Hubert Humphrey Fellowships in USA for International Students

The Humphrey Fellowship Program is for proficient experts interested in solidifying their leadership abilities via a shared exchange of information and understanding about subjects of public concern in the U.S. and Fellows’ home nations.
This scholarship is for non-degree courses. It presents the grantees with a chance for professional development via designated university courses, attending conferences, networking, and practical work experiences. The authorized program fields are:
• Agricultural and Rural Development
• Communications/Journalism
• Economic Development
• Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
• Finance and Banking
• Higher Education Administration
• HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
• Human Resource Management
• Law and Human Rights
• Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
• Public Health Policy and Management
• Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
• Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention
• Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
• Technology Policy and Management
• Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
• Urban and Regional Planning

Eligibility Criteria
Eligible countries from which applications are welcome are: nations in Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa, East Asia and Pacific, South and Central Asia, and Western Hemisphere.
The applicant must possess:
• An undergraduate (first university) degree,
• At least five years of full-time, professional experience
• Partial or no prior experience in the United States,
• Proven leadership abilities,
• A record of public service in the community, and
• English language ability

The deadline for submission of application is before the 1st of October each year.
Scholarship value
The scholarship caters for:
• Tuition and fees at the allotted host university
• Pre-academic English language training if needed
• A living allowance, comprising a one-time settling-in allowance
• Accident and sickness coverage
• A book allowance
• A one-time computer subsidy
• Air travel
• A Professional Development allowance for professional activities, such as field trips, professional visits and conferences

Instructions for application
The deadline for application submission varies by country but is often around May to September annually. Ideally, applicants should liaise with the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy or Bi-national Fulbright Commission in their country for more information about application procedures.

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