Academy of Young Diplomats 2023/24 Edition

Participants applying before 15th April 2023 receive a 10% discount!

The Academy of Young Diplomats (AYD) is a top-tier postgraduate diplomatic Program, which empowers a new generation of global leaders, through an innovative year-long training experience, ending with an Executive Diploma in the Art of Diplomacy (EDAD).

Established in 2004, the AYD prepares future diplomats, civil servants and social entrepreneurs for international careers. The Program is known for its world-class faculty, practitioners-oriented approach and a network of more than 3000 graduates from over 60 countries.

A selected cohort of approximately 120 promising talents from around the world will take part in over 140 hours of lectures, workshops, practical exercises, study-visits, leadership development groups and networking. In the academic year 2023/2024 the program will be conducted in a hybrid format – with 4 online sessions and 4 in-person sessions organised in Warsaw*.

Through a highly competitive recruitment process, we admit graduate students and young professionals of the very highest academic caliber and with a proven track-record.

You are an ideal candidate if you care about:

Global openness: You are aware of the common challenges the global community faces and you meet these challenges with engagement. You do not discriminate against other human beings based on religion, ethnicity, race, sex or country of origin.

Social involvement: You contribute dynamically to your communities and society, operating locally, regionally, nationally or globally to improve the well-being of people around you. You might be a member of a volunteer organization, grass-roots initiative, etc.

Professional development: You strive for continuous personal and professional development. You are courageous in undertaking new projects, which move you out of your comfort zone. You show willingness to develop both intellectual capacity and emotional intelligence (empathy, self-awareness and social skills).

Admission Requirements

  • Fit in the AYD Participant Profile.
  • 18 years or older.
  • BA University Degree/Relevant Diploma courses/Relevant work experience
  • English proficiency, at least C1 level (assessed on a case-by-case basis depending on the interview, we encourage candidates who do not meet this language requirement to still submit their application.).**



Programme details

Participants applying before 15th April 2023 receive a 10% discount!