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Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD)


The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) brings future leaders to the United States to experience U.S. higher education, gain critical professional skills, and explore new cultures and values. The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by World Learning.


  • €29.000 each academic year


  • 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);

  • 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.


  • Application Opens November 1, 2022 at 12:00 AM Eastern Time

  • Application Closes December 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

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