Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD)

US Department of State ECA/Word Learning
Exchange Program
Deadline: 28 Feb 2021 (annual)
Study in: USA
Course starts Aug 2021/Jan 2022
Brief description:
The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (also referred to as the worldwide UGRAD Program) provides one semester scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students from round the world for non-degree full-time study combined with community service, professional development, and cultural enrichment.
Global UGRAD is run by World Learning on behalf of U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).
Host Institution(s):
Over 70 diverse colleges and universities round the us
Level/Field of study:
Non-degree full-time undergraduate programme altogether academic fields of study
Number of Awards:
Approximately 250 students
Target group:
Participating countries/locales include: 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:
Host institutions are expected to demonstrate significant cost share commitments. Examples include in-state tuition rather than out-of-state, housing waivers, significant tuition discounts or scholarships, and housing and fee reductions. The scholarship will cover one academic semester.
The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program is hospitable anyone who is/has:
• • over 18 years of age;
• • a citizen of a UGRAD participating country, currently residing therein country;
• • enrolled as an undergraduate in good standing at any accredited university, public or private, and has a minimum of one semester remaining at their home university at the conclusion of the UGRAD program;
• • completed education in their home country;
• • a solid command of written and spoken English (English Language training for a few finalists is possible);
• • ready to begin studies within the us in August 2021 or January 2022 (selected participants might 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 within the program;
• • committed to returning to their home country after the completion of the program.
Application instructions:
Applications will open on 4 January 2021.

How to apply

Scholarship Council Canada has electronic application center, fill in the form and upload your documents. Upon successful application submission you will receive an acknowledgment and electronic payment receipt. Keep it safe as a reference and wait for the outcome. Scholarship Council Canada team will take care of your further process upon qualifying.

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