Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships


For mid-career professionals on managerial or expert positions

All areas of study in sciences and arts  

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Elite institutions in the USA


Annual grant


Excellent English language skills


Advantage for new candidates


Apply by 21 June

The Hubert H. Humphrey Program was initiated in 1978 to honor the memory and accomplishments of the late Senator and Vice President, Hubert H. Humphrey. Since 1978 more than 3000 Fellows from over 140 countries have participated in the program.

The program provides mid-career professionals in the private and public sector with an opportunity for a 10-month non-degree academic and professional training in the following areas:

Agricultural development/Agricultural Economics; Communications/Journalism; Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention; Economic development/Finance and Banking; Educational Administration, Planning and Policy; Human Resource Management; Law and Human Rights; Natural Resources and Environmental Management; Public Health Policy and Management; Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration; Technology Policy and Management; Urban and Regional Planning etc.

Eligibility Requirements

Bulgarian citizenship, Bachelor’s degree & English language proficiency is required.
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  • Candidates must have Bulgarian citizenship. Green card holders and persons with dual (Bulgarian and US) citizenship are ineligible.
  • Candidates must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree.
  • English language competence is expected. Nominated applicants will be required to submit valid TOEFL results. (Free vouchers are provided by the Fulbright Commission).
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in the respective field is required.
  • Candidates should be in sound health.

General selection criteria

Application form, two letters of recommendation, degrees and qualifications
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  • Candidates should demonstrate potential for leadership and commitment to public service with an emphasis on national development needs.
  • Candidates should demonstrate adaptability and personal suitability.
  • Candidates should be representative and responsible citizens who can contribute to a full picture of the culture and civilization of Bulgaria .
  • Preference is generally given to candidates who have not had prior professional experience in the U.S.

All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex or sexual orientation



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  • Application form: at
  • Two letters of reference submitted via the online platform
  • Available valid TOEFL scores or other proof/certificate of English language competence.


  • All items should be translated into English.
  • All supplementary documents should be submitted as scanned attachments in the online application form. 

The Fulbright Commission will advise applicants to submit a medical history and examination report if and when necessary.

Interview dates and times for the selected candidates are fixed.

Apply by: June 21, 2024

This is an open competition for 2025-26 academic year.

The interview dates are fixed and are not subject to changes or additional options.

Why should you apply


You get funding for you tuition


Qualification opportunity from an elite university in the USA


Educational and cultural exchange


Networking opportunities with top experts in your area of expertise


Career growth prospects

Maria Kostova

Maria Kostova

Program Officer, Bulgarian Grantees

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