FAST FACTS
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Location:Honolulu
Setting:Urban
Population:950,000
Enrollment:20,000
On Campus:20%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 08/25-12/19
  • Spring 01/12-05/15

Tuition & Payments
PLAN A: OPEN
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

PLAN B: 1:1 UNEVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
1:1 UNEVEN - Host campus accepts students first from campuses that accept its students.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:
$5,305

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$5,109

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN A, PLAN B

Campus Diversity
26%Caucasian
1%African American
3%Hispanic
55%Asian American
10%Native American
5%International
0%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog
Outgoing Students
Incoming Students

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office


The University of Hawai`i at Manoa is an internationally-recognized research university located in Honolulu, capital of the island state. Hawaii's ethnic diversity can be seen among the 20,000 students, 68 percent of whom are of Asian or Polynesian ancestry. Local food, customs, arts, and entertainment reflect the rich heritage of the multicultural population. Outdoor activities are encouraged by the beautiful beaches and year-round mild weather. The campus is 20 minutes by bus from Waikiki Beach and from Ala Moana Center, one of the world's largest shopping centers.

The location and population of Hawaii provide the University with unique resources. Noted fields of study are oceanography, astronomy, earth sciences, Pacific and Asian area studies and languages, Hawaiian studies, environmental sciences, biosystems engineering, comparative religion, Asian theatre, and ethnomusicolgy. 88 different undergraduate majors are offered.

Helpful Information - UHM is NOT available for spring-only placements. Students may exchange for fall-only, fall and spring, and even attend our summer sessions at resident rate (although summer session is NOT a part of NSE).

Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Agriculture: Agricultural Economics, Animal Sciences, Horticulture, Pest Management, Plant Protection, Soil Science

Anthropology: Anthropology, Ethnic Studies

Architecture: Architecture

Area Studies: American Studies, Asian/Oriental Studies, Chinese Studies, Chinese Studies (minor), East Asian Literature/Studies, Hawaiian Studies, Japanese Studies, Japanse Studies (minor), Korean Studies, Pacific Island Studies, Philippine Studies, Russian Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Digital Arts, Glass

Athletics: Athletic Training, Exercise Science

Biological Sciences: Aquatic Biology, Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology, Botany/Plant Sciences, Cell Biology, Entomology, Fish Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Zoology

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Geochemistry

Communications: Journalism

Consumer and Family Studies: Family Economics and Resource Management, Family Studies

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Earth Science, Geology, Geosciences, Meteorology, Planetary and Space Sciences

Economics: Economics, Resource Economics

Education: Athletic Training Education, Music, Physical Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

Engineering: Biological Engineering, Biosystems Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Ocean Engineering

English: Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, Linguistics, Literature

Environmental Studies: Environmental Biology, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources, Natural Resources/Science/Management

Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Design, Apparel/Fashion Merchandising

Food Science: Food Science, Nutrition

Foreign Language: Arabic (some courses), Chinese, Classical Languages, English as a Foreign Language, French, German, Greek, Hawaiian, Hindi-Urdu, Indo-Pacific Languages, Interpretation/Translation, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Language and Culture, Languages, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

General Studies: Arts and Science, Classical Studies, Individualized Degree Program, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography, Urban Studies

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Dental Hygiene, Dietetics, Exercise Science, Gerontology, Kinesiology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Public Health

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hotel/Restaurant Management, Hotel/Travel Administration, Tourism and Travel, Tourism Management

Information Studies: Computer Science

International Studies: International Studies

Marine Sciences: Marine Biology, Marine Sciences, Oceanography

Mathematics: Mathematics

Military Sciences: Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC

Music: Choral Music

Performing Arts: Acting, Choral Music, Dance, Directing, Ethnomusicology, Modern Dance, Music, Music Education, Music History, Music Performance, Music Theater, Music Theory and Composition, Performance, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religion

Physics: Geophysics, Physics

Political Science: International Affairs/Relations, International Studies, Peace Studies, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Recreation

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology, Womens Studies

Theater: Performance and Directing

Closed Programs
Business, communications, education, graphic arts, information technology management, marketing, nursing, and speech pathology.

Limitations
Architecture and art are open only to declared majors or those with specific prerequisites. Because new NSE students register late, UHM is generally not a good choice for most juniors and seniors.

Notable Academic Programs
Marine Biology, Earth Science, Astronomy, Asian/Oriental Studies, Tourism Management

Unique Academic Programs
Environmental Sciences, Planetary and Space Sciences, Chinese Studies, Ethnomusicology, Peace Studies

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Conditions
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.75 GPA
  • Transcript required prior to placement if gpa for either of last two terms is less than 2.50. Course prerequisites are strictly enforced.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Not available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500 paper, 173 computer or 61 Internet
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A/B
Tuition/Fees
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 7/13/2014.
  • Estimated cost: $5,305.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: None.
  • Plan B: None.
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 7/13/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $70 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
NSE Program Fee: $85 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $400 Year Plan A & B Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $900 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 001610

Plan B
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Room/Meals
  • Figures are current as of 7/13/2014.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $5,109 (includes meals)
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living encouraged
  • Maximum unrestricted housing reserved: 100
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $1,000
  • Proximity to campus: No
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2000 per semester for 14 meals per week.


All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.