The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides 10 months of professional enrichment and non-degree graduate-level study in the United States for accomplished mid-level professionals from designated countries.
Fellows are nominated by U.S. Embassies or Fulbright Commissions based on their potential for leadership and a demonstrated commitment to public service. The fellows are placed in groups by the professional field at selected U.S. universities offering specially designed programs of study and training.
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Fellowship Program has received funding as a Fulbright exchange activity from the U.S. Congress since 1978 to honor the public service career of the late Senator and Vice President, Hubert H. Humphrey.
The candidate should have a very good command of the English language. Fellows with inadequate TOEFL scores may be required to attend intensive English language training before the start of their Fellowship.
Course Level: The Humphrey Program is a non-degree program. Participants may complete academic coursework at their host university to update their academic and professional knowledge in their field, but they do not receive an academic degree as a result of their participation in the Program.
Study Subject: The fellowships are awarded in the fields of Sustainable Development-Agricultural and Rural Development, Economic Development, Finance and Banking, Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change, Urban and Regional Planning, Democratic Institution Building-Communication /Journalism, Law and Human Rights, Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration, Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention, Technology Policy and Management, Human Resource Management. Education-Educational Administration, Planning and Policy, Higher Education Administration, Teaching of English as a Foreign Language, Public Health-Public Health Policy and Management, HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention, Substance Abuse Education, Treatment, and Prevention.
Award: The Fellowship provides for:
- 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 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 award can be taken in the USA
Eligibility: In order to apply for scholarship, applicants must follow the given 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.
Nationality: Students of Sub-Saharan Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Republic of Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Europe: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Turkey and Ukraine. The Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. East Asia and Pacific: Burma, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Indonesia, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. South and Central Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Western Hemisphere: Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela can apply for the fellowship.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have an undergraduate (first university or Bachelor’s) degree.
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirement: The candidate should have a very good command of the English language. Fellows with inadequate TOEFL scores may be required to attend intensive English language training before the start of their Fellowship.
How to Apply: Completed applications (including enclosures, if any) must be submitted via the appropriate administrative authority within applicant’s region/country.
Application Deadline: The deadline for applicants varies by country. Embassies and Commissions must submit their nominations to the Institute of International Education (IIE) office in Washington, DC by October 1. The deadline for applicants to submit their applications to the Embassy or Commission varies by country. Please check with the Embassy or Fulbright Commission in your country to learn of its application deadline.