International Students (Student Visa Applicants Only)
International students who apply for admission must meet special requirements in addition to the general requirements.
- A complete and certified English translation of the student’s official record of achievement (transcript) must be submitted showing courses taken, a brief description of the course content, grades earned, passing and maximum grades, and student’s standing in class. Transcripts will not be considered official unless they are sent directly to the University of Hawaiʻi - West Oʻahu by the previous institution.
- The student must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language. Applicants from countries where English is not the primary language, are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and have the Educational Testing Service send the results to the Student Services Office. The TOEFL results are necessary in order to evaluate the student’s English proficiency in terms of probable ability to complete a degree at the University of Hawaiʻi - West Oʻahu effectively. Information regarding the test dates, location and fees is available at: www.toefl.org
- The University of Hawaiʻi Supplementary Information Form for International Applicants must be completed. In addition, applicants must provide documentation that sufficient financial support is available to adequately cover all expenses while attending college in Hawaiʻi.
- A satisfactory physical examination report as specified by the University, including chest x-ray films, is required. In addition, students must carry complete health insurance for the period of their stay at the University.
- The I-20 form, required by the United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service for a student visa, will be provided by the University after the special requirements outlined above are fulfilled, and the student has been accepted for admission.
- The deadline for application and submission of all required documents is March 1 for the Fall semester and October 1 for the Spring semester. However, international students are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible to allow adequate time for evaluation by the University.
How to Apply as an International Student
Items to submit:
- Apply online or download and print the
- University of Hawaiʻi System Application Form.
- $50 application fee.
- Complete the Supplementary Information Form.
- Official college transcripts from all post-secondary institutions previously attended sent directly to the UHWO Student Services Office. (If in native language, must be translated into English.)
- Financial statement showing sufficient funds for tuition/living expenses.
- Documentation to verify clearance of health requirements including chest x-ray, and verification of health insurance for the period of stay at the University.
All application materials and transcripts may be sent to:
University of Hawaiʻi - West Oʻahu
91-1001 Farrington Highway, C141
Kapolei, HI 96707