International Student Services

International Student Statistics

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

In the Fall 2023 Semester, 231 international students from 33 countries enrolled at UH Hilo. They comprise 8.3% of the total student body. UH Hilo enrolls the largest number of international students from Japan (56), the Federated States of Micronesia (50), the Marshall Islands (40), and Palau (20). View a comparison of year to year international enrollment.

International Students by Country & Region of Origin

50.3% Oceania, 31.8% Asia, 10.3% Europe, 5.6% Americans, and 2% other

Asia

Country Students
Japan 56
South Korea 10
China 4
Bangladesh 1
Philippines 1
Taiwan 1
Total 73

Africa

Country Students
Eswatini 1
Total 1

Oceania

Country Students
Micronesia, Federated States 50
Marshall Islands 40
Palau 20
Papua New Guinea 2
Fiji 1
Solomon Islands 1
Samoa 1
New Zealand 1
Kiribati 1
Total 117

Europe

Country Students
Germany 6
Spain 4
United Kingdom 3
Czech Republic 2
France 2
Sweden 2
Norway 1
Italy 1
Bulgaria 1
Iceland 1
Ireland 1
Total 24

Americas

Country Students
Canada 10
Argentina 1
Paraguay 1
Colombia 1
Total 13

Caribbean

Country Students
Jamaica 1
Cayman Islands 1
Total 2

Middle East

Country Students
Kuwait 1
Total 1

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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