Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Competition 2020-2021

Applications deadline: June 18, 2019.

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications from citizens of Serbia for participation in the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for the academic year 2020-2021.

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a Fulbright program that brings accomplished young and mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership potential to the United States for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and substantive professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts. By providing future leaders and policy makers with experience in U.S. society, culture, and professional fields, the program provides a basis for lasting ties between citizens of Serbia and their professional counterparts in the United States.

The Humphrey Fellowship is granted competitively to public and private sector candidates with strong leadership potential and a commitment to public service in the following fields:

  • Sustainable Development
    • Agricultural and Rural Development
    • Economic Development/Finance and Banking
  • Democratic Institution Building
    • Law and Human Rights
    • Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
    • Technology Policy and Management
  • Education
    • Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
    • Higher Education Administration


Serbian citizenship, permanent employment in Serbia, university degree, and English proficiency.

In addition to the pre-academic language training traditionally available, the Humphrey Program offers a Long-Term English (LTE) language training opportunity to facilitate participation of candidates who lack the necessary language skills.  LTE participants will travel to the U.S for intensive 20-25 week language training to improve language skills before transitioning to their academic-year Humphrey program university campuses.  Candidates for LTE typically have TOEFL scores in the 440-500 range (paper-based test) or 42-61 (internet-based test).


Appropriate candidates are young and mid-career professionals in leadership positions who have demonstrated a commitment to public service and the potential for professional advancement.

Applicants must have a minimum of five years of full-time professional experience (prior to August 2020) in the relevant field, after completing a university degree, and should be interested in the policy aspects of their fields of specialization. Accordingly, they should demonstrate the required experience, skills, and commitment while also indicating how they can benefit from this program in ways that they have not experienced previously and are not likely to experience without the Humphrey Program. Applicants with distinguished records but who do not have a compelling need for the Humphrey experience are not appropriate candidates.

Following a technical review, qualified candidates will be invited for an interview on June 27, 2019. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  Short listing and interviews are normally completed within ten days of the closing date.  Please assume that your application has been unsuccessful if you have not heard from us within ten days of the closing date.  Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact short-listed applicants. Candidates who pass the interview will be registered for the TOEFL exam.  The final selection will be made in February 2020, in Washington, DC.


  • Recent university graduates, university teachers or academic researchers with no management responsibilities;
  • Individuals who have attended a graduate school in the U.S. for more than one academic year during the seven years prior to August 2020;
  • Individuals with U.S. in-country experience of any kind lasting more than six months during the five years prior to August 2020;
  • Local employees of the U.S. Mission in Serbia who work for the U.S. Department of State, and members of their families;
  • Individuals with dual U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident status.


The Humphrey Fellowship stipend is budgeted only for the Fellow.  The award does not include additional allowances for dependents.  Candidates who are planning to have dependents join them during all or part of their fellowship year in the U.S. should bear in mind the high cost of living, and must receive prior approval following a technical review of evidence that they have adequate personal funds to cover living expenses and dependents’ health insurance and child care.



Interested candidates should apply online at 


  1. Copy of passport (bio data);
  2. Evidence of employment in Serbia (letter from employer confirming employment, and certified translation if the letter is in Serbian);
  3. University diploma(s);
  4. Certified transcript(s)
  5. Curriculum vitae;
  6. TOEFL scores (if available).

Additional documents must be mailed by June 18, 2019 to:

U.S. Embassy Belgrade
Public Affairs Section
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
Bulevar kneza Aleksandra Karadjordjevica 92
11000 Belgrade 

For additional information about the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship:
The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship program is administered by the Institute of International Education – For more information on the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship program see, or contact Embassy Belgrade’s Public Affairs Section, Tel: 011/706-4263.