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Rotary scholarships

Coordinated through Rotary District 5340, the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International  is offering 4-5 scholarships for the Water Cooperation and Diplomacy master’s programme. The scholarships are available for existing and future water professionals from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.


Ensuring that the needs of the people and ecosystems that rely on water are met effectively requires a comprehensive appreciation of both the technical aspects of water, as well as the social science and diplomacy skills necessary for efficient and equitable decisionmaking. Therefore, the objective of the Water Cooperation and Diplomacy master’s programme is to train future water managers and other professionals to address competition over water. The programme’s curriculum broadens the scope of approach to conflict and peace, provides both a theoretical and applied dimensions to conflict, engages with multi-level conflict dimensions and strengthens skills through highly experiential learning opportunities. Read more about the programme and objectives here.

The scholarship

The scholarship is offered for the 17-month duration of the master’s programme. Upon successful completion of the programme, students will graduate with three master’s degrees from these three institutions. The scholarship will cover most of the educational fees for the duration of the programme; successful applicants will be required to fund up to approximately $5,000 USD for living costs and flights.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

The scholarship is available only for nationals from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Participants need to show a clear intention to return to their country following completion of the master’s programme. Successful candidates will be selected through a competitive process. 

Application Procedure & Contact Information

Applications for the master’s programme and for the scholarship should be submitted at the same time. The application deadline is 28 February 2020. Please find more information about the application process here.

Questions about the scholarship and application procedure can be sent to specialprogrammes [at]

Application Procedure in Russian 

Please find here information about the Water Cooperation and Diplomacy Master's programme and admission procedure translated in Russian, to support applicants in sharing information about the programme with their employers.

Information about the Water Cooperation and Diplomacy Master's programme in Russian can be downloaded here: 

Information about the admissions procedure in Russian can be downloaded here: 

Please note that the Master's programme is delivered in English and that an English Language Proficiency Test Report is required for all applicants from non-English-speaking countries. 

About Rotary International

Rotary International brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.


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