2020 Rotary Peace Fellowship

What is the Rotary Peace Fellowship Program?

The Rotary Peace Fellowship program is a fully funded master's degree or certificate in peace and conflict studies. Every year, up to 100 peace and development leaders are selected globally to receive the Rotary Peace Fellowship, which covers tuition and living expenses, international field experience, and research/conference opportunities at one of the Rotary Peace Centers, located within seven leading universities around the world.

More than 1200 program alumni are working in over 100 countries as leaders in national governments, NGOs, social enterprises, the military, law enforcement, and international organisations such as the United Nations. And you could be one of them.

Master's Degree

  • 15 - 24 month program at one of our 5 Rotary Peace Centers at leading partner universities
  • 50 fellows selected annually to earn a master's degree in fields related to peace and development. Each university offers interdisciplinary curricula with research-informed teaching
  • 2 - 3 month self-designed applied field experience to develop practical skills
  • Fellows connect with an international cohort of peace fellows, thought leaders, and a global network of Rotarians

Professional Development Certificate

  • 3 month professional development program at our Rotary Peace Center in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Intended for social change leaders with extensive experience working in peace-related fields
  • 50 fellows selected annually to earn a professional certificate in peace and conflict studies
  • Diverse interdisciplinary program includes 8-weeks intensive classroom study with guest lectures and 2-weeks field studies.

Who should apply?

Peace fellowship applicants must demonstrate that they meet these requirements:

  • For the master's program, a bachelor's degree or equivalent, plus 3 years of related work experience, and proficiency in a second language (strongly recommended)
  • For the certificate program, a strong academic background, plus 5 years of related work experience
  • Proficiency in English
  • Excellent leadership skills

Apply now

Application deadline, 31 May 2019

Please contact [email protected] with questions.