Study Abroad

In addition to the various international study options offered by the school, including the DArch-Global Track and travel as part of ARCH course requirements or options, all students have access to more international study opportunities through the Mānoa International Exchange Program (MIX) and UHM Study Abroad Center (SAC).

UHM Study Abroad Center offers numerous study abroad programs, of which the most commonly participated by architecture students is offered by DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia, particularly in Copenhagen, Denmark. In fall, spring, and summer semesters, DIS offers courses that are equivalent to architecture design studios and ARCH electives, and the earned credits are UHM resident credits that fulfill UHM major requirements for graduation. For more information on SAC, go to

Among the many options offered by Mānoa International Exchange Program, in which the students pay UHM tuition while studying abroad, the following are recommended for architecture students:

In Australia

Deakin University – Architecture and Built Environment
University of Technology, Sydney – Design, Architecture and Building

In Hong Kong

Chinese University of Hong Kong – Architecture (Faculty of Social Science)

In Japan

Kyoto University – Architecture, Architectural Engineering (courses taught in Japanese)

In Korea

Ewha Womans University – Architecture Design, Architectural Engineering (some courses taught in Korean)
Inha University – Architecture, Architectural Engineering (some courses taught in Korean)
Inha University Summer School – Korean Architecture, Contemporary Korean Culture, Art, and Design
University of Seoul – Architecture, Sustainable Architecture, Building Systems
Seoul Studio – offered in the Fall Semester and will include Architecture Design Studio, two seminars, Ideas and Crafts of Korea, and Construction Materials and Methods

In New Zealand

Victoria University of Wellington – Architecture, Architecture Theory and History, Building Science, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture University of Auckland – Architecture

In the Philippines

University of the Philippines at Diliman – Architecture

In Singapore

National University of Singapore – Architecture, Industrial Design

In Thailand

Chulalongkorn University – International Program in Design & Architecture In all of these MIX options, courses are equivalent to architecture design studios and ARCH electives, and the earned credits are transferrable to the UHM system. For more information on MIX Programs, go to

Students have participated in short term international exchange experiences with students in architecture schools in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Micronesia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan & Thailand.

Admission Requirements

Students seeking admission to the school must complete an online application by the stated deadlines. The school and UH Mānoa do not grant deferred admission. Applicants wishing to defer admission must reapply.

All applicants for admission to the pre-professional undergraduate Bachelor of Environmental Design (BEnvD) program must complete a UH System Application.


Professional Fee

In addition to UHM graduate tuition and fees, all UHM School of Architecture students, including MLA students, are assessed a professional fee in the amount of $500 per semester at the time tuition is paid. These fees help pay for the operational costs of the school’s IT Lab and Fabrication Lab. Students pay additionally for materials which are provided at cost.