Rotary Peace Fellowships

Fellowship Information


Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.

Who Should Apply:

Citizens of countries where Rotary operates. Any major that fits relevant career goals. Language skills for host country AND proficiency in any second language. No less than three years of relevant work experience (paid or unpaid). Applicants are evaluated on their leadership skills, commitment to peace and international understanding, proficiency in a second or more language, and related career goals.

Program Duration:

Two years. Recipients must pursue their MA at one of the following centers.

  • Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand (professional development center)
  • Duke University and the University of Chapel Hill, USA
  • International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
  • University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  • Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Number & Amount Available:

Ten awards are allotted to each Rotary Center. Fully funds tuition, living expenses and travel for an MA related to peace/conflict study. Actual amount will vary by school.

Citizenship Requirements:
non-USA w/greencard
STEM Fields Only:

Student Information

Required GPA:
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Initial Deadline:
May 31st
NC State Campus Deadline:


National Deadline:
May 31st
National Deadline Info:
International applications due July 1st