Hawaii Pacific University

Study at Hawaii Pacific University – the leading private university in Hawaii.


Hawaii Pacific University is a private, non-profit university located in the State of Hawaii. The university has 7,000 students coming from more than 80 different countries and 50 U.S. states. Hawaii Pacific University has for several years been America’s most popular university for Danish, Swedish and Norwegian students. As a private American university, located in one of the world’s most attractive tourist destinations, HPU prides itself on maintaining strong academic programs, small class sizes, individual attention to students, and a diverse faculty and student population. The University is particularly known for its programs within travel industry, marine biology and business.


studer på hawaii pacific university udveksling honoluluImagine white sandy beaches with crystal blue water and swaying palm trees – that is Hawaii. Hawaii is a true paradise that attracts tourists from around the world including Hollywood celebrities and President Obama, who grew up in the state. Hawaii is America’s 50th state and has a population of 1.4 million people. Hike in the mountains, see cascading waterfalls, surf on Waikiki Beach, dive with sharks in the Pacific Ocean or see where the popular TV series like Hawaii Five O and Lost are shot. The nature of Hawaii is unique, and while following studies at Hawaii Pacific University, you are just a short drive from it all. Hawaii Pacific University has three campuses. The main campus is located Downtown Honolulu in the heart of the business district where students meet at the many restaurants on the main walking street Fort Street Mall. In 2015, the university opens a new campus in the famous Aloha Tower Marketplace, which is located on waterfront property in Honolulu. Here, students will have the opportunity to stay in attractive student residences on one of the city’s best addresses. Honolulu is the capital and is located on the island of Oahu which has just under a million inhabitants.

Study periods

  • Spring session 1: January 20 – May 10, 2015
  • Fall session: September – december, 2015

Hawaii Pacific University has several winter and summer terms as well.

Study options

You can study at Hawaii Pacific University as a study-abroad student for 1-2 semesters or for a full bachelor’s or master’s degree. The university has a broad selection of courses and degrees within the following fields:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Financial Economics and Information Systems
  • History
  • Languages and Applied Logistics
  • Management and Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Works

View all the programs offered at the university’s website.