International Students

International Students

Graduate PROGRAMS:

Hawai‘i Pacific University is dedicated to serving all international students who want to call us family. On the islands we call it ‘ohana. To help you determine if your degree is comparable to a U.S. bachelor's degree and to understand the documents that need to be submitted for admission, please review the requirements below in addition to all general graduate admissions requirements.

Transcripts: 

Please request one set of official transcripts from every college and university from which you earned a bachelor's degree or higher sent to HPU. If your school(s) cannot send directly to HPU, you can send your transcript directly to us, making sure your transcript meets one of the following requirements:

· Original academic credentials issued by the registrar of your institution attended, bearing the original raised or colored seal of the institution and the signature of the institution’s registrar, academic official or recognized international organization.

· Photocopies of original academic credentials that have been verified as true copies of the original by a responsible official of the institution attended or by an education representative of your country’s government or embassy. Each page must bear the verifying official’s signature and stamp.

· Photocopies of original academic credentials that have been certified by a recognized international educational organization, such as Education USA , AMIDEast or US India Educational Foundation .

 All international transcripts must be submitted in the original language accompanied by an official English translation and certified U.S. bachelor’s equivalency evaluation. Translations must be literal, complete versions of the originals and translated/evaluated by one of the following:

· Issuing university or college. · Official, NACES member , translation and evaluation service. Please refer to the American Translators Association to search for a translator in your language. https://www.atanet.org/

· Ministry of Education, consulate, or embassy · Education USA (EdUSA), AMIDEAST, US India Education Foundation (USIEF),

The translation and evaluation (English language, U.S. bachelor’s equivalency and cumulative GPA) does not take the place of submitting official academic records in the original language. The translation is in addition to the official academic record. You may not complete your own translation or equivalency evaluation. Translations and/or evaluations certified by a notary public are not acceptable.

· SpanTran is one of our recommended international transcript evaluation service. They have created a custom application for Hawaii Pacific University that will make sure you select the right kind of evaluation at a discounted rate. Access the SpanTran Application - Hawaii Pacific University .

· Scholaro is one of our recommended international transcript evaluation service. Direct link to Scholaro, click here. 


DEGREES HAWAI'I PACIFIC UNIVERSITY TYPICALLY CONSIDER EQUIVALENT TO U.S. BACHELOR'S DEGREE

The A to Z list below provides links to information on the university level education credentials required for admission to Hawaiʻi Pacific University Graduate programs. The tables are arranged by country. Select the country where you are completing your university level education to verify the title of the credential required for admission.

Country

U.S. Bachelor's Degree Equivalent

Credentials Accepted

Afghanistan

Official, attested Leicanc or Bachelor's Degree (4 years) in original language AND academic transcripts issued in English

 

Albania

Official, attested Diplome with Titull (4+ year programs) in original language AND academic transcripts issued in English

*3 year degrees accepted

Algeria

Official, attested Diplôme d’Etudes Superieures (DES), Licence, Diplôme de Professeur de lEnseigement Fondamental, or Diplôme dIngénieur in original language AND academic transcripts/bulletins de notes/releve de notes issued in English

 

America Somoa

America Somoa currently offers no Bachelor equivalent

 

Andorra

Official, attested Grau de Licenciatura (4 year programs) in original language AND academic transcripts issued in English

*3 year degrees accepted

Angola

Official, attested Bacharelato (3 year program) PLUS Licenciado (2 year program) AND Historico Escolar (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Antigua and Barbuda and Anguilla

Antigua, Barbuda, or Anguilla offer no Bachelor equivalent

While there is no university that offers 4 year Bachelor Degrees on these islands, many students choose to obtain a 4 year Bachelors Degree through the University of the West Indies (distance education).

