Brief Description

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 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.

Scholarship Coverage

  • International Travel
  • Tuition
  • Room and Board
  • Accident/Sickness Insurance
  • Monthly Stipend
  • Funding for Books.


Applicant should:
  • Be an Indonesian citizen
  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program (S1/D4) in Indonesia, having completed a minimum of one semester of study and having at least one more semester to complete at their home institution upon return. Preference will be given to those who are in their third up to the fifth semester
  • Demonstrate leadership potential through academic work, community involvement, and extracurricular activities
  • Demonstrate command of written and spoken English as attested by a recent (less than two years old) TOEFL ITP or TOEFL Prediction score of 500 or iBT of 61 or IELTS score of 6.0 or Duolingo English Test score of 95
  • Be committed to returning directly to Indonesia after the completion of the program.

Preference will be given to those with little or no experience in the U.S. or outside their home countries. Only short-listed candidates will be notified for a personal interview.

The following applicants are ineligible:
  • U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States
  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Individuals currently studying, residing, or working outside of Indonesia
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Current World Learning and AMINEF employees and their immediate family members.