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Rotary Peace Fellowship for Master and Certificate, 2025-2026
Thursday, May 30, 2024

Rotary Peace Fellowship for Master and Certificate, 2025-2026

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 LEVEL : Masters
 TYPE :Training
 FUNDING : Fully Funded
 OPEN TO : All
STATUS : Closed

Candidates are invited to apply for the Rotary Peace Fellowship 2025-2026. Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops the fellows into experienced and effective catalysts for peace.

The Rotary Peace Fellowship covers tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses. The Rotary Scholarship is available for candidates from all nationalities to get a Professional development certificate or a Master’s degree program at partner institutions.

Since the program began in 2002, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,700 fellows who now work in more than 140 countries. Many of them now serve as leaders at international organizations or have started their own foundations.

Program Details

  • Host institution: Please check the full list below.
  • Fields of study: Please check fact sheets below.
  • Number of awards: varies.
  • Duration: up to two years for Master’s degree program and the normal duration for certificate programs.
  • Target group: Open to all nationalities.

Rotary Peace Fellowship Benefits

Fully funded, This Rotary scholarship to study at various places will provide coverage for:

  1. Tuition and fees,
  2. Room and board,
  3. Round-trip transportation,
  4. Applied field experience expenses,
  5. Health insurance.

Partners Universities of Rotary Peace Fellowship

Master’s program partners universities :

Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA (fact sheet) : Fellows can earn a master’s degree in international development policy from Duke or a master’s from various departments at the University of North Carolina. In addition, Fellows at both universities can earn a graduate certificate in international peace and conflict resolution from UNC.

International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan (fact sheet) : The ICU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is known for its interdisciplinary program and liberal arts approach. Fellows pursue a master’s degree in Peace Studies within the program of Public Policy and Social Research.

University of Bradford, Bradford, England (fact sheet) : The Division of Peace Studies and International Development at Bradford is the largest in the world and offers several master’s degrees related to peace, conflict, security, and development.

University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia (fact sheet) : Fellows earn a master’s degree in international studies and peace and conflict studies at the Graduate Centre of Governance and International Affairs.

Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (fact sheet) : The Department of Peace and Conflict Research offers a master’s degree in social science. It is internationally renowned for its free and globally accessible collection of data related to armed conflict and organized violence.

Certificate program partners universities :

Rotary Peace Fellowship Eligibility

The Rotary Peace fellowship is designed for leaders with work experience in peace and development. Rotary’s fellows are committed to community and international service and the pursuit of peace. Candidates must also meet the following requirements:

Master’s degree candidates must have:

  • Potential for leadership
  • At least three years of full-time relevant experience in peace or development work

Certificate candidates must:

  • Demonstrate leadership skills
  • Be able to explain how their plan to promote peace aligns with Rotary’s mission
  • Have at least five years of full-time relevant experience in peace or development work
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  • Candidates for Makerere University: Either be from Africa, have worked in Africa, work with African communities or initiatives outside the continent, or demonstrate a compelling interest in learning about peacebuilding approaches within the region.
  • Candidates for Bahçeşehir University: Either be from the Middle East or North Africa, have worked in the region, work elsewhere around the world with communities or initiatives related to the Middle East or North Africa, or demonstrate a compelling interest in learning about peacebuilding approaches within the region.

Both Certificate and Master’s degree must:

  • Be proficient in English
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree
  • Have a strong commitment to cross-cultural understanding and peace as shown through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service.
  • Candidates must have at least three years between the completion of their most recent academic degree program (undergraduate or graduate degree) and their intended start date for the fellowship. Candidates currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program are not eligible to apply.
  • Rotary Peace Fellows who have completed the certificate program, the master’s degree program, or a Global Grant Scholarship, must wait three years between the end date of that program and their intended start date for the fellowship.
  • People with disabilities and from other diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Rotary provides reasonable accommodation as needed for people with disabilities.
  • You are not eligible if you are an active Rotary member, employee of a Rotary club, Rotary International, or other Rotary entity.
  • Rotaract club members who are not also Rotary club members are eligible to apply.

Similar opportunities

  1. Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship to the USA;
  2. Australia Awards Scholarships for Development;
  3. Government of Romania Scholarship.

Rotary Peace Fellowship Application instructions

To apply for this Rotary scholarship, you must follow steps below to ensure that your application receives consideration.

  1. Review the eligibility restrictions below and the relevant experience guide.
  2. Research the curriculum and programs at each of the Rotary Peace Centers. For the master’s program, you will be asked to rank the two centers you prefer if you meet the eligibility criteria for both programs.
  3. Engage with Rotary. Use the Club Finder to locate the Rotary or Rotaract club nearest you. Connecting with a Rotary club or district is a great way to learn about Rotary’s work in your community and around the world. Many Rotary districts have a District Rotary Peace Fellowship Subcommittee Chair contact who can provide mentorship and advice for your application. A club or district recommendation is optional, but strongly encouraged as part of your application.
  4. Read the Application Overview to learn the steps involved. An overview with more instructions on submitting a thorough and complete application is available when you start an application.
  5. Gather required documents. Applications require a resume, academic and/or professional recommendations, personal video statement and essays, transcripts from postsecondary colleges and universities attended (master’s only), English language proficiency test scores (master’s only), and social impact plan (certificate only). Allow time to request university transcripts and register for IELTS or TOEFL exams if your program requires these. All materials must be in English.
  6. Submit your application between February and 15 May. All applications are considered final upon submission. Ensure your academic and/or professional recommendations and Rotary club or district recommendations (optional) are entered prior to submitting your application.
  7. Await qualification notification and selection results. If you are selected for a fellowship, you will be notified in November which Rotary Peace Center will be the site for your studies.
  8. Apply for admission (master’s only) to the university where your Peace Center is located. Being selected for the fellowship does not mean you have been admitted to the university.

Candidates will have until to submit applications to their district. For more details on the Rotary Peace Fellowship 2025-2026, please visit the official page. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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