How to apply for the Rotary Peace Fellowship Programme 2022/2023

The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for its fully-funded fellowships in 2022-2023 from committed leaders all around the world. The deadline for applicants for the Rotary Peace Fellowship Program is March 15th, 2021. See the table below for more information.

Rotary grants up to 130 fully-funded fellowships each year to deserving leaders from all around the world to study at one of their peace centers.

The Rotary Peace Centers initiative builds the potential of peace and development experts or practitioners to become seasoned and successful catalysts for peace through graduate research, practice, and global networking opportunities.

The Rotary Peace Centers have trained over 1,400 fellows who currently work in over 115 countries since the initiative started in 2002. Many work in government, non-governmental organizations, the military, education, law enforcement, and multinational organizations such as the United Nations and the World Bank as representatives.

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

Overview of the Rotary Peace Fellowship Program.

The Rotary Foundation grants up to 50 master’s degree fellowships and 50 diploma fellowships at top universities each year.

Accepted members study peace and sustainability challenges through research-informed instruction and a diverse student body in master’s degree programs. The curriculum spans 15 to 24 months and involves a 2-3 month field study that is designed by the participants.
Professional learning credential program: Through the one-year program, experienced peace and development experts from a range of perspectives learn how to foster peace in their cultures and around the world. Fellows do field research to plan and carry out a social project.

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Rotary Peace Fellowship Program Eligibility.

All applicants must

  • Be proficient in English
  • Have a bachelor’s degree
  • Have a strong commitment to cross-cultural understanding and peace as shown through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service
  • Master’s degree candidates must also:
    • Show potential for leadership
    • Have at least three years of full-time experience in peace or development work
  • Certificate candidates must also:
    • Demonstrate leadership skills
    • Be able to explain how their plan to promote peace aligns with Rotary’s mission
    • Candidates for Makerere University: Either be from the region or currently working in the region

How to Apply for the Rotary Peace Fellowship Program.

Interested candidates who meet the criteria listed above should apply by clicking on the “Apply” button below:


Candidates have until May 15 to submit applications to their district. Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July. Learn more about the endorsement process.