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Hubert Humphrey Fellowships for International Students

Organizer: USA Government

Level: Training Fellowship

Deadline: varies,May-Sept (annual)

Study in:  USA

Program starts: Apr-Sept 2013

Brief description:

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides a year of professional enrichment in the United States for experienced professionals from designated countries throughout the world. Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or private sector.

The Humphrey Program is a non-degree-granting 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.

Host Institution(s):

Fellows are placed at one of eighteen (8) participating USA universities.  Fellows are not able to choose which university they will attend. Rather, they are assigned  to the most appropriate host institution based on their area of interest and professional field.

Field of study:

  • Agricultural and Rural Development;
  • Communications/Journalism;
  • Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention;
  • Economic Development/Finance and Banking;
  • Educational Administration, Planning and Policy;
  • HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention;
  • Higher Education Administration;
  • 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;
  • Teaching of English as a Foreign Language;
  • Technology Policy and Management;
  • Trafficking in Persons, Policy and Prevention;
  • Urban and Regional Planning.

Number of Awards:

Approximately 160-190 are awarded with the fellowship each year.

Target group:

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

Scholarship value/inclusions:

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 applicant must have:

  • an undergraduate (first university) degree,
  • a minimum of five years of substantial professional experience,
  • limited or no prior experience in the United States,
  • demonstrated leadership qualities,
  • a record of public service in the community, and
  • strong English skills.

Please contact the U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Section or Fulbright Commission in your country of residence to learn about possible specific program requirements (link found below).

Application instructions:

The deadlines for applicants vary by country but falls around May to September each year. Please check with the Embassy or Fulbright Commission in your country to learn about the exact deadline for submitting applications.  Embassies and Commissions must submit their nominations to the Institute of International Education office in Washington, DC by 1 October.

Please contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy or Bi-national Fulbright Commission in your country for more information about application procedures.   It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Contact information:

Click here for country-specific contact information.  Also see the FAQs.


Official Scholarship Website:;jsessionid=6ot8gn5pdjpuo


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