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Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) 2024

Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) 2024 – The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (also known as the Global UGRAD Program) offer a one-semester scholarship to outstanding undergraduate students for non-degree full-time study combined with community service, professional development, and cultural enrichment. World Learning runs Global UGRAD on behalf of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).

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Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) 2024 – Overview

Name of the OrganizationUS Department of State ECA/Word Learning
Offered byInstitution
Application Deadline15 December 2023 (annual)
No. of ScholarshipsApproximately 250 students
Scholarship AmountVariable
Scholarship Renewability
International Students EligibleYes
Official Website Link

Level/Field of study:

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

List of Participating 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, Niger, 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, and Zimbabwe.


The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program offers non-degree undergraduate study abroad in the United States on a competitive basis to university students.

  • The age must be over 18 years;
  • Must be a citizen of a UGRAD participating country, currently residing in that country;
  • Must have enrolled as an undergraduate in good standing at any accredited university, public or private, and has at least one year remaining at their home university after the UGRAD program;
  • Must have completed secondary education in their home country;
  • Should be a solid command of written and spoken English (English Language training for some finalists is possible);
  • be able to begin studies in the United States in August 2024 or January 2025
  • 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.

How to apply

Candidates must apply through the U.S. Embassy (Public Affairs Section) or Fulbright Commission in the home country. the Deadline is 15 December 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

World Learning

Global Undergraduate Exchange Program
1015 15th Street NW,
7th Floor Washington DC 20015
Phone: 202-408-5420


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