Fully-Funded Rotary Peace Fellowships – USA

Fully-Funded Rotary Peace Fellowships

Application for the Rotary Peace Fellowships for US Students in USA – 2022/2023. Entry is now open at the Rotary Peace in USA.

Deadline: 15 May 2022 (annual)

Study in: USA, Japan, UK, Australia, Sweden, Thailand, Uganda

Course starts 2023

Brief description: 

Rotary chooses up to 130 peace and development leaders from around the world each year to receive fully funded academic fellowships to take a Professional Development Certificate Program or Masters Degree Program in peace and conflict resolution and prevention at one of the participating peace centers around the world (USA, Japan, UK, Australia, Sweden, Thailand, Uganda)

Host Institution(s):

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Important: Fellowship winners can’t study at a Rotary Peace Center in their home country, except for those from Thailand and Uganda, who can go to the center at Chulalongkorn University and Makerere University, respectively.

Level/Field of study:

Professional Development Certificate Programs or Master’s Degree Programs in fields related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention

Target group:

Anyone endorsed by the Rotary District in their area.

No. of Scholarships:

Each year, up to 50 fellowships are given out for master’s degrees and up to 80 for certificate programs.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The fellowships pay for all costs related to an internship or field study, including tuition, fees, room and board, round-trip travel, and everything else.


The Rotary Peace Fellowship is for people who have worked in fields like international relations or preventing and solving peace and conflict. The following must also be true for applicants:

  • Have worked in a related field for three years before starting the master’s program.
  • Have worked in a related field for five years and be able to explain how their plan to promote peace fits with Rotary’s mission statement (Candidates for Makerere University must either be from Africa, have worked in Africa, or work with African communities or initiatives outside the continent.)
  • Know how to speak English well.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree
  • Show that you know how to lead.
  • Be very committed to peace and understanding between different cultures. Worked in Africa or with African communities or projects outside of the continent.
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Application instructions:

Applications are no longer being accepted.

Candidates have until May 15, 2022, to send their applications to the Rotary district where they live. By July 1, 2022, districts must send applications that have been approved to The Rotary Foundation.

It’s important to read all of the application instructions and visit the official website (link below) for more information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Website for the scholarship: https://www.rotary.org/en/peace-fellowships


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