Fully-Funded Rotary Peace Fellowships

I am excited to share with you information on the Rotary Peace Fellowship Program. Each year, Rotary selects up to 90 peace and development leaders worldwide to receive fully funded academic fellowships to pursue a Professional Development Certificate Program or Masters Degree Program related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention at one of the participating peace centres around the world.

Canadian government scholarships are among the most sought-after opportunities for students in Canada and around the world. The Rotary Peace Fellowship Program is a fantastic chance for those interested in peace studies to advance their knowledge and gain valuable experience.

Scholarship Sponsor: Rotary International
Program: Masters/Certificate

Host Institutions and Programs:

The Rotary Peace Fellowship Program has six participating host institutions in five different countries, offering programs in the field of peace and conflict resolution:

  • Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA: Master of International Development Policy Program (MIDP) or various degrees offered by the University of North Carolina
  • International Christian University, Japan: Master’s Degree in Peace Studies
  • University of Bradford, England: Advanced Practice in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution MA
  • University of Queensland, Australia: Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPACS)
  • Uppsala University, Sweden: Peace and Conflict Studies (MS.Sc.)
  • Makerere University, Uganda (certificate program): Post-Graduate Diploma in Peace and Development Studies

Level/Field of Study:

The Rotary Peace Fellowship Program offers Professional Development Certificate Program or Master’s Degree Program in fields related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention.

Eligibility Criteria for Rotary Peace Fellowships

The fellowship is available to global peace and development leaders with an undergraduate degree who meet the eligibility criteria.

Applicants must have:

  • Three years of related work experience for the master’s program
  • Five years of related work experience for the certificate program and being able to explain how their plan to promote peace aligns with Rotary’s mission
  • Be proficient in English (Master’s candidates whose first language is not English must provide English language standardized test scores.)
  • A bachelor’s degree (Master’s candidates must provide a copy of their transcripts.)
  • Demonstrate leadership skills
  • Have a strong commitment to cross-cultural understanding and peace worked in Africa, or work with African communities or initiatives outside the continent.

Important Note: Fellowship recipients may not study at a Rotary Peace Center in their home country, with the exception of candidates from Uganda, who may attend the centre at Makerere University.

Scholarship Value/Inclusions:

The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.

No. of Scholarships:

Up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 40 for certificate studies are awarded each year.

How to Apply for Rotary Peace Fellowships

The deadline for candidates to submit applications to their respective Rotary districts is 15 May 2023. It is important to read the complete application instructions and visit the official website for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

We hope that this information has been helpful. Don’t hesitate to apply if you meet the eligibility criteria and are interested in studying in one of the participating institutions. Canadian government scholarships, such as the Rotary Peace Fellowship Program, are a great way to gain valuable experience and knowledge in your field of study.

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

Deadline: 15 May 2023 (annual)
Study Location: USA, Japan, UK, Australia, Sweden, Uganda
Start Date: 024-25