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Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program (HHH)


The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). It is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) under a cooperative agreement with ECA.

The Humphrey Fellowship is a one-year, mid-career, non-degree program for professionals interested in strengthening leadership skills, as well as learning more about their professional fields of study. The Humphrey Program also emphasizes the mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern to the U.S. and Fellows’ home countries.

Humphrey Fellows are placed at university campuses where they pursue individual program goals and work closely with their Humphrey colleagues in workshops and seminars. Fellows are also expected, however, to engage in professional development activities outside of their university campus, attending conferences and seminars, and completing a six-week professional affiliation requirement.

Humphrey Fellows are grouped together by professional fields at the various universities. Since many of these Humphrey cohorts have as many different nationalities as there are Fellows, in addition to learning about American culture Fellows also have to accommodate customs and traditions from other regions of the world. This requires a person who is adaptable, flexible and willing to tolerate differences.



Up to three grants are offered and each covers international travel, tuition and fees, monthly maintenance allowance, professional visits/affiliation, settling-in allowance, baggage allowance, book/supplies allowance, and supplementary health insurance. There will be no provision for dependents to accompany fellows, nor will fellows receive a separate allowance to support dependents.

Humphrey Fellows will be placed as non-degree students in graduate level courses in one of participating universities. Professional activities such as seminars, special research projects, field trips, attendance at professional association conferences, meetings with professional counterparts and professional affiliations with appropriate organizations provide fellows with practical experience in their fields outside the university setting. The emphasis is on broad-based program objectives that go beyond the acquisition or improvement of professional or technical skills alone.






  • Be a Thai citizen in good health
  • Be preferably from 30 to 50 years of age
  • Have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on transcript for a bachelor’s degree.
  • If possessing a degree from the U.S, must have returned to Thailand for at least 5 years following receipt of the degree
  • Be physically present in Thailand at the time of interview
  • Have an outstanding record of professional accomplishments and leadership qualities
  • Have a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in public service, whether in public or private sector organizations and agencies (an applicant should be policy rather than research and technically oriented.)
  • Have a TOEFL score of at least 71 (iBT) or IELTS score of at least 6.0 on a test taken within two years prior to the date of application and valid until October 1 of the application year.



Fulbright Thailand will process the applications, organize an interview, and submit a short list to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) for final selection.
Fulbright Thailand will notify the successful candidate(s) and the U.S. Embassy will arrange for their travel to the U.S.



  • Agricultural and Rural Development
  • Economic Development
  • Finance and Banking
  • Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Democratic Institution Building
  • Communications/Journalism
  • Law and Human Rights
  • Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
  • Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
  • Technology Policy and Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
  • Public Health Policy and Management
  • HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention