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International Student Statistics

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

In the Fall 2017 Semester, 256 international students from 37 countries enrolled at UH Hilo. They comprise about 7.2% of the total student body. UH Hilo enrolls the largest number of international students from the Federated States of Micronesia (70), Japan (54), the Marshall Islands (30), Palau (23), South Korea (8), the United Kingdom (7), and China (6). View a comparison of year to year international enrollment.

International Students by Country & Region of Origin

International Students by Region

Asia

Country Students
Japan 54
South Korea 8
China 6
India 4
Hong Kong 2
Taiwan 2
Timor-Leste 2
Malaysia 1
Thailand 1
Total 83

Oceania

Country Students
Micronesia, Federated States 70
Marshall Islands 30
Palau 23
New Zealand 2
Samoa 2
Papua New Guinea 2
Australia 1
Kiribati 1
Nauru 1
Tonga 1
Total 132

Europe

Country Students
United Kingdom 7
Germany 4
Spain 3
Czech Republic 2
Denmark 2
France 2
Italy 2
Sweden 2
Netherlands 1
Norway 1
Hungary 1
Total 27

Americas

Country Students
Canada 6
Brazil 3
Paraguay 1
Peru 1
Total 11

Middle East

Country Students
Saudi Arabia 1
Total 1

Africa

Country Students
Kenya 1
Total 1

Source: International Student Services & Intercultural Education Office, University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo. Our definition of 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