Rotary World Peace Fellowship provides you with the opportunity to acquire a master’s degree in peace studies, conflict resolution, international relation and other related discipline. It also aims in development of youths toward leadership experience.
Each year, the Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 50 for certificate studies at best universities around the world. This award covers:
- Master’s degree programs: Last 15 to 24 months and require a practical internship of two to three months during the academic break.
- Professional development certificate program: For experienced professionals and lasts three months with two to three weeks of field study.
The Following steps ensure that your application receives consideration.
- Review the application deadline and check the eligibility requirements below before applying. Read the entire application before you begin.
- Thoroughly research the curriculum and programs at each of the Rotary Peace Center before starting your online application. You will be asked to rank the centers in order of importance.
- Master’s degree applicants: Collect all academic transcripts, test scores, and any other documents required by preferred universities as noted on the fellowship application. All supplementary materials must be in English. Certificate applicants: Academic transcripts or scores are not needed.
- Inform your local Rotary District that you are applying for a peace fellowship, and request an interview. District endorsement is required to complete the application process. TIP: Your local Rotary club can help you connect with your district. Use Club finder to locate the club nearest you. Club interviews and endorsements are strongly encouraged but not required for applicants who have district support.
- Prior to interviews, fill out the online application, attach the required supplementary materials (test scores, academic or professional recommendations, essays), and submit them to your Rotary district no later than 31 May.
- Complete an interview with district representatives. Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July.
- Receive notice of selection results in November. If you are chosen for a fellowship, you will receive the name of the Peace Center where you will study.
- Apply for admission to the university where you will study. Being chosen for a fellowship does not mean you have been admitted to the university.
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
For more information and application materials visit Rotary World Peace Fellowship Website.