Fully-funded Peace Fellowship for International Masters Degree Students to Study Abroad 2024

Written by catherine.caoile on March 18, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    International Development
  • Country of the Scholarship

    United States
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Master's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

  • Type of scholarship administrator

    Private sponsor
  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    World Headquarters

    +1 866-976-8279 (toll Free) +1 847-866-3000 Rotary International One Rotary Center 1560 Sherman Ave. Evanston, IL 60201-3698, USA

Annually, the Rotary Club offered and awarded up to 130 fully-funded fellowships for the master’s students. The fellowship is intended for the international students who are dedicated to being one of the future leaders and furthering their higher education at one of the partner universities of the fellowship.

Rotary sees peace not as just an abstract concept, but as a dynamic expression of human development. Peacebuilding is the cornerstone of its mission as a humanitarian organization and the focus of Rotary, the channel through which its members make their remark in the world. Their programs, fellowships, and scholarship are focused on creating an environment in which peace can be built and sustained. Rotary believes that when concerned citizens work together to bring peace, lasting change is possible around the world.

Peace Fellowship 

For the academic year of 2023-2024, Rotary Club offered another year of fully-funded awards that can help every deserving student to fulfill their career goals while providing assistance for their educational journey.

Since 2002 when the program begins, the Rotary Peace Center has trained more than 1,500 students/fellows, now serving in more than 115 countries. Many of them serve as leaders in NGOs, Governments, educational and research institutions, peacekeeping and law enforcement agencies, and organizations such as the World Bank and United Nations.

By giving educational training, global networks, and practice opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops the skills of peace and development for the professionals to become effective peace catalysts. The scholarship covers tuition fees, accommodation, round-trip tickets, and internship and training costs.

The Fellowship and Candidates

The Rotary Peace Fellowship is for leaders with work experience in the fields of peace and development. The Fellowship is committed to public and international service and to the pursuit of peace. Annually, The Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 scholarships for master’s degrees and 80 for certified research at advanced universities.

The ideal candidate must have a good academic background, hold a bachelor’s degree in a related field, and have work experience in the fields of peace and development. They are looking for young professionals who are committed to peace and conflict resolution, who are able to read and research thoroughly, and who can participate actively in diverse student groups.

Successful applicants will have prior achievement experience in peacebuilding as a result of their fellowship participation and potential future growth and influence as leaders in the field. After the program, applicants must be willing to share their own work and experiences, engage with peacekeepers in their area, and cultivate strong relationships with Rotary members.

Scholarship Provider: Rotary Club 

About the Provider

As a global network of 1.4 million, who see the world where people come together and take action to create lasting change all over the world, in the communities, and within itself.
Solving real problems requires real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotarians have used their energy, passion, and intelligence to fight for sustainable causes. From literacy and peace to water and health, they are always working to make our world a better place and remain committed to the end.

Their mission is to provide the others to promote the advancement of the world understanding, promoting integrity, goodwill and peace by offering a fellowship in education, business, professions, and community leaders.

Their goal is to build leaders and communities that promote peace, provide hygiene and sanitation, support education protecting environments, and grow local economies.

Scholarship Summary 

  • Academic Year: 2023-2024
  • Applicants Nationality: International
  • Degree Level: Masters Degree
  • Field: Related to development and peace
  • Scholarship Univerisity Countries: USA, Japan, Thailand, Uganda, Uk, Australia
  • Commencement Period: 2023
  • Number of Awards: 50
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Scholarship Awards: Fully-funded


The applicants must be able to meet the criteria of the fellowship:

  • Must have good communication skills in oral and written English language.
  • Holding a bachelor’s degree
  • Possess a strong commitment, understanding, and peace as it will reflect towards their professional and academic achievements or in community services and itself.
  • Must have the potential to be a leader. Leadership skills are an important characteristic that the Rotary is looking for in a candidate.
  • Must have a related experience for at least 3 years in developments and peace.
  • The candidates must be at least three years between the completion of the last academic degree and the initial plan of the scholarship. Applicants who are currently enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s program cannot apply.
  • Rotary Peace Fellows who have completed a certification program or Global scholarship must be able to wait for another three years between the end date of the program and the scheduled start date of the scholarship.
  • The people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the scholarship as the Rotary will provide accommodation for the person with disabilities when needed.
  • The active member of Rotary, an employee of a Rotary club, Rotary International, or other Rotary organization are not eligible to apply for the fellowship, but there will be eligible restrictions to be considered in some cases.

Application Process 

The fellowship applciation is now open for the academic year 2023-2024. Candidates can start to complete their applciation forms to an online portal provided by the Rotary or partnered host universities or institutions.

Scholarship Selection Criteria

  • Leadership Skills
  • Commitments to the developments and peace
  • Compatibility in the fellowship
  • Feasibility and impact in the Social Change Initiative

Scholarship Awards 

The fellowship will be covering fully-funded awards to 50 deserving international students that will be covering the student’s tuition fees, accommodations, round-trip airfare, internships, and other related training fees.

During a year-long program of blended learning, experienced peace and development professionals from a variety of backgrounds acquire practical skills that can promote peace in their communities and around the world. Fellows conduct field research and design and implement social change initiatives. This program is aimed at professionals. Fellows earn a postgraduate degree upon completion of the program.

Scholarship Host University

  • Makerere University in Uganda
  • The University of Queensland in Australia
  • International Christian University in Japan
  • Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the USA
  • Uppsala University in Sweden
  • Chulalongkorn University in Thailand
  •  The University of Bradford in England

Scholarship Deadline 

The deadline to complete and submit the applciation form is until May 15, 2022.

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