Begin your study abroad journey. There’s good news! Rotary Peace Fellowships are available right now.
We will go through the details of this scholarship, its perks, and the application process step by step in this article. International students can apply for Rotary Peace Fellowships 2022-2023, which are fully financed scholarships. These scholarships are exclusively available for master’s degree programmes. Tuition, fees, housing and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses are completely covered by the Rotary Peace Fellowships Program.
Each year, up to 150 students are given Rotary Peace Fellowships. These fellowships are available for people interested in pursuing a Professional Development Certificate Program or a Masters Degree Program in peace and conflict resolution and prevention.
The Rotary Peace Centers have trained over 1,400 fellows who now operate in over 115 countries since the programme began in 2002. Many work in government, non-governmental organisations, the military, education, law enforcement, and international organisations such as the United Nations and the World Bank as leaders.
Institutions for Rotary Peace Fellowships:
- 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
- Chulalongkorn University, Thailand (certificate program)
- Makerere University, Uganda (certificate program)
Important Note: Fellowship recipients may not study at a Rotary Peace Center in their home country, with the exception of candidates from Thailand, who may attend the center at Chulalongkorn University.
- Level of Study: Masters
- Institution(s): See List Above
- Study in: USA, Japan, UK, Australia, Sweden, Thailand, Uganda
- Program Period: 15 to 24 months for Master’s degree programs, 3- month Professional development certificate program
- Deadline: May 15, 2022 (annual)
- Number of Scholarships: Up to 50 fellowships for master’s degree and 80 for certificate studies at premier universities are awarded each year.
- International development
Rotary Peace Fellowships covers
- Tuition and fees,
- Room and board,
- Round-trip transportation,
- All internship and field-study expenses.
Eligibility Criteria for Rotary Peace Fellowships
Rotary Peace Fellowships are designed for professionals with work experience in international relations or peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Applicants must also meet the following requirements:
- Eligible Countries: All world countries
- Proficiency in English; proficiency in a second language is strongly recommended
- Excellent leadership skills
- Strong commitment to international understanding and peace as demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service
- Master’s degree applicants: minimum three years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, bachelor’s degree
- Certificate applicants: minimum five years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, strong academic background
- Take the eligibility quiz.
How to Apply for Rotary Peace Fellowships?
To apply for Rotary Peace Fellowships, following instructions must be followed:
- Review the application guidelines and check the eligibility requirements and restrictions.
- Research the curriculum and programs at each of the Rotary Peace Centers. You will be asked to rank two centers you prefer.
- Prepare your application, including your resume/CV, essays, academic or professional recommendations, transcripts, and test scores. All materials must be in English. For certificate candidates, transcripts and scores are not needed.
- Contact your local Rotary district before submitting your application to request an interview. District endorsement is a required component of the application process. TIP: Your local Rotary club can help you connect with your district. Use Club Finder to locate the club nearest you. Club interviews and recommendations are strongly encouraged but not required for candidates who have district support.
- Before any interviews, submit your online application to your district by 15 May.
- Complete an interview with district representatives. Districts must submit endorsements to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July.
- Await notice of the selection results 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.