Application Procedures for Graduate Admission

(Please visit Astronomy Graduate Program for a graduate study in astronomy)

Deadline for Graduate Application:

Spring Admission: August 1st

Fall Admission: January 15

  1. All applicants are required to take the GRE General and Physics Subject Test. In addition, international students are required to take either the TOEFL or the IELTS. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) code for UHM is 4867.
  2. Submit online application and transcripts to Graduate Division Graduate Admissions Office On-Line Application for both US and International Students: Additional Information for International Students:
  3. Submit Required Physics Department Forms (send directly to Dept Office either by email to: culftncc@culf.unjnvv.rqh or by regular mail).
    1. Evaluation Form

      To satisfy the admissions requirement, (3) evaluation forms are required.

    2. Assistantship Application

      Form used to apply for either a Teaching or Research Assistantship within the department. Appointees must have satisfactory academic record, and adequate background in major. Recipients will receive a tuition waiver and monthly salary. This is not required for admission.

    3. Summary Sheet

      Summary of personal information and a synopsis of exam scores, and degrees received/expected.

    4. Waiver of Access

      This form is a voluntary declaration that you waive your right to access confidential documents concerning your application for admission, financial aid, trainee ships, etc. at the University of Hawaii.

    5. Statement of Objectives Form

      Describe the objectives of your graduate study, your area of specialization within the graduate program, and your long-range professional goals. Include any additional information that will assist the graduate admissions committee in evaluating your application.

Graduate Assitantship

Graduate Assistants (GAs) is a renewable academic appointment.  GAs need to be familiar the University’s academic regulations as well the professional standards of their field.  Please visit Graduate Teaching/Research Assistantship for more information on graduate assistantship.


Looking for Housing? Below are two common housing portals.

  1. On-Campus and Off-Campus Student Housing Service
  2. Go to Craigslist Honolulu (suggested by graduate students)