The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program or Global UGRAD Program provides undergraduate scholarships to undergraduate students from around the world who display good academic history for non-degree full-time study which is combined with community service, professional development, and cultural enrichment. This scholarship is administered by World Learning on behalf of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
• Candidate must be over 18 years of age.
• Candidate must be a citizen of a UGRAD participating country and must be a resident of that country.
• Candidate must be enrolled as an undergraduate in good standing at an accredited university, public or private, with at least one semester remaining at their home university at the conclusion of the UGRAD program.
• Candidate must have completed secondary education in their home country.
• Candidate must have a solid command of written and spoken English.
• Candidate must be able to begin studies in the United States in August 2018 or January 2019 (selected participants may not defer to a later date).
• Candidate must be eligible to receive and maintain the US student exchange visa (J-1) required for the program.
• Candidate must be cleared by a physician to participate in the program.
• Candidate must be committed to returning to their home country after the completion of the program.