Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Competition Announcement


Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Competition Announcement

We are pleased to announce the 2018-19 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program competition. The deadline for submitting application materials is Friday, March 17, 2017 by 13:00 hrs.

Purpose and Thematic Focus: The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides ten months of graduate-level, non-degree academic study and related professional experience in the United States. The Humphrey Fellowship is one of the most selective and prestigious exchange programs offered by the United States Government as it combines academic and professional training. Successful Humphrey Fellows are mid-career professionals in the public or private sector with demonstrated potential for national leadership and commitment to public service. Since 1978,over 5,000 fellows have been selected from more than 156 countries, including 50 from Botswana.

Fields of study include: Communication and journalism, agricultural development/agricultural economics, business, economic development (finance and banking), natural resources and environmental management, technology policy and management; and public health policy and management. For more information, please refer to: Humphrey Fellowship or the Embassy’s website.

Eligibility Requirements: Candidates must be citizens of Botswana ; have five or more years of substantial continuous professional experience in Botswana after completion of a four-year undergraduate university degree; demonstrated leadership qualities and a record of public service commitment; a demonstrated role in the policy aspect of the field of specialization; little or no previous experience studying or working in the U.S.; and written permission from the employer to participate in the program.

Financial Benefits: Tuition/fees, a monthly allowance, international/domestic air travel, accident/sickness insurance, and funding for educational materials and professional activities.

Application Requirements

  1.  Please download the 2017 Application form (PDF 79KB). Please legibly print or type your responses. NOTE: Applicants who have previously applied for this Fellowship may access and update their earlier applications using the Embark online system.
  2. Submit the following to the U.S. Embassy: A paper printout of the application form  with an original signature, certified copies of higher education diploma and degree certificates; all post-secondary official transcripts; and three professional references.

Application Deadline and Submission: Application packets should be mailed to the following address: Humphrey Program Application, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, P. O. Box 90, Gaborone.  Packets  may also be hand-delivered to the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section.  The deadline for submitting application materials is Friday, March 17, 2017 by 13:00 hrs.

Questions and further information: Please e-mail queries to

Note: The Public Affairs Section will notify ONLY successful applicants.