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Become a Fellow in one of our European delegations and learn about social justice challenges and opportunities in the United States or Europe.

Participation in the Fellowships is free of charge.

Applications for the 2023 Fellowship are now openPlease find out more about the application process from Europe below.

We recommend reading all information carefully prior to applying. If you already have all the information you need, here you can go directly to the European application form.


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From which European countries can you apply?

In Europe, Humanity in Action invites applications from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Germany, Greece, The Netherlands, Poland, and Ukraine. If you are residing in one of the countries or have the citizenship of one of these countries (but live abroad), please check out which programs you can apply to.

If you live in the United States of America or are a US citizen, please visit Apply from the USA.

What do we offer?

Our programs offer an opportunity to learn about the different nationally-relevant themes illuminated by diverse experts, site visits, and individual presentations by the Fellows and group discussions.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to look closely at the programs of previous years to get a sense of the daily rhythms and foci of the programs. While these programs are not designed to develop advocacy skills, it is our experience that the educational experience will provide the intellectual foundation through which future civic engagement can grow.

Required Eligibility Criteria

  • You speak English fluently (all programs are conducted in English)
  • You must fit one of the below:
    • You are a current, full-time student in an accredited college or university located in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Poland, the Netherlands, or Ukraine.
    • You are a recent graduate of a college or university in any of the above mentioned countries. Recent graduates include those who graduated in the two years preceding the Fellowship.
    • You grew up in or are a citizen* of any of the above-mentioned countries and study at a university in any country of the world.
    • Applicants for the Berlin Fellowship do not need to have a university affiliation/degree, but must be a citizen* or based in one of the countries mentioned above.
    • If your path has been non-linear, please check in with the office you deem most appropriate to find out about your eligibility.

*Some exceptions exist within each country’s specific pages for newcomers and non-citizen residents. Please select the country below that you think most appropriately fits your eligibility to learn more.

2015 Warsaw Fellows

Application Requirements for applicants from Europe

  • 1 Personal Statement
  • An Action Project idea pitched in a 90 sec video
  • 1 CV / Resume without a picture
  • 1 Copy of an unofficial transcript or work certificate
  • 2 Names and contact information of references

Applicants may apply to the various Humanity in Action Fellowship programs through a single application and may indicate preference for one of more programs. However, we cannot always guarantee that all preferences can be met.

Admissions Process

The admissions process involves two phases.

Phase I: mid-February to early-March

During the first phase, a panel of Humanity in Action staff, board members, and Senior Fellows reads over all of the applications and selects a pool of finalists for further review by the national Humanity in Action’s Selection Committees.

Phase II: early March to late March

During the second phase, the Selection Committees read and evaluate all finalists’ applications and conduct group interviews with finalists. All finalists will be interviewed by a small panel of the Selection Committee together with two or three other finalists.

Late March

The final selections are made based on this second reading and the interview.


The participation in our Fellowship programs is free of charge. Please review our FAQ section below carefully.

Further Fellowship & Application Resources

I look back at countless fond memories and a wonderful community that we have forged amongst Fellows and staff. Though certainly intensive, the Fellowship was both intellectually and emotionally stimulating for me and has allowed me to connect with many amazing individuals both personally and professionally.”


Joey Stofberg, 2022 European Fellowship