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Student Exchange Programs
February 11, 2018

The Cultural Affairs Office selects Senegalese participants for academic exchange programs sponsored by the United States Government under the Fulbright Program. Under the African Senior Research Scholar program, university professors can pursue research projects at American universities or comparable institutions. In the Junior Staff Development program, younger scholars can study for an advanced degree (M.A. or Ph.D) at an American university. The Hubert H. Humphrey North-South Fellowship enables Senegalese to combine academic work (but not towards a degree) with a practical internship. These programs are highly competitive, both within Senegal, and between Senegal and citizens of other eligible countries.

The Cultural Affairs Office also supports American scholars and researchers at Senegalese institutions under the auspices of the Fulbright Researcher Program. The Section assists unaffiliated American scholars with their inquiries about Senegal.

The Cultural Affairs Office organizes special study tours of the United States through the International Visitor and Young African Leader programs. These tours last from three to four weeks, and provide official guests with a chance to exchange views with American peers.

2023 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program (Closing date: Friday May 31, 2022)



Call for applications

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the 2023 Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program.

This one year, full-scholarship program is offered to mid-career who have a record of leadership, a commitment to public service, and the initiative to take full advantage of an independent study at a leading American university.


The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished professionals from developing countries to the United States at a midpoint in their careers for one-year of non-degree study and related professional activities. The program seeks to foster an exchange of knowledge and mutual understanding between American citizens and professional counterparts from Senegal. Successful applicants will be placed in participating universities in the United States for the August 2023-June 2024 period.


Fields of Study

Fellowships are available in the following fields:


Human and Institutional Capacity:

· Economic Development

· Finance & Banking

· Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration

· Technology Policy and Management

· Human Resource Management

Rights and Freedom:

· Communications and Journalism

· International Religious Freedom

· Law and Human Rights

· Trafficking in Persons Policy & Prevention

Sustainable Lands:

· Agricultural and Rural Development

· Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change

· Urban and Regional Planning

Thriving Communities:

· Contagious and Infectious Diseases

· Public Health Policy and Management

· HIV&AIDS, Policy and Prevention


Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for the Humphrey Fellowship, applicants must:

– Be Senegalese citizens.

– Hold a master’s degree.

– Have five years of substantial professional experience (no “stages” will be considered).

– Demonstrated leadership qualities and a record of public service.

– Fluency in English (candidates will sit for the TOEFL test).

– Alumni from State department exchange programs are not eligible.

– People who have studied in the U.S. are not eligible.

Application/Selection Process Interested candidates must apply via the following website: https://apply.iie.org/huberthhumphre

DEADLINE IS May 31, 2022

For more information, send an e-mail to: FulbrightSenegal@state.gov

Grant Provisions:

– Round-trip economy international travel for the grantee.
– Tuition and university fees.
– Limited accident and sickness insurance for the grantee only.