Rotary Peace Fellowships for Masters and Professional Development Programs

Deadline: 31 May 2018
Open to: professionals from around the world
Fellowship: cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, all internship and field-study expenses


Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 professionals from around the world to receive fellowships to study at one of the peace centers.

Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution.

In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,000 fellows for careers in peacebuilding. Many of them are serving as leaders at international organizations or have started their own foundations.

Each year, the Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 50 for certificate studies at premier universities around the world.

  • Master’s degree programs: Last 15 to 24 months and require a practical internship of two to three months during the academic break;
  • Professional development certificate program: For experienced professionals and lasts three months with two to three weeks of field study.


Peace fellowship applicants must meet these requirements:

  • Proficiency in English (a second language is strongly recommended);
  • Demonstrated commitment to international understanding and peace;
  • Excellent leadership skills;
  • 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.

Rotary Peace Fellowships may not be used for the doctoral study. And the following people are not eligible for the master’s degree program:

  • Active Rotary members;
  • Employees of a Rotary club or district, Rotary International, or other Rotary entity;
  • Spouses, lineal descendants (children or grandchildren by blood or legal adoption), spouses of lineal descendants, or ancestors (parents or grandparents by blood) of any living person in these categories;
  • Former Rotary members and their relatives as described above (within 36 months of their resignation).

Recipients of Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships or professional development certificate fellowships must wait three years after completion of the scholarship or fellowship to apply for the master’s degree program.

Rotary Peace Fellows who have completed the master’s degree program must wait five years to apply for the certificate program.


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

How to Apply?

In order to apply fill the application form.

For more information please visit the official website.