The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program



The Humphrey Fellowship is a mid-career professional development program established to enhance the capacity of professionals from designated countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Europe and Eurasia.  The fellowship is a 10‐month non-degree academic program developed specifically for small clusters of Humphrey Fellows at selected U.S. universities.

During their year‐long stay at a host American university, Humphrey Fellows are invited to take non-degree graduate courses relevant to their professional interests.  Participants spend a considerable portion of their time engaged in professional development activities including: consultations and affiliations with U.S. faculty and experts, field trips, workshops, research projects and the development of practical useful strategies that could be applied in the Fellows’ home countries.

Participants in the Humphrey program focus on specific fields of study including the following: Sustainable Development, Democratic Institution Building, Education, and Public Health.

More details on the fields of study:



  • A graduate of an accredited university or college and hold a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent
  • Ghanaian citizen and resident of Ghana
  • A minimum of five years of full-time professional experience
  • Limited or no prior experience in the United States
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and broadly defined commitment to public service
  • English language ability



Application finalists will be required to take the TOEFL exam (Test of English as a Foreign Language).  All applicants are expected to study for the TOEFL exam before, during, and after submitting the application.  Finalists must be prepared to take the TOEFL exam soon after interviews.  The exam fees will be paid for by the program for finalists only.



Online applications must be submitted via the following:

All applications received will be screened and ONLY short-listed applicants will be contacted and invited for an interview.

Applications are due August 15.

All applications received will be screened and ONLY short-listed applicants will be contacted and invited for an interview.

Women, individuals from rural areas, under-represented groups including individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply (reasonable accommodation will be provided for individuals with disabilities interested in applying.)  Please direct questions to for more information.