Rotary Peace Fellowship for Masters and Professional Development Programs

Deadline: July 1, 2013

The Rotary International through its Rotary Foundation is inviting eligible candidates to apply for the Peace Fellowship. 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. More details below.

Fellows have the option to earn either of the following;

  • 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.

How to apply

Interested candidates must apply for Rotary Peace Fellowships through their local Rotary club. Use the Club Locator to find Rotary club contact information. If your hometown doesn’t have a Rotary club, try entering the names of nearby cities. You also can try searching for Rotary club websites. If you have difficulty finding or contacting a Rotary club in your area, contact Rotary Peace Centers staff for assistance.

Fellowship types

Applicants can choose from two Rotary Peace Fellowship options:

  • Master’s degree Professional development certificate
  • Six centers, seven universities One center, one university
  • 15- to 24-month course 3-month course
  • Study timelines differ according to each university’s schedule Two sessions per year (January-April and June-August)
  • Up to 10 new fellows at each center each year; up to 60 fellows per year Up to 25 new fellows in each session; up to 50 fellows per year
  • Two- to three-month practical internship during summer break Two to three weeks of field study incorporated into curriculum
  • Building the leaders of tomorrow Strengthening the leaders of today


  • A strong commitment to international understanding and peace demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal and community service activities
  • A bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience as a minimum, with strong academic achievement
  • A minimum of three years’ combined paid or unpaid full-time relevant work experience (master’s degree) or five years’ relevant work experience with current full-time employment in a mid- to upper-level position (professional development certificate)
  • Proficiency in a second language (master’s degree) or in English (professional development certificate)
  • Strong leadership skills


Read other eligibility criteria carefully before applying.

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