Argentina

Official, attested Bachiller Supieror, Bachelor of Arts, Licenciado, Titulo de.. issued in original language AND Certificado de Notas/Calificaciones (academic transcripts) with English translations

 

Armenia

Official, attested Bakalavri Kochum (4 year program) or Diplom (5 year program) AND Diploma Supplement or Vypiska/ prilozhenie k diplomu/ arkhivnaya spravka/ appendix to diploma (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Aruba

Official, attested Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts

 

Australia

Official, attested Bachelor's Degree (3 years), Bachelor's Degree (Honours), Master's Qualifying Year (after 3-year Bachelor's Degree) and academic transcripts

*3 year degrees accepted

Austria

Official, attested Bakkalaureaus/Bakkalaurea PLUS Magister/Magistra or Diplom - Ingenieur AND Diploma Supplement or academic transcripts in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Azerbaijan

Official Bakalavr (4 year program) or Diplom of Specialist (5 year program) in original language AND Diploma Supplement or official transcripts with English translations

 

Bahamas

Official, attested Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts

 

Bahrain

Official, attested Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) in original language AND academic transcripts with English translations

 

Bailiwick of Guernsey

Bailiwick of Guernsey offers no Bachelor equivalent

 

Bailiwick of Jersey

Official, attested Bachelor's Degree AND academic transcripts

*Highlands College (Plymouth University - UK) is the only degree granting institution and offers one 3 year BSC (Hons) in Social Sciences

Bangladesh

Official, attested Bachelor's Degree (4 year program), Bachelor's Degree (Pass) (2 year program) PLUS Masters Degree (2 year program) or Bachelor's (Honours) (3 year program) PLUS Masters Degree (1 year program) AND individual Mark Sheet/Result Card

 

Barbados

Official, attested Bachelor's Degree (4 year program AND academic transcripts

 

Belarus

Official, attested Дыплом аб Вышзйшай адукацыі/Diploma of Higher Education (4-5 years) or Дыплом бакалўра/Diplom Bakalaura in the original language AND Vypiska/ prilozhenie k diplomu/ arkhivnaya spravka/ akademichnaya davedka (academic transcripts) or Diploma Supplement in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Belgium

Official, attested Licence/Licentiate or Ingenieur/Engineer AND Diploma Supplement in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Belize

Official, attested Bachelor Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

 

Benin

Official, attested Maitrise or Diplome d'Ingenieur (4-6 year programs) AND Releve de Notes (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Bermuda

Bermuda offers no Bachelor equivalent

*While there is no university that offers 4 year Bachelor Degrees on these islands, many students choose to obtain a 4 year Bachelors Degree through the University of the West Indies (distance education).

Bhutan

Official,attested Bachelor Degree (4+ year program) AND mark sheets (academic transcripts) with English Translations

 

Bolivia

Official Licenciado (4-6 year program) PLUS Diploma de Grado Academico AND Certificado de Notas/Calificaciones (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Official,attested Strucni Naziv Diplomirani (Diploma with Professional Title) (4-6 year program) AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Botswana

Official, attested Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

 

Brazil

Official, attested Grau de Bacherel, Titulo de Licenciado, or Titulo Profissional AND Historico Escolar (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

British Virgin Islands

Official, attested Bachelor Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts

*It appears that the University of the Virgin Islands is the only degree granting institution

Brunei

Official Bachelor Degree (4+year program) AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

 

Bulgaria

Official, attested Bakalavr (4 year program) AND Diploma Supplement in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Burkina Faso

Official, attested Diplome de Maitrise AND Releve de Notes (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Burundi

Official, attested Diplome de Licence, Diplome d'Ingenieur Industriel or Diplome d'Ingenieur Civil AND Releve de Notes (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Cambodia

Official, attested Licence or Bachelor's Degree (4 year programs) AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

 

Cameroon: Anglophone

Official Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts

 

Cameroon: Francophone

Official,attested Diplome d'Estudes Superieures (DES) or Diplome d'Ingenieur de Conception AND Releve de Notes (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Canada

Official Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts *If your University follows the French-system, please submit English translations.

 

Cape Verde

Official,attested Licenciatura (Licentiate) AND Historico Escolar (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Cayman Islands

Official Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts

 

Central African Republic

Official,attested Diplome d'Ingenieur or Maitrise AND Releve de Notes (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Chad

Official, attested Licence (3 year) PLUS Maitrise OR Licence Professionelle (4 year program) AND Releve de Notes (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Chile

Official, attested Licenciatura (4 year program) or Titulo Profesional AND Certificado de Notas/Calificaciones (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

China

Official Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) with Graduate Certificate AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

Transcripts, graduation certificates, and degrees verified by the China Academic Degree and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC) www.cdgdc.edu.cn or China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC) www.chsi.com.cn

Colombia

Official, attested Titulo de Licenciature, Titulo de Ingeniero, Titulo Professional, Diploma de... AND certificado de estudios /calificaciones (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Comoros

