Rotary World Peace Fellowship

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 31 May 2020

Closing date: 31/05/2020
31/05/2021
No later than 31 May.
Value of Award: Varies
No. of awards: Up to 100
Tenure: Programs last 15 to 24 months and require a practical internship of two to three months during the academic break.

Rotary International selects some of the world's most dedicated and brightest professionals to receive fully funded fellowships to study at Rotary Peace Centers.

Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 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 and field-study expenses.


Selection criteria:
  • Rotary Peace Fellowships may not be used for doctoral study. The following people are not eligible for the master's degree program: Active Rotary members Employees of a Rotary club or district, Rotary International, or other Rotary entity Spouses, lineal descendants (children or grandchildren by blood or legal adoption), spouses of lineal descendants, or ancestors (parents or grandparents by blood) of any living person in these categories Former Rotary members and their relatives as described above (within 36 months of their resignation) Recipients of Rotary Global Grants Scholarships must wait three years after completing the scholarship to apply for Rotary Peace Fellowship programs. Rotary Peace Fellows who have completed the certificate program must wait three years to apply for the master’s degree program. Certificate fellows are not eligible for another certificate fellowship. Rotary Peace Fellows who have completed the master's degree program must wait five years to apply for the certificate program. Take the eligibility quiz.

General Information:

How do students apply?
Follow these steps to ensure that your application receives consideration. Review the eligibility restrictions. Research the curriculum and programs at each of the Rotary Peace Centers. You will be asked to rank two centers you prefer for the Master's program and one center for the certificate program. Submit your application by 31 May. Applications require a resume, academic and/or professional recommendations, essays, transcripts, social impact plan (certificate only), and test scores (master's only). All materials must be in English. Get endorsed. As part of the application process, you need to connect with a Rotary district and get endorsed. Districts are regionally-based Rotary representatives located throughout the world. You can identify and contact your local Rotary district directly through the application platform. The district will interview you then submit an endorsement decision for your application. Engage with Rotary. Use the Club Finder to locate the Rotary club nearest you. Connecting with a club is a great way to learn about Rotary's work in your community and around the world. Clubs recommendations are optional, but strongly recommended as part of your application. Await selection results. Email notifications will be sent in November. If you are chosen for a fellowship, you will be told at which Peace Center you will study. Apply for admission to the university where your Peace Center is located. Being selected for the fellowship does not mean you have been admitted to the university.
Peace Fellowship Application
Online Application Form

Decision makers
The Rotary Foundation Trustees

How and when do students learn of the decision?
Prior to interviews, fill out the application form, attach the required supplementary materials (test scores, academic or professional recommendations, essays), and submit them to your Rotary district no later than 31 May.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
Complete an interview with district representatives. Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July.

Additional information
Receive notice of selection results in November. If you are chosen for a fellowship, you will receive the name of the Peace Center where you will study.

Who else has information about this award?
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 prevention and resolution. Programs last 15 to 24 months and require a practical internship of two to three months during the academic break. Each year, we award up to 50 master’s degree fellowships at these institutions: Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA International Christian University, Japan University of Bradford, England University of Queensland, Australia Uppsala University, Sweden Professional development certificate For experienced professionals working in peace-related fields who want to enhance their professional skills, we offer a three-month program in peace and conflict prevention and resolution at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. This program incorporates two to three weeks of field study. We award up to 50 certificates each year.


For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

Applications must be submitted through your local Rotary Club
Rotary New Zealand


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