Humphrey Fellowship Program for Undergraduate Ghanaian Students, 2017

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a program for young and mid-career professionals sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The program enables chosen applicants to be placed at eighteen selected U.S. universities, which serve as their academic and professional base.

Scholarship Benefits: 

  • Payment of tuition and fees at the assigned host university;
  • Pre-academic English language training, if required;
  • A maintenance (living) allowance, including a one-time settling-in allowance;
  • Accident and sickness coverage;
  • A book allowance;
  • A one-time computer subsidy;
  • Air travel (international travel to and from the U.S. for the Program and domestic travel to required program events);
  • A Professional Development allowance for professional activities, such as field trips, professional visits and conferences.

Eligibility: 

: Applicants eligible for this fellowship must

  • Ghanaian citizen and resident of Ghana during the time of application.
  • An undergraduate (first university or Bachelor’s) degree
  • A minimum of five years of full-time, professional experience post undergraduate study.
  • Limited or no prior experience in the United States
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities
  • A record of public service in the community
  • English language ability

How to apply: Interested candidates may submit a Letter of Interest and CV to accraexchange@state.gov and include details about their current position, proposed area of study, vision for their career and career objectives.

Deadline: The application period is January – March every year..

For more information, visit the official site.