Comoros offers no Bachelor equivalent

 

Congo - Brazzaville

Official, attested Maitrise or Diplome d'Ingenieur AND Releve de Notes (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Congo - Kinshasa

Official, attested Licence AND Releve de Notes (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Costa Rica

Official, attested Bachiller Universitario, Licenciado, or Titulo Profesional AND Certificado de Notas/Calificaciones (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Cote d'Ivoire

Official, attested Licence d'Enseignement or Maitrise AND Releve de notes (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Croatia

Official, attested Diploma i Strucni Naziv (4-5 year program) AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Cuba

Official, attested Titulo de Profesional or Licenciado AND certificado de estudios /calificaciones (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Curacao

Official Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

 

Cyprus

Official, attested Ptychio or Lisans Diplomasi AND Diploma Supplement in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Czech Republic

Official,attested Bakalar (4 year program), Diplom o Absolvovani Ucitelskeho Studia Prvni, Inzenyr, or Promovany AND Diploma Supplement in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Denmark

Official, attested Candidatus/a.. (4+ year programs) AND Diploma Supplement in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Djibouti

Dijbouti offers no Bachelor equivalent

 

Dominica

Dominica offers no Bachelor equivalent

While there is no university that offers 4 year Bachelor Degrees on these islands, many students choose to obtain a 4 year Bachelors Degree through the University of the West Indies (distance education).

Dominican Republic

Official, attested Licenciatura en (field) (4-6 year program), Ingeniero, or Arquitecto AND Certificado de Notas/Calificaciones (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

East Timor

East Timor offers no Bachelor equivalent

 

Ecuador

Official Licenicado or Titulo Profesional AND Certificado de Notas/Calificaciones (academic transcripts) with English translations

 

Egypt

Official, attested Baccalaureos, Licence, or Bachelor's Degree AND academic transcripts

 

El Salvador

Official, attested Licenciado or Titulo de... AND Certificado do Notas/Calificaciones (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea offers no Bachelor equivalent

 

Eritrea

Official Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts

 

Estonia

Official, Bakalaureuskraad AND Diploma Supplement in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Ethiopia

Official Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts

 

Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands offer no Bachelor equivalent

 

Faroe Islands

Official Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts

 

Fiji

Official Bachelor's Degree (3 year program following Form 7/13th year) AND academic transcripts

 

Finland

Official, attested Arkkitehti / Arkitekt, Diplomi-insinoori / Diplomingenjor, Kandidaattin tutkinto PLUS Maisterin tutkinto AND Diploma Supplement in original language with English translations

 

France

Official Licence PLUS Maitrise AND Releve de Notes Annuels (academic transcripts) with English translations

 

French Guiana

Official Licence PLUS Maitrise AND Releve de Notes Annuels (academic transcripts) with English translations

 

French Polynesia

Official Licence PLUS Maitrise AND Releve de Notes Annuels (academic transcripts) with English translations

 

Gabon

Official, attested Diplome de Ingenieur or Maitrise AND Releve de Notes (academic transcripts) with English translations

 

Gambia

Official Bachelor's Degree (4-6 year program) AND academic transcripts with English transcripts

 

Georgia

Official, attested Bakalavris Kharishki (4 year program) or Specialistis Diplomi (4-5 year program) AND academic transcripts with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Germany

Official Bakkalaureus (4 year program) or Bachelor (FH) (4 year program) AND Leistungsnachweise (Academic transcripts) with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Ghana

Official Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts with English transcripts

 

Gibraltar

Official Bachelor of: Arts, Science, Nursing, Midwifery, Engineering, Education, Science in Physiotherapy (3-4 year programs) AND academic transcripts

 

Greece

Original, attested Ptychio (4-6 year program) AND academic transcripts with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Greenland

Official, attested Candidatus/a. (4+ year programs) AND Diploma Supplement in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Grenada

Official Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts with English transcripts

 

Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe offers no Bachelor equivalent

 

Guam

Guam offers no Bachelor equivalent

 

Guatemala

Official, attested Titulo de Licenciado en, Titulo Profesional de, or Baccalaureatus AND Certificado de Notas/Calificaciones (academic transcripts) with English translations

 

