Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD)

US Department of State ECA/Word Learning
Exchange Program 

Deadline: 31 Dec 2016 (annual)
Study in:  USA
Course starts Aug 2017/Jan 2018 

Brief description:

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (also known as the Global UGRAD Program) provides one semester scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students from around the world for non-degree full-time study combined with community service, professional development, and cultural enrichment.

Global UGRAD is administered by World Learning on behalf of U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).

Host Institution(s):

Over 60 diverse colleges and universities around the United States

Level/Field of study:

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

Number of Awards:

Approximately 250 students

Target group:

Participating countries/locales include: Algeria, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.

Scholarship inclusions/duration:

The scholarship will cover international travel, tuition, room and board, accident/sickness insurance, a small monthly stipend, and funding for books.  A small number of students will also receive additional English language training in the U.S. prior to the start of their academic program. The scholarship will cover one academic semester.

Eligibility:

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program is open to anyone who is/has:

  • • over 18 years of age;
  • • a citizen of a UGRAD participating country, currently residing in that country;
  • • enrolled as an undergraduate in good standing at any accredited university, public or private, and has at least one semester remaining at their home university at the conclusion of the 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 United States in August 2017 or January 2018 (selected participants may not defer to a later date);
  • • eligible to receive and maintain the US 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.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

Apply through the U.S. Embassy (Public Affairs Section) or Fulbright Commission in your home country or you may apply online at World Learning Website.  Deadline is 31 December 2016.

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

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: https://exchanges.state.gov/non-us/program/global-undergraduate-exchange-program-global-ugrad

World Learning Website: http://www.worldlearning.org/what-we-do/global-ugrad/

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