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Each year, Rotary awards fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at one of their peace centres. Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops the capacity of peace and development professionals to become effective catalysts for peace. The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and internship and field-study expenses.

Master’s degree programs

Accepted candidates study peace and development issues with research-informed teaching and a diverse student body. The programs last 15 to 24 months and include a two- to three-month field study, which participants design themselves


The ideal candidate is academically strong, has a bachelor’s degree in a related field, and has work experience in peace and development. Master’s degree candidates must also:

  1. Be proficient in English

  2. Have a bachelor's degree

  3. Have a strong commitment to cross-cultural understanding and peace as shown through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service

  4. Have the potential for leadership

  5. Have at least three years of full-time relevant experience in peace or development work

Candidates must have a gap of at least three years between the completion of their most recent academic degree program (undergraduate or graduate degree) and their intended start date for the fellowship.


  1. Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA - master's degree in international development policy

  2. International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan - master’s degree in Peace Studies within the Department of Public Policy and Social Research

  3. University of Bradford, Bradford, England - several master’s degrees related to peace, conflict, security, and development

  4. University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia - 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 Studies offers a master’s degree in social science

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