The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) is now accepting applications for the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in the US 2024. Pakistani applicants have the opportunity to apply for this fully funded scholarship program in the USA through the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD). This initiative, known as the Global UGRAD-Pakistan, offers promising young leaders from diverse backgrounds in Pakistan the chance to engage in non-degree academic study at American universities and colleges.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and financially supported by the U.S. Government, the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program is administered by World Learning. Since its inception in 2008, over 2,500 Global UGRAD students have benefited from this program. Graduates of the Global UGRAD program leave the U.S. equipped with the skills and insights needed to become leaders in their respective fields and communities. Many alumni go on to secure prestigious opportunities such as Fulbright awards, international internships, and impactful roles in business and government within their home countries and regions.

During a semester of undergraduate classes and community engagement, participants strengthen their leadership, academic, and career-preparedness skills while building relationships with Americans. Participants return home as engaged leaders committed to tackling pressing challenges in their communities and fostering greater understanding between people of the United States and Pakistan.

Brief Description

  • Organization: USEFP- Global Undergraduate Exchange Program
  • Universities: American Universities
  • Department: Maximum Fields
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Award: Full-Funded
  • Application Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: Not Known
  • Nationality: Pakistani
  • The award can be taken in the United State of America
  • Deadline: 27 September 2023

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants aspiring to pursue fully funded exchange programs in the USA through the Global UGRAD program must satisfy the following eligibility criteria:

Citizenship: Applicants must hold Pakistani citizenship (including Pakistan-administered Azad Jammu and Kashmir).

Age Limit: Applicants should be under the age of 25 years.

Enrollment: Students must be currently enrolled in Pakistani colleges or universities.

Return Commitment: Applicants must commit to returning to their home universities upon program completion.

Education Stage: Students should be in the 14th or 15th year of their formal education, equivalent to 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th semester students.

Degree Programs: Applicants in both four-year and two-year bachelor’s programs are eligible.

Leadership Qualities: Strong leadership potential and active participation in university and community activities.

Interest in the U.S.: A genuine interest in learning about the United States.

English Proficiency: Proficiency in the English language.

Diverse Backgrounds: Students from diverse backgrounds, particularly those who haven’t had previous international exposure, are encouraged to apply.

Inclusivity: Special encouragement for women and disabled individuals to apply.

These eligibility criteria aim to identify candidates who are committed to personal growth, leadership development, and cross-cultural understanding, making them ideal candidates for the enriching experience of the Global UGRAD program in the United States.


The following individuals are considered ineligible for the Global UGRAD program:

Dual Nationals: Individuals holding dual U.S./Pakistani nationality or U.S. permanent residency.

Fulbright, U.S. Department of State, or USAID Employees: Employees of the Fulbright organization, U.S. Department of State, or USAID, along with their spouses, children, fiancés, siblings, dependents, and parents.

First or Final Year Students: Students in their first or final year of university are not eligible for the program.

These criteria ensure that the Global UGRAD program reaches individuals who can fully benefit from the opportunity and contribute effectively to its objectives, without potential conflicts of interest or stage-specific limitations.

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The Global UGRAD 2024 program aims to achieve the following key objectives:

Leadership Development: The program seeks to empower participants by fostering their leadership skills and providing practical experiences that contribute to their growth as effective leaders. Through various activities and engagements, participants will enhance their ability to lead and make positive impacts in their communities.

Academic Excellence and Career Readiness: Global UGRAD is dedicated to enhancing participants’ academic competencies and equipping them with essential career preparedness skills. By immersing participants in a diverse academic environment, the program aims to sharpen their critical thinking, problem-solving abilities, and adaptability, ensuring they are well-prepared for their future academic and professional endeavors.

Community Engagement and Service: The program places a strong emphasis on fostering participants’ commitment to community engagement and service. By actively participating in their host and home communities, participants will develop a sense of responsibility towards societal needs. This hands-on engagement will not only benefit their communities but also contribute to participants’ personal growth and global citizenship.

Cross-Cultural Understanding: Global UGRAD envisions creating a stronger bond between the people of the United States and Pakistan through the shared experiences and interactions of program participants. By immersing themselves in both their host and home communities, participants will foster cross-cultural understanding and bridge gaps of knowledge and perception between the two nations.

In summary, the Global UGRAD 2024 program serves as a transformative platform that not only bolsters participants’ leadership capabilities, academic excellence, and community involvement but also facilitates meaningful connections between the people of the United States and Pakistan. Through their enriched experiences, participants will contribute to building bridges of understanding, tolerance, and collaboration between these two nations.

How to Apply

If you are an eligible and enthusiastic candidate, we strongly encourage you to take the opportunity and apply for the esteemed Global Undergraduate Exchange Program 2024 (Global UGRAD). To initiate the application process, simply follow the provided steps:

Online Application: The application procedure is conducted exclusively online. You can access the application form by clicking on the link provided below:

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Through this user-friendly online portal, you can seamlessly submit your application for the USEFP Global Undergraduate Exchange Program for Pakistan. Don’t miss out on this chance to embark on an enriching journey of academic excellence and cross-cultural exchange.

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Documents Required

  • Proof of Identity (Id card, passport)
  • Educational Documents (Transcript of up to current semester)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • others if any


The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD) is a comprehensive and fully funded scholarship exchange initiative designed for Pakistani students. This program extends financial coverage to the following essential components:

Round-Trip Airfare: UGRAD ensures that participants’ travel expenses are fully covered, including round-trip airfare to and from their host country.

Tuition and University Fees: The program takes care of tuition fees and mandatory university charges, ensuring that participants can fully focus on their academic pursuits without financial concerns.

Room and Board: UGRAD provides participants with comfortable and secure housing, along with meals. This ensures a conducive environment for learning and personal growth throughout their academic journey.

Books Allowance: To support participants’ educational needs, a stipend for books and learning materials is included, ensuring they have access to the necessary resources.

Accident and Sickness Coverage: UGRAD prioritizes participants’ well-being by offering comprehensive accident and sickness coverage, ensuring their health and safety throughout their stay.

Monthly Maintenance Allowance: Participants receive a monthly maintenance allowance, enabling them to manage incidental expenses and maintain a comfortable lifestyle while focusing on their studies.

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program aims to empower Pakistani students by removing financial barriers and providing a supportive framework for them to excel academically, broaden their horizons, and engage in cross-cultural experiences.

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Muhammad Usman

Research & MEXT Scholar  at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) with Graduate Major in Global Engineering for Development, Environment and Society


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