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Rotary Peace Fellowship Program 2023-2024

Fully Funded Scholarships For International Students

Applications are now open for Rotary Peace Fellowship Program for International students for the academic year 2023-2024. Every year Rotary Peace Fellowship Program offers scholarships to worldwide students to study in well-known institutes of Rotary Countries.

Rotary Peace Fellowship:

Rotary Peace Fellowship is offered for international students. Students can study Master’s degree programs and Professional development certificate programs in Rotary Partner Countries. The purpose of the Rotary Peace scholarships is to promote peace and development around the whole globe. Rotary Program was established in 2002, and since then it has educated more than 1500 international students from around the whole world.

The Rotary Peace Fellowship is awarded to students who are interested in peace and the development of the world. Students with Rotary Peace Fellowship experience get to do jobs in government organizations, NGOs, educational institutes, and organizations like World Bank and United Nations. Rotary Peace Fellowship awards a total of 150 scholarships, students can study and do research for a Master’s Degree under the Rotary fellowship for 15-24 months. Students can also learn a Professional development certificate program for a one-year learning program.

Host Country: USA, Australia, Sweden, Japan, UK, Thailand, Uganda

Host University: Rotary Partner Country Best Institutes

Financial Assistance: Fully Funded

Degree Level: Masters | Professional Development Certificate Program

Duration of Study Program:

  • Masters: 12-24 months
  • PDCP: 1 year

University Partners of Rotary Fellowship Program:

Master program university partners

  • International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  • University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  • University of Bradford, Bradford, England
  • Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Professional development certificate program university partners

  • Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
  • Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Scholarship Value/ Inclusions:

As the Rotary Peace Fellowship is offered to International students, it supports those students by giving them a fully funded scholarship program. The following are the benefits offered by Peace fellowship:

  • Covers the full tuition fee
  • Provides accommodation (room and board)
  • Round-trip airfare ticket
  • Internship and field-study expenses are all covered by Peace Fellowship Program.

Eligibility Criteria:

The following are the eligibility criteria for Peace Fellowship Program:

  • Must be proficient in the English Language.
  • For Certificate Program, students must have completed a bachelor’s degree program.
  • For Certificate Program, Student must have 5 years of experience in peace and development.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Motivated and have a good academic background.
  • Students enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs are not eligible to apply for Peace Fellowship.
  • For Master Degree Program, students must have a bachelor’s degree and a 3-year work experience in a related field.
  • Students with any disabilities are welcome to apply.
  • Students can not apply if they belong to a Rotary member, an employee of a Rotary club, Rotary International, or another Rotary entity.

How to Apply for Rotary Peace Fellowship Program:

  • Students need to apply online to Rotary Peace Fellowship Program through the link below.
  • Submit the application online.
  • Must select two universities for their study program.
  • Student must submit all the required documents:
    • Resume,
    • Academic and professional recommendations,
    • Essays,
    • Transcripts,
    • Social impact plan (certificate only),
    • and test scores (master’s only).


The application deadline to apply for Peace Fellowship is 15th May 2023. Students must apply prior to the deadline.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How many Rotary peace Fellows are there?


Lopidia is just one of the 1,500-plus peace fellows from more than 115 countries who have graduated from a Rotary Peace Center since the program was created in 1999; the first peace centers began classes three years later.

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