Hubert Humphrey Fellowship


The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship program is for experienced experts interested in underpinning their leadership abilities by sharing erudition reciprocally and comprehending widespread issues in the U.S. and fellows’ country of origin. Almost 200 Fellowships confers each year.

Scholarship Provider:

USA Government provides this scholarship. Fellows are not allowed to choose the university they prefer, rather allotted to most likely host institution in diverse group of 7 to 15based on their area of interest and expertise.


Area of Study:

Though a non-degree program, the Fellowship offers prospects, which are beneficial for professional advancement as a result of completing certain university courses, joining conferences, networking, and hands-on work knowledge. 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
  • Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
  • Technology Policy and Management
  • Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
  • Urban and Regional Planning


Benefits of this Scholarship:

  • Total tuition fees is supported by the program at the host university
  • Free pre-academic English language coaching (if required)
  • Living allowance will be provided, including a one-time settling-in allowance
  • Insurance coverage (accident and sickness)
  • Book allowance will be provided
  • Funding for one-time computer
  • The program will bear the air travel expenses (international travel- to and from U.S. for the program and local- required to attend events for the program) and
  • Professional Development allowance include field tours, professional visits and conventions



  • Must be an undergraduate
  • Minimum five years of full-time professional experience
  • Limited or no working experience in US beforehand
  • Proven leadership skill
  • Evidence of community service
  • English language skill
  • Target groups: Citizens of eligible countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa, East Asia and Pacific, South and Central Asia, and Western Hemisphere


How to Apply:

  • Application closing dates between May to September every year (deadlines differs country to country)
  • The nominating U.S. Embassy or Bi-national Fulbright Commission will notify the internal deadline of accepting submissions
  • Institute of International Education office in Washington, DC should receive the nominations submitted by Embassies and Commissions on or before 1st October

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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.