Guinea

Official, attested Licence (Licentiate) PLUS Maitrise, Licence (Licentiate) PLUS Diplome d'Etudes Superieure/DES, or Diplome d'Etudes Universitaires Generales/DUEG PLUS Diplome d'Ingenieur AND Releve de Notes (academic transcripts) with English translations

 

Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau offers no Bachelor equivalent

 

Guyana

Official Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts with English transcripts

 

Haiti

Official Diplome or Licence (4-5 year programs) AND Releve de notes (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Honduras

Official Licenciado or Titulo de (Ingeniero, abofado, etc.) AND Certificado de Notas/Calificaciones (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Hong Kong

Official Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts

 

Hungary

Official Foiskolai Oklevel (4 year program) or Egyetemi Oklevel AND Diploma Supplement (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Iceland

Official Baccalaureatus Artium / Educationis / Scientiarum AND Diploma Supplement with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

India

Official Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) or Bachelor's Degree (3 year program) PLUS Post Graduate Diploma AND individual mark sheets

*3 year degrees accepted from Division I awarding institutions accredited by India’s National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a grade of “A” or better.

Indonesia

Official, attested Sarjana Strata Satu AND academic transcripts with English translations

 

Iran

Official, attested Karshenasi/Lisans (4 year program) AND academic trascripts with English translations

 

Iraq

Official, attested Bachelor's Degree (4-6 year programs) AND academic transcripts with English translations

 

Ireland

Official Bachelor's Degree (Honours) (4 year program) AND Diploma Supplement

*3 year degrees accepted

Isle of Man

Isle of Man offers no Bachelor equivalent

While there is no university that offers 4 year Bachelor Degrees on these islands, many students choose to obtain a 4 year Bachelors Degree through Great Britian or Ireland (distance education) *3 year degrees accepted.

Israel

Official, attested Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts

 

Italy

Official, attested Diploma di Licenza, Diploma di Specializzazione di 2 livello, or Diploma di Instituto Superiore di Industrie Astistiche in original language AND academic transcripts with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Jamaica

Official Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) Certificate PLUS Bachelor's Degree (3 year program) or Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts

 

Japan

Official Bachelor's Degree/Gakushi Shogo AND academic transcripts

 

Jordan

Official Bachelor's Degree (4-5 year program) AND academic transcripts

 

Kazakhstan

Official, attested Bakalavr AND Vypiska/ prilozhenie k diplomu/ akademicheskaya spravka (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Kenya

Official Bachelor's Degree (4-5 year program) AND academic transcripts

 

Kiribati

Kiribati offers no Bachelor equivalent

 

Kosovo

Official Bachelor's Degree (3-4 year program) or Diploma mbi Kualifikimin Superior Shkollor AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

 

Kuwait

Official Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts

 

Kyrgyzstan

Official, attested Diplom Bakalavra or Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND Vypiska/ prilozhenie k diplomu/ akademicheskaya spravka (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Laos

Official Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

 

Latvia

Official Bakalaurs (4 year program) or Diploms (4-5 year programs) AND Diploma Supplement in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Lebanon

Official Licence PLUS DEUG/DTBS/DPSS or Diplome d'... (4 year program) AND academic transcripts with in original language English translations

 

Lesotho

Official Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

 

Liberia

Official Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts

 

Libya

Official Bachelor's Degree/Karshenasi (4 year program) AND academic transcripts with English translations

 

Liechtenstein

Official Bachelor's Degree (3 year program) AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Lithuania

Official Bakalauro Diplomas (4-5 year program) or Aukstojo Mokslo (4 year program) AND Diploma Supplement in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Luxembourg

Official Bachelor's Degree (3 year program) AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Macau SAR, China

Official Licenciatura or Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

 

Macedonia

Official Diplomiran/Diploma and Professional Title (4-5 year program) AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Madagascar

Official Licence PLUS Maitrise or Diplome d'Ingenieur AND Releve de Notes (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Malawi

Official Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

 

Malaysia

Official Baccalaureat degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts

 

Maldives

Official, Bachelor's Degree (Honours) (4 year program) AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

 

Mali

Official Maitrise or Diplome d'Ingenieur des Sciences Appliquees AND Releve de Notes (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Malta

Official Bachelor's Degree (3 year program) AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

 

Marshall Islands

The Marshall Islands offer no Bachelor's Equivalent

 

Martinique

Official Diplome de Maitrise AND Diploma Supplement in original language with English translations

