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Rotary Peace Fellowships

Rotary Peace Fellowships

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The Rotary Peace Fellowship is the premier educational programme of The Rotary Foundation and supports Rotary's mission to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace.

It is 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 humanitarian service and working for peace. Applicants should consider these objectives carefully before applying.

Interested candidates must apply through a Rotary Club and
The Rotary Club of Belfast welcomes applicants.

The Application Form to be submitted can be downloaded here.

Two types of fellowships are offered for study at one of the six Rotary Peace Centres located at prestigious universities worldwide.

Masters Degree Fellowships 
15-24 month programmes with a practical internship of 2-3 months at 5 premier u
niversities in fields related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention.

Professional Development Certificate
For those with more extensive experience in peace related fields, a 3 month programme in peace and conflict resolution at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. This programme incorporates 2-3 weeks of field study.

Fellowship Programme Master's Degree Professional Development Certificate
Purpose Building the leaders of tomorrow Strengthening the leaders of today
Length of Study 15-24 months (varies by university) 3 months
Rotary Peace Centres 5 1
Number of Fellowships

60 (up to 12 per centre)

50 (25 per session
January - April or June - August)
Practical Field Experience 2-3 month practical internship
during academic break
2-3 weeks of field study
incorporated into curriculum

Applicants for the Rotary World Peace Fellowships should have:

  • A Strong commitment to international understanding and peace demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal and community service activities
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • For the Certificate Programme
    Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience with full time employment  in a mid- to upper- level position
    Proficiency in English
    Strong academic background
  • For the Masters Degree Programme
    Minimum 3 years of combined paid or unpaid full-time relevant work experience
    Proficiency in English and recommended second language proficiency
    A Bachelor's degree or equivalent

Rotary Peace Centre Application Requirements

Applicants are required to research individual university websites for specific admission requirements and current information about curriculum. click on table below to enlarge



Individuals who previously participated in the Ambassadorial Scholarships program, or were Peace Fellows in the professional development program at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, are required to wait a minimum of three full years before applying for a master's degree fellowship.

Rotary Peace Fellows who have completed the master's degree program may not apply for the professional certificate program at Chulalongkorn University.

The following people are ineligible for master's degree Rotary Peace Fellowships but may apply for the professional development certificate on an exception basis:
- Active and honorary Rotarians
- Employees of a Rotary club, RI district, Rotary International, or other Rotary entity
- Spouses, lineal descendants (children or grandchildren by blood or legal adoption), spouses of lineal descendants, or ancestors (parents or grandparents by blood) of any living person in the categories above
- Former Rotarians and their relatives as described above (within 36 months of resignation) 

 More information can be seen here.



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