The Rotary Peace Fellowship for International Student is now open for international students. We will go through the specifics of this fellowship, its advantages, and the application process in depth in this article. The Rotary Peace Fellowship is a fully funded scholarship for international students.
Only master’s degree studies are eligible for these scholarships. The Rotary Peace Fellowships Program covers all internship and field study costs in addition to tuition, fees, lodging and board, and round-trip transportation.
Up to 150 students are given Rotary Peace Fellowships each year. These fellowships are available to pursue a Masters degree or Professional Development Certificate program in peace and conflict resolution and prevention.
The Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,400 fellows since the program’s inception in 2002, and they are presently employed in more than 115 nations. Many hold leadership positions in governmental institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the military, the police, and international organizations like the United Nations and the World Bank.
Rotary Peace Fellowship institutions:
- Uppsala University, Sweden
- Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
- Makerere University, Uganda
- Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
- International Christian University, Japan
- University of Bradford, England
- University of Queensland, Australia
Important Information: With the exception of Thai applicants, who are permitted to attend the center at Chulalongkorn University, fellowship holders are not permitted to pursue studies at a Rotary Peace Center in their native nation.
Scholarship Details for the Rotary Fellowship for International Students
- Master’s Degree Institution(s): See study list above: USA, Japan, UK, Australia, Sweden, Thailand, and Uganda
- Program Length: For Master’s degree programs, 15 to 24 months; for professional development certificate programs, 3 months.
- Total number of awards: At prestigious universities, up to 50 master’s degree fellowships and 80 certificates are given out annually.
- Applicable programs: Peace and conflict, Security studies, international development, and leadership are the focus areas.
Scholarship Coverage for the Rotary Fellowship for International Students
The Rotary Peace Fellowship for International Students covers the following:
- Tuition costs
- Accommodation and meals
- Travel allowance that is round-trip
- All costs related to fieldwork, research and internships
Eligibility Requirements for Rotary Peace Fellowship
- Professionals with work experience in international relations, peace and conflict resolution, or both are eligible for Rotary Peace Fellowships. Additionally, candidates must fulfill the following conditions:
- Nationals of all countries are eligible.
- English language competency is required, and knowledge of a second language is highly desirable.
- Demonstrated and outstanding leadership abilities.
- Strong commitment to world’s peace as evidenced by accomplishments in work and school as well as volunteerism.
- Candidates for master’s degrees must have a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of relevant full-time employment or volunteer experience.
- Applicants for certificates must have at least five years of relevant full-time work experience or volunteerism, as well as a high academic record.
Take the eligibility test.
Application Process for the Rotary Peace Fellowship
The guidelines listed below must be met in order to apply for Rotary Peace Fellowships:
Eligibility Criteria for Rotary Peace Fellowship
- Check the eligibility requirements and restrictions and the application guidelines.
- Look into the courses and activities offered at the various Rotary Peace Centers. You’ll be asked to rank your most preferred centers -2 at most.
- Prepare your application, which should include a resume or CV, essays, recommendations from professors or employers, transcripts, and test results. Everything has to be written in English. Transcripts and test results are not required for certificate applicants.
- To schedule an interview, get in touch with your local Rotary district before submitting your application. A requirement of the application procedure is district endorsement.
- Note: You can get in touch with your district by contacting your local Rotary club. To find the club closest to you, use Club Finder. Club interviews and referrals are highly recommended but not mandatory for candidates supported by their districts.
- Your district must receive your online application by May 1st prior to any interviews.
- Complete the district representatives’ interview. By July 1st, districts must submit their endorsements to The Rotary Foundation.
- Await selection results by November. You will be informed of the Peace Center where you will study if you are selected for a fellowship.
- Submit an application for admission to the University where your Peace Center is housed. Being chosen for the fellowship does not imply acceptance into the school.