Professional Development Rotary Peace Fellowship 2025-25

Fellowship in Peace Building
  • Thailand
  • Apply Before : May 31, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 1979
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTS
  • No. of Opportunity 80
  • Fields of study Peace Building
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 1 Year
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Rotary Foundation accepts applications from international applicants to apply for the Professional Development Rotary Peace Fellowship 2025-26. The Foundation offers fellowships for professionals seeking a peace and development studies certificate or work in a related field.

Students with diverse backgrounds and professional experience can apply for this opportunity. Fellows will gain practical skills to endorse peace within communities, locally or globally, during this one-year program. Moreover, the fellows will complete field studies and design and undertake a social change initiative.

Rotary Foundation also offers fellowship opportunities for Master’s degree applicants. Please read the details in the next post on this link to check the details.

Important Dates and Details

  • Application Deadline: 31 May 2024
  • Result Email Notifications: November
  • Study Duration: 1 Year
  • Number of Fellowships: 80
  • Gender: Male/Female
  • Location: Bahçeşehir University (BAU), Istanbul, Turkey and Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
  • Eligible Country: All

Benefits of the Professional Development Rotary Peace Fellowship

The Rotary Peace Fellowship for Professional Development Certificate will cover the following elements:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Room and board
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Field study expenses

Eligibilities Criteria

Applicants for the Rotary Peace Fellowship should:

  • Be proficient in the English language
  • Provide a bachelor’s degree
  • Prove at least five years of full-time relevant experience in peace or development work.
  • Demonstrate commitment to peace and cross-cultural understanding
  • Prove leadership skills
  • Explain how their plan to promote peace aligns with Rotary’s mission
  • Makerere University candidates are either from Africa, have worked there, or have worked with African communities or initiatives outside the continent.
  • Bahçeşehir University Candidates from the Middle East/North Africa must working in the region, working with related communities/initiatives globally, or demonstrating interest in peacebuilding approaches in the region

Additional Requirements:

  • Applicants should be mid-career peace and development leaders with at least five years of relevant experience
  • Must have a social change initiative promoting peace and development in the program region
  • A clear vision of how the fellowship and network will advance peace work and increase the impact
  • Intended for working professionals, it requires 11 weeks of on-site participation
  • Upon completion, fellows earn a postgraduate diploma
  • Commitment to sharing work and staying connected with Rotary members

Applicants with the following restrictions are not eligible for the fellowship:

  • Active Rotary or Rotaract members
  • The staff of a Rotary club and district, Rotary International, or other entities of the Foundation
  • Spouses, children or grandchildren by blood or legal adoption, spouses of lineal descendants, or ancestors of any living person in these categories
  • Previous Rotary members and their relatives mentioned above within 36 months of their resignation.
  • Currently enrolled applicants in undergraduate or graduate programs
  • Engage with Rotary to learn about Rotary’s work in their community and worldwide

What Programs Does the Fellowship Include?

The components of the Fellowship are as follows:

  • A preliminary online course
  • Ten-week on-site course
  • A social change initiative
  • One-week on-site capstone seminar

Required Documents (in English)

The following documents are mandatory for the Professional Development Rotary Peace Fellowship:

    • Resume
    • Academic and professional recommendations
    • Personal video statements and essays
    • Transcripts from postsecondary colleges and universities attended (master’s only)
    • English language proficiency test scores ( IELTS or TOEFL if required) (master’s only)
    • Social impact plan (certificate only)

 How to Apply?

The process of application is online, and applicants can submit their applications by entering the link below:


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Please visit the Rotary Foundation’s official website for more details about the Professional Development Rotary Peace Fellowship.


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