Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

International - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the requirements for admissions?

Here is a checklist of what we require for international applicants.


When is the deadline to apply?

Find all of the application deadlines here.


Are international students required to take standardized tests such as SAT, ACT?

No, however we have an English Proficiency requirement.


How do I fulfill the English proficiency?

As an international student, English proficiency is required.  For the list of English proficiency options, please click here.


How do I apply for scholarship?

HPU offers merit scholarships to international students. There is no separate application required!  We use the information that you provide within your application to award these scholarships.

Learn more about International scholarships here.

Learn more about External scholarships here.


Can I transfer credits from my previous school?
HPU Students who have taken IB and AP courses may qualify for college credit at Hawai'i Pacific University. Learn more here for IB and here for AP.

We consider transfer credits from high school from some European countries. Learn more here.

If you are currently attending another university, and would like to transfer to HPU, we consider you a transfer student is you have completed 24 or more credits. Learn more about transferring to HPU here.


How can I apply for housing?

We offer on-campus housing, and a separate application is required. Learn more about housing here.  

When should I arrive?
It is recommended that you arrive at least 1 week before class starts to attend the mandatory orientation and get settled. Learn more about orientation and information on travelling to HPU here.


What undergraduate programs does HPU offer?
HPU offer many undergraduate programs. Find the complete list here.


Can international students work on campus?  Is volunteering permitted on a student visa?

International students can work part-time (19 hours per week) in a position that is on-campus. In regards to volunteering, we recommend that you refer to this site for more detailed information.


What are my options to pay for tuition?

Please review the Business Office's dedicated page for International Students.