Application process

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The Rotary Peace Fellowships are offered on a world-competitive basis. Interested candidates must apply for the Peace Fellowships through a local Rotary district. Applicants cannot have citizenship or permanent residency in the country where the center is located. Complete details of all of the Rotary Peace Centers can be found at

Deadline for candidates to submit applications to their Rotary District is 31 May.

A step-by-step guide for the application for the Peace Fellowship, details about eligibility and important dates can be found at the Rotary Peace Fellowship page.

Learn about the application process on the Peace Fellowships Application page or view this short video on applying for a peace fellowship.

English language proficiency: English is the language of instruction. Applicants need to verify English language proficiency by submitting either a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam score.  Submitting both is not required.

Uppsala minimum requirements:

  • The internet-based TOEFL exam = 90, with 20 in the written test
  • The paper-based TOEFL exam = 575, with a 4.5 in the written test
  • The IELTS exam = 6.5, with no section below 5.5

For information on exemptions to this rule (such as previous university studies where English was the main language of instruction), see

After being selected for a Rotary Peace Fellowship at Uppsala University, the candidates must pass the regular entry requirements for admission to the Master's Programme in Peace and Conflict studies at Uppsala University. 

About the Uppsala Rotary Peace Center

Uppsala Rotary Peace Center educates current and emerging leaders. Admitted Peace Fellows earn a Master degree at Uppsala University.