International Student Services

International Student Statistics

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

In the Fall 2021 Semester, 219 international students from 40 countries enrolled at UH Hilo. They comprise 6.7% of the total student body. UH Hilo enrolls the largest number of international students from the Federated States of Micronesia (50), Japan (42), the Marshall Islands (30), and Palau (26). View a comparison of year to year international enrollment.

International Students by Country & Region of Origin

Asia

Country Students
Japan 42
South Korea 7
Banglades 2
India 2
Philippines 1
Singapore 1
Taiwan 1
Thailand 1
Turkmenistan 1
Total 58

Oceania

Country Students
Micronesia, Federated States 50
Marshall Islands 30
Palau 26
New Zealand 3
Papua New Guinea 2
Solomon Islands 2
Australia 1
Fiji 1
Samoa 1
Vanuatu 1
Total 117

Europe

Country Students
Germany 5
Sweden 3
Czech Republic 2
France 2
Greece 2
Netherlands 2
Spain 2
Austria 1
Belgium 1
Denmark 1
Italy 1
Norway 1
Romania 1
Switzerland 1
United Kingdom 1
Total 26

Americas

Country Students
Canada 12
Brazil 2
Guatemala 1
Honduras 1
Paraguay 1
Total 17

Africa

Country Students
South Africa 1
Total 1

Middle East

Country Students
Total 0

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

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