U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Kazakhstan Global UGRAD Program 2020/2021
Location: Universities in U.S.A.
Deadline: December 31, 2019
Details: The Embassy of the United States of America in Kazakhstan is pleased to announce the academic year 2020 – 2021 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) is open. This program provides a scholarship for one semester of non-degree, full-time academic study at a U.S. college or university, combined with community service, professional development workshops, and cultural enrichment activities.
- Applicants must be a citizen of the country in which they apply for the Global UGRAD Program.
- Applicants must be studying in the country in which they apply for the Global UGRAD Program.
- Scholarships will be granted to students who currently are enrolled in full-time undergraduate programs only, having completed a minimum of their first semester of study. Participants must have at least one semester or an equivalent term to complete at their home institutions upon completion of the Global UGRAD Program.
- Applicants should demonstrate leadership potential through academic work, community involvement, and extracurricular activities.
- Applicants must achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 45ibt.
- Preference will be given to those who have had little or NO experience in the U.S. or outside of their home countries.
- Applicants are required to return directly to their home country after the completion of the program.
- Applicants are over 18 years of age.
Individuals in the following circumstances are not eligible for the Global UGRAD Program:
- U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States;
- Individuals currently studying, residing, or working outside of their home country;
- 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); employees are also ineligible for one year following the termination of employment;
- 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 employees and their immediate family members.
- Travel (international travel to and from the United States for the program and travel within United States to required program events). World Learning secures travel arrangements
- Payment of tuition at the assigned host institution
- Participants are housed in campus facilities with American roommates
- Limited accident and sickness coverage that meets the requirements of J Exchange Visitor Program regulations. This coverage is not all-purpose health insurance and it is subject to specific limitations including, but not limited to, pre-existing conditions, dental, and vision care. It is not intended to replace the participants’ regular medical insurance plan, which should be maintained or secured during the scholarship period at the participants’ expense
- Monthly stipend
- Pre-departure orientation at the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan
- Virtual arrival presentation
- In-person end-of-program workshop in Washington, DC
Applicants are required to submit the following;
- Complete application form
- Two essays based on indicated themes(400 to 600 words each)
- Readable academic transcripts for years of university study
- Two letters of recommendation (reference).
- Readable copy of Kazakhstan passport biographical page
- Optional portfolio for fields of study such as art, architecture, or other relevant ones
- Non-required, supplemental materials that further support the application are accepted.
- Applicants must register on the World Learning Student Portal in order to access the online application.