Rotary scholarships for water professionals from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.


"The Central Asian region has been the focus of global water catastrophes for almost two decades now. No one is indifferent to the problems that we share as a region. There are multiple layers to the problem that have transformed political discourse within the countries and have affected relationships between water experts.

All of this personally was ambiguous to me until I started working for the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea. In my commission, we deal mostly with environmental issues and have some exposure to water-related events. This is what sparked my interest in the topic. I soon developed an understanding that technical solutions alone were not going to bring about desired results without a balanced diplomacy." 

Nataliya Chemayeva, Rotary Scholar, Water Cooperation and Diplomacy Program in Water as an instrument for peace, Rotary voices

Coordinated through Rotary District 5340, the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International will offer 4 to 5 scholarships for the Water Cooperation and Diplomacy master’s programme.

The scholarships may be available for existing and future water professionals from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Rotary has been offering these scholarships for the academic years which started in 2018 and 2019 and will again offer 4 to 5 scholarships for the programme starting in the academic year 2020-2021.

Interested and eligible? Submit your application for academic admission before 28 February 2020.

Find more information about the programme here (opens PDF).

Other scholarships


For more information about other scholarships, we refer you to the websites of the partners. There, you can identify if, and which, scholarships are suitable for you, Check the following websites:


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You may also by the fees by private or other means. For more information on the cost, see paragraph about tuition and fees.

Water Cooperation and Diplomacy

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