The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) is offering Global Undergraduate Exchange Program for Pakistani Students. The Undergraduate Semester Exchange Program offers cultural/academic exchange through a non-degree program for a semester at a university in the U.S. The grant funds tuition, text books, airfare, a living stipend, accommodation and health insurance. The application deadline is November 23, 2016.
Study Subject(s): All disciplines are eligible to apply.
Course Level: The Global UGRAD-Pakistan program offers cultural/academic exchange through a non-degree program for a semester at a university in the U.S.
Scholarship Provider: The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the United States Department of State
Scholarship can be taken at: USA
User Review( votes)
-25 years or younger
-Currently enrolled in a college or university and committed to returning to their home -universities following the completion of the program.
-Strong leadership qualities and potential in their university and community activities
-Serious interest in learning about the United States
-High level of academic achievement, as indicated in grades, awards and reference letters
-Proficiency in English
-Students from diverse backgrounds, especially those students who have not previously had opportunities to travel internationally are encouraged to apply
-Applicants of this program are required to be in either their 14th or 15th year of formal education.
-Students enrolled in either, a four year bachelor’s program or a two year bachelor’s programs are eligible to apply.
0Students who have completed a two year bachelors and are enrolled in the first year of their Master’s degree are also eligible to apply (only applicable to students who have previously completed a two year Bachelor’s).
-All disciplines are eligible to apply.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Pakistani citizens can apply for this scholarship.
Scholarship Description: In 2010, the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program – Pakistan (Global UGRAD-Pakistan) was launched by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the United States Department of State. The program in Pakistan is administered by the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) and in the United States by the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX). Within a short life-span, the Global UGRAD has gained immense popularity among the Pakistani university going students. With the first batch of 100 fellows of the 2010-11 Global UGRAD-Pakistan returned to Pakistan to complete their undergraduate degrees at Pakistani universities. The Global UGRAD program is designed to award undergraduate Pakistani students enrolled at a university in Pakistan. The Global UGRAD-Pakistan program offers cultural/academic exchange through a non-degree program for a semester at a university in the U.S. Applicants of this program are required to be in either their 14th or 15th year of formal education. Students enrolled in either, a four year bachelor’s program or a two year bachelor’s programs are eligible to apply.
Duration of award(s): Programme is available for one semester – approximately half attend in fall and other half in spring
What does it cover? Global Undergraduate Program offers:
-Round-trip from your home city to and within the U.S.
-Tuition and mandatory university fees
-Room and board (housing and meals)
-Accident and sickness coverage
-A monthly allowance for incidentals during the program
-A limited allowance for books
-Monthly maintenance allowance for the duration of the program
Selection Criteria: Applications will be reviewed in four stages:
-Round 1: All applications will be screened by USEFP staff for completeness and minimum qualifications.
-Round 2: Complete applications that meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated according to a set of established criteria and short listed.
-Round 3: In-person interviews of short-listed applicants will take place in Islamabad between January and February. The interview panels are made up of both U.S. and Pakistani citizens.
-Round 4: Final candidates and alternates will be selected in April-May. Applicants who have become finalists or alternates will be notified by telephone. Those who have not will be notified by mail.
-Final Approval: is given by the higher authorities in the U.S.
How to Apply: The Global UGRAD-Pakistan program is advertised every year (please check for availability) by October/November. Application form is required to be submitted online. Applicants are required to submit current or most recent transcripts with applicant All supporting documents , such as photocopies of transcripts including an explanation of grading scale of university issuing the degree, are to be attached to the online application before submission . Photocopies of transcripts must be attested by the issuing authority.
NOTE: Once you are selected you will be required to provide a Reference Letters and No Objection Certificate (NOC) from your current academic institution.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is November 23, 2016.