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Study Abroad

Scholarships and International Programs

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Study Abroad Opportunities

The University of Hawai'i Community Colleges offers varied study abroad opportunities for community college students only, from a 9–day study tour in Japan to a 3-year program at a Japanese Senshu-gakko (professional training school). Many of these programs are partially- or fully-funded!

The value of studying abroad is life-changing. In addition to making new friends and lasting memories, studying abroad can help you gain foreign language skills and cross-cultural competence, and demonstrate initiative and adaptability, giving you a career advantage!

Below is a list of current international scholarships and programs opportunities. All eligible UH Community College students are encouraged to apply.

Program Details

Application Deadline April 15, 2024

Info: Contact Judy Oliveira or Clara Bantolina at

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Hakuoh University International Study Tour

Dates TBD

Learn Japanese culture and language

Spend 9 days in Oyama City, Tochigi Prefecture. Summer program will provide students the opportunity to learn Japanese culture and language, to make new friends, visit historical sites, and experience a visit with a Host family.

Honda Study Abroad Scholarship

Study anywhere in world (UH or any study abroad/exchange program)

Scholarship provides funding support to study overseas while incorporating an international educational experience into their academic program of study.


  • $6,000 – 1 academic year
  • $3,000 – 1 semester
  • $2,000 – 6 credits & minimum 6-week program
  • $ 800 – 3 credit program
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Student Exchange Program

No international tuition while you are away!

Study one semester or one year; pay UHCC full-time 12-credits tuition (no international tuition) while you are away. Eligible for $3,000 for one semester or $6,000 for two semesters. Indicate first & second choice on your application.

  • Aichi University Aichi, Japan
  • Hakuoh University Tochigi, Japan
  • Hirosaki University Hirosaki, Japan
  • Jinwen University Taipei, Taiwan
  • North Island College Vancouver, Canada
  • Otemon Gakuin University Osaka, Japan
  • University of Niigata Prefecture Niigata, Japan
  • University of Ryukyus Okinawa, Japan
  • Yamagata University Yamagata, Japan

Monbukagakusho Scholarship

April 2024 - March 2027

Three years at a selected Senshu-gakko (specialized training school)

The Monbukagakusho (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology) in Japan offers a unique scholarship opportunity for students who wish to study at a Japanese senshu-gakko (specialized training college) for three years. One year of intensive Japanese language study followed by two years of professional education and training in a chosen field. Tuition, housing and airfare are covered and awardees are provided a monthly stipend.

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Program Specific Requirements
Eligibility Honda Scholarship Hakuoh Study Tour Monbukagakusho
(April 2024)
Student Exchange Program
(Aichi, Hakuoh, Hirosaki, Jinwen, Niigata, North Island, Otemon, Ryukyus, Yamagata)
UHCC Student Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hawai‘i Resident Yes Yes N/A Yes
U.S. Citizen Yes Yes Yes Yes
HS Diploma/GED N/A N/A Yes N/A
Enrollment Credits 6+ 12 N/A 12
Minimum Cumulative GPA 3.5 2.5 N/A 3.0
UHCC Semester Completed 1 1 N/A N/A
Age Requirement N/A 18+ Born on/after 4/2/99 N/A
Language Requirement N/A N/A N/A 2 years for Aichi and Hakuoh programs