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2021-2022 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD)

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) provides a diverse group of emerging student leaders with a scholarship for one semester of non-degree academic study at a U.S. college or university. The program is sponsored by the U.S Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and aims to recruit participants from underrepresented, non-elite backgrounds, who have not had other opportunities to study in the United States. Successful applicants can expect an in-depth exposure to U.S. society, culture, and academic institutions, as well as opportunities to enhance their professional skills.

All participants will be enrolled in full-time, non-degree, undergraduate course work chosen from their host institution’s existing curriculum. Participants will be required to take one, 3-credit U.S. studies course to enhance their understanding of the United States. Participants will live in campus housing facilities with American peers, and will be required to participate in twenty hours of community service. There will also be a virtual arrival orientation and an in-person end-of-program workshop.

Up to 10 grants are available for the 2021-2022 Global UGRAD cycle.

Interested individuals may visit World Learning’s website to learn more about the Global UGRAD program.

Please note that eligibility criteria and selection procedures may vary by country. Applicants must apply for the Global UGRAD program through the U.S. Embassy or the Fulbright Commission in their country of citizenship. For Thai applicants, please click links below for program announcements, eligibility criteria, and application guidelines.

** Updated on February 9, 2021 **

Link to online application is provided in the updated program announcement. Please read the updated announcement and guidelines carefully before starting your online application.

Application period starts now and closes on March 15, 2021 at midnight, Thailand time (GMT +7).

For inquiry, please send us an email to (Subject: 2021 Global UGRAd) or call 02-285-0581-2 ext. 106.