Thursday, November 11, 2010


Thanks to Jing Pei for sharing this.


To get application form, click

2011 - 2012

Application Deadline: December 10, 2010

Looking for an enriching undergraduate experience in an American college or university?

The Global UGRAD program provides scholarships for
one semester or one academic year of U.S. study in a non-degree program. This program is funded by U.S. Department of State. The goal of the program is to provide a diverse group of emerging student leaders, from non-elite and under-represented groups with a substantive exchange experience at a U.S. College or University.

Successful applicants can expect an in-depth exposure to U.S. society, culture and academic institutions by engaging in substantive academic exchanges at colleges and universities across the country. Students accepted into the one-semester program will travel in the fall 2011 (Aug-Sept) or in the winter (January). The length and start date of the scholarship award will depend upon the student's interests and availability.

Participants will not be able to choose their host institutions; however, based on academic interests, the program will attempt to place them at the most appropriate participating host institution. This is a non-degree program and it will be the paricipants responsibility to check with their home institutions whether any credits accumulated during the exchange can be transferred.

All Global UGRAD program participants will be enrolled full-time in undergraduate course work chosen from the host institutions existing curriculum to allow students ample opportunity for substantive interaction with U.S. faculty and student peers, and for exposure to U.S. academic and classroom culture. To ensure that students succeed in their new academic environment, host institutions will offer instructions on topics including academic research and writing, critical thinking, time management, note-taking and studying for and taking tests. Participants will live on-campus with American peers.

Participants will be required to participate in a minimum of ten hours of community service activities per semester. An internship component will be required for all academic-year participants during the academic component of the program. Internships will be related to each participant's field of study and/or career plans. They will also be required to enroll in at least one course per semester in a U.S. studies field, such as American History, Literature or Government.

Scholarships will be available in all academic fields of study. Per J-1 visa regulations, applicants from the fields of medicine, nursing, veterinary medicine, pharmacology, or other clinical fields of study, that direct patient care, including animal care, is not permitted and therefore academic course and/or program activities (e.g. internships) at participating host institutions may be limited.

Malaysian citizens only.

Participants must be 18 years of age when they arrive in the U.S. Additionally, participants should be 24 years or younger at the time of application.

Eligible students need to be currently enrolled and have completed at least one year of undergraduate study at a local institution by the time their UGRAD programs begins. Participants must also have at least one term of study remaining when they complete the program.   

To apply, Get form from website mentioned above.

A complete application package will include :

- Completed and signed Global UGRAD application form
- Official/certified academic transcripts for years of university study (with English   translations)
- Official results of the national general secondary school
- Letters of reference
- Grade Equivalences between local grading and U.S. grading system
- Toefl Scores (iBT minimum 61)
- Valid passport copy

Kindly submit 5 sets of complete applications to MACEE by December 10, 2010.

        Global UGrad Program
        18th Floor, Menara Yayasan Tun Razak
        200 Jalan Bukit Bintang
        55100 Kuala Lumpur

For more information, please call 03 2166 8878 or e-mail at 

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