USA Exchange Programs




    The U.S. Government sponsors various educational, academic and professionals exchange programs. These programs seek to promote the free exchange of information and ideas, thus increasing mutual understanding between the citizens of the United States and Kyrgyzstan.



The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD), a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State, provides opportunities for first-, second-, third- and fourth-year five-years study programs undergraduate students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan for one semester of full-time, non-degree study in the United States.

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The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program (Humphrey)

Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program (Humphrey) brings accomplished mid-level professionals to the United States for a year of graduate-level non-degree academic coursework and professional development activities. By providing future leaders and policy makers with experience in U.S. society, culture, and professional fields, the program provides a basis for lasting, productive ties between Americans and their professional counterparts overseas.


Fulbright Foreign Research Scholarship Fellow Program (PHD level)

The Fulbright Senior Scholar Program is open to Kyrgyz scholars who have established themselves in their fields and wish to take advantage of the opportunity to further their professional development through research or lecturing activity in the United States. The candidate must have a "kandidatskaya" or "doctor nauk" degree (as a minimum requirement), a proven record of research activities and publications, and well-developed English skills.

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Fulbright Foreign Student Program

Fulbright Visiting Student Program is open to Kyrgyz university graduates in the arts, engineering, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. This program supports study for a master's degree program at a U.S. university for up to two academic years.


Chevening Exchange Program

Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world. Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.