Rotary Peace Fellowship 2019

Master’s degree and Professional Development Rotary Peace Fellowship 2019

Rotary Peace Fellowship

The Rotary Foundation offers 100 fellowships to international peace makers and influencers from around the world who has worked toward peace and conflict resolution in their society wishing to contribute to the process with their humanitarian and leadership skills.

Important dates of application process:

Application deadline: 31 May, 2018

District endorsement form submission to the Rotary Foundation: 1 July, 2018

TOEFL/IELTS or GRE results submission deadline: 1 September, 2018

Selection results: November

There are two types of fellowships available:

  1. Master’s Degree

Purpose: Building the leaders of tomorrow

Duration: 15-24 months

Number of fellowships available: 50 Max

Applied field experience: 2-3 months of practical internship during academic break

  1. Professional Development Certificate

Purpose: Strengthening the leaders of today

Study Duration: 3 months

Number of fellowships available: 50 Max

Applied field experience: 2-3 weeks of field study incorporated into curriculum


What it covers:

  • Tuition
  • Accommodation
  • Travel expenses
  • Internship, conferences and research costs
  • Insurance (for professional development Certificates)
  • Field study experiences

Rotary Peace Center universities — Master’s degree program:

  • Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA (21-month program)
  • International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan (20-month program plus 1-2 months of optional Japanese language training)
  • University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England (15-month program)
  • University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia (18-month program)
  • Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (21-month program)

Rotary Peace Center University— professional development certificate program:

  • Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand (3-month program)



  • For Master: bachelor’s degree, for Development certificate: excellent educational background
  • Work experience in a related field (minimum 3 years for master, 5 years for professional development certificate program)
  • English Proficiency Certificate: Valid TOEFL or IELTS score
  • Dedicated to realization of peace shown as community service activities professionally and academically
  • Management qualities


Required documents (in English)

  • Application
  • CV
  • Personal Statement to explain their dedication to peace and conflict resolution (Max. 500-word)
  • Two Online Recommendations (Master’s candidates: one academic and one professional, Certificate candidates: two professional including one from a current employer)
  • Educational Transcripts
  • GRE (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill program applicants only)

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District Endorsement:

Candidates are required to ask a Rotary district to sign and date a confirmation of their eligibility to the fellowship program. The best way to contact a Rotary district is through a local Rotary club closest to where you live. In case of special situations, candidates could request an alternative way specified in the “District field” in the application.

Application Process:

The process of application is online.

Apply online

For more details please Rotary website