The Embassy of the United States of America in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is pleased to announce the academic year 2020-2021 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) competition for BiH.
The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) provides a diverse group of emerging student leaders with a scholarship for one semester of non-degree academic study at a U.S. college or university. The program is sponsored by the U.S Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and aims to recruit participants from underrepresented, non-elite backgrounds, who have not had other opportunities to study in the United States. Successful applicants can expect an in-depth exposure to U.S. society, culture, and academic institutions, as well as opportunities to enhance their professional skills.
Apply online for the 2020-2021 Global UGRAD Program from November 4, 2019 through December 31, 2019 at 23:00 local time.
The scholarship covers:
- 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
- Funding for books
- Payment of room and board 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
- A small monthly stipend
- Pre-departure orientation at the U.S. Embassy in BiH in Sarajevo
- Virtual arrival presentation
- In-person end-of-program workshop in Washington, DC
- Reimbursement of out-of-pocket program related expenses for finalists, subject to conditions and limitations. For example, reimbursable expenses may include domestic travel to required program events and procedures, certified English translation fees, or medical clearance related fees
- The program does not cover passport related fees.