Scholarships United States of America - Humphrey

United States of America



H. Humphrey Fellowship Programme




The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Programme brings accomplished mid-level South African professionals to the United States for a year of combined non-degree academic and professional work. Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and commitment to public service. The programme is restricted to certain fields of study.


Fellows are selected based on potential for leadership and commitment to public service. By providing future leaders and policy makers with experience in U.S.A. society, culture, and professional fields, the programme provides a basis for lasting, productive ties between Americans and their professional counterparts in South Africa. Successful applicants are normally placed at participating universities in the United States from August - June (i.e. ten months).


Fields of Study


Fellowships are available in the following fields:


  1. Agricultural and Rural Development
  2. Communications/Journalism
  3. Economic Development
  4. Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
  5. Finance and Banking
  6. Higher Education Administration
  7. HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
  8. Human Resource Management
  9. Law and Human Rights
  10. Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
  11. Public Health Policy and Management
  12. Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
  13. Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention
  14. Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
  15. Technology Policy and Management
  16. Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
  17. Urban and Regional Planning


Eligibility Requirements


To be eligible for a Humphrey Fellowship, applicants must have:


  1. A first university degree
  2. Five years of substantial professional experience
  3. Demonstrated leadership qualities and a record of public service
  4. Fluency in English


Value of the Award


The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship provides:


  1. Round-trip economy international travel for the grantee.
  2. Tuition and university fees.
  3. Limited accident and sickness insurance for the grantee only.


NB: The Humphrey Programme does not provide financial support for accompanying dependents.


Application Information


Closing date for applications is normally in mid-July.


Contact Details


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