Humphrey Fellowship Program USA

Humphrey Fellowship Program USA

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The Humphrey Fellowship Program USA brings young and mid-career professionals from designated countries to the United States for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts.

Humphrey Fellowship Program USA

The 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 U.S. and Fellows’ home countries


  • Host University: Different Universities
  • Host Country: United States of America (USA)
  • Offering Programs: Fellowship
  • Available Program: All Fields are Available
  • Number of Awards: Approximately 200
  • Eligible countries: All Countries


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Fellows are placed at one of the participating USA universities. Fellows are not able to choose which university they will attend. Rather, they assign in diverse groups of 7-15 To the most appropriate host institution based on their area of interest and professional field

  • 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
  • The University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University


As a non-degree program, the Fellowship offers valuable opportunities for professional development through selected university courses, attending conferences, networking, and practical work experiences. The eligible program fields are:

  •  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
  • The teaching of English as a Foreign Language
  • Technology Policy and Management
  • Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
  • Urban and Regional Planning

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Citizens of eligible countries in

  •  Sub-Saharan Africa,
  •  Europe and Eurasia,
  •  The Middle East and North Africa,
  •  East Asia and the Pacific, 
  • South and Central Asia,
  •  Western Hemisphere.


This will cover:

  • Payment of tuition and fees at the assigned host university;
  • Pre-academic English language training, if required;
  • Also, a maintenance (living) allowance. Including a one-time settling-in allowance;
  • Accident and sickness coverage;
  • 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);
  • Additionally, Professional Development allowance for professional activities. Such as field trips, professional visits and conferences.


The applicant must have:

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



Application deadlines 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.

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.

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