Visiting Graduate

HPU offers a Visiting Student Program to students at a graduate (Master's) level. Students who have completed or will be completing their Bachelor's degree prior to attending are eligible to apply for this program. Application review is based on program specific requirements, which vary by college. A GPA of a 3.0 (on a 4 point scale) is recommended.

HPU admits students on a rolling admissions basis. There are no set deadlines. That being said we recommend that you apply for our fall or summer entry terms by April 1. For spring entry term we recommend that you complete your application by October 15. This allows adequate time for students to develop a course schedule that fulfills their home university’s requirements. Supplemental documentation can be submitted through the application itself or emailed.

1. Online Graduate Visiting Application

2. Payment of $55 application fee and $200 registration deposit (non-refundable)

3. Proof of English proficiency (for example: DAAD, TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) For a list of tests, scores, and acceptable exemptions, please click here

4. Copy of your valid passport picture page

5. Official academic transcripts with a certified official English translation

6. Health Clearance Form (MMR = measles, mumps, rubella) – required to register for classes

7. Statement of Financial Sponsorship (SFS) Form and Bank Statement with the amount in US dollars. Financial documents must be dated within six months prior to the student’s entry term. We cannot issue the I-20 before receiving these documents

8. Proof of government funding in applicable (for example: Lanekassen, CSN, SU etc.)

9. Course Request Form – the form with instructions will be emailed to you once the course schedule becomes available.



October 26, 2018

Join us for this informative webinar about what makes HPU such a unique place to study. This webinar is geared to supply potential short-term visiting/study abroad students with a general overview of HPU. We will cover how to apply to the Visiting Student Program, housing, life in Hawaii, course registration, and scholarship funding.

4:00pm HST