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Global UGRAD 2024-2025 Fully Funded | Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in America


Fully Funded Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in America 2024-2025 Global UGRAD

Fully Funded Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in America 2024-2025 Global UGRAD

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If you are a university student who is fluent in speaking and writing English, highly motivated, and interested in experiencing life at an American university, then this is the ideal program for you!

Apply today for the 2024 -2025 Global UGRAD program for the opportunity to spend one fully funded semester in the USA. The application deadline is December 15, 2023.

Are you a college student interested in studying in the United States? The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program is a fully funded academic and cultural program designed to increase participants' knowledge and global connection.

UGRAD Global Student Application is now open!

To learn more, confirm your eligibility, and before beginning your application, view the details below, and the video to see registration details.

Program description

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) brings future leaders to the United States to experience U.S. higher education, gain essential professional skills, and explore new cultures and values.

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by World Learning.

Since 2008, World Learning has provided this opportunity to more than 2,500 UGRAD global students. Participants leave the United States with the tools needed to become leaders in their professions and communities. Global UGRAD graduates go on to receive Fulbright grants, obtain prestigious international internships, and work in business and government in their home countries and regions.

Countries eligible to apply

Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya , Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Palestine, Zimbabwe.

Program Goals

To promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other nations.

  • Providing a fulfilling exchange experience to advance the academic, intercultural and leadership competencies of students from global UGRAD countries.
  • Enhance students' academic knowledge and professional skills necessary to achieve long-term academic and career goals.
  • Refine students' comprehensive and diverse understanding of the United States.
  • Facilitate opportunities for students to create social networks with U.S. host institutions and local communities.
  • Enabling students to participate constructively in the civic life of their local and global communities.

Program eligibility

The Global UGRAD program is open to all areas of academic study and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, or disability. Competition for the program is very competitive and merit-based. Finalists will be selected on the basis of academic excellence, leadership potential, and readiness to study in the United States.

The Global UGRAD Program is open to anyone who has:

  • older than 18 years;
  • A citizen of one of the UGRAD participating countries*, and currently residing in that country;
  • Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in good standing at any accredited university, public or private, and have at least one semester remaining at their home university at the conclusion of the Global UGRAD program;
  • Completed their secondary education in their home country;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English (English language training is possible for some finalists);
  • Able to begin studies in the United States in January 2023 (selected participants may not defer to a later date);
  • Eligible to receive and maintain the US Student Exchange (J-1) visa required for the program;
  • Approved by a physician to participate in the program;
  • Committed to returning to their home country after completion of the program.


  • A copy of your passport or ID card
  • Grade transcript/points transcript.
  • Letter of recommendation, download the form in the application
  • This letter 1 must be filled out here
  • This letter 2 must be filled out here
  • Answering questions and writing articles
  • Any additional supporting certificates: CV or awards...

Important dates

The Global UGRAD Program is accepting applications from students for the 2024-2025 academic year.

The application deadline is December 15, 2023, at 11:59 ET (UTC-05:00).

For highlights from the global UGRAD programme, visit the Newsletter, the global official gazette.

Official links to apply

Apply now directly from here

To apply and learn more information about the program, please visit: the official website here