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Brigham Young University-Hawaii plays a unique role and mission in furthering the education of people in the Pacific Basin, which includes Hawaii, Asian Rim countries and South Pacific islands and nations.

"We have a specific role to play in educating the people in these target areas, and preparing a group of students who I believe will be called upon to assist in opening doors in countries not now opened, and taking forth the gospel message" 

- Alton L. Wade - Former BYU-Hawaii President 1986-1994

President David O. McKay further elaborated upon this role when he prophetically stated;

“...from this school, I’ll tell you, will go men and women whose influence will be felt for good towards the establishment of peace internationally.”

Prospective students that have caught the vision of the role and mission of the University and wish to have their admissions application be considered with priority, should be aware of the following priority based criteria.

 

Priority Given through Application Deadlines

The table below outlines BYU-Hawaii's application deadlines. Please pay attention to the specific dates in which you need to have your application complete and submitted to be considered a priority applicant.

Semester Priority Deadlines Regular Deadlines
Winter      None     Aug. 1st
Spring  None     Oct. 1st
Fall  Dec. 1st     Feb. 1st

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Priority Given by Self Reliant Students (SRS) 

Education for Better work

My Foundation

Priority Given by Target Area or Geographic Location

BYU-Hawaii gives priority to students from the target area of the Pacific Islands and East Asia. Please notice the international student application deadline listed in the table above.

 

Map of countries in the Pacific Islands and East Asia

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List of countries in the Pacific Islands and East Asia

*Not eligible for Return Missionary Voucher Program
Australia
Amercian Samoa
Brunei
Cambodia
Chile*
China
Colombia*
Costa Rica*
Cook Islands
Ecuador*
El Salvador*
Fiji
Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)-Pohnpei, Chuuk, Kosrae, and Yap.
French Polynesia
Guam

Guatemala*
Honduras*
Indonesia
Japan
Kiribati
Malaysia
Mexico*
Marshall Islands
Mongolia
Micronesia
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua*
Niue
North Korea
Nauru

Panama*
Papua New Guinea
Peru*
Philippines
Palau
Singapore
South Korea
Samoa
Saipan
Solomon Islands
Taiwan
Tonga
Tuvalu
Thailand
Tokelau Islands
Vanuatu