Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Rotary Peace Fellowships | International Program


Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.

Alumni work in a variety of areas, including grassroots and local nongovernmental organizations, national governments, the military, law enforcement, and bilateral and international organizations such as the United Nations, World Bank, International Organization for Migration, and Organization of American States. Graduates of the Rotary Peace Centers program also benefit from the support of a worldwide network of more than 500 alumni committed to building peace.

Through the Rotary Peace Centers program and The Rotary Foundation, Rotarians can increase their effectiveness in promoting greater tolerance and cooperation among peoples,
leading to world understanding and peace.


Rotary Peace Fellowships fund either master’s degree or professional development certificate study at one of the six Rotary Peace Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution at seven universities worldwide.

Fellowship funding includes

• Tuition and fees
• Room and board
• Round-trip transportation
• Internship (master’s degree) or field study expenses
(professional development certificate)

Rotary Peace Fellows must locate funds to pay for all expenses that are not specifically funded by their fellowship, such as mandatory health insurance (excluding the certificate program, which covers this expense) and visas.

General Eligibility

Applicants for a Rotary Peace Fellowship should have:
• A commitment to international understanding and peace, demonstrated through their professional and academic achievements and personal and community service activities
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field with strong grades at the time of application
• Minimum three years’ combined paid or unpaid full-time relevant work experience for the master’s degree program
• Minimum five years’ relevant work experience with current full-time employment in a mid- to upper-level position for the certificate program
• Proficiency in English and a second language for the master’s program or in English for the certificate program
• Excellent leadership skills

Admission and Study Schedule

Rotary Peace Fellows are responsible for gaining admission to their assigned Rotary Peace Center university partner for master’s degree programs after being selected by the Rotary Peace Centers Selection Committee. Final admission decisions for the professional development certificate rest with the selection committee; these fellows do not need to apply to the university for admission.

Fellows begin their studies at different times, depending on the academic schedule of their assigned Rotary Peace Center host institution. Northern Hemisphere Rotary Peace
Centers master’s degree programs begin in July, August, or September. Southern Hemisphere Rotary Peace Centers master’s degree programs begin the following February or March. The three-month certificate program has two sessions per year: January-April and June-August. Please refer to the university’s website or for detailed information on each Rotary Peace Center’s program.


Rotary Peace Center
Chulalongkorn University
254 Vidhaya Pattana, 2nd Floor
Bangkok 10330 Thailand
Tel: 66-02-611-6175

Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
FedEx Global Education Center
301 Pittsboro Street, CB 5145
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-5145 USA
Tel: +1-919-843-2792

Rotary Peace Center
International Christian University
3-10-2, Osawa
Mitaka City, Tokyo 181-8585, Japan
Tel: 81-422-33-3681

Rotary Peace Center
Universidad del Salvador
Rodríguez Peña, 752
C1020ADP Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: 54-11-4811-0356, 54-11-4814-5026

Rotary Peace Centre
Department of Peace Studies
University of Bradford
West Yorkshire BD7 1DP
United Kingdom
Tel: 44-1274-23-5235

Rotary Peace Centre
School of Political Science and International Studies
University of Queensland
Brisbane, Qld. 4072, Australia
Tel: 61-7-3346-9544

Related Information

Contact Detail

the rotary foundation
of rotary international
One Rotary Center
1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201-3698 USA
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