Rotary International World Peace Fellows

Rotary centers provide Rotary World Peace fellows with the opportunity to obtain a master’s degree in such areas as conflict resolution, peace studies, international relations, as well as other related areas. Seven leading universities are in partnership with the Rotary Centers, and each year up to 60 fellows are offered on a competitive basis.

Responsibilities at Rotary Centers focuses on preventing as well as resolving conflict by looking at its main cause (illiteracy in education, disease and healthcare, for example). Fellows will put what they learn in the classroom to work when working with many governmental/non governmental organizations worldwide. Fellows are chosen from around the world, such as Japan, Argentina, and Australia, based on their leadership potential.

Eligibility criteria include:

  • A degree from an accredited university or college
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • A minimum of three years paid work in a related field

Scholarship availability does vary by district. Applications must be filled out by contacting the Rotary Club nearest the applicant.

The Applicant and selection process consists of three different levels: club, district, and world.

Interested applicants first apply to their club, the application is then sent off to the district where an interview will take place, and finally each district selects and sends their candidates applications to the foundation where the world-level selection takes place.

Club deadlines may be as early as March or as late as June depending upon the district guidelines.

For information about specific Rotary Clubs, as well as application information, visit


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