at ~$16,488 USD per year for each yeaer of attendance)
$10,000 USD per year $2,000 USD per year (for 4 years)
"High" SAT "High" ACT
Apply for Admission by March 1
Apply for Admission by March 1
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION Office of Admissions Scholarships
International Student Services Scholarships
*The 2018 - 2019 estimated tuition and room and board costs are projected costs to attend for an academic year. The totals listed are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Regents. Cost total does not include student fees, books, supplies, and daily expenses.Scholarship opportunities and award amounts are subject to change. Some scholarships cannot be combined. **No separate scholarship application is required. Scholarship eligibility is determined when an Admissions Application is submitted. ***Grade Point Average is based on the US. 4.0 scale. Grades/marks outside of the US will be converted to the US 4.0 scale to determine scholarship eligibility. **Non-resident students with documented Native Hawaiian ancestry receive the Hawai‛i resident equivalent rate.
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Cover: The "CreaTable", designed and built by, an electrical engineering student at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, is an interactive, creativity-inspiring touch screen coffee table for the LAVA Lab. Founded in 2014 by Professor Jason Leigh, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Laboratory for Advanced Visualization & Applications (LAVA) core mission is to conduct research and development in big data visualization techniques, and to apply these techniques in cutting edge domain science, engineering, and training applications. The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. A special mahalo to UH Athletics, Chancellor's Office, Ka Leo O Hawai‘i, Jose Magno, Sean Goebel, Ken Reyes, Shane Grace, Nolan Omura, Vince Lim, Cameron Brooks and our UH Rainbow Warrior students for their image contributions.