Study Abroad Application Process
Filling out the study abroad application form
Students intending to participate in either a Direct international Exchange, ISEP, or Affiliated Program will be REQUIRED to fill out the UH-Hilo Study Abroad Approval Form online.
To complete the Application Form the student must currently have an online account with the Center for Global Education and Exchange Program. If you haven't already created a Study Abroad account online, create your account. In order for you to access the study abroad Application Form you must login to your account.
The Approval Form will appear in the "Online Forms" column once you actually "Apply" for a certain program or university.
**Students must complete ALL areas of the application before we can review and process the application.
**Must complete study abroad application by due date.
Fall: October 1st
Spring: February 1st
Summer: March 1st
Academic Year: October 1st
Calendar Year: February 1st.
Get Transcript from STARs
- Near the end of the Study Abroad Application form you will be asked to download a pdf report of your transcript from your STARs account. (Note: This is mandatory)
- The transcript report is to be sorted by semester.
- Once you've downloaded the report in PDF format upload it.
- To visit the STARs website, click HERE.
Study Abroad Review and Acceptance
I.) Application review takes approximately 1 to 2 weeks after the online study abroad application form is completed.
II.) Review of the Application Form entails the following:
- If the applying student have submitted all the needed documents:
- Completed Study Abroad Application
- Two completed and signed recommendation forms
- Transcript report from STARS
- Have completed 24 credits.
- Have met GPA requirements.
III.) Approval or Follow Up:
- Before approval applicants will be contacted for a short interview.
- Applicants must have disciplinary clearance from the University before being approved to study abroad.
- Students/applicants will be contacted when they have been approved.
- Students/applicants will be contacted if their application documents are incomplete or if the document need further clarification. (For example, a poorly written essay would need to be redone.)