 

Mauritania

Official Maitrise AND Releve de Notes (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Mauritius

Official Bachelor's Degree (Honours) AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

 

Mayotte

Mayotte offers no Bachelor Equivalent

 

Mexico

Official Licenciatura/Titulo de... (4 year programs) AND Certificado de estudios /calificaciones (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Micronesia

Micronesia offers no Bachelor equivalent

 

Moldova

Official Diploma de Studii Superiorare de Scurta Durata, Diploma de Licenta, or Diploma de Inginer AND Diploma Supplement in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Monaco

Official Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

 

Mongolia

Official Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

 

Montenegro

Official Diploma visokog obrazovanja PLUS Spetsialist AND Diploma Supplement with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Montserrat (UK)

Montserrat offers no Bachelor equivalent

While there is no university that offers 4 year Bachelor Degrees on these islands, many students choose to obtain a 4 year Bachelors Degree through the University of the West Indies (distance education).

Morocco

Original Diplome de Licence or Diplome d'Ingenieur d'Etat AND Releve de Notes (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Mozambique

Official Licenciatura (Licentiate) or Licenciature em Engenharia (Licentiate in Engineering) AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

 

Myanmar

Official Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

 

Namibia

Official Bachelor's Degree (Honours) (4 year program), Bachelor of Technology, or Bachelor of Engineering AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

 

Nauru

Nauru offers no Bachelor equivalent

 

Nepal

Official Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) or Bachelor's Degree (3 year program) PLUS Master's Degree (2 year program) AND individual mark sheets in original language with English translations

 

Netherlands

Official Baccalaureus, Ingenieur, Bachelor's Degree (4 year program), or Doctorandus/Doctoranda AND Diploma Supplement in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Netherlands Antilles

Official Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

 

New Zealand

Official Bachelor's Degree (Honours) (4 year program) AND academic transcripts

 

Nicaragua

Official Licenciatura (4-5 year program) or Titulo de Ingeniero AND Certificado de Notas/Calificaciones (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Niger

Official Maitrise, Diplome d'Ingenieur des Techniques Agricoles, or Diplome d'Ingenieur Agronome AND Releve de Notes Annuels (academic transcripts) with English translations

 

Nigeria

Official Bachelor's Degree (4-6 year program) AND academic transcripts

 

Niue

Niue offers no Bachelor equivalent

 

Norway

Official Bachelor's Degree (3 year program), Hogskolekandidat, Sivilingenior, or Candidatus/a AND Diploma Supplement in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Oman

Official Bachelor's Degree (4-5 year program) AND academic transcripts

 

Pakistan

Official Bachelor's Degree (4+ year programs) or Bachelor's Degree (2-3 year program) PLUS Master's Degree (2 year program) AND individual mark sheets/academic transcripts

 

Palestinian Territory

Official Bakalorious/Bachelor (4 year program) AND academic transcripts

 

Palua

Palua offers no Bachelor's equivalent

 

Panama

Official Licenciatura/Licentiate (4-5 year program) AND Certificado de Notas/Calificaciones (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Papua New Guinea

Official Bachelor's Degree (4+year program) AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

 

Paraguay

Official Licenciado (4-6 year program) AND Certificado de Notas/Calificaciones (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Peru

Official Bachiller en.. Or Licenciado en... AND Certificado de Notas/Calificaciones (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Philippines

Official Bachelor's Degree (4-5 year program) AND academic transcripts

 

Pitcairn Island

Pitcairn Island offers no Bachelor equivalent

 

Poland

Official Dyplom Tytul Magister (4-5 year program) AND karta przebiegu studi—w (academic transcripts) or Diploma Supplement in original language with English transcripts

*3 year degrees accepted

Portugal

Official Licenciatura/Licentiate (4-5 year program) AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Qatar

Official Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts

 

Reunion Island

Official Licence PLUS Maitrise AND Releve de Notes Annuels (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Romania

Original Diploma de Licenta or Diploma de Inginer AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Russia

Official Diplom Bakalavra/Диплом бакалавра (4 year program) or "Specialist Diploma/Диплом / diplom AND приложение к диплому (addendum to the diploma) in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Rwanda

Official Licence or Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND Releve de Notes or academic transcripts

 

Saint Helena

Saint Helena offers no Bachelor equivalent.

