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Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD)

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    The Global UGRAD student application is now closed for academic year 2022-2023. Please check back in November 2022 for the application announcement for academic year 2023-2024.

    Note: The Global UGRAD Pakistan Program is currently closed. For further details, please email the Fulbright Commission in Pakistan at

    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.


    One semester scholarships

    Eligibility and Application Overview

    Public applications are accepted.Two organizations administer the Global UGRAD Program on behalf of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Application deadlines vary by program and region. Please visit the program websites below or contact the U.S. Embassy in your home country for further details and eligibility requirements.

    Global UGRAD Program – Administered by World Learning

    Pakistan – Administered by IREX


    Country-Specific Information


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

    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 2021 or January 2022 (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.

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