University of Hawaii Maui College
University of Hawaiʻi Maui College (UHMC) is an accredited college that offers three bachelor of applied science degrees, a wide variety of associate degrees and certificates, as well as distance learning degrees through its UH Center on campus.
- Intensive English Program (IEP) – 8 Weeks Long
- Short Term Program (STP) – A customized program we design with an organization to accommodate their students’ educational desires as well as combine English language learning with seminars and excursions that introduce Maui’s Hawaiian culture. 1-4 Weeks.
- Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts
- Associate of Arts in Hawaiian Studies
- Associate in Science in Natural Science
- Associate in Applied Science in Hospitality and Tourism
- Associate in Applied Science in Culinary Arts
- Associate in Applied Science in Baking
- Bachelors in Applied Science in Applied Business and Information Technology
- Bachelors in Applied Science in Engineering Technology
- Bachelors in Applied Science in Sustainable Science Management
About the University of Hawai‘i Maui College
Situated on one of the most beautiful islands in the world, the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College (UHMC) is an accredited college that offers three bachelor of applied science degrees, a wide variety of associate degrees and certificates, as well as distance learning degrees through its UH Center on campus. UHMC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools & College.
With small class sizes, a high student to faculty ratio, math labs and career counseling, UHMC students enjoy personalized, individual attention and the support they need to be successful in school and their future careers.
Maui is the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands, and its population of approximately 160,000 is diverse, with a unique ethnic blend of students and staff from Hawai‘i, the continental U.S., and from around the world. Our campus is centrally located on Maui, and is about a half mile (about 0.8 km) from the airport with easy access to world-class beaches, swimming pools, tennis courts, track and soccer fields, ocean activities such as surfing and Hawaiian canoe-paddling. Directly across from the campus is the Ke‘Opuolani Regional Park, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, and Maui Arts and Cultural Center, a performing arts center with theaters hosting performances from major artists like Jack Johnson and UB40. Within easy walking distance is the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center featuring over 100 department stores, shops and restaurants, the Kahului Pool, and Waterfront Apartments, a privately owned apartment complex that many of our international students stay. Our UH Maui Fit offers hands-on, interactive fitness classes on everything from Yoga to Freestyle Core Training. Taking a great advantage of the warm climate in Maui (average temperature in Maui is in high 82°F (28°C) and low 68 °F (20°C), students enjoy a rich and vibrant series of activities throughout the year.
UHMC is a diverse and multicultural institution and we welcome and celebrate the people, including international students, who are a part of our campus ohana. We are committed to providing all members of its campus community with a safe, friendly, and welcoming environment to learn.
UHMC offers 24 two-year associate degree programs and 3 four-year baccalaureate degree programs, providing educational opportunities across a wide spectrum of academic interests. Why Attend UHMC? UH Maui College is an ideal choice for international students and has many advantages. Affordable non-resident tuition and small class sizes help make UHMC a great place to pursue your education. Other benefits include individualized attention from professors, instructors, and counselors, class credit transferable to four-year universities, safe and ideal environment to adapt to American academic practices and life in the United States.
International students may earn an associate’s degree and then transfer to other bachelor or master degree programs at one of the other University of Hawai‘i institutions, or may transfer credits to other accredited colleges and universities. UHMC is a great starting point for your education in the U.S.A.
English Language Program
The University of Hawai‘i Maui Language Institute offers a strong English language program for international students who want to improve their English skills for academic, professional, or personal purposes. Intensive English classes are offered in eight-week sessions. MLI students successfully transfer to UHMC, or other excellent colleges and universities in Hawai`i and across the United States. You will be assigned an academic advisor who will work with you to develop an educational plan to achieve your short and long-term goals.
As MLI students are also a part of UH Maui Ohana, they have access to all of the services such as the wellness center, library, and computer labs.
Waterfront Apartments at Kahului is a privately owned and managed apartment complex located within walking distance to the UHMC campus, the Kahului Library, and the Queen Ka‘ahumanu shopping center. Two-bedroom, 1-bedroom and Studio units are available, with community amenities that include on-site laundry, free internet and cable, gated access, off-street parking and a work/study room. The apartment complex accepts students from the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College. Space reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and assistance to help find a roommate is available.
Applying to UHMC
International students may apply for the fall and spring semesters. The I-20 application deadline is July 1 for fall and November 1 for spring. MLI students may apply any time.
- Maui Language Institute
- University of Hawai‘i Maui College
- UHMC Admissions Information for International Students
Accounting, English Language (ESL), Liberal Arts
Type of School
University/Intensive English Program
Student Body GenderCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNo Affiliation
Scholarships for International StudentsYes
Conditional Admission AvailableNo
Accreditation and CertificationWASC
Type of HousingHomestay, Apartment