Rotary Peace Fellowship supports students interested in careers in peace building and offers two types of peace fellowships. The Master’s Degree Fellowship and Professional Development Certificate. Each Rotary Peace Fellowship covers tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.

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

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.

Rotary Fellowships

Each year, Rotary 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.

Eligibility requirements

The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for professionals with work experience in international relations or peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Our fellows are committed to community and international service and the pursuit of peace.

Applicants must also meet the following requirements:

  •     Proficiency in English; proficiency in a second language is strongly recommended.
  •     Strong commitment to international understanding and peace as demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service.
  •     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.

Visit the Rotary Peace Fellowship website for complete Application Process.