Program Cost and Scholarships Available

Program Cost

$9,315 (Fall 2015 price)

Cost includes Ateneo de Manila University tuition and administrative fees, off-campus accommodation, orientation sessions, field trips and excursions, cell phone, airport pick-up, health insurance, visa extensions and special study permits, UHM Study Abroad and other incidental fees.

Except for excursions, meals are not included in the cost. Students are advised to budget P450/day, or $300 a month, for meals.

Roundtrip airfare between Honolulu and Manila is not included; students have the option of taking the flight arranged by Third Eye Travel or making their own reservations and arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila on the designated arrival date and time.

Funding Opportunities


FOR UHM STUDENTS ONLY: In order to receive financial aid, please ensure that either: a) you are receiving financial aid during the current semester, or b) that you complete the Financial Aid application during the current semester.

NON-UHM STUDENTS (those attending other colleges and universities during the regular school year) must apply for financial aid at their home institutions

FLAS (Foreign Language Area Studies)


For information on FLAS and the application please go to:


The Danny Kaleikini Kahala Hilton Scholarship: declared A&H majors only, one $3000 scholarship for the entire year; applicants must be a Hawai‘i high school graduate.

The Diamond Head Theatre Burnett/Selleck Scholarship: declared theater, dance, and music majors only, one $500 scholarship

Hands of Hope Scholarship: declared American Studies, History, Philosophy, Religion or Communicology majors only, one $5,000 scholarship

 Applications must be submitted ONLINE through the STAR Scholarship website (  Full descriptions and criteria are also found at this website.



Scholarship Opportunity: Summer 2015/Fall 2015. Includes Independent Field Research and Study Abroad programs in Hainan (China), Kobe (Japan), Shanghai (China), New Delhi (India), and Manila (The Philippines)

The Asian Studies program, with the support of the Freeman Foundation, will offer two scholarships to undergraduate majors or minors in Asian Studies of approximately $3800 each for Summer and Fall 2015 only. These funds must be used for independent research in any Asian country only in summer 2015 (registered in 3 credits of ASAN 393, Field Study Asia) or Summer or Fall 2015 if enrolled in a Summer Study Abroad program in Hainan (China) or Kobe (Japan) or a Fall Study Abroad program in China, Japan, Philippines, or India). For further information on Study Abroad, see and

Who can apply:

  1. Applicants must be undergraduates majoring or minoring in Asian Studies at UH Mānoa.
  2. You must have at least one more semester remaining for degree completion after you return.
  3. You must be enrolled in 3 credits of ASAN 393 Field Study Asia with a faculty member at UH OR have registered in one of the Study Abroad programs in Summer or Fall 2015 (Japan, China, the Philippines, or India).
  4. If enrolling in either ASAN 393 OR any of the Study Abroad programs, you must make an appointment with an appropriate Asian Studies faculty member who will approve your project and grade your research paper.
  5. You must have a valid passport. Processing takes 4-6 weeks for a renewal or a new passport.

Requirements: The scholarship is intended as a unique opportunity to carry out independent research on a topic of your choice that is approved by the Asian Studies Program. A research paper should be submitted to the supervising faculty member by August 14 (summer) or December 10 (Study Abroad).

How to Apply: Submit

  1. Your academic resume
  2. A letter of application explaining your research project and what you plan to accomplish (3 pages or less)
  3. A budget
  4. A memo from your academic supervisor indicating that he or she has approved the research project and is willing to grade the final product.

Your application will be strengthened if you can show that you have already made contact with an academic institution or a faculty member in the Asian country of choice who will assist in your research. If you need help in framing your proposal, please contact the chair of Asian Studies (Professor Barbara Andaya, or an Asian Studies faculty member. Applications should be submitted in hard copy to the undergraduate advisor, Ms. Pattie Dunn, by March 14.

Questions? Please email Ms. Pattie Dunn (