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Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

Please check our website frequently for updates on the next program cycle and application period.

Program Information

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership potential to the United States for one year of graduate-level non-degree academic coursework and professional development activities. The Program is not designed to lead to a degree. Rather, fellows pursue tailored study programs at participating host institutions. Each fellow's professional plan may include professional visits, conferences, and a professional affiliation (work placement) of at least six weeks. Early in the academic year, the fellow develops a plan for professional activities carefully geared to the fellow's need for relevant, practical professional experiences. Faculty advisers also assist fellows in balancing academic and professional experience.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be in possession of an undergraduate degree;
  • Have at least five years of substantial professional and management experience;
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities and a record of public service;
  • Have limited or no prior experience in the U.S.;
  • Have a desire to focus on public policy rather than research or technical fields;
  • Have proficiency in both written and spoken English (TOEFL scores are not required at the time of application, but successful candidates will be required to take the TOEFL exam); and
  • Be Iraqi citizens resident in Iraq throughout the application and selection process (Individuals with dual U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident status are ineligible).

Application and Selection

Specific instructions on application and selection will be available throughout the application period.

For general information about the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, please visit:

For questions regarding the Humphrey Program in Iraq, please email the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section at

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