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NICE Program

3-WEEK NICE Application Information

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  • 3-week NICE welcomes applicants from all countries.
  • 3-week NICE accepts students from beginning to advanced levels.
  • 3-week NICE students must be 16 years or older by the program start date. Students under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult during their stay in Hawai‘i.
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Because the 3-week NICE sessions are short, part-time programs, students may enter the U.S. on a tourist visa (B2) or visa waiver (ESTA). The study program is considered "incidental" to the visit. Students who intend to continue studying in the U.S. after completing the session should contact the NICE office or the US Embassy for advice on visa types.


Individual students may apply and pay with credit card on line or may fill out a paper application and send it by email, fax, or mail.

Group Sponsors:  Please contact the NICE office for information regarding the application and payment process for your group.

Online Application  Apply Online

Complete NICE Online Application
  1. Indicate agreement to Assumption of Risk and Release (on application)
  2. Upload a passport-sized photograph (optional);
  3. Make credit card payment for non-refundable application fee and full course fee (Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club, Discoverer, and JCB accepted).

Paper Application Apply By Paper Application

  1. Complete form-fillable NICE Application Form;
  2. Print Application form
  3. Sign Assumption of Risk and Release section. (For students under 18 years old, this form must also be signed by the local adult sponsor.)
  4. Attach passport-sized photo (optional)
  5. Prepare check or money order for non-refundable application fee and full course fee (payable to "University of Hawai‘i")
  6. Send application by:


        Email to ipinfo@hawaii.edu (mail payment to address below)                               

        Fax to (808) 956-3421 (mail payment to address below)                                               Mail with payment to:  

             NICE Registrar

             University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

             2545 McCarthy Mall, Bilger 102
             Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96822 USA


For individual students applying to 3-week Winter or Summer NICE, the deadline for application is one month before the program start date.  However, we recommend applying much earlier as applications are accepted on a first-come first-served basis until the program is full.

For groups, the application and payment deadline is two months before the session starts.


All new students must complete final registration at the new student orientation on the first day of the program. Students will need to bring the following:

1. Hawaii Address


2. Proof of Medical Insurance
Medical insurance should be purchased in the student's home country, if possible. Students who do not purchase medical insurance in their home countries may also purchase medical insurance online with the following private providers:

HTH Worldwide: http://www.hthtravelinsurance.com/
Compass Benefits Group: http://www.compassbenefit.com/

Students without medical insurance will not be allowed to attend classes.


Email us at ipinfo@hawaii.edu or phone us at (808) 956-7753.

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