Humphrey Fellowships

This program brings accomplished professionals to the U.S. at a mid-point in their careers for a year of non-degree study and related professional experience. Fellowships are granted competitively to Namibian professionals with a commitment to public service in both the public and private sectors, specifically in the fields of planning and resource management, public administration, agriculture, and health and nutrition. Emphasis is on obtaining practical knowledge useful in Namibia. Study is at a graduate level.

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished professionals to the United States at a midpoint in their careers for a year of non-degree study and related professional experiences. Fellows are selected based on their potential for national leadership and commitment to public service in either the public or private sector.  Fellowships are offered in the following fields:

Agricultural Development, Agricultural Economics, Communications/Journalism, Drug Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention, Economic Development, Education, Finance and Banking, HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention, Human Resource Management, Law and Human Rights, Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Public Health Policy and Management, Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration, Teaching of English as a Foreign Language, Technology Policy and Management, Urban and Regional Planning

The program combines graduate level course work at prestigious American universities with professional internships at leading American institution, with the objective of developing leadership skills to contribute to Namibia’s national development. The fellowship covers travel costs, tuition, medical insurance, monthly maintenance and educational materials. The program does not provide financial support for accompanying dependents.

Selection Criteria

  • Fluent in English and be prepared to take the TOEFL test.
  • Candidate needs institutional backing.
  • Professional qualifications: At least five years of progressive professional experience in your field.
  • Academic background: Minimum requirement is a bachelor’s degree (4 years).
  • Demonstrate leadership ability in positions of significant responsibility and reflect a commitment to public service.

Application instructions

Preliminary application forms can be obtained in October of each year from the American Cultural Center, Third Floor, Sanlam Centre, Independence Avenue in Windhoek, or contact George Beukes.

  • Applicants must submit certified university transcripts.
  • Applicants must submit reference letters.
  • Applicants must submit a Personal Information Form.
  • All forms must be typewritten or computer generated.
  • Completed forms must be delivered to the American Cultural Center, Third Floor, Sanlam Building, Windhoek.

A committee will screen applications and only short-listed candidates will be called for personal interviews.