Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship is now accepting applications for academic year 2024-2025. This professional development program brings accomplished mid-level professionals to the United States for 10 months of non-degree academic coursework and professional development activities in the following fields:

Human and Institutional Capacity:
  • Economic Development
  • Finance & Banking
  • Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
  • Technology Policy and Management
Rights and Freedoms:
  • Communications and Journalism
  • Law and Human Rights
Sustainable Lands:
  • Agricultural and Rural Development
  • Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
  • Urban and Regional Planning
Thriving Communities:
  • Public Health Policy and Management
  • Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention (see 4b)
  • Educational Administration, Planning, and Policy

Eligibility criteria:

  1. Candidates must be mid-career professionals in leadership positions who have demonstrated a commitment to public service and the potential for professional advancement.
  2. Candidates should have both the need to participate in the program and the potential to benefit from it. They should demonstrate the required experience, skills, and commitment while also indicating how they can benefit from this program in ways that they have not experienced previously and are not likely to experience without the Humphrey Fellowship.
  3. Candidates should have a minimum of five years full-time professional experience (prior to August 2023) in the relevant field. Please note internships, tutoring and work experience obtained prior to university graduation will not count towards this requirement.
  4. Candidates must have a university degree.
  5. Candidates should be proficient in both written and spoken English as demonstrated by a minimum TOEFL score of 525 (paper based) although exceptionally promising candidates with lower scores may be considered for the 8 or 16 week intensive English training program. *Please note, only those candidates who have successfully passed the interview stage will be registered for the TOEFL/Duolingo test by the Embassy. Candidates who choose to register and pay for the test on their own will not be reimbursed;
  6. Local employees of the U.S. Embassy/USAID and their family members, as well as employees of American Councils and American Corners are ineligible for grants during the period of their employment and for one year following the termination of employment.


  1. University diploma with corresponding grades;
  2. Three (3) letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to the professional qualifications of the applicant, and
  3. A complete application form.


All uploaded documentation must have a corresponding official English language translation;

Paper copies of materials will not be accepted.

Please apply online at: .

Application deadline: July 10, 2023.

For consultations, please email

U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section
3rd floor, Business Center
70 Andalyp (1958) street
Phone: (+99312) 473503; 473506; 473581; 473584
Fax: (+99312) 473529