The Humphrey Fellowship Program is for experienced professionals interested in strengthening their leadership skills through a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the U.S. and Fellows’ home countries. H Humphrey scholarshipAs a non-degree program, the Fellowship offers valuable opportunities for professional development through selected university courses, attending conferences, networking, and practical work experiences. During the year, Fellows pursue both their individual program goals and work closely with their Humphrey colleagues in workshops and seminars. Unlike a typical graduate school experience, the Program encourages Fellows to travel away from their host campus to learn more about American culture and to network with their American peers. If you are interested in broadening your perspectives and becoming a global leader, the Humphrey Fellowship is for you.


Fellows are placed in groups of seven to fifteen at selected U.S. universities, which serve as their academic and professional base. Fellows audit or register for a partial course load to enable them to travel and network with their American peers and experts in their field of work, attend conferences, and engage in a professional affiliation (work experience) without the pressure of meeting specific degree or diploma requirements.

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Basic Eligibility Criteria

  • An undergraduate (first university or Bachelor’s) degree
  • A minimum of five years of full-time, professional experience
  • Limited or no prior experience in the United States
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities
  • A record of public service in the community
  • English language ability

The Fellowship provides for

  • Payment of tuition and fees at the assigned host university;
  • Pre-academic English language training, if required;
  • A maintenance (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);
  • A Professional Development allowance for professional activities, such as field trips, professional visits and conferences.

The online application will be opened on April 2, 2016 for the 2017/2018 program year. Start your application here by April 2

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  1. I can’t access to fill the application. The is text appears me!!!

    Application is no longer available. You may only enter this application if you have submitted it.
    You have attempted to access an application whose deadlines have all passed for this season.


    • Yes Arthur. you got this response because the application will open on April 2. Do check back then.


    • Arthur Harutyunyan
      I want to apply as well,I live in Somalia please can you tell me your email address so that we can help each other.


      • That will be great Arthur and Hanan. Share details together and support each others growth. Can’t wait to hear your experiences. If you are having any difficult, let us know and we could be of help.


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