The Rotary Foundation is a non-profit institution that aims to spread world peace, awareness, and kindness through international educational, humanitarian, and cultural exchange programs.
The Rotary Foundation annually offers fully-funded fellowships for international students to continue their studies at one of the Rotary peace centers. The program have coached so far about 1,300 fellows that currently serve as leaders in many international organizations.
The Rotary Peace Centres program will provide fellows with academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, that will help them become experienced and effective catalysts for peace.
- Host Organisation: Rotary;
- Study Level: Master’s Degree, Professional Certificate;
- Fellowship Type: Fully Funding;
- Number Of Awards: 50 for Master’s degrees, 80 for Certificate studies at premier universities;
- Application Deadline: 31 May 2021.
Programs available under Rotary Peace fellowship program:
1. Master’s degree programs:
Admitted students will study peace and development issues with research-informed teaching and a diverse student cohort. The program’s duration is up to 24 months and includes a two- to three-month field study.
2. Professional development certificate program:
The program is one- year long, in this period, candidates will experience peace and development professionals with diverse backgrounds, develop practical skills to promote peace in their communities and across the world.
The Rotary Peace fellowship covers: Tuition fees, internship and field-study expense, round-trip transportation, as well as room, and board.
Master’s program university partners:
- Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.
- International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan.
- University of Bradford, Bradford, England.
- University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
- Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
- The applicant must have an excellent academic record.
- Hold a bachelor’s degree in one of the related fields.
- Have a full-time work experience of at least three years in peace and development.
- Must be able to demonstrate a commitment to cross-cultural understanding peace and conflict resolution.
- Have the ability to undertake intensive reading and discussion in the pursuit of knowledge, and participate actively within a various group of students.
- Have leadership skills.
- Be proficient in the English language.
- Applicant must not be an employee of a Rotary club, an active Rotary member, Rotary International, or other Rotary entity.
How to apply:
For the academic year 2022-2023, the application will start in February 2021 and applicants will have until 31 May to submit their application.
Applicants must check the curriculum and programs available at each Rotary peace center, and choose two centers for the Master’s program and one for the certificate program. Then submit their application, along with the required supporting documents in English, including a resume, transcripts, essays, academic and/or professional recommendations, social impact plan (certificate only), and test scores (master’s only).
After that, students will have to look for their local Rotary district and contact them in order to get endorsed. The district will interview the applicant then submit an endorsement decision for his/her application.