Rotary’s ongoing commitment to peace and the generosity of Rotarians around the world are what have made the Rotary Peace Centers program a success. In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 900 Rotary Peace Fellows who are now working throughout the world in a wide range of occupations and positions of authority to serve the goal of building peace. In addition to contributing to peace as individuals, these dedicated fellows are part of an expanding global network of Rotary alumni whose influence grows exponentially with each graduating class.

Each year, Rotary awards fellowships for master’s degrees and for certificate studies at premier universities around the world.

  • Master’s degree programs: Last 15 to 24 months and require a practical internship of two to three months during the academic break.
  • Professional development certificate program: For experienced professionals and lasts three months with two to three weeks of field study.

Is a peace fellowship right for me?

Peace fellowship applicants must meet these requirements:

  • Proficiency in English; a second language is strongly recommended
  • Demonstrated commitment to international understanding and peace 
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Master’s degree applicants: minimum three years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, bachelor’s degree
  • Certificate applicants: minimum five years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, strong academic background
Contact Rotary District Peace Fellowships Chair Mokhtiar Singh for more information
Links to the Rotary International website for detailed information relating to requirements and the application process
Click image to see Peace Fellowship Presentation