Hawaii Pacific

Number of study places 
Maximum 10 per academic year

Entry requirements 
HPU requiress that applicants have achieved a minimum average grade of C upon sending their applications.

Study level
Bachelor and Master.

Language requirements (English)

One of the following requirements:
Upper Secondary school (‘videregående’ in Norwegian): Average minimum score of 4, or
TOEFL: Minimum score 70 for undergraduate students.

Semester timing
Autumn semester: September – December.
Spring semester: January - May.

Recognition of study credits
15 credits of courses at the bachelor’s level, or 12 credits of courses at the master’s level correspond to 30 ECTS credits at NMBU.

Tuition fees
Ca. 8000 USD per semester (including a HPU scholarship) at bachelor’s level, and somewhat higher fees at master’s level.
 -Students must take courses at either the bachelor or graduate courses - it is not possible to mix levels.
 -Courses, but not the study level, can be changed after arrival.

NOTE: It is recommended to have at a minimum kr 30 000 - 80 000/semester to cover additional costs while on exchange. This is above and beyond financing from Lånekassen.

Courses taken previously by NMBU students

BIOL2030 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL2031 Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
BIOL2040 Microbes and Human Health
BIOL2170 Ethnobotany: People and Plants
BIOL3170 Cell and Molecular Biology
ANTH3400 Anthropology of Food
HIST3650 History of Oil in the Modern World

ECON3010 Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON3020 Managerial Economics
ECON3400 International Trade and Finance
MGMT2000 Principles of Management

BIOL2030 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL2031 Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
BIOL2040 Microbes and Human Health
PH2020 Human Disease
PH3030 Health Promotion & Wellness Mgt

COM3340 Nonverbal Communication
ECON3400 International Trade and Finance
MGMT2000 Principles of Management 
MKTG3000 Principles of Marketing
PSY3121 Applications of Psychology to Mgmt

ACCT2000 Principles of Accounting
CHEM1020 Intro to Chemistry and the Environment
CHEM1021 Intro to Chemistry and the Environment Lab
ECON2010 Principles of Microeconomics
MATH1123 Statistics
MKTG3000 Principles of Marketing


ENVS 3030 Earth Systems and Global Change
CHEM 3040 Quantitative Analysis
ENVS 3010 Environmental Impact Analysis
INTR 3000 International Relations

ACCT2000 Principles of Accounting I
COM3300 Intercultural Communication
ECON2010 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON2015 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON3020 Managerial Economics
ECON3100 Introduction to Econometrics
ECON3400 International Trade and Finance
FIN3000 Business Finance
MATH3470 Engineering Statistics
MGMT2000 Principles of Management
MGMT3300 International Business Management
MIS2000 Information Tools for Business
MULT2460 Graphic Design Studio

ECON2015 Principles of Macroeconomics
ENVS2000 Principles of Environmental Science
MATH2326 Mathematics for Decision-Making
MATH3470 Engineering Statistics
MATH3500 Numerical Methods

ECON6000 Economics for Business
FIN6100 International Finance
HR6320 Global Human Resource Mgmt
IS6005 Information System Management
IS6020 Modern Methods in Project Mgmt
IS6040 Business Analytics
MGMT6000 Foundations of Teamwork and Leadership
MGMT6020 The Regulatory and Ethical Environment of Business
MGMT6300 International Business Mgmt

Health Insurance in the US
American universities have strict requirements for students’ health insurance. All students are studying in the USA should expect to purchase private health insurance recommended by the host university. This health insurance might be in addition to other (travel) insurances purchases by the student in Norway or abroad. University health insurance plans range from USD$ 500-1200 but can cost more. Read more about what health benefits you might be entitled to while studying in the USA on exchange from a Norwegian institution on HelseNorge.  

Visa / Residence permit
Visa: It is the student’s own responsibility to apply for a visa. A first step would therefore be to acquire information from the relevant country’s embassy.

Study visa: A student visa is necessary in order to study in the USA. You have to first receive a letter of acceptance from the host university (here:  HPU) before you can apply. The visum processing fee is currently USD $160, and the SEVIS registration fee is USD $350 for F-1 applicants and $220 for J-1 applicants. The universities in the USA will issue a document for students to obtain either the F1 or the J1 visa. 
NOTE J1 visa: Be aware that this carries a clause whereby the applicant faces a two-year ‘quarantine’ period after the initial residence period, in which the applicant cannot apply for a permanent work or residence permit in the USA. However, this does only apply if the student received public funding, such as from Lånekassen.

More information: The US Embassy’s website

Further note: The US universities with which NMBU has agreements with, require evidence which shows that you can finance your studies there. If you use Lånekassen, then they can issue a guarantee for you. Information about what you probably can get in support.

Published 25. November 2014 - 13:30 - Updated 18. January 2023 - 14:19