- Are you looking to make a significant impact on the world by promoting tolerance and cooperation? Each year, Rotary funds some of the world’s most dedicated and brightest professionals to study at our Rotary Peace Centers. These fellows are committed to the advancement of peace, and often go on to serve as leaders in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations such as the United Nations and World Bank.
- Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US
- International Christian University, Japan
- University of Bradford, UK
- University of Queensland, Australia
- Uppsala University, Sweden
Field(s) of Study
- We offer master’s degree fellowships at premier universities in fields related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention.
- Programs last 15–24 months and require a practical internship of 2–3 months during the academic break. Each year we award up to
What does the scholarship cover?
- These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship/field study expenses.
How many scholarships are given?
- 50 master’s fellowships
Which countries are targeted?
- All Countries
Am I Eligible to Apply?
- We select fellows from around the world, based on their ability to have a significant, positive impact on the world. To be considered for a peace fellowship, we look for:
- A strong commitment to international understanding and peace, demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal and community service
- A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience (at a minimum) with strong academic achievement
- Relevant work experience:
- For master’s degree—3 years paid or unpaid
- For professional development certificate—5 years and current full-time employment in a mid- to upper-level position
- Proficiency in English for both fellowship types and in a second language for master’s degree
How do I Apply – Next Steps
- The application process begins online, where you’ll find information about working with your sponsor Rotary district and the supplementary materials you’ll need to complete your application. The deadline for submitting your application to a local club can vary (generally March–June), but the deadline for submitting to Rotary International is 1 July.
- Start your application
- July 1
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