Fulbright Global Undergraduate Exchange Program, USA ( Deadline: December 31, 2017 ).



The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by World Learning. Since 2008, it has benefited about 2,000 students. The program goals are:

  • To promote mutual understanding between people of the United States and other countries;
  • Provide a fulfilling exchange experience to drive academic, cross-cultural, and leadership competencies for students from Global UGRAD countries;
  • Enhance students’ academic knowledge and professional skills needed to pursue long-term academic and career goals;
  • Cultivate students’ comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the U.S;
  • Facilitate opportunities for students to establish social networks with U.S. host institutions and local communities;
  • Empower students to engage constructively in the civic life of their local and global communities.

Field of Study:

A non-degree full-time academic study combined with community service, professional development, and cultural enrichment.

Participating Countries/Locales:

*Algeria, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.


  • Over 18 years of age;
  • A citizen of a Global 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 Global UGRAD program;
  • Completed secondary education in their home country;
  • A solid command of written and spoken English. The TOEFL exam will be required of those selected as finalists or alternates. (English Language training for some finalists is possible);
  • Cleared by a physician to participate in the program;
  • Committed to returning to their home country after the completion of the program;
  • Demonstrate leadership potential through academic work, community involvement, and extracurricular activities;
  • Preference for those who have had little or no experience in the U.S. or outside of their home countries.

Duration of Award:

One semester at an assigned U.S. college or university

Value of Awards:

A fully-funded scholarship

Application & Enquiries:

For more information and online application, log on to:

For inquiries in Malaysia, please call or email at kalis@macee.org.my

Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE),
18th Floor, Menara Yayasan Tun Razak,
200 Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur,
Web: http://www.macee.org.my/
Tel: +603-21668878.

Other contacts:
World Learning GDE 2017, Inc
Vermont Office
1 Kipling Road, PO Box 676
Brattleboro, VT 05302-0676 USA
800 257-7751 | TTY 711

Washington, DC Office
1015 15th Street, NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20005-2065 USA
202 408-5420 | TTY 711


Drafted by:
Ms Wee Hui Bieh, AFMSA, Dec. 2017

Information Source:
MACEE Website

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