Fully-Funded Rotary Peace Fellowships

Fully-Funded Rotary Peace Fellowships; Last modified on 11 February 2022 by Rotary International

You will be studying Masters or Certificate

Deadline is on May 15, 2022 (annually)

You get to study in the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, Australia, Sweden, Thailand, or Uganda.

The course begins in 2023.

Quick Explanation

Each year, Rotary selects up to 130 international peace and development leaders to receive fully funded academic fellowships to pursue a Professional Development Certificate Program or a Masters Degree Program in peace and conflict resolution and prevention at one of the participating peace centers around the world (USA, Japan, UK, Australia, Sweden, Thailand, Uganda).

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Institution(s) hosting the event

• Master of International Development Policy Program (MIDP) or other University of North Carolina degrees are available at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, both in the United States.

•Master’s Degree in Peace Studies from International Christian University in Japan

• University of Bradford, England, MA in Advanced Practice in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution

• Australia’s University of Queensland offers a Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPACS).

• Master of Science in Peace and Conflict Studies, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

•Professional Development Certificate in Peace and Development Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand (certificate program) (PgCert)

Makerere University in Uganda (Certificate Program)

Important Note: Fellowship awardees are not permitted to study at a Rotary Peace Center in their native country, with the exception of candidates from Thailand who may attend Chulalongkorn University’s center and candidates from Uganda who may attend Makerere University’s center.

Studying at this level/in this field

In subjects connected to conflict resolution and prevention, a Professional Development Certificate Program or a Master’s Degree Program is available.

Group to be targeted

Is there anyone who has been endorsed by their Rotary District?

Financial assistance:

Each year, up to 50 master’s degree fellowships and 80 certificate fellowships are offered.

Scholarship worth or benefits

Tuition, fees, housing and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses are completely covered by the fellowships.


Professionals with work experience in international relations, peace and conflict prevention and resolution are eligible for the Rotary Peace Fellowship. The following requirements must also be met by applicants:

• The master’s program requires three years of related job experience.

• For the certificate program, applicants must have five years of related professional experience and be able to describe how their strategy to promote peace corresponds with Rotary’s goal. (Candidates for Makerere University must be from Africa, have worked in Africa, or be involved in African communities or activities outside of Africa.)

• Be able to communicate well in English

• Have at least a bachelor’s degree

• Demonstrate your leadership abilities.

• Commit to cross-cultural understanding and peace work in Africa, or collaborate with African groups or initiatives outside of Africa.

Instructions on how to apply

Candidates must submit their applications to their local Rotary districts by May 15, 2022. By July 1, 2022, districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation.

For further information on how to apply for this scholarship, please read the complete application requirements and visit the official website (link provided below).


Official Scholarship Website: https://www.rotary.org/en/peace-fellowships

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