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Rotary Peace Fellowships

Full-time: available
Part-time: not available
Prospective students: available
Current students: not available
Entry year: 2019/20
Undergraduate: not available
Postgraduate taught: available
Postgraduate research: not available
10 scholarships available
Application deadline: 31 May 2018

About the scholarship

The Rotary Peace Centre, one of six worldwide, is based in the Division of Peace Studies and International Development at the University of Bradford. The Peace Studies and International Development Department has an international reputation for being at the forefront of thinking in these fields of study and provides students with relevant and with relevant and innovative undergraduate and masters programmes in peace studies, international relations, security studies and development studies. The then Department of Peace Studies was a founding member of the Rotary Peace Centres network in 2002.

Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 professionals from around the world to receive fellowships to study at one of the peace centres.

Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution.

Eligibility criteria

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

Rotary Peace Fellowships may not be used for doctoral study. And the following people are not eligible for the Master's degree program:

  • Active Rotary members
  • Employees of a Rotary club or district, Rotary International, or other Rotary entity
  • Spouses, lineal descendants (children or grandchildren by blood or legal adoption), spouses of lineal descendants, or ancestors (parents or grandparents by blood) of any living person in these categories
  • Former Rotary members and their relatives as described above (within 36 months of their resignation)

Recipients of Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships or professional development certificate fellowships must wait three years after completion of the scholarship or fellowship to apply for the Master's degree program.

Applicable courses

We offer a variety of Master's degree courses such as Peace, Conflict and Development; Sustainable Development; Advanced Practice in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution; International Politics and Security Studies and International Development Management.

See courses available in Peace Studies and International Development.

For Rotary Fellows the programme consists of the following:

  • September to May: Coursework
  • June to August: Applied Field Experience
  • September to December: Dissertation

Eligible countries

Students from all countries, who meet the criteria, are eligible.



Payment amount & frequency

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

How to apply

The Rotary Peace Fellowships are offered on a world-competitive basis.  Each Rotary district may nominate candidates for competition in the worldwide selection process.  Up to 10 fellowships for Master’s level studies are offered annually at Bradford Rotary Peace Centre.  Fellows can only be assigned to a centre that is outside of their home country.  All Rotary Districts are encouraged to recruit qualified candidates in their area to apply for the fellowship.

Apply through the Rotary website.

Closing date: 31 May 2018.

Find out more

Rotary Peace Fellows at Bradford are supported by the fellowship for the 15-month duration of the program, starting in September and ending in December of the following year.

Find out more on the University of Bradford Rotary Peace Centre website.

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