Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The application deadline for the 2020-2021 cycle has passed. Details regarding the next cycle (2021-2022) will be posted here once available.

General Program Information:

The United States Embassy in Mozambique is pleased to announce the annual competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. This one-year Fellowship program is offered to young and mid-career professionals who have a proven track record of leadership, a public service commitment, and the capacity to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent non-degree study at a leading U.S. university. The program awards a certificate from the U.S. Government; it is not designed to deliver an advanced degree.

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished professionals from designated countries around the world to the United States at a midpoint in their careers for a year of graduate-level academic course work and professional development activities. The Humphrey Program was initiated in 1978 to honor the memory and accomplishments of the late Senator and Vice President, Hubert H. Humphrey. Fellows are selected on their potential for leadership and commitment to public service.

The program provides a basis for establishing lasting ties between citizens of the United States and their professional counterparts in other countries, fostering an exchange of knowledge and mutual understanding throughout the world.

Fellowships are granted competitively to professional candidates with a commitment to public service in either the public or private sector. As the Humphrey Fellowship is not a degree program, 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.

Eligible Fields/Sectors:

The Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy offers to qualified candidates Humphrey Fellowship opportunities in the following fields:

Sustainable Development

  • Agricultural and rural development
  • Economic development
  • Finance and banking
  • Natural resources, environmental policy, and climate change
  • Urban and regional planning

Democratic Institution Building

  • Communications/journalism
  • Law and human rights
  • Public policy analysis and public administration
  • Trafficking in persons policy and prevention
  • Technology policy and management
  • Human resource management


  • Educational administration, planning and policy
  • Higher education administration
  • Teaching of English as a foreign language

Public Health

  • Public health policy and management
  • HIV/AIDS policy and prevention
  • Substance abuse education, treatment and prevention

Application Process:

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

  • A first-level university degree (licenciatura) to enable them to undertake graduate level study in the U.S. AND at least five years of full-time professional experience
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and a record of public service
  • Demonstrated English language ability
  • Limited prior experience in the U.S.
  • Mozambican citizenship

Candidates who meet the above criteria are encouraged to apply.

Process and Selection Criteria:

Humphrey Fellowships are highly competitive, and applicants must fulfill the eligibility criteria outlined above. After a pre-selection process by the Selection Committee, which is composed of Embassy Officials and former awardees who have completed their studies and are now engaged in various endeavors in Mozambique. The names of selected applicants are then sent to the J.William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board in Washington, D.C. for final approval.

After evaluation of the application and associated documents, qualified candidates will be invited to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Those candidates that score high enough in this exam will be interviewed by the Embassy Selection Committee for final recommendation.

Terms and Conditions:

The Humphrey Fellowship provides: international travel, tuition and university fees, accident/sickness coverage, monthly maintenance allowance and funding for books and professional activities. The Humphrey Program does not provide financial support for accompanying dependents.

Additional Information:

For any additional information please contact the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy at or visit