This page explains how to apply for admission to the Astronomy Program; please note that the Physics Program has a separate admissions committee. The deadline for admission to the Fall 2013 semester is December 31, 2012. The Astronomy Program does not offer Spring admission.
Part of your application should be sent to the Astronomy Program, and another part should be sent to the University's Admissions Office.
This section describes the materials we need to begin evaluating your application; this information should be sent to us directly, preferably electronically (except for official GRE scores,see below), or through regular mail. .
Describe your experience, your interests, your goals, your achievements (not necessarily academic), and any other information you think might be relevant to your application. Your personal statement should be uploaded at the time you submit the online supplemtal information form, or if not submitting online, then your personal statement should be included along with the supplemental form in the regular mail.
Please arrange to have your scores sent to the Astronomy Program (department code = 0801) at the University of Hawaii, Manoa (institution code = 4867). You should also report your GRE scores on our Supplemental Information Form; if you receive your scores after sending the form, email them directly to us. We will accept scores from exams taken through the end of 2012.
Evaluation forms and accompanying letters of recommendation should be submitted by three faculty members or other people who are familiar with your work. If you are submitting your supplemental information form electronically, then following submission you will be provided with a password and URL that you can forward to your letter writters. If not submitting electronically, then you will need to download three copies of the evaluation PDF form, and send it to your letter writters who should mail their form and letter to the address below.
The mailing address for all correspondence is:
|Institute for Astronomy
Astronomy Graduate Admissions
2680 Woodlawn Drive
Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
If you have any questions, want to report GRE scores, or need paper copies of the application forms, please contact the Graduate Chair, Dr. David Sanders, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (808) 956-5055 between 18:00 and 02:00 GMT.
Instructions for completing this part of your application are available at the UH Manoa Graduate Admissions page, which includes a link to the on-line applications system as well as paper alternatives and other resources. A useful summary page is also available.
All applicants must provide college and university transcripts. International students may also be required to provide TOEFL or IELTS scores. See the Graduate Division Admissions Requirements for details.