Invitation to apply for the 2020-2021 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program through the Embark system

US Embassy Khartoum deadline for receipt of application forms through the Embark system is August 25, 2019 in order to select, interview, recruit and send final nominations to the US Institute of International Education (IIE)

Attention: An official copy of the TOEFL test scores must be submitted by Humphrey nominee before she/he can be considered for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship.  All Nominees should take their language test between July and September 2018 so that it may be included in their scores with other nomination materials by the October 1, 2019 deadline.

English Language Testing:

U.S. universities require current English language test scores for Humphrey candidates from all countries outside the English-speaking Caribbean. Applicants with TOEFL scores lower than 525 on the paper-based test (PBT) or 71 on the internet-based test (iBT) are not technically eligible for the regular Humphrey competition but may be eligible for the Long-Term English program. All Applicants should take their language test between July and September 2019.

Program Components:
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a Fulbright program that 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.

Prospective Fellows should have a minimum of FIVE YEARS full-time professional experience (prior to August 1, 2020) in the relevant field. Candidates must have completed a university degree program requiring at least four years of full-time study to qualify for participation in U.S. graduate study programs. Candidates should be proficient in both written and spoken English and should normally have a minimum TOEFL score of 525 (paper based) or 71 (internet-based), although exceptionally promising candidates with lower scores may be nominated for the Long-Term English (LTE) training.


The Humphrey 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.

Application Forms:
As noted above, IIE will accept only electronic submissions of applications through the Slate system. Paper-based applications may be used in-country for pre-screening purposes. The application file is available on the website.

Fields of Study:

Sustainable Development
a. Agricultural and Rural Development
b. Economic Development/Finance and Banking
c. Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
d. Urban and Regional Planning

Democratic Institution Building
a. Communications/Journalism
b. Law and Human Rights
c. Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
d. Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
e. Technology Policy and Management
f. Human Resource Management

a. Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
b. Higher Education Administration
c. Teaching of English as a Foreign Language

Public Health
a. Public Health Policy and Management
b. HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
c. Substance Abuse Education, Prevention, and Treatment