Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program in USA 2023 – APPLY NOW


Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2023 Application Update – This is to inform the general public and most especially those that want to do their professional studies in the US that the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for the 2023 application is now out, and interested suitably qualified applicants are hereby invited to apply.

Just so you, this article will focus on the following the requirements for the application of the fellowship, the documents required, areas or fields that the scholarship is offered, the benefits of the grants, the scholarship application procedures, and many more!


About The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a scholarship program that was established to help young and mid-career professionals who need assistance from different developing countries to the United States for their professional courses. The program is 10 months of professional enrichment and non-degree graduate-level study.

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program was founded in 1978. It was established in honor of the late Senator and Vice-President of the United States, Hubert H. Humphreys’ accomplishments and for his commemoration by the United States.

The main objective of the program was to meet the essential requirements that policymakers, planners, administrators, and managers in the government, public and private sectors, and non-governmental organizations, who have a public service commitment, and demonstrated leadership potential will need for the development of their different countries.

Benefits of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The followings are the grants and benefits of the Humphrey fellowship 

  • Provides tuition and fees, 
  • A monthly maintenance allowance for all students
  • Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines, 
  • Candidates will also be given an allowance for books and supplies,
  • Their round-trip international air travel to the host institution will; be paid for
  • Domestic travel to the Washington, D.C. workshop will  be taken care of also
  • Provision of allowances for professional activities. 

NOTE: The fellowship does not have room for dependent relatives or family members. This is because the management has a lot to fend for and cannot support dependent ones.

Eligibility Requirements

Every applicant is expected to meet the following eligibility requirements, for them to be considered for the scholarship award.

  • Candidates must possess an equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree
  • It is either the candidate possesses a four-year bachelor’s degree or has a master’s degree; or a full-time postgraduate diploma if the bachelor’s degree duration is not up to four years
  • Applicants need five years of substantial professional experience before August 2024 
  • Candidates are also expected to show that they are due and eligible for leave
  • Applicants are expected to demonstrate good leadership qualities
  • Applicants are required to have a good record of public service in the community
  • Applicants must be willing to return to their home country on completion of the fellowship.
  • Candidates must have English written and spoken proficiently  
  • All the finalists will have to take the TOEFL test.

Fellowship Award Fields/Areas 

The followings are the areas or fields in which the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program awards scholarships.

  • Agricultural and Rural Development 
  • Communications/Journalism
  • Economic Development
  • Educational Administration
  • Planning and Policy
  • Finance and Banking
  • Law and Human Rights
  • Natural Resources
  • Environmental Policy
  • Climate Change
  • Public Health Policy
  • Management
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Public Administration
  • Substance Abuse Education
  • Treatment and Prevention
  • Technology Policy and Management
  • Urban and Regional Planning

The aforementioned fields and areas are the available career fields that the fellowship will award and applicants are expected to apply within this jurisdiction.

Application Procedures for Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

If you are ready to apply for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, these is the application procedures to follow:

  • For applicants who want to submit their applications online, log in to
  • And before you apply, carefully review the Hubert H Humphrey Applicant Instructions to avoid mistakes that will warrant your disqualification from the scholarship 
  • Those that are already secured employment, should please upload their Employer’s Endorsement Form on the online application.
  • If an applicant is an employee of the central or state government, an endorsement form from his or her employer should be sent to the committee.
  • Employer’s comments in the employer’s endorsement form must indicate that leave will be granted to the employee for the fellowship.
  • A scanned copy of the employer’s endorsement should be uploaded on the applicant’s online application.
  • Applicants are advised to present two referees through their online application portal 
  • The referees are to submit their recommendations online according to the guidelines given in the applicant’s instructions
  • Before the application deadline, the referee(s) should complete a confidential report of reference
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will be disqualified. Please take note of that.

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Timeline and Placement Process

June  15, 2023 The due date for the 2024-2025 application awards
Late July 2023 Scrutinizing applications and  short-listing candidates
End July 2023 The review results are forwarded by USIEF to all candidates
Mid-August 2023 Short-listed candidates will be in National interviews
End August 2023 USIEF notifies the nominees. Nominees take TOEFL
October 2023 Applications of the nominees will be forwarded by USIEF to the Humphrey Program Office, in Washington, D.C.
February/March 2024 Humphrey selection cable from Washington, D.C. should get to the USIEF
February/March 2024 The scholarship finalists will receive notification from USIEF
April 2024 Fellows who require Long-Term English Training will begin their 4-month intensive English program
June/July 2024 Fellows who need 8 weeks of English Training will start their Pre-academic training in the U.S. 

For more details on Humphrey Fellowship Program, visit 

Application Deadline

  • Applications should be submitted on or before the scholarship deadline, which is June 15, 2023, 23:59 hrs (IST). Do not forget that the application varies countries to country.


Now that you have all the information that you need for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, you can now apply. In the article, we have enumerated the requirements for the application of the fellowship, the documents required, areas or fields that the scholarship is offered, the benefits of the grants, the scholarship application procedures, and many more so that it will be all easy for you.

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