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Humphrey Fellowships

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Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Embassy of the United States of America in China is currently seeking candidates for the year 2017-2018 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.  

Program Description

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program was initiated in 1978 to honor the memory and accomplishments of the late United States Senator and Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey.  Since 1978, more than 4,700 Fellows from 157 countries have participated in the program, including more than 140 from China.  

The Humphrey Program brings accomplished young and mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership potential to the United States for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and substantive professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts directly related to their professional needs and fields of interest. 

Humphrey Fellows are placed in theme-based clusters of approximately ten persons at U.S. universities.  Following their academic study program, Humphrey Fellows also participate in a professional development internship for at least six weeks with local, state, national or international organizations located in the United States. 

How the Humphrey Program Is Administered

The Humphrey Fellowship program is sponsored by the United States Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in consultation with a national advisory committee composed of representatives from business, education and government.  The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) in the United States, appointed by presidential authority, has overall responsibility for the final selection of Humphrey Fellows. 

Humphrey Fellowships provide for international travel and travel within the U.S. as required, tuition and fees, books, a monthly maintenance stipend, and limited funds for professional development activities such as attendance at conferences, field trips and professional affiliations.  In China, the U.S. Embassy is the sponsor of the Humphrey Program.

For more information about the Humphrey program, please visit the program website:


  • During application period (April 8 – May 27, 2016), applicants only need to submit the application form online. Other materials are not required.