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Humphrey Fellowship Program

Humphrey Fellowship

The Humphrey Fellowship Program provides a year of professional enrichment in the United States for xperienced professionals from designated countries throughout the world. Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or private sector.
Each year approximately 200 Fellows funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State engage in non-degree study and related professional experiences at selected American universities. Started in 1978, the program now has a network of over 4,000 alumni in 157 countries around the world working to improve their communities and the lives of those in need.
Fellows are placed at one of eighteen American universities chosen for excellence in relevant Humphrey fields and for the resources and support they offer Humphrey Fellows. The host campus selection process is open to all universities. This year’s university competition is in the field of Substance Abuse Education, Treatment, and Prevention.
The fellowships are granted competitively to both public and private sector candidates with a commitment to public service in the fields of:

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Agriculture and Rural Development
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Communications/Journalism
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Economic Development
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Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
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Finance and Banking
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Higher Education Administration
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HIV/ADIS Policy and Prevention
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Human Resource Management
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Law and Human Rights
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Natural Resources and Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
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Public Health Policy and Management
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Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
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Substance abuse education, treatment, and prevention
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Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
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Technology Policy and Management
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Trafficking in persons policy and prevention
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Urban and Regional Planning


To be eligible, applicants must have the following qualifications:

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Demonstrate commitment to public service and potential for advancement in their professions.
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A minimum of five years of professional experience commensurate with the type of study and training experience they seek and should be policy rather than research or technically oriented.
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Completed a university degree program requiring at least four years of full-time study in order to qualify for admission to U.S. programs of graduate study.
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Proficiency in both written and spoken English with a minimum TOEFL test scores of 525 paper-based or 71 Internet-based. Candidates with lower scores may be nominated for the Long Term English Training.
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Demonstrate the required experience, skills, and commitment while also indicating how they can benefit from this program in ways that they have not already experienced.

The Humphrey Fellowship grants provide round-trip transportation to the United States, tuition fees and living expenses for full-time study. Grant provisions do not include financial support for dependents.

Application forms at http://apply.embark.com/student/humphrey/fellowship/

Moreinfo: http://humphreyfellowship.org

Applicants need to create new account and follow the instructions outlined in this website before completing the application forms and other supporting documents.

Cambodia Applicants who do not already have an official TOEFL score of 525 or above should plan to take the TOEFL Institutional Testing Program (ITP) on June 19 at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. Registration for the ITP is available through the Educational Advising Center at RUPP from Monday-Friday, with a registration deadline of June 14. Please contact Mr. Hang Chanthon for registration of the ITP at 023-884-320. contact Mr. Chau Sa at 023-728-248; email: chaus@state.gov

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