Fulbright Hubert H. Humphrey

Nehemías Calel, Fulbright Humphrey Fellow (second from left), at the University of Kansas. July, 2019.
Nehemías Calel, Fulbright Humphrey Fellow (second from left), at the University of Kansas. July, 2019.

The Fulbright Hubert H. Humphrey program is a professional exchange that combines postgraduate courses with professional development activities. This 10-month Fellowship is ideal for professionals in the mid-stage of their career who seek to develop a capacity or knowledge set that is currently not available in Guatemala.

Humphrey is a highly competitive program. Priority will be given to candidates with little or no previous experience in the United States. Among other requirements, candidates must be Guatemalan citizens, hold at least a bachelor’s degree, and be proficient in English.

Candidates should research possible institutions and programs in the United States in their field and indicate the placement suggestions in the online application. The local EducationUSA office located at IGA in zone 4 can guide you on higher education institutions:

EducationUSA Guatemala
Walt Whitman American Center – IGA
Ruta 1, 4-05, zona 4
T 2422-5590

How to apply?

The 2020-2021 Applications are open and will close on the midnight of August 1, 2019.

The application process is completed online via this link: https://apply.iie.org/huberthhumphrey

Note: All documents must be submitted in English. It is ideal for candidates to submit a letter from their current employer indicating approval for the time away from work to participate in the program.

Fields of Study:

Sustainable Development
a. Agricultural and Rural Development
b. Economic Development/Finance and Banking
c. Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
d. Urban and Regional Planning

Democratic Institution Building
a. Communications/Journalism
b. Law and Human Rights
c. Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
d. Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
e. Technology Policy and Management
f. Human Resource Management

a. Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
b. Higher Education Administration
c. Teaching of English as a Foreign Language

Public Health
a. Public Health Policy and Management
b. HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
c. Substance Abuse Education, Prevention, and Treatment

Candidates should be proficient in both written and spoken English and should normally have a minimum TOEFL score of 525 (paper based) or 71 (internet-based

Application process

  1. Interviews

Candidates selected to move on in the application process will be interviewed. Interviews will be held in English. All interview notifications are sent via email. Candidates should check their inbox on a regular basis. If you are not contacted to schedule an interview, you were not selected to move to the next stage. You will not receive a notice of non-selection.

  1. Exams

Selected candidates will take the TOEFL and the GRE may be required in some cases. If you are selected to proceed to the testing stage, Fulbright will provide one voucher per person to cover the costs of the exam.

Which expenses are covered by the Fulbright Humphrey Scholarship?

This Scholarship covers the candidate’s expenses of the visa, travel, lodging, university fees and medical insurance. Dependents are not covered.


Wendy Miranda is a Humphrey Fellow, find out more about her work and experience in the program here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdkZJUuOcYA