Fellowship in the Field of Peace and Development Fully Funded by Rotary Foundation 2020

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Fellowship in the Field of Peace and Development Fully Funded by Rotary Foundation 2020

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Each year, The Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 50 for certificate studies at premier universities. Up to 100 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn either a master’s degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of the Rotary Peace Centers, located within seven leading universities around the world. Through training, study, and practice, Rotary Peace Fellows become catalysts for peace and development. More than 1200 program alumni are working in over 100 countries as leaders in national governments, NGOs, social enterprises, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations such as the United Nations.

Available Programs

Master’s Degree

  1. 15-24 month program at one of the 5 Rotary Peace Centers at leading partner universities 
  2. 50 fellows selected annually to earn a master’s degree in fields related to peace and development. Each university offers interdisciplinary curricula with research-informed teaching 
  3. 2-3 month self-designed applied field experience to develop practical skills 
  4. Fellows connect with an international cohort of peace fellows, thought leaders, and a global network of Rotarians

Professional Development Certificate

  1. 3 month professional development program at the Rotary Peace Center in Bangkok, Thailand 
  2. Intended for social change leaders with extensive experience working in peace-related fields 
  3. 50 fellows selected annually to earn a professional certificate in peace and conflict studies 
  4. Diverse interdisciplinary program includes 8-weeks intensive classroom study with guest lecturers and up to 3weeks of field studies


The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.


Qualified candidates have: 

  1. For the master’s program, a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus 3 years of related work experience, and proficiency in a second language (strongly recommended) 
  2. For the certificate program, a strong academic background, plus 5 years of related work experience 
  3. Proficiency in English 
  4. Excellent leadership skills

Rotary Peace Centers

[1] Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill USA

  • Fellows can earn a master's degree in international development policy from Duke or a master’s from various departments at the University of North Carolina. In addition, Fellows at both universities can earn a graduate certificate in international peace and conflict resolution from UNC.

[2] International Christian University, Tokyo Japan

  • The ICU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is known for its interdisciplinary program and liberal arts approach. Fellows pursue a master’s degree in Peace Studies within the Department of Public Policy and Social Research.

[3] University of Bradford, West Yorkshire England

The Department of Peace Studies at Bradford is the largest in the world and offers several master’s degrees related to peace, conflict, security, and development.

[4] University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

  • Fellows earn a master’s degree in international studies and peace and conflict studies at the Graduate Centre of Governance and International Affairs.

[5] Uppsala University, Uppsala Sweden

  • The Department of Peace and Conflict Research offers a master’s degree in social science. It is internationally renowned for its free and globally accessible collection of data related to armed conflict and organized violence.

[6] Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand (Professional Development Centre)

  • The professional development certificate is awarded to experienced leaders who complete the university’s intensive three-month program in peace and conflict prevention and resolution.

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United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Both gender
Human Rights, Politics, Cultural Exchange & Languages, Social Sciences

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Young Professionals
Full funding
Opportunity Coverage
Tuition fee, Stipend/ Living allowance
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Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Political Science and International Relations
Educational Level
Required Languages
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