 

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis offers no Bachelor equivalent.

While there is no university that offers 4 year Bachelor Degrees on these islands, many students choose to obtain a 4 year Bachelors Degree through the University of the West Indies (distance education).

Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia offers no Bachelor equivalent.

While there is no university that offers 4 year Bachelor Degrees on these islands, many students choose to obtain a 4 year Bachelors Degree through the University of the West Indies (distance education).

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Saint Pierre and Miquelon offers no Bachelor equivalent.

 

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines offers no Bachelor equivalent.

While there is no university that offers 4 year Bachelor Degrees on these islands, many students choose to obtain a 4 year Bachelors Degree through the University of the West Indies (distance education).

Samoa

Official Bachelor's Degree (3-4 years) AND academic transcripts

 

San Marino

Official Laurea di 1 Nivello PLUS Master's Degree AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

 

Sao Tome and Principe

Official Grau de Bacharelato PLUS Licenciatura AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

 

Saudi Arabia

Official Baccaloreus/Bachelor's Degree (4-5 year program) AND academic transcripts

 

Senegal

Official, attested Maitrise AND Releve de Notes (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Serbia

Official, attested transcript and Diploma Visokog Obrazovanja AND academic transcripts with English in original language translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Seychelles

Seychelles offers no Bachelor equivalent.

 

Sierra Leone

Official Bachelor's Degree (Honors) (4 year program) AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

 

Singapore

Official, attested Bachelor's of Arts/Sciences Degree or Bachelor's Degree (Honors) AND academic transcripts

 

Slovakia

Official Bakalar or Inzinier or Inzinier-architekt AND Diploma Supplement in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Slovenia

Official Universitetni diplomirani, Akademski, or Bachelor's Degree AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands offer no Bachelor's equivalent

 

Somalia

Official Diploma di Laurea or Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts with English translations

 

South Africa

Official Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) or Higher Diploma in Education (4 year program) AND academic transcripts

 

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands offers no Bachelor equivalent.

 

South Korea

Official Bachelor's Degree/Haksa AND academic transcripts

 

Spain

Official Titulo de Licenciado (4-5 year program) or Titulo de Ingeniero (5 year program) AND Certificado de Notas/Calificaciones (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Sri Lanka

Official Bachelor's Degree (Special) (4 year program) AND academic transcripts

 

Sudan

Official Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts

 

Suriname

Official Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

 

Swaziland

Official Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts

 

Sweden

Official Magisterexamen (160 points) or Arkitektexamen (180 points) AND Diploma Supplement in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Switzerland

Official Lizentiat, Diplom, Licence, or Licenza (3.5 to 6 year programs) AND Diploma Supplement in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Syria

Official Licence or B.A. or B.S (4-5 year programs) AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

 

Taiwan

Official Bachelor's Degree (4-7 year program) AND academic transcripts

 

Tajikistan

Official Bakalavr (4 year program) AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

 

Tanzania

Official Bachelor's Degree (3+year program) AND academic transcripts

 

Thailand

Official Bachelor's Degree (4+year program) or Higher Diploma/Degree (4 year program) in original language AND academic transcripts with English translations

 

Togo

Official Certificate de Maitrise, Master Recherche, or Diplome d'Ingenieur AND Releve de Notes (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Trinidad and Tobago

Official Bachelor's Degree (4 year program) AND academic transcripts

 

Tunisia

Official Maitrise or Diplome National d'Ingenieur AND Releve de notes (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Turkey

Official Lisans Derecesi/Diplomasi or Muhendislik Diplomasi AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Turkmenistan

Official Bakalavr (4 year program) AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

 

Turks & Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Islands offer no Bachelor equivalent.

While there is no university that offers 4 year Bachelor Degrees on these islands, many students choose to obtain a 4 year Bachelors Degree through the University of the West Indies (distance education).

