Fully-funded Humphrey Fellowship Program for International Students, USA 2024

Written by catherine.caoile on February 23, 2023

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Agriculture and Related Sciences, Communications and Journalism, Curatorial Studies, Education, English as a Second Language, Environmental Policy, Environmental Studies, International Development, International Relations, Master of Arts in Teaching, Public Health, Urban Planning
  • Country of the Scholarship

    United States
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

    Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Expenses covered

    Monthly subsistence allowance, Travel and visa costs, Insurance, Tuition fees
  • Scholarship Contact Details


The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program improves leadership among international professionals who approach nearby and worldwide difficulties and cultivate change for our aggregate great.

Through academic study and professional development with U.S. partners, this developing worldwide network shares best practices. It builds the ability in fields of fundamental significance to progress cultural and institutional limits, advance human rights and freedoms, guarantee sustainable environments, and foster flourishing networks.

About the Fellowship 

Laid out in 1978 as a Fulbright exchange that propels U.S. international strategy objectives through the exchange of mid-vocation professionals addressing around 140 qualified nations from every world district. Humphrey’s Fellows work in basic fields for coordinated effort, like regulation and human rights, general health, including infectious diseases, environmental change, and public policy.

A new assessment found that 61% of Humphrey’s graduated class got back and work in government in some limit. Others are pioneers in their fields driving approaches, presenting new accepted procedures, and carrying out imaginative administration strategies in their associations. Furthermore, 46% of the graduated class report having created public approaches, made public programs, filled in as public mentors, and/or exhorted government authorities on regulation in their nations of origin.

Hubert H. Humphrey

Hubert H. Humphrey’s commendable leadership, and energetic dedication to public assistance, truly expect more noteworthy understanding among countries inspired by the Humphrey Fellowship Program. In 1964, he was chosen VP of the US under President Lyndon Johnson and got back to the Senate in 1971, serving until his demise in 1978.

The Humphrey Fellowship Program, Fulbright Exchange 

The fellowship program aims to develop a connection between the United States and International leaders to advance their solutions to challenging issues worldwide. Leadership development will create a long-lasting tie in the critical fields between the US and professional counterparts globally.

The Fellowship program is funded by the United States Department and administered by the Institute of International Education.

Host Universities 

Humphrey chosen host universities are chosen through a competitive application interaction to partake in the Program for a five-year cycle. The competitions are coordinated annually not entirely settled by fields of study. The determination depends on the university’s capacity to foster particular non-degree, interdisciplinary programs for a different gathering of 12-15 international Fellows. Both public and confidential foundations have taken part in the program throughout the long term.

The University assigned for the successful fellows will be depending on their academic field area such as:

 Human and Institutional Capacity

  • Boston University
  • Michigan State University
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Montana
  • University of Kansas

Rights and Freedom 

  • American University
  • Arizona State University
  • University of Montana
  • University of Kansas

    Sustainable Land

  • Cornell University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of California
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Montana

Thriving Communities 

  • Emory University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University

Fellowship Program Component 

  • Professional Affiliation is a six weeks professional affiliation that will allow the successful fellows to collaborate with US Based organizations and share their skills and knowledge.
  • Humphrey Seminar is one of the required courses where fellows will gain and help develop their goals and plan. This seminar will focus on the program objectives which moreover include a better understanding of the US culture, society, leadership developments, and networks.
  • International Leadership Forum which provides an opportunity for the fellows to actively participates in activities that will help develop their skills and leadership.
  • Professional Development for professional growth and expanding their understanding of global issues.
  • Academic Enrichments the fellows will be placed in one of the 13 host universities and will be based on their field of studies.

Fellowship Summary 

  • Academic Year: 2023-2024
  • Applicant’s Nationality: Selected Countries
  • Degree Level: Any
  • Field: Eligible Fields
  • Fellowship Country: United States
  • Award: Fully funded
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Duration: NA
  • Offered Annually: Yes
  • Renewable: Yes


  • The applicants must be a citizen of the selected eligible countries for the fellowship program.
  • Must be holding an undergraduate degree
  • Must have a minimum of five years of full-time experience
  • Can demonstrate their leadership skills and have a record of community or public service
  • Must have a limited experience in the USA
  • Must have good communication skills in oral and written English.

Keep in mind that applicants with previous job experience in the USA will be disqualified.

Application Process 

Interested applicants can apply through the US Embassy Public Affairs Section or at the Binational Fulbright Commission in their home countries. The application must be completed with the following:

  • An essay must be completed, all questions must be in the English language, and must thoroughly address the questions.
  • Two letters of reference must be in the English language
  • Applicant’s official transcript of records, keep in mind that the transcript must be uploaded by the applicants and valid documents. The transcript is required to have the list of courses and received grades. Diplomas can only be submitted if the transcripts don’t show proof of the degree obtained by the applicant.

U.S. Consulates and Fulbright Commissions should present their selections to the Establishment of International Education in Washington D.C. in early October. Choice of Fellows is declared in the Spring of the next year, and Humphrey Fellows start their program in the U.S. between April and September of that very year, contingent upon how much English language preparing required. Humphrey Fellows with lacking TOEFL scores might be expected to go to escalated English language preparation before the beginning of their Fellowship.

Fellowship Awards 

  • Tuition fees and payment at the assigned host university for the successful fellows.
  • Pre-academic training
  • Living allowance which also includes one settling in
  • Sickness and accident insurance
  • Book Allowance
  • International travel expenses
  • Professional development allowance

Application Deadline 

The deadline to complete and submit the application is until April 23, 2023. The application deadline will also depend on the applicant’s country.

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