Global UGRAD Program

Global UGRAD is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State, which provides a scholarship for one semester of academic study without obtaining a degree at a US university.

Successful candidates can count on in-depth acquaintance with American society, culture and academic institutions, as well as opportunities to improve their professional skills.

Participants cannot choose a host institution. Instead, participants are placed in the most appropriate host institution depending on the academic interests of the students. The program includes a diverse list of over 70 host campuses in 43 states, including colleges and universities in rural and urban areas. The Global UGRAD program does not consider obtaining a degree.

Successful participants receive a certificate of completion of the program issued by the U.S. Department of State.

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