Uganda

Official Bachelor's Degree (3-5 year programs) or Higher Technician's Diploma, Ordinary Diploma in Electrical Engineering AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

 

Ukraine

Official Dyplom Bakalayra (4-6 year program) AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

United Arab Emirates

Official Bachelor's Degree (132-136 credit hours) AND academic transcripts

 

United Kingdom

Official Bachelor of: Arts, Science, Nursing, Midwifery, Engineering, Education, Science in Physiotherapy (3-4 year programs) AND academic transcripts

 

Uruguay

Official Licenciado, Titulo de Trabajador(a) Social, or Magister en Quimica AND Certificado de Notas/Calificaciones (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Uzbekistan

Official Bakalavr Diplomi or Bakalavr Diplomi Imtiyozli (with Honours) AND Vypiska/ prilozhenie k diplomu/ arkhivnaya spravka/ appendix to diploma (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Vatican City, Holy See

Official Baccellierato PLUS Licenza AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

*3 year degrees accepted

Venezuela

Official Licenciado (4-5 year program) or Titulo (5-6 year program) AND Certificado de Notas/Calificaciones (academic transcripts) in original language with English translations

 

Vietnam

Official Bang Tot Nghiep Dai Hoc (4-6 year program) AND academic transcripts in original language with English translations

 

Virgin Islands (British)

The British Virgin Islands offers no Bachelor equivalent.

While there is no university that offers 4 year Bachelor Degrees on these islands, many students choose to obtain a 4 year Bachelors Degree through the University of the West Indies (distance education).

Yemen

Official Bachelor's Degree (4-5 year program) AND academic transcripts

 

Zambia

Official Bachelor's Degree (4-7 year program) AND academic transcripts

 

Zimbabwe

Official Bachelor's Degree (4-5 year program) AND academic transcripts

 



ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT:

You can meet English language proficiency requirements in one of the following ways:

 1.) English Language Tests*

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Score of at least 550 (pBT) or 80 (iBT). HPU’s Institution code is 4352.

International English Language Testing System

(IELTS)

Overall band score of at least 6.0. The general training exam is not accepted. No institutional code is needed.

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Score of at least 55

Duolingo English test

Score of at least 105

Cambridge Score

Score of at least 176

Step Eiken

Test level of Grade 1

iTEP (International Test of English Proficiency)

Score of at least 3.9

GTEC (Global Test of English Communication)

Score of at least 1200


An English Language test score must not be more than two years old by the intended entry term. If you have scores that are more than two years old (or will be more than two years old by your HPU’s start date), you can submit updated test scores or demonstrate English proficiency through one of the other listed options.

2.) English Language School Certificates*

EF (Education First) International Language Campus

Completion of level C1

ELS Language Center

Completion of level 112

IMPAC (International Mid Pac College)

Completion of level 6, Advanced; plus interview and essay

Central Pacific College

Completion of level C1

Global Village Hawaii

Completion of level 7 or higher

 

3.) Other ways to demonstrate English proficiency*

· A bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

· An equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree or higher from an international institution that is officially recognized by that country, and the country is on the HPU English Speaking Country and Territory List. Link to List

· Completed at least nine semester hours of graduate coursework with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) or higher at a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S or from an international institution that is officially recognized in that country and is on the HPU English Speaking Country and Territory List. 


· Completed at least 90 semester hours of undergraduate coursework with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) or higher at a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

· Completed four years of high school in the U.S. with four years of English.

· English Proficiency Test Exemption: If you have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree or higher from an international institution that is officially recognized by that country, and the sole medium of instruction for the entire program (not just certain courses), was taught in English, you can petition for an exemption. You will need to provide an official letter, on letterhead, from your previous institution verifying that your entire program was taught in English or provide information on the institution’s website to verify language of instruction. Petitions are subject to approval by the Office of International Students and Scholars.

*Individual academic units may have higher requirements for English proficiency. Review your degree program of interest for details. Visit HPU's Area of Study to find your program of interest and review minimum writing score requirements.

OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS & SCHOLARS REQUIREMENTS

Visit the Office of International Students and Scholars website for all F-1 Visa inquiries and instruction on how to request an I-20.

Step 1: Fill out the Statement of Financial Support form:

If you have a sponsor, you must submit a completed and signed HPU Statement of Financial Sponsorship Form, please refer to the Cost of Living chart below.

- Statement of Financial Sponsorship (Degree Seeking) Graduate

- Statement of Financial Sponsorship (Visiting) Graduate

Step 2: Provide bank statements

An original or certified bank statement or letter in English and US dollars showing that you, your sponsor, or guardian(s) have an account which provides sufficient funds to cover one year of study at HPU.

Step 3: Submit a copy of your passport

Include a copy of your personal information and your picture. If you are currently studying in the U.S., please include a copy of your student visa.

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