The Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship Program is for experienced professionals interested in strengthening their leadership skills through a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the United States and the Fellows’ home countries. The program provides ten months of non-degree academic study and related professional experiences in the United States.
Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or the private sector. The Program offers Fellows valuable opportunities for leadership development and professional engagement with Americans and their counterparts from many nations.
Approximately 150 Fellowships are awarded annually. The Hubert H. Humphrey Scholarship Program is tenable at selected host universities in the United States. Host institutions are selected based on their excellence in the Program’s designated fields of study and for the resources and support they offer Humphrey Fellows.
- Host Institutions: Fellows are placed at one of the participating universities (Full list below) in the United States of America. They are not able to choose which university they will attend. 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.
- Field of Study: List of fields below.
- Duration: Up to 10 months.
- Number of Scholarships: About 150
- Target group: The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is open to 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.
Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship Program Benefits
Selected candidates will have the following benefits:
- Payment of tuition and fees at the assigned host university;
- Pre-academic English language training, if required;
- A maintenance (living) allowance, including a one-time settling-in allowance;
- Accident and sickness coverage;
- A book allowance;
- A one-time computer subsidy;
- Air travel (international travel to and from the United States of America 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.
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Fields of study
- Sustainable Development
- Agriculture and Rural Development;
- Economic Development;
- Finance and Banking;
- Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change;
- Urban and Regional Planning.
- Democratic Institution Building
- Law and Human Rights;
- Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration;
- Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention;
- Technology Policy and Management;
- Human Resource Management.
- Educational Administration, Planning and Policy;
- Higher Education Administration.
- Public Health
- Public Health Policy and Management;
- HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention;
- Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention.
Host Institutions for the Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship
Please find here, the list of participating universities at which candidates can hold the Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship.
- American University, Washington College of Law
- Arizona State University
- Boston University
- Cornell University
- Emory University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Michigan State University
- Pennsylvania State University
- Syracuse University
- University of California, Davis
- University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
- Vanderbilt University
- Virginia Commonwealth University
Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship Program Eligibility
To apply for the Hubert H. Humphrey Scholarship, candidates should meet the following criteria:
- An Undergraduate (first university or Bachelor’s) 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;
- English language ability.
Please contact the U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Section or Binational Fulbright Commission in your country of residence to learn about possible specific program requirements.
- Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship to the USA;
- Swedish Government Scholarship;
- Government of Romania Scholarship.
How to Apply for the Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship Program
Application deadlines vary by country but usually fall 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.
Application is done through Embassies and Commissions which in turn must submit their nominations to the Institute of International Education office in Washington, DC by .
For more information on the Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship Program, please visit the official page and contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy or Bi-national Fulbright Commission in your country. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.