Rotary Peace Center fellowships in Uppsala, Sweden

The Uppsala Rotary Peace Center invites applicants to its 10 fellowships for international students that wish to enroll in the 2 year MA program at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Sweden.

The fellowships are comprehensive: they cover all living expenses, travel to and from Sweden, expenses related to students’ internships and tuition fees. This implies a unique opportunity for many students who may otherwise not be financially equipped to come to Sweden to study. It could also provide an incentive for mid-level professionals who might otherwise not consider doing an MA.

The fellowship targets individuals that in addition to fulfilling our requirements for eligibility to the MA program, have at least 3 years work experience (may include volunteer work and internships); have leadership skills; and a strong commitment to peace and conflict resolution.


Applicants for a Rotary Peace Fellowship at the Uppsala Rotary Peace Center should have:

• A strong commitment to international understanding and peace, demonstrated through their professional and academic achievements and personal and community service activities

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field, with strong academic achievement

• Minimum three years’ combined paid or unpaid full-time relevant work experience

• Proficiency in English and a second language

• Demonstrated leadership skills.


Application Process

Interested candidates must apply for Rotary World Peace Fellowships through their local Rotary club. The fellowship application and selection process consists of three levels: club, district, and world.

In the first step, applications are submitted to local Rotary clubs. For a list of local Rotary clubs see Individual Rotary clubs screen and select fellowship applications to forward to the district level for competition.

In the second step, club-endorsed applications sent to Rotary districts, where the Rotary districts perform interviews and make their selection. Each Rotary district submits candidates’ applications to the Foundation on or before 1 July.

In the third step, participants are selected in a world-competitive process by the Rotary Peace Centers Selection Committee. The selection committee includes Trustees-appointed Rotarians and representatives from the university partners. The Foundation will inform candidates and districts about final selection decisions in late October/early November.

After being selected for a Rotary World Peace Fellowship, the candidates must pass the regular entry requirements for admission to the MA programme in Peace and Conflict studies at Uppsala University.

Read more about the MA program and how to apply here: