Skip Global Navigation to Main Content
Skip Breadcrumb Navigation
Educational Exchanges

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship

Deadline: June 15, 2015

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the recruitment of candidates for the academic year 2016-2017 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. This fellowship program brings accomplished mid-level professionals to the United States for a year of academic and professional work. Fellowships awarded under the Humphrey Fellowship Program are subject to the availability of funding.

The 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 professional enrichment. By providing future leaders and policy makers with experience in U.S. society, culture, and professional fields, the program provides a basis for lasting, productive ties between Cambodians and their professional counterparts in the United States. The fellowships are granted competitively to both public and private sector candidates with a commitment to public service in the fields of:

Sustainable Development

  • 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

  • Public Health Policy and Management
  • HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Education, Prevention, and Treatment (NOTE: ECA cooperates with the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which provides co-funding, to work with Humphrey Fellows in this field of study. Candidates must have either a research background in the field or demonstrated ability to learn the results and policy implications of current research. The candidates should be recruited and ranked together with candidates in other fields, and must complete the supplementary field-specific page of the Humphrey application for this topic area.) 

To be eligible, applicants must have the following qualifications:

  1. Demonstrate commitment to public service and potential for advancement in their professions
  2. A minimum of five years of professional experience (prior to August 2016) in the relevant field
  3. Completed a university degree program requiring at least four years of full-time study in order to qualify for admission to U.S. programs of graduate study
  4. Have an interest in the policy aspects of their field of specialization
  5. Proficiency in both written and spoken English with a minimum TOEFL test score of 525 paper-based or 71 internet-based (Candidates with lower scores may be nominated for the Long Term English Training.)
  6. Demonstrate the required experience, skills, and commitment while also indicating how they can benefit from this program in ways that they have not already experienced 

Persons are not eligible if they are:

  1. Recent university graduates, even if they have significant positions.
  2. University teachers with no management responsibilities (except in the fields of Substance Abuse Education, Prevention, and Treatment, or Teaching of English as a Foreign Language)
  3. Individuals who have attended a graduate school in the U.S. for one academic year or more during the seven years prior to August 2016
  4. Individuals with U.S. in-country experience of any kind lasting more than six months during the five years prior to August 2016
  5. Individuals with dual U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residents

The Humphrey Fellowship grants provide round-trip transportation to the United States, tuition fees, and living expenses for full-time study. Grant provisions do not include financial support for dependents.

Application forms are available at the IIE website: 

Applicants need to create a new account and follow the instructions outlined on this website before completing the application forms and other supporting documents. 

The deadline to submit the completed online application is June 15, 2015.  Applicants who are not able to access the online applications can contact Mr. Ou Socheat at 023-728-248 or email: for information about this program.

English Language Test

  • For information about TOEFL ITP registration, please contact:
    Royal University of Phnom Penh
    Educational Advising Center, Room 103
    Tel: 023 884 320

    Educational Development Institute (EDI)
    The Westline School
    #22E Street 51, corner street 154
    Sangkat Phsar Thmei 3
    Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh
    Tel: 023-966-967/015-729-123

    For information about TOEFL iBT registration, please contact:
    American Intercon Institute (AII) & American Intercon School (AIS)
    No. 217ABCD, Mao Tse Toung (Street. 245) Boulevard, Phnom Penh
    Phone: 023 223 295 / 221 222

    The Westline School
    No. 22E, Pasteur (Street. 51), corner of Dekcho Damdin (Street. 154), Phnom Penh
    Tel: 023 992 727

    BELTEI International Institute
    #57, Corner of Street 217 and 290, Sangkat Tuol Svay Prey 2, Khan Chamkarmon
    Tel: 023 999958 / 077 775427

    Dewey International University
    Romchek 4 Village, Sangkat Rattanak, Battambang
    Tel: 053 6373747

    ELT - English Language Training Institute
    #5-13, Street 136, Sangkat Phsar Thmeii III, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh
    Tel: +855 (0)23 426 422 / +855 (0)23 216 422
    HP: +855 (0)12 872 630 / +855 (0) 12931817

    IIG Education Cambodia
    1st floor, #35-37, Street 214, Sangkat Boeung Raing, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh
    Tel: 023 220 545

    For information about the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), please contact:
    IDP Education
    #657, Kampuchea Krom Boulevard, Phnom Penh
    Phone: 023 881 026 / 881 027
    Fax: 023 881 020

    Australian Centre for Education (ACE)
    896 High School Road, Wat Bo Village, Sala Kamreuk Commune, Siem Reap
    Phone: 063 964 320

    #N6, Street 574 Beoung Kak II, Toul Kork, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    Tel: 855-12 961-861 or 855-15-961-861