Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
The Humphrey Fellowship Program provides young and mid-career professionals from the Kyrgyz Republic with an opportunity to enhance their professional capacities through participation in specialized 10-month non degree programs developed specifically for small clusters of Humphrey Fellows at selected U.S. universities.
The Humphrey Program was launched in 1978 to honor the memory and accomplishments of the late U.S. Senator and Vice President, Hubert H. Humphrey.
Program Objective
During their year-long stay at a host American university, Humphrey Fellows are invited to take graduate-level courses relevant to their professional interests. However, as the Humphrey Fellowship is not a degree program, participants spend a considerable portion of their time engaged in professional development activities including: consultations and affiliations with U.S. faculty and experts, field trips, workshops, research projects and the development of practical useful strategies that could be applied in the Kyrgyz Republic.
General Information
The Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy offers to qualified candidates Humphrey Fellowship the following opportunities in the field of medicine:
Thriving Communities:
Prospective applicants must:
Those INELIGIBLE for Consideration Include:
Application Process and Selection Criteria
Humphrey Fellowships are highly competitive, and applicants must fulfill the eligibility criteria outlined above. After a pre-selection process by the Selection Committee, which is composed of Embassy Officials, the names of selected applicants are sent to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) in Washington, D.C for final approval.
The H. Hubert Humphrey Program application should be completed online at the Embark website:   
Note: Application should contain the followings:
Program Calendar
The dates given here are approximate.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION – May 20, 202..., 15:00 Bishkek time
  1. Pre-selected candidates are invited to interview – July-August, 2023
  2. Interviewees are notified of the results – August-September, 2023
  3. Registration for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – August-September, 2023
  4. Approval of candidates by J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board – February-April, 2024
  5. Announcement of awards of Fellowships – February – April, 2024
  6. Pre-departure orientation for grantees – July – August, 2024
  7. Fellowships begin – August, 2024
The Humphrey Fellowship program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and coordinated by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
The Humphrey Fellowship Program provides the following benefits:
In order to make sure that the country continues to receive the benefits of this exchange program and meet U.S. visa requirements, visitors under an exchange program MUST return to and remain in the CITIZENSHIP COUNTRY FOR A MINIMUM PERIOD OF TWO YEARS AFTER COMPLETION OF THEIR PROGRAMS.
The U.S. Embassy will assist grantees in obtaining visas for approved dependents, though the grantees are responsible for their living expenses.
Additional Information
For any additional information please check the Program website or contact the Public Affairs Office of the United States Embassy:
Program website: