Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Competition Announcement

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the 2023-24 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program competition.  The application deadline is Friday, May 20, 2022, at 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time (5:59 AM Central Africa Time).  Applications must be submitted online at 

Program Overview:  The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship is a one-year non-degree graduate-level study and professional development program for accomplished young and mid-career professionals with proven track record leadership, public service commitment, and the capacity to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent study. Throughout the year, Fellows pursue individual program goals through university coursework, conferences, networking, and practical work experiences. Unlike a typical graduate school experience, the Program encourages Fellows to travel away from their host campus to learn more about American culture and network with their peers. 

Fields of Study: Sustainable Development; Democratic Institution Building; Education; and Public Health. For more information on the fields of study and the program, please refer to 

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree 
  • A minimum of five years full-time professional experience
  • No prior or limited experience in the U.S.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities 
  • A record of public service
  • English language proficiency
  • Demonstrated experience in the field of study
  • A written indication from the employer to approve leave of absence allowing selectees to participate in the program. 
  • Applicants cannot be immediate family members of a U.S. Embassy employee.

Fellowship Provisions: 

  • Payment of tuition and fees at the assigned host university
  • Pre-academic English language training, if required
  • A 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) 
  • Professional Development allowance for professional activities

Complete and submit electronically the online application at The Embassy will consider only complete applications submitted by the deadline. 

Questions and further information:  Please e-mail queries to or follow the Embassy’s Facebook page to join recurring scheduled virtual information sessions.