Application Process

Follow the steps below to start planning your study abroad journey (please be sure to talk to your UH Mānoa International Exchange or UH Mānoa Study Abroad Center advisor for assistance):

1) Review Options for Studying in Another Country

Narrow your selection by country, school, semester, and courses.
Visit the following sites for more information:

AACSB Accreditation
Visit the AACSB International website to find out which partner schools are AACSB accredited.
(Note: Students enrolling in any business core class (i.e., BUS 310 thru BUS 315) at a Non-ACCSB accredited school must take a separate ethics ("E" Focus) class to fulfill UH Manoa's "E" Focus graduation requirement. BUS 345 will not fulfill the "E" Focus requirement.)

2) Nomination to a Partner University

Students are selected in accordance to the UH MIX or UHM Study Abroad deadlines.

Please be sure to prioritize your school selections and have a second and third choice available. Discuss with your study abroad advisor so that you have a better understanding of how to complete the process.

3) Selecting Courses

To determine what courses can be transferred back (all courses need to be cleared with their Shidler College of Business Academic Advisor to ensure courses fit within the business requirements):

Study Abroad Program
Students should refer to their website for course equivalencies or consult with their SAC advisor.

MIX Program
Students should refer to the Shidler International website or the MIX website for course equivalencies or consult with the MIX advisor or their business academic advisor by calling (808) 956-8215 to schedule an appointment.

The registration process is different for each school. Be sure to contact the host university or your study abroad advisor for additional assitance.

4) Apply for Travel Scholarships

Look over and carefully complete Application Parts 1 through 5 (below). Incomplete applications will be inelligible for review.

1. Student Scholarship Application Form: Scholarship Application Form

2. Preliminary Travel Expenses Sheet: Preliminary Travel Expenses Sheet
The report will detail how you plan to use the scholarship funds while abroad. Please include any additional funding you might receive from other scholarships, grants, and loans.

3. Preliminary Course Equivalency Form: Preliminary Courses Form
Shidler Partner Schools, please refer to: Shidler's partner schools' course equivalencies
Non-Partner Schools, please consult with the Study Abroad office or MIX office more information.
It is important to consult with the Shidler College of Business Academic Advisor to avoid disappointment with course equivalencies and transfer credit issues. 

4. Résumé

5. Academic Planner
Consult with your Shidler College of Business Academic Advisor to create an academic plan that reflects progress towards graduation, courses they plan to take at their host university, and projected graduation semester.


Submit BOTH an Electronic and Hard Copy of the Application and Related Documents as follows:

Electronic Copy: Send an electronic copy of all materials to

Hard Copy: Submit all hard copy materials to:

Office of Student Academic Services
Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
2404 Maile Way, B-101
Honolulu, HI 96822