UGRAD 2023-24 Global Undergraduate Program in the United States (fully funded)

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Applications are invited for the UGRAD 2023-24 global undergraduate program in the United States. The 2023 Global Undergraduate Semester Exchange Program is for international students who wish to study in the United States. Students who are currently studying in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th semesters or are in the 2nd or 3rd year of the annual system degree at a university or institute in their home country may apply. No IELTS or TOEFL is required at this stage to apply, but it will be required after the final selection. This is a fully funded undergraduate global exchange program.

It is a non-degree cultural exchange program that will allow you to participate in many professional and cultural activities. Participants travel from state to state, stay with their host families, take advantage of all the opportunities, and make many international friends around the world.

UGRAD’s global undergraduate program is open to all fields of study and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or disability. Competition for this program is highly competitive and based on merit. Finalists will be selected on the basis of their academic excellence, leadership ability, and suitability for study in the United States.

This international educational and cultural exchange program allows future leaders to travel to the United States to experience the American educational system, deepen their knowledge, and learn about American culture and values. It also gives students the opportunity to share their culture and traditions with the people of the United States.

UGRAD 2023-24 Global Undergraduate Program Details:

  • Provided by: U.S. Embassy.
  • Degree Level: Undergraduate.
  • undergraduate semester exchange.
  • Fellowship: Fully funded.
  • The total number of awards: 250.
  • Country awarded: United States.
  • Last date: December 15, 2022.

Financial Benefits:

The UGRAD 2023-24 Global Undergraduate Program is a completely free exchange program for international students from around the world. Details of covered expenses are listed below :

  •  Monthly stipend.
  •  Limited book allowance.
  •  Accident allowance.
  •  Meals and Housing.
  •  School fees.
  •  Health and accident coverage, are provided.
  •  Round trip airfare.

List of eligible countries:

Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Palestinian Territories (West Bank and Gaza), Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, East Timor, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.

UGRAD Program Eligibility Criteria:

Students must meet the criteria below to apply to the UGRAD Global Undergraduate Program in the United States.

  •  Candidates are required to be 25 years of age or younger.
  •  Candidates must be a resident of one of the countries listed above.
  •  With their application, students must submit recent and past transcripts.
  •  Students must be currently enrolled in a university in your country.
  •  Must be committed to returning after completion of the program.
  •  Applicants must be in their 14th or 15th year of study.

Ineligibility Criteria:

  • You are a dual citizen of the United States or a permanent resident of the United States.
  • You are in your final year of college.
  • If you have a family member (parent, spouse, fiancé) who is a permanent resident of the United States or a U.S. citizen.
  • If you have dual citizenship
  • Employees and their children, spouses, fiancés, parents, siblings, and dependents of the U.S. Department of State, USAID, or the Fulbright organization are not eligible to apply.

Ineligibility Criteria:

  • You are a dual citizen of the United States or a permanent resident of the United States.
  • You are in your final year of college.
  • If you have a family member (parent, spouse, fiancé) who is a permanent resident of the United States or a U.S. citizen.
  • If you have dual citizenship.
  • Employees and their children, spouses, fiancés, parents, siblings, and dependents of the U.S. Department of State, USAID, or the Fulbright organization are not eligible to apply.

Required Documents:

The following document is required when applying to the UGRAD Global Undergraduate Program online :

  •  University degree/transcript.
  • Matrix and intermediate certificates.

Note: Only selected students will be required to provide letters of reference and a no objection certificate (NOC) from their current educational institution.

Global UGRAD offers a semester of pre-academic English training for students who need it. Students who need pre-academic English will receive training in English during the Fall 2023-24 semester. They will continue their courses in their areas of study during the spring semester.

Application Deadline:

The deadline to apply to the 2023-24 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program is December 15, 2022.

How do I apply online to the UGRAD global undergraduate program?
The application form must be submitted online to apply to the UGRAD Global Undergraduate Program 2023-24 in the United States. All supporting documents, such as photocopies of transcripts, including an explanation of the grading scale of the degree-granting university, must be attached to the online application before submission. Scanned copies of all your attested university transcripts must be uploaded online, including the most recent transcript.

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