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University of Hawai'i at Manoa

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Last updated June, 2019

Academic Information

Course Information

Semester Dates

  • Academic Year: August - May
  • Fall Semester: August - December
  • Spring Semester: January - May

Academic calendar

Course Load and Minimum Unit Requirements

  • Minimum Course Load: 12 credit hours per semester (Undergraduates), 8 credit hours per semester (Graduate)
  • Maximum Course Load: 19 Credit Hours per semester

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Accommodation and the Cost of Living


Estimated Cost of Living

  • 2020-2021 estimated cost of living: USD11,000 per semester.

Additional Information

Student Visa and Insurance

Student Visas and Insurance information

U.S. Department of State

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Exchange Experiences

The University, City and Region

The University

University of Hawaii at Mānoa. The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is the flagship institution of the University of Hawai‘i System. UH Mānoa is a leader in Hawaiian, Pacific, and Asian studies, as well as in fields such as Astronomy, Oceanography, International Business, and Travel Industry Management. We offer bachelor's degrees in 87 fields, master's degrees in 87 fields, and doctorates in 51 fields. We also offer 3 first professional degrees (Architecture, Law, and Medicine), 3 post-baccalaureate degrees, 29 undergraduate certificates, and 27 graduate certificates. Our diverse student body includes 20,005 students (13,781 undergraduate; 6,224 graduate/professional).
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The City of Honolulu and Region

University of Hawaii at Mānoa. Honolulu is Oahu's centre of art, history, and culture. Here you will find historic buildings, museums, and royal palaces blocks away from a bustling Chinatown and a vibrant downtown night scene with sleek bars and lounges, restaurants and art galleries.

Honolulu is the largest city in the state of Hawai'i and also home to the State Capitol. Honolulu, which means "sheltered harbour" or "protected bay," is believed to have been founded as early as 2,000 years ago. Today, Honolulu is one of America's safest cities with many unique features and characteristics. It is home to America's only royal palace and is known for its tropical climate, lush green landscape, diverse population, and community spirit known as aloha.
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Further Information

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