The Embassy of the United States of America is accepting applications from citizens of the Republic of Mauritius for the 2022-23 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.
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. Degree-seeking candidates should contact the Embassy’s Education USA advising center for information.
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Appropriate candidates are mid-career professionals in leadership positions who have
demonstrated a commitment to public service and the potential for professional advancement.
Candidates should have both the need to participate in the program and the potential to benefit from it. Accordingly, they should demonstrate the required experience, skills, and commitment while also indicating how they can benefit from this program in ways that they have not experienced previously and are not likely to experience without the Humphrey Fellowship.
Applicants with distinguished records and no compelling need for the Humphrey experience are not appropriate candidates.
Prospective Fellows should have a minimum of five years full-time professional experience (prior to August 2022) in the relevant field and should be interested in the policy aspects of their field of specialization.
Please note that 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 generally be proficient in both written and spoken English as demonstrated
by a minimum TOEFL score of 525 (paper based) or 71 (internet-based), although exceptionally
promising candidates with lower scores may be nominated and will be considered for one of the
two English training programs.
U.S. universities require current English language test scores for Humphrey candidates from all
countries outside the English-speaking Caribbean. All nominees should take their language tests between May and September 2021.
Fields of Study:
a) Human and Institutional Capacity;
b) Rights and Freedoms;
c) Sustainable Lands;
d) Thriving Communities.
The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship provides:
· Round-trip international travel for the grantee;
· Tuition and university fees;
· Settling-in and monthly maintenance allowances;
· Funding for books and professional activities;
· Limited accident and sickness insurance (does not include pre-existing conditions and pregnancy)
The Humphrey Program does NOT provide financial support for accompanying dependents.
The deadline for receipt of nominations is August 1, 2021.
Only shortlisted candidates will be called in for an interview at which time, the originals of all
documents must be produced. Incomplete/poorly written applications will not be considered.
For more information, please visit https://mu.usembassy.gov/education-culture/humphrey-fellowships/