This is to inform the general public that the Rotary Peace Fellowships 2023-2024 are available for international students who would like to study for Masters. These are fully funded scholarships which are only offered for masters studies.
Rotary Peace Fellowships are offered to pursue a Professional Development Certificate Program or Masters Degree Program related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention. These fellowships are awarded to up to 150 students each and every year. Rotary Peace Fellowships Program covers tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation and all internship and field-study expenses.
Host Institution(s): Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; International Christian University; University of Bradford; University of Queensland; Uppsala University; Chulalongkorn University; and Makerere University (Check below)
Level of Study: Masters
Study in: USA; Japan; UK; Australia; Sweden; Thailand; and Uganda
Eligible Countries: All world countries
Duration of Program: 15 to 24 months for Master’s degree programs, a 3-month Professional development certificate program
Opportunity Focus Areas: Peace, International development and Leadership.
Number of Scholarships: Up to 50 fellowships for master’s degree and 80 for certificate studies at premier universities are awarded each year.
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More About the Fellowships
Since the program began in 2002, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,400 fellows who now work in more than 115 countries. Many serve as leaders in governments, NGOs, the military, education, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and the World Bank.
Institutions for Rotary Peace Fellowships
There are seven different countries in which successful recipients can study under the Rotary Peace Fellowships. Below are the institutions for this fellowship:
- 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)
Please, keep in mind that fellowship recipients may not study at a Rotary Peace Center in their home country. But this is with the exception of candidates from Thailand, who may attend the center at Chulalongkorn University in the same country.
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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. In addition to that, applicants must also meet the following requirements for eligibility. As an interested applicant, you must:
- Have Proficiency in English: Proficiency in a second language is strongly recommended as well as the obligatory proficiency in Engish.
- Have excellent leadership skills
- Be Master’s degree applicants: A minimum of three years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, bachelor’s degree is required.
- Have strong commitment to international understanding and peace as demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service
- Be certificate applicants: minimum five years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, strong academic background
- Take the eligibility quiz through here.
Recipients of the Rotary Peace Fellowships are fully covered financially with the following benefits:
- Tuition and fees,
- Room and board,
- Round-trip transportation,
- All internship and field-study expenses.
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Application Procedure for Rotary Peace Fellowships
In order to successfully apply for the 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. Here is a HINT: 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.
Rotary Peace Fellowship Website
To know more about Rotary Peace Fellowships, you may visit the following official scholarship website: Official Website
Application Deadline: May 15, 2022 (annual)