A programme for young and mid-career professionals sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The Humphrey 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 (1911-1978).
Since 1978, more than 6,000 Fellows from 157 countries have participated in the programme hosted by more than 40 universities.
Basic Eligibility 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.
Agricultural and Rural 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
Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
Public Health Policy and Management
HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention.
Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention
Participating Countries & Regions
To find out if citizens of your country/region are eligible to participate in the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, click on your region. If your country/region appears on the list, you are eligible to apply.
- Sub-Saharan Africa
- Europe and Eurasia
- Middle East and North Africa
- East Asia and Pacific
- South and Central Asia
- Western Hemisphere
Selection Process Stage 1: National Screening
Stage 2: Screening by the Institute of International Education
Stage 3: Candidate Review Committees
Stage 4: Approval by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
Stage 5: Placement of Selected Humphrey Fellows
For more information visit https://www.humphreyfellowship.org/selection-process