Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Competition Announcement

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the 2021-22 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program competition.  The application deadline is Friday, August 14, 2020 at 11:59 PM.  

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. 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:  An Bachelor’s degree; A minimum of five years full-time professional experience; Limited or no prior experience in the U.S.; Demonstrated leadership qualities; A record of public service; English language proficiency;  Demonstrated experience in the field of study; and 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 an 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.

Application Requirements:  Complete and submit electronically the online application at Only applications submitted via the online portal will be considered.

Application Deadline and Submission:  All application materials should be submitted online by Friday, August 14, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

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