The U.S. Embassy of Sri Lanka announces that the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has commenced accepting applications for its scholarship program ‘ Global UGRAD Scholarship 2023’ for foreign undergraduates.

So, Sri Lankan Undergraduate students who are interested in studying in the U.S. can apply for the ‘Global UGRAD 2023’.

Furthermore, The closing date for the Application is 15th December 2022.

Global UGRAD Scholarship 2023
Twitter posted by the U.S. Embassy of Colombo

What is the Global UGRAD Scholarship?

This undergraduate scholarship program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by World Learning. The history of this program runs till 2008 and this provided opportunities for the students over 2500 globally.

Countries eligible for this program

Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, North Macedonia, Palestinian Territories (West Bank and Gaza), Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

According to, the program goals are;

  • To promote mutual understanding between people of the United States and other countries.
  • Provide a fulfilling exchange experience to drive academic, cross-cultural, and leadership competencies for students from Global UGRAD countries.
  • Enhance students’ academic knowledge and professional skills needed to pursue long-term academic and career goals.
  • Cultivate students’ comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the U.S.
  • Facilitate opportunities for students to establish social networks with U.S. host institutions and local communities.
  • Empower students to engage constructively in the civic life of their local and global communities.

Visit for more information.

And also, follow this link for the application to the Global UGRAD Scholarship 2023 application.