U.S. Department of State Professional Fellowship for Africans 2024 [Fully Funded]

Are you a leader or an aspiring leader who is eager to broaden your knowledge and global experience? Then apply for the U.S. Department of State Professional Fellowship to learn from and collaborate with leaders across Africa and the US.

The Professional Fellows Program is a program funded the US Department of State for emerging leaders in Africa with focus on exchanging and implementing best practices.


  • Fellowship Sponsor(s): U.S. Department of State
  • Host Institution(s): US Host Organization
  • Fellowship Type:  Fully Funded
  • Number of Awards: Several
  • Study level:  First Degree
  • Nationality: Africans

See Also: US Embassy Global Undergraduate Exchange Program 2024/25 for Non-U.S. Citizens

US Department of State Professional Fellowship | Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Professional Fellows Program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be between 25 and 40 as of the first day of the Fellowship program
  • Citizens and resident of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, or Ethiopia.
  • Applicants must be eligible to receive a US J-1 visa
  • Be proficient in spoken and written English
  • Minimum of two years of professional work experience
  • Ability to travel to the US for the five-week program duration

Fellowship Benefits

  • Round-trip travel between home country and the US
  • Fellowship-related travel within the US
  • Travel interruption insurance
  • Accident and health insurance for the duration of the Fellowship in the US
  • Living accommodations in the US
  • Living allowance to cover meals, local transportation, and incidental expenses
  • Cultural allowance to spend on books and attending cultural events
  • Disability-related arrangements, if needed
  • An Internet hotspot

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the Professional Fellowship are to complete an online application and provide all the required information and documents on or before the application deadline.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2024 by 11:59 PM East African Time

Visit the Official Website for Further Details

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