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Rotary Peace Fellowships 2024/2025 Fully-Funded for Master and Professional Programs


Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 individuals worldwide to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of its peace centers. 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 900 fellows for careers in peacebuilding. Many of them go on to serve as leaders in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank.

Two types of peace fellowships are available.

  • Master’s degree

Offers master’s degree fellowships at premier universities in fields related to peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Programs last 15 to 24 months and require a practical internship of two to three months during the academic break. Each year, up to 50 master’s degree fellowships are awarded at these institutions: Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, International Christian University, Japan, University of Bradford, England, University of Queensland, Australia and Uppsala University, Sweden.

  • Professional development certificate

For experienced professionals working in peace-related fields who want to enhance their professional skills, Rotary offers a three-month program in peace and conflict prevention and resolution at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. This program incorporates two to three weeks of field study. We award up to 50 certificates each year.


The Rotary Peace Fellowship covers the following:

  • -Tuition and fees

  • -Room and board

  • -Round-trip transportation

  • -Internship/field study expenses.


The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for professionals with work experience in international relations or peace and conflict prevention and resolution. 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


Varies per country; however, on a general note, it usually ends in May of the preceding year you wish to study.

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