International Student Services

International Student Statistics

Marshallese Women from International Nights 2003 Students on Whale Watching Trip 2003

In the Fall 2019 Semester, 256 international students from 42 countries enrolled at UH Hilo. They comprise nearly 8% of the total student body. UH Hilo enrolls the largest number of international students from the Federated States of Micronesia (74), Japan (54), the Marshall Islands (31), Palau (21), South Korea (10), and Canada (9). Forty-seven (47) of the 256 international students are exchange students (18%), attending UH Hilo for one or two semesters. View a comparison of year to year international enrollment.

International Students by Country & Region of Origin

Percent of students by region

Asia

Country Students
Japan 54
South Korea 10
Bangladesh 3
Taiwan 3
India 2
Hong Kong 2
China 1
Malaysia 1
Thailand 1
Sri Lanka 1
Total 78

Oceania

Country Students
Micronesia, Federated States 74
Marshall Islands 31
Palau 21
New Zealand 2
Australia 1
Nauru 1
Solomon Islands 1
Tonga 1
Vanuatu 1
Total 133

Europe

Country Students
Germany 4
Norway 4
Spain 3
United Kingdom 3
Sweden 3
Netherlands 2
Belgium 1
Bulgaria 1
Czech Republic 1
Denmark 1
Greece 1
Italy 1
Romania 1
Serbia 1
Switzerland 1
Total 28

Americas

Country Students
Canada 9
Brazil 2
Argentina 1
Guatemala 1
Mexico 1
Paraguay 1
Total 15

Middle East

Country Students
Total 0

Africa

Country Students
Kenya 1
South Africa 1
Total 2

Source: International Student Services office, University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo. An "international student" is any student who is not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident.

Guys at ISA General Membership Meeting Fall 2003