Rotary Peace Fellowship Program 2022-23

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A great opportunity for you to develop your potential and become an experienced professional who can promote peace efforts in different areas of the world. 130 Fully Funded Fellowships have been recently offered by Rotary International to enthusiastic leaders from across the world. Avail this chance to get the best academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities at one of the Rotary Peace Centers located in the USA, Japan, Australia, Sweden and Thailand.

This program began in 2002, and 1400 fellows have been trained to date. Members of rotary international are working in more than 115 countries and have been working on creating a better world by promoting peace efforts, building international relationships, improving lives, ending diseases, protecting the environment, and supporting education.

Among 130 fellowships, 50 fellowships are awarded for master’s degrees and 80 for certificate studies at one of the best universities. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Former, active members or employees of Rotary International are not eligible to apply.

Programs offered and duration

  • Master’s Degree Program (5 to 24 months)
  • Professional development certificate program (One Year)

No. of fellowships awarded

  • 50 Master’s degree fellowships
  • 80 Certificate program fellowships


  • Full tuition fee waiver
  • Accommodation expenses
  • Travel allowance
  • Expenses for Internship and field study
  • Health insurance

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates for Master’s degree must:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree in the related field
  • Be proficient in English
  • Have at least 3 years of experience in peace and development and have a record of achievements in peacebuilding
  • Be committed to peace and cross-cultural understanding
  • Have leadership potential

Professional development certificate must:

  • Be proficient in English
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree
  • Be a mid-career professional with at least 5 years of work experience
  • Be strongly committed to peace and development (shown through academic and professional records and service in community)
  • Have good leadership skills
  • Be clear about how their plan to promote peace is aligned with the mission of Rotary international.

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Academic or professional recommendations
  • Essay
  • Transcripts
  • Test scores (for master’s program only).
  • A social impact plan (for certificate program only)

How to Apply

  • Go through the eligibility criteria
  • Review programs and curriculum offered at Rotary Peace Centers
  • For Master’s program, you will be required to choose two centers and rank them according to your preference. For the certificate program, you will choose one center.
  • Submit your application for fellowship by 15 May with all the documents mentioned above.  
  • After being selected for the fellowship. You need to apply separately for admission to the university where your Peace Center is located.

Deadline: 15th May 2021



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