The 2020-2021 Humphrey Fellowship Program Is Accepting Applications Now

Programme History 

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.

The 2020-2021 Humphrey Fellowship Program Is Accepting Applications NowBasic 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.

Programme  Fields

Sustainable Development

Agriculture logoAgricultural and Rural Development

Econ & Finance logoEconomic Development

Econ & Finance logoFinance and Banking

Natural Resources logoNatural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change

Urban and Regional Planning logoUrban and Regional Planning

Democratic Institution Building

Journalism/Communications logoCommunications/Journalism

Law & Human Rights logoLaw and Human Rights

Public Policy and Public Administration logoPublic Policy Analysis and Public Administration

Trafficking logoTrafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention

Tech policy logoTechnology Policy and Management

Human resources logoHuman Resource Management


TEFL logoEducational Administration, Planning and Policy

HEA logoHigher Education Administration

TEFL logoTeaching of English as a Foreign Language

Public Health

Health Policy logoPublic Health Policy and Management

HIV/AIDS logoHIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention.

Substance abuse logoSubstance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention

The 2020-2021 Humphrey Fellowship Program Is Accepting Applications NowParticipating  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.

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
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