International Undergraduate Admissions

International Admission

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Junggu Shin

Study Abroad, BATESL

South Korea

I found out about Hawai`i Pacific University while I was studying at Konkuk University, which was my school in Korea. I’ve always really wanted to study abroad and when I found out that my school had an agreement with HPU I was very interested. I chose HPU not only because its great location and weather; I was also impressed by the TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) program as I wanted to study different teaching approaches.


Undergraduate (Bachelor's) Programs

The University offers more than 50 programs at the bachelor's (undergraduate) degree level. All of HPU's bachelor's degrees can be completed in three to four years, depending upon the initiative of the student. Students entering HPU with prior college education or high school graduates receiving an IB, taking AP credits, or graduating with the German Abitur or the Swiss Matura may be eligible for transfer credit towards their bachelor's degree at HPU.

Admission Requirements Application Checklist | Scholarship Opportunity  

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Below you will find detailed admission requirements for first-time freshmen, students who just finished high school.

Accepted Grade Point Average (GPA)

Undergraduate Admission Requirem  First-time freshmen are expected to have the American equivalent of 2.5 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale (approximately 65%) or above in their secondary (senior or high school) education. 

Proof of English Proficiency

International students that meet the academic requirements of the University must prove thier English proficiency before beginning an academic degree program.
Please click on the link to find out what English proficiency tests are recognized by HPU.

Important! If the applicant has not met the minimum language requirements for admissions, they will need to enroll in the ELS Language Center Program. Completion of level 112 will be necessary for full enrollment at HPU.

Attention AP and IB Students!

Students who have taken the Advanced Placement Examinations (AP) of the College Board or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program will be accepted with above average scores (AP grades higher than 3 and IB scores higher than 4) and should have the results forwarded to the Office of International Admissions. These results will be evaluated not only for admission, but also for proper advanced standing and/or credit from HPU. Students graduating with the Abitur are required to submit their documents as described in the transfer section. 

Academic Transcripts

Official transcripts must be post mailed to HPU from your high school or international equivalent (such as HKCEE, SPM, SMA, Abitur, Matura, "O" and "A" level results, etc). 


You can apply online by filling out our Online Undergraduate Application (Secure).

Application Fee

You must pay a $50.00 non-refundable application fee. For a complete list of accepted payment options please click on the link.    

Financial Proof

Please mail an original or certified copy of a bank statement showing that you (or your sponsor) have an account which holds sufficient funds to cover the total estimated costs.
You must also submit a Statement of Financial Sponsorship which is part of the undergraduate application form. If you apply online, please fill out this form separately.

Additional Documents

International students who want to study in the USA are required to have health insurance coverage. Although not required for your admission, health insurance is mandatory and is required for all regular (Fall and Spring) semesters of your studies in the United States. Click on the link to find out more about the health insurance and immunization requirements

Application Checklist

Please Mail these documents to:

Hawai'i Pacific University
Admission Office
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1100
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 - U.S.A.

Note: Please send only original or certified documents!

Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunity

Full-time degree-seeking students who have first time applied to Hawai'i Pacific University and have been accepted are eligible to apply for HPU's Undergraduate Scholarship. Students who transfer to HPU from another university are also eligible for this scholarship.

Hawai`i Pacific University
International Admission
1164 Bishop Street, Suite #1100
Honolulu, HI 96813 USA
Phone: +1 808-543-8088
Fax: +1 808-543-8065

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