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Hubert Humphrey Fellowships in USA

The Humphrey Fellowship Program is experienced professionals who wishes to in deepen and maximize their leadership skills through acquiring of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the U.S. and the Fellow country home. Fellows are placed at one of the participating universities in USA. Individual fellow is not allowed to choose the university of their choice, rather they are assigned in diverse groups of 7-15 to the most appropriate host institution based on their area of interest and professional field. The number of wards is approximately 200 Fellowships are awarded annually.

Eligible Countries:

Citizens of eligible countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa, East Asia and Pacific, South and Central Asia, and Western Hemisphere.

Level/Course of study:

• Agricultural and Rural Development
• Communications/Journalism
• Economic Development
• Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
• Finance and Banking
• Higher Education Administration
• HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
• Human Resource Management
• Law and Human Rights
• Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
• Public Health Policy and Management
• Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
• Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention
• Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
• Technology Policy and Management
• Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
• Urban and Regional Planning

Benefits of Fellowship:

The Fellowship provides for:

• Payment of tuition and fees at the assigned host university;
• Pre-academic English language training, if required;
• A living allowance, including a one-time settling-in allowance;
• Accident and health coverage;
• A book allowance;
• A one-time computer subsidy;
• Air travel (international travel to and from the U.S. for the program and domestic travel to required program events);
• A Professional Development allowance for professional activities, such as field trips, professional visits and conferences.


The applicant must have:

• An undergraduate (first university) degree,
• A minimum of five years of full-time, professional experience
• Limited or no prior experience in the United States,
• Demonstrated leadership qualities,
• A record of public service in the community, and
• English language ability

Application Process:

Application deadlines for Humphrey Fellowship Program vary by country but falls around May to September each year. The nominating U.S. Embassy or Binational Fulbright Commission will advise you of its internal deadline for receiving applications. Embassies and Commissions must submit their nominations to the Institute of International Education office in Washington, DC by 1 October.

Interested candidates are to contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy or Bi-national Fulbright Commission in your country for more information about application procedures.

For further information on the fellowship see – Hubert Humphrey Fellowships in USA for International Students


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