A fully funded fellowship is available through the Rotary Peace Fellowship Program 2023–2034 to international participants who are genuine proponents of peace and who also strive to advance it. Up to 130 people with exceptional leadership traits receive the Rotary scholarship each year. These Rotary awards for foreign students testify to the student’s commitment to leadership and their potential to effect positive change by acting as powerful peacemakers. The students in this fully funded scholarship are given the finest tools and training to help them become powerful peace ambassadors and extremely successful professionals.
The most knowledgeable teachers in the world about study train the accepted students. Furthermore, students join a varied learning community through networking with alumni. Similarly to this, the workers who join this Rotary Peace program collaborate with top-tier experts and gain useful skills through this one-year blended Rotary Peace Fellowship Program.
• The Master of International Development Policy Program (MIDP) or other degrees are available from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the United States.
• Master’s in Peace Studies from International Christian University in Japan
• Advanced Practice in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution MA at the University of Bradford in England
• Master of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Queensland in Australia (MPACS)
Sweden’s Uppsala University offers courses on peace and conflict (MS.Sc.)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Peace and Development Studies is a diploma program available through Makerere University in Uganda.
Important Information: Except for candidates from Uganda, who may attend the center at Makerere University, fellowship recipients are not permitted to pursue studies at a Rotary Peace Fellowship Program Center in their native nation.
Rotary Peace Fellowship Program Summary
|Level of study||Professional Development Certificate Program or Master’s Degree Program in fields related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention|
|Target group||Global peace and development leaders with an undergraduate degree who meet the eligibility criteria.|
|No. of Scholarships:||Up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 40 for certificate studies are awarded each year.|
|Scholarship value||The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.|
|Deadline||15 May 2023|
Professionals with work experience in foreign development, peace, and conflict resolution, or both are eligible for the Rotary Peace Fellowship Program. Additionally, candidates must fulfil the following conditions:
• Three years of experience in a field relevant to the master’s program
• For the certificate program, have five years of relevant work experience and be able to articulate how their peace-promoting strategy fits with Rotary’s goal. (Candidates for Makerere University must either be from Africa, have worked in Africa, or work with African communities or initiatives outside the continent.)
• Have a strong command of the English language (Master’s candidates whose first tongue is not English must submit scores from English language proficiency exams).
• Possess a bachelor’s degree (Master’s candidates must submit an official duplicate of their transcripts).
• Show leading qualities.
• Have a strong commitment to cross-cultural understanding and peace worked in Africa, or work with African communities or initiatives outside the continent.
The 15th of May 2023 is the last day for candidates to send their applications to their specific Rotary Peace Fellowship Program.
For thorough instructions on how to apply for this grant, read the full application instructions and go to the official website (link provided below).