The World Learning Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) is a fully-funded scholarship program for undergraduate students from over 60 countries to study in the United States for one semester. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by World Learning.
- Applicants must be citizens of a participating country and currently residing in that country.
- Applicants must be enrolled as an undergraduate 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 UGRAD program.
- Applicants must have completed secondary education in their home country.
- Applicants must have a solid command of written and spoken English.
- Full tuition and fees
- Room and board
- Round-trip airfare
- A living stipend
- Health insurance
- Language training (if needed)
- Academic support
- Cultural enrichment activities
The application process for the Global UGRAD program is competitive and includes the following steps:
- Complete an online application form.
- Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended.
- Submit two letters of recommendation.
- Write a personal statement.
- Participate in a telephone interview.
- Complete a video interview (if selected as a finalist).
The deadline to apply for the Global UGRAD program is December 15, 2023.
For more information about the Global UGRAD program, please visit the World Learning website.
Tips for Applicants:
- Start planning early and allow plenty of time to complete the application process.
- Be sure to meet all of the eligibility requirements.
- Write a strong personal statement that highlights your academic achievements, leadership potential, and commitment to cultural exchange.
- Get strong letters of recommendation from professors or other mentors who can attest to your academic abilities and personal qualities.
- Practice for your telephone and video interviews.
I hope this information is helpful. Good luck with your application!