Are you Rotary International’s next Peace Fellowship representative? Keen to pursue a career in peace building and the opportunity to study abroad? Through Rotary International’s Peace Fellowship you may just have the opportunity to do both. Apply before the end of May 2017 to stand a chance of being selected to participate in the program.

Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 individuals from around the globe to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of their international peace centres. These fellowships cover tuition fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.

Rotary Peace Centres have trained more than 900 people in this way, many of whom go on to become leaders in government, international institutions or non-profit organisations. The Peace Fellowships provide fully funded training at prestigious universities in Australia, Japan, Sweden, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

The deadline for applications is on 31 May 2017, interviews with short-listed candidates will take place during the first two weeks of June 2017.

“There are two types of peace fellowships available,” says Mike Walwyn, Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Newlands. “There is a Master’s Degree Program, intended for those candidates who are still developing into their peace building or conflict resolution careers.

“Applicants should familiarise themselves with the qualifications required, as shown in the Rotary International website, but the basic minimum requirement is an undergraduate degree plus at least three years’ experience working in this field.

“The other is a Professional Development Certificate Program, which is intended for those candidates who are already working as peace builders and wish to upskill. This is a three month program which takes place in Bangkok,” explains Walwyn.

For more information about the Rotary Peace Fellowships, contact Mike Walwyn on or visit There you will find the online application, which should be submitted in good time.

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