Applications are accepted throughout the year and are reviewed as they’re received. Learn more about the Global Grant Lifecycle.

Note: Applications for scholars who will begin studies in August, September, or October must be submitted by 30 June.



 Any approved University located in a country where there is a host Rotary club or district, outside of the applicant’s home country

(Fully Funded)


Rotary Foundation Global Scholarship Grants for Development.

The Rotary Foundation offers scholarship funding through the Rotary Foundation Global Grants. The scholarships funds graduate-level coursework or research for one to four academic years

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Rotary Foundation is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. It is a non-political and non-sectarian organization open to all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, or political preference. There are 34,282 member clubs worldwide, and 1.2 million individuals, known as Rotarians, have joined

Specializations for studying on this opportunity:

Graduate-level coursework or research in one of Rotary’s six areas of focus:

  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution.
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health,
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic
  • Community development.

Required Languages

According to the program

Eligible Countries


ALL WORLD COUNTRIES that have Rorary Club.

Program Period

Course starts 2018

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

Non-Rotarians sponsored by Rotary District or Clubs, for the eligibility requirements, please refer to the scholarship page of the Rotary Club/District’s where you intend to apply.


Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • The minimum budget for a global grant scholarship is $30,000 which can fund the following:
  • Passport/visa
  • Inoculations
  • Travel expenses (as specified in the grant terms and conditions)
  • School supplies
  • Tuition
  • Room and board
  • Household supplies
  • Language training courses (but not if university admission is contingent on improvement of language skills).


Most personal and miscellaneous expenses are not covered by the scholarship funding.

How to Apply

First Step: Interested applicants can contact their local Rotary clubs via the Rotary Club Locator to inquire on how to be sponsored for the grant.

Second Step: Global grant applications are submitted online.

Third Step: The sponsor clubs or districts create the initial application, and the scholar candidate then completes the scholar profile online.

Fourth step: Global grant scholarship applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year but applications should be submitted at least three months before the scholar’s intended departure date to allow adequate time for Foundation review and processing. **Each Rotary Club/District may have its own specific timeline.

Fifth step: It is important to read the Rotary Global Grant Scholarship Supplement and visit the official website for details on how to apply for the scholarship.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Maha Oraby /Egypt 

Reviewed by” Ahmed EL Gebaly/ Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team