The Rotary Foundation is offering 100 fully funded academic fellowships for world-wide students. Two types of peace fellowships are available i.e. master and professional development certificate fellowships.
The fellowships are intended for individuals who have chosen a career related to international relations, peace, and conflict resolution; who have work experience in these areas and who have a commitment to community or international humanitarian service and to working for peace. Applicants should consider these objectives carefully before applying.
The Rotary Peace Fellowship is the premier academic scholarship of The Rotary Foundation, supporting Rotary’s mission to empower, educate, and increase the capacity of peacebuilders through rigorous academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities.
International applicants for whom English is not the first language must submit a TOEFL or IELTS score. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) iBT: Score 100 or higher (600 on the paper-based test) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) – Score 7.0 or higher.
- Application Deadline: May 31, 2018
- Course Level: Fellows will earn a master degree at Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in USA, International Christian University in Japan, University of Bradford in UK, University of Queensland in Australia and Uppsala University in Sweden or a professional development certificate at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.
- Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in fields related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention.
- Scholarship Award: These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.
- Number of Scholarships: 100 award are available.
- Nationality: Citizens from around the world
- Scholarship can be taken in Rotary Peace Centers
Eligibility for the Scholarship:
- Eligible Countries: Citizens from around the world are eligible for these Rotary Peace fellowships.
- Entrance Requirements: The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for professionals with work experience in international relations or peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Our 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
- English Language Requirements: International applicants for whom English is not the first language must submit a TOEFL or IELTS score. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) iBT: Score 100 or higher (600 on the paper-based test) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) – Score 7.0 or higher.
How to Apply: Follow these steps to ensure that your application receives consideration.
- Review the application guidelines and check the eligibility requirements and restrictions below before applying. Read the entire application before you begin.
- Thoroughly research the curriculum and programs at each of the Rotary Peace Centers 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.