The Rotary Foundation is offering 100 fully funded academic fellowships for worldwide students. Two types of peace fellowships are available i.e. master and professional development certificate fellowships.
Each year, The Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 50 for certificate studies at premier universities. The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.
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, 2019
- Course Level: Fellows will earn a master degree at Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the USA, International Christian University in Japan, the University of Bradford in the UK, the 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 awards 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 leaders with work experience in peace and development. Our fellows are committed to the community and international service and the pursuit of peace. Candidates must also meet the following requirements:
- Proficiency in English, with proficiency in a second language, strongly recommended
- Strong commitment to international understanding and peace as demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service
- Excellent leadership skills
- For master’s degree candidates, a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of related full-time work or volunteer experience
- For certificate candidates, at least five years of related full-time work or volunteer experience
- 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.