Apply for the 2024 U.S. Global Undergraduate Exchange Program

Scholarship Overview:

  • Type: Undergraduate
  • Country: United States
  • Deadline: December 15, 2023

About the Scholarship:

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) is an initiative that brings prospective leaders to the United States, offering them an opportunity to experience U.S. higher education, develop essential professional skills, and immerse themselves in diverse cultures and values. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by World Learning, this program has empowered over 2,500 Global UGRAD students since its inception in 2008. Alumni of the program have gone on to achieve remarkable success, receiving Fulbright grants, securing prestigious international internships, and contributing to business and government sectors in their home countries.

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Value & Duration of Award:

  • The international exchange program spans one semester.
  • Full tuition fee waiver for the entire semester.
  • Monthly stipend provided to students.
  • Traveling allowance for participants.
  • Visa allowance for students.
  • Return airfare for program participants.

Eligible Countries:

Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malawi, Malaysia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, North Macedonia, Palestinian Territories (West Bank and Gaza), Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.

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The Global UGRAD Program is open to individuals who are/have:

  • Over 18 years of age.
  • Citizens of a Global UGRAD participating country*, currently residing in that country.
  • Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in good standing at any accredited university, public or private, with at least one year remaining at their home university at the conclusion of the Global UGRAD program.
  • Completed secondary education in their home country.
  • A solid command of written and spoken English (English Language training for some finalists is possible).
  • Able to begin studies in the U.S. in August 2023 or January 2024 (selected applicants may not choose their semester of participation).
  • Eligible to receive and maintain the U.S. student exchange visa (J-1) required for the program.
  • Cleared by a physician to participate in the program.
  • Committed to returning to their home country after the completion of the program.
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Embark on a transformative journey with the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program. Ensure all application requirements are met before the deadline on December 15, 2023.



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