AY 2023-2024 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
Application deadline- 24:00 Midnight, July 23, 2022
a. Non-Degree Academic Study
Humphrey Fellows pursue tailored study programs at participating host institutions, where freedom from the requirements of a degree program gives each Fellow the flexibility to pursue a self-directed, individualized program at a host campus. Approximately 13 U.S. campuses have been selected through a competitive process based on their ability to offer institutional and professional resources to host cohorts of Fellows in designated fields of study. Humphrey Fellows may not request placement at any particular university.
Each campus has at least one designated faculty coordinator for academic and administrative support. In addition, faculty advisors assist Fellows in pursuing balanced academic and professional programs. Even though Fellows will spend time in an academic setting and are able to take classes at a U.S. university, the Humphrey Fellowship Program is classified as a non-degree program by the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). Humphrey Fellows cannot transfer from non-degree status to degree status under any circumstances under their program.
b. Leadership and Professional Development
Professional enrichment activities include professional visits, enhancement skills workshops, conferences, training programs, and a professional affiliation (placement). The professional affiliation provides firsthand exposure to a U.S. work environment on a full-time basis for a minimum period of six weeks. Early in the academic year, each Fellow develops, with assistance from the local campus coordinator and faculty advisors, a detailed plan of practical professional activities geared to the Fellow’s program objectives.
The program arranged for Humphrey Fellows extends from August or early September 2023 to the following June 2024. Applicants who need additional English training may be required to arrive in the United States as early as 20-25 weeks ahead for intensive language study before beginning their regular university programs. Candidates must be able to participate in the full period of the English and/or university programs.
d. Financial Provisions
The Humphrey Fellowship provides:
- a monthly maintenance stipend
- accident and sickness coverage
- tuition and university fees
- round-trip international travel to the host institution (and to the Fellow’s English-language training program when applicable), and domestic travel to required Humphrey workshops and seminar events
- settling-in allowance, book allowance
- computer subsidy (when applicable)
- and professional development allowance
The Humphrey Fellowship Program does not provide an allowance for dependents and the stipend provided by the Fellowship grant is not sufficient to support family members. Humphrey Fellows should plan to bring with them some personal funds to cover incidental expenses not covered in the grant.
Humphrey Fellows are responsible for providing travel, insurance, and financial support for any dependents accompanying them to the United States. Please note that Long-Term English program and other orientation centers cannot accommodate dependents. Even if dependent approval is obtained, dependents may not arrive in the United States until the Fellows are settled into their academic year programs and have secured housing (at least 30 days after the Fellow’s arrival) at the primary Humphrey Fellowship host campus.