Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD)

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program(Global UGRAD Program) awards outstanding undergraduate students worldwide.

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Which includes One-semester scholarships for non-degree full-time study mixed with volunteer work, career development, and cultural enrichment.

World Learning administers global UGRAD for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).

Host Institution(s):

Over 70 diverse colleges and universities around the United States

Level/Field of Study:

The non-degree full-time undergraduate programme in all academic fields of study

Number of Awards

Approximately 250 students

Target Group:

  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Burma (Myanmar)
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Ethiopia
  • Georgia
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Macedonia
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mauritania
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • North Macedonia
  • Palestinian Territories (West Bank and Gaza)
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Philippines
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Zimbabwe

Scholarship inclusions/duration:

It is expected that host institutions will make substantial cost-share contributions. In-state tuition as opposed to out-of-state tuition, housing exemptions, sizable tuition discounts or scholarships, and fee and housing reductions are a few examples. The award will pay for one academic semester.


The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program is open to anyone who is

  • above 18 years 
  •  a citizen of a UGRAD participating country currently residing in that country; 
  • currently enrolled as an undergraduate in good standing at any accredited university, public or private;
  •  has completed secondary education in their home country; 
  • Has a strong command of written and spoken English (Eng).
  •  Be able to start their studies in the United States in August 2022 or January 2023 (selected participants may not defer to a later date)
  • Be eligible to obtain and maintain the J-1 student exchange visa for the United States.
  •  Be in good health, and pledge to return to their home country after finishing the program.

Application Instructions:

To apply, you can contact either the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy or the Fulbright Commission in your home country. The deadline is 6 January 2024 at midnight Eastern Time.

It is important to visit the official website (link below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website

World Learning Website


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