The Rotary Peace Fellowship began in 2002 and has trained more than 1,300 fellows in the various Rotary Peace Centers. Designed for leaders with work experience in peace and development.
The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for leaders with work experience in peace and development. Our fellows are committed to community and international service and the pursuit of peace. Each year, The Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 80 for certificate studies at premier universities.
Designated Premier Universities
Masters and Professional development certificate program
International Development Policy, International Peace and Conflict Resolution, Peace Studies, Peace, Conflict, Security and Development, Social Science.
The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and internship and field-study expenses.
For the Rotary Peace Fellowship Programme 2023-24, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Proficient in English Language.
- Have obtained a bachelor’s degree from a reputable university before applying for the fellowship.
- Possess strong commitment to cross-cultural understanding and peace as shown through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service.
- Have at least three years of full-time experience in peace or development work.
- Demonstrate strong leadership potential.
- Able to explain how their plan to promote peace aligns with Rotary’s mission.
Interested applicants for the Rotary Peace Fellowship Programme 2022 should:
- Research the curriculum and programs at each of the Rotary Peace Centers. Select 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 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 sent in November. If chosen for a fellowship, applicants told at which Peace Center they would study.
- Apply for admission to the university where your Peace Center is located. Selected for the fellowship does not mean you got admitted to the university.
15 May, 2022