Rotary Foundation World Peace Scholarship

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 01 Jul 2019

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Closing date: 01/07/2019   

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.

What are Rotary Peace Fellowships?

Each year, Rotary selects individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of our peace centers. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship/field study expenses. Two types of peace fellowships are available.

Master's degree

We offer master’s degree fellowships at premier universities in fields related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention. Programs last 15­24 months and require a practical internship of 2-3 months during the academic break. Each year we award up to 50 master’s fellowships from these institutions:
- 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

Professional development certificate

For those with more extensive experience in peace-related fields, we offer a 3-month program in peace and conflict resolution at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. This program incorporates 2-3 weeks of field study. We award up to 50 certificates each year.

How can I apply?

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.

Note: Persons associated with Rotary including children and grandchildren of Rotarians are generally not eligible.

For further Information and the application process

Prospective applicants from within District 9940 (the district covers the lower part on the North Island and extends up as far as Waitara in the west, Taihape in the centre, and Dannevirke in the east) should contact Brian Lynch- Chair, Rotary District 9940 Scholarships Committee
Ph (04) 463 6545 (w) or 04 970 3444 (h)

Prospective applicants from within Rotary District 9910 (the district covers the area north from central Auckland to New Caledonia and Vanuatu) should contact Alison Geddes at

Application cannot be accepted before 01/04/2019.

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