Professional and Academic Opportunities

The U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe is pleased to announce the 2022 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.  This one-year, full-scholarship program is offered to mid-career professionals working at the policy level who have a record of leadership, a commitment to public service, and the initiative to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent study at a leading American university.

The Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished professionals from developing countries to the United States at a midpoint in their careers for a non-degree study program, including at least six weeks of a professional affiliation at a U.S.-based governmental, non-governmental, private sector, or international organization.  Alumni have lasting impacts on their communities, applying knowledge and skills acquired through their Fellowships to effect broad change across their organizations and fields of expertise.




Call for Applications

The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section is now accepting applications for the 2022 Fulbright Foreign Student Program. This program will award scholarships to Zimbabwean university faculty for advanced degrees in the United States. Designed primarily to provide professional development and strengthen higher education, the Student Program is the largest Fulbright program in Africa.

The Fulbright program is the premier international educational exchange program sponsored by the United States Department of State. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright program is an annual appropriation by the United States Congress.

Prospective Fulbright participants should be aware that public health conditions, availability of consular services and travel, as well as U.S. institutional operating status and policies may affect their ability to travel to the United States and participate in academic programs.

Eligibility Requirements
 Zimbabwean citizenship;
 Affiliation with, and commitment to work at an educational institution in Zimbabwe upon
completion of the program;
 Completed prior academic study equivalent to at least a 4-year U.S. bachelor’s degree;
 English fluency;
 Outstanding academic records and preparation in their chosen field;
 Satisfactory test scores (TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, etc.). N.B. Test fees are paid for finalists by the Fulbright program; and
 High motivation and a serious commitment to completing the program within a specific timeframe and returning home immediately upon completion of studies.

Application/Selection Process

Applicants should apply at Application submission deadline is April 30, 2021. After national selection, final nominations will be reviewed in the United States by independent review committees. These review committees make recommendations to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. The Institute of International Education will seek university placement of successful candidates. Awards and university placements will be announced in March/April 2022 for programs beginning in August/September 2022.

Grant Provisions

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program provides:
 Round-trip economy international travel and excess-baggage allowance:
 Settling-in allowance;
 Pre-academic orientation program;
 Monthly maintenance allowance and funding for books and professional activities;
 Tuition and university fees;
 Limited accident and sickness insurance;
 Program-required field trips; and
 Academic training.

2022 Fulbright Foreign Student Program Flyer