FY2021-2022 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program – UGRAD (Deadline: Closed)

By July 15, 2018 April 26th, 2021 Fulbright Programs


Application Begin: January 4, 2021
Deadline: February 28, 2021

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. Global UGRAD is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State, and aims to recruit participants from underrepresented 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 coursework 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. 

Grant benefits include international travel, tuition, room and board, accident/sickness insurance, stipend and funds for books.


  1. Applicants must be a citizen of Malaysia.
  2. Applicants must be studying in Malaysia.
  3. Scholarships will be granted to students who currently are enrolled in full-time undergraduate programs only, having completed a minimum of their first semester of study. Participants must have at least one semester or an equivalent term to complete at their home institutions upon completion of the Global UGRAD Program.
  4. Applicants should demonstrate leadership potential through academic work, community involvement, and extracurricular activities.
  5. Applicants must achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 48 IBT.
  6. Preference will be given to those who have had little or NO experience in the United States or outside Malaysia.
  7. Applicants are required to return directly to Malaysia after the completion of the program 
  8. Applicants are over 18 years of age.

Individuals in the following circumstances are not eligible for the Global UGRAD Program:

  1. U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States;
  2. Individuals currently studying, residing, or working outside of their home country;
  3. Anyone who has already graduated from university;
  4. Local employees of the U.S. missions abroad who work for the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); employees are also ineligible for one year following the termination of employment;
  5. Immediate family members (i.e. spouses and children) of U.S. Department of State and USAID employees; family members are also ineligible for one year following the termination of employment;
  6. Current World Learning employees and their immediate family members.

The application for participation in the FY2021 – 2022 academic cycle will open on January 4, 2021 till February 28, 2021 5:00 pm EST.

Prospective applicants should request for academic transcripts and letters of recommendation as soon as possible and all required documents must be uploaded online prior to the deadline as applicants will not be able to access the online system after February 28, 2021.

For application information and instructions, please visit  Global UGRAD online application

For additional more information:

For inquiries, please contact Ms Kalis or Ms Karen

18th Floor Menara Yayasan Tun Razak
200 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-21668878  Fax: 03-21661878  Email:Fulbrightmalaysia@macee.org.my