P
Level3Top
Outreach Home | UHM Home
Level3Top Level3Top About Outreach College UHM Campus Map Outreach College sitemap
NICE Program

 

APPLICATION INFORMATION

 

Apply Online
Apply By Mail

ELIGIBILITY FOR 10-WEEK NICE

  • NICE welcomes applicants from ALL countries.
  • NICE accepts students from BEGINNING* to ADVANCED levels.
  • NICE students must be 18 YEARS or older by the beginning of the study term.
  • NICE students must be HIGH SCHOOL graduates.
  • NICE students must be NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS of English.
*NOTE: "Beginners" should have had some prior English study, should be able to comprehend simple vocabulary and communicate with words, short phrases, and gestures.

VISA INFORMATION

Most full-time NICE students must enter the US on a student (F-1) visa. "This school is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant alien students." NICE can issue the Form I-20 AB for eligible students. All F-1 students are entered into the computerized Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), which monitors the immigration status of international students and scholars. Details of requirements to obtain the Form I-20 and student visa are in the How to Apply section below. Students should carefully follow proper immigration procedures in order to maintain legal status in the US.

Students on other visas may be eligible to study full-time or part-time, depending on the visa. Contact the NICE office or any US Embassy or Consulate for more information.

HOW TO APPLY for 10-WEEK NICE

Online Application Requirements

 

ALL APPLICANTS to 10-week sessions must complete Items #1 and #2:

  1. Complete NICE Online Application Form, including credit card payment (Visa, Mastercard, Diner's Club, Discover, or JCB).  Upload or mail a passport-sized photograph of student.
  2. Health Certification Form, filled out and signed by physician

    Applicants who need a Student (F-1) Visa must also submit Item #3 & #4:
  3. Official financial statement on bank letterhead with name of student, student's immediate family member (parent, spouse, brother, sister), or sponsor*; name and address of bank; account number; account balance (minimum US $7,400 for each 10-week session); signature of bank official; date of statement. Document must be dated within six months before the beginning of the study term.  *Sponsors must also submit an Affidavit of Support form.
  4. Copy of Passport

    For Transfer Students only, please also submit Item #5 & #6:
  5. Transfer Verification Form, signed by designated school official from previous school. Please download and print form or request a copy of this form from the NICE office.
  6. Copy of current I-20 from your current, or last school attended.
Send all application items to:
NICE Registrar
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
2545 McCarthy Hall, Bilger Hall 102
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96822 USA
 

Items #2-#4 may be submitted via email to ipinfo@hawaii.edu or may be faxed to   (808) 956-3421 (please also mail originals). If you will be brining a dependant with you, please email us at ipinfo@hawaii.edu for more information.

Application Requirements By Mail
ALL APPLICANTS to 10-week sessions must submit Items #1-#4:

  1. Non-refundable Application Fee and Full Course Fee for one session (check or money order payable to "University of Hawai‘i")
  2. NICE Program Application Form filled out completely, including a passport-sized photograph of student
  3. Signature on Assumption of Risk and Release section of application
  4. Health Certification Form, filled out and signed by physician

    Applicants who need a Student (F-1) Visa must also submit Item #5 & #6:
  5. Official financial statement on bank letterhead with name of student, student's immediate family member (parent, spouse, brother, sister), or sponsor*; name and address of bank; account number; account balance (minimum US $7,400 for each 10-week session); signature of bank official; date of statement. Document must be dated within six months before the beginning of the study term.  *Sponsors must also submit an Affidavit of Support form.
  6. Copy of Passport

    For Transfer Students only, please also submit Item #7 & #8:
  7. Transfer Verification Form, signed by designated school official from previous school. Please download and print form or request a copy of this form from the NICE office.
  8. Copy of current I-20 from your current, or last school attended.
Send all application items to:
NICE Registrar
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
2545 McCarthy Hall, Bilger Hall 102
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96822 USA
 

Items #2-#8 may be submitted via email to ipinfo@hawaii.edu or may be faxed to (808) 956-3421 (please also mail originals).

SEVIS Payment
After receiving the Form I-20 from NICE, and in order to be issued a student visa, new students are required to pay a SEVIS processing fee of US$200. The payment must be made online (http://www.FMJfee.com) with a credit card.

Personal Interview
After receiving the I-20 and making the SEVIS payment, each student must make an appointment for a personal interview at the nearest US Embassy or Consulate. Students should be prepared to explain their study plans and show evidence of intention to return home upon completion of the program. If approved, the F-1 visa is issued.

For more information on visa issuance, please consult the USCIS website (http://www.uscis.gov).

WHEN TO APPLY

For students requiring an I-20 Form and F-1 student visa, we recommend applying at least ten (10) weeks before the beginning of the study term.

For 10-week students not requiring student visas, we recommend applying at least 6 weeks before the beginning of the study term.

Applications are accepted on a first-come first-served basis until the program is full.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS UPON ARRIVAL

All new students must come to the NICE office before the beginning of the study term to complete final registration. Students will need to bring the following:

Passport & I-20
The NICE office will make a photo-copy of your passport and visa, I-94 card (in your passport) and I-20 Certificate of Eligibility form.

 

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

 
 
        Compass Benefits Group:  http://www.compassbenefit.com/
    
       Students without medical insurance will not be allowed to attend classes.

QUESTIONS?

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

back to 10week home




APPLY NOW

spacer