HUBERT H. Humphrey Fully Funded Fellowship Program

HUBERT H. HUMPHREY Fully Funded Fellowship Program For 2023/2024 Session- The Hubert H. Humphrey fellowship which is a program funded by the US government through the “Office of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State and the Institute of International Education (IIE)” is currently accepting online applications from interested person into their trainee program. The program provides mid-career professionals from selected countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, and Eurasia. This opportunity for persons to improve their professional strength by taking part in specialized programs for 10 months.


Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a “Fulbright program” which brings accomplished mid-career and young professionals from different developing countries of the world to the United States for ten (10) months of non-degree graduate classes and practical professional experiences related to their career interest. The Humphrey program kick-started in the year 1978, it was a plan to recognize in the memory and achievements of the “Hubert H. Humphrey” who is a Late Senator and a former Vice-President of the United States. The program is structured to meet the requirements of planners, policy makers, administrators, and managers in the government’s private and public sectors, and organizations that are non-government but have strong public service commitment and have demonstrated leadership potential, commitment and service to their own country’s development.
The Hubert H. Humphrey fellowship program is focused towards providing selected applicants with a broad experience that widens their perspectives, improving their ability to take on greater professional roles , and assist them with the opportunity to build useful professional contacts. The Humphrey program is now providing a Long-Term English (LTE) language training opportunity to enhance the participation of candidates from rural areas, non-elite populations, minority groups and others who may be qualified candidates but are lacking necessary language skills for the program. LTE scholars will be brought to the United States for a 4-month pre-academic intensive program to improve their speaking/language skills. Please note that the Humphrey fellows pass-through master’s level works which are directly related to their professional needs and fields of interest but do not result in any way award a degree. They are assigned in clusters of about eight (8) to fifteen (15) institutions offering the most suitable program in their field/area of interest. These clusters are kept within a geographical balance thereby permitting interaction among fellows from various countries. The host institutions of higher learning are chosen for their excellence in the Humphrey fields and for the necessary resources and support they provide for Humphrey Fellows.


DEADLINE : it Depends on your country
LEVEL : Traineeship (10 months).
NUMBER OF FELLOWSHIPS : Two hundred (200)
FINANCING : Fully funded.
HOST COUNTRY : United States of America.


The Hubert H. Humphrey fellowship will be releasing finances to selected candidates:

  • A monthly allowance, the amount depends on the destination city
    An allowance will be provided for books and other supplies.
    Tuition fees waiver.
    Fees for standardized tests needed for admission to a host university.
    Support for international round-trip travels to any of the host institution.
    Support for domestic trips to Washington, DC for a seminar.
    Medical insurance provided by the U.S government
    Additional funds are will also be provided for professional activities such as attending conferences and field trips

Furthermore, the trainee program will provide the following numerous benefits:

* Helping the scholarship holder in identifying and applying for admission to any university in America.
Briefing/Orientation before departure.
* Assistance in acquiring the J-1 visa (Visa exchange program).
Pre-college programs in any institution of higher learning in the United States. The duration of these programs is between 4 days and 8 weeks and its organized before the start of the graduate program. These programs are organized to meet the needs of the course in which the scholar is accepted.
Outside financial and assistance aspect, “the Hubert H. Humphrey fellowship program” will assist you, once selected, to get visas for your spouse even your minor children. Meanwhile, bear in mind, you will be solely responsible for their daily living expenses.


Fellows are chosen based on their commitment to public service and national leadership potential whether in the private or public sector. Potential fellows for the Hubert H.Humphrey fellowship must have:
— A minimum of an undergraduate degree.
— Not less than five (5) years of full-time experience on professional skills.
— Little or no experience in the United States (previously)
— He or she must demonstrate strong leadership qualities.
— A public service report from the candidate’s community.
— Good English speaking skills.


Qualified applicants for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program are provided with opportunities in the following fields/areas:

  • Education / Educational planning.
    Environmental policy.
  • Finance and banking.
  • HIV / AIDS policy and prevention.
  • Agricultural / rural development.
  • Climate change.
  • Communications / Journalism.
  • Technology policy and management.
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
  • Policy and prevention of trafficking in persons.
    and Urban regional planning.
  • Economic development. Human resources / personnel management.
  • Human rights, Law, democratic development and Civil Society
  • Natural resource management.
  • Analysis of public policies and public administration.
  • Public health policy and management.
  • Drug addiction education, prevention, and treatment.


This year, applicants will be welcomed in the following Universities;

American University
Washington College of Law Arizona State University
Boston University
Cornell University
Emory University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Michigan State University
Pennsylvania State University
Syracuse University
University of California, Davis
University of Minnesota (Humphrey School of Public Affairs)
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Commonwealth University


  • Interested candidates can submit online applications by visiting :
    For more details specific to your country, please go to your country’s U.S. Embassy website.The Timeline and Placement Process For This Program is as follows;
    June 15, 2022: Application due date for 2023/2024 awards
    Late July 2022: Screening applications to short-list candidates
    End July 2022: USIEF contacts the applicants about the review outcome
    Mid-August 2022: National interviews for all short-listed candidates
    End August 2022: USIEF notifies the nominees. Nominees collects TOEFL
    October 2022: USIEF will forward applications of nominees to the Humphrey Program Office located in Washington, D.C.
    February/March 2023: USIEF waits to receive the Humphrey selection cable from Washington, D.C.
    February/March 2023: USIEF will then notify the finalists
    April 2023: 4-month intensive English program starts for fellows that require a Long-Term English Training
    June/July 2023: Pre-academic training in the U.S. starts for fellows that require 8-weeks English Training (if required)
    August/September 2023: The Humphrey program kick-starts. Programs arranged for the Humphrey fellows will start in August 2023. These program occupies academic course work at the master’s level, and place reasonable emphasis on activities such as special projects, seminars, field trips, networking with professional counterparts, attendance at professional meetings and conferences and networking with professional affiliations working with suitable organizations. These activities equips fellows with practical experience in their area outside the university setting. Each fellow is to make a design of his/her individual program with the “Humphrey coordinator’s assistance”. During their program year, fellows are expected to display initiative, to also be resourceful, and network with various U.S. organizations and professionals.
  • End Words: this is a rare opportunity for you to build your professional skills free of charge, embrace it and apply in time. Make sure to go through the eligibility criteria over and over again, always cross-check online forms before submitting to avoid mistakes and errors. is wishing you a successful application process!

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