Rotary Peace Fellowships for Master’s Degrees

Rotary Peace Fellowships for Master’s Degrees
Country of scholarship: Australia, Japan, Sweden, UK, USA
Country of Citizenship: All Countries

The Rotary Peace Fellowships Programme offers up to 50 master’s degree fellowships to graduate students from all over the world, including all Arab countries. Each year, master’s degree fellowships are awarded at six premier universities around the world in fields related to peace and conflict prevention and resolution.

Partner universities include Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the United States, International Christian University in Japan, the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom, the University of Queensland in Australia, and Uppsala University in Sweden.

Programmes vary in length from 15 to 24 months and include two to three months of applied field experience designed by the peace fellow. Fellowship recipients are exempt from tuition and are provided other financial and academic assistance during their studies. Teaching is grounded in practical research, and students have diverse backgrounds and professional experience.

The ideal candidate should have a strong academic background, a bachelor’s degree, and work experience in peace and development. They should demonstrate commitment to peace building, research extensively, and actively participate in a diverse cohort. Successful candidates should share their work and experience with peace fellows and Rotary members.


15 May 2024


15 to 24 months


  • Tuition and fees
  • Room and board
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Applied field experience expenses
  • Health insurance


Applicants must:

  • Be proficient in English.
  • Have a bachelor’s degree.
  • Have commitment to cross-cultural understanding and peace.
  • Have potential for leadership.
  • Have at least three years of relevant peace or development work experience.
  • Have at least three-year gap between recent academic degree completion and fellowship start date.
  • Not be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or a graduate programme.

How to Apply

  • Review eligibility restrictions and relevant experience guide.
  •  Research curricula and programmes at Rotary Peace Centers.
  • Connect with a Rotary club or district for community and global learning. Use the Club Finder to locate the nearest Rotary club or district.
  • Prepare required documents, including résumé, academic/professional recommendations, personal video statement, essays, transcripts, English language proficiency test scores, and social impact plan.
  • Submit your Peace Fellowship application by 15 May. If you are selected for a fellowship, you will be notified in November which Rotary Peace Center will be the site for your studies.
  • 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.
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