Scholarship opportunities 



Casimir Pulaski Foundation Scholarship for International Students

In every edition, the Foundation awards both full and partial scholarships to the best international candidates for that edition of the Academy of Young Diplomats. Only non-Polish citizens are eligible for this scholarship.

PZU Foundation Scholarships for Polish Citizens 

In 2016 PZU Foundation and EAD inaugurated the PZU Scholarships project.

With the support of the PZU Foundation, we will grant scholarships to outstanding candidates for the Program of the Academy of Young Diplomats (AYD).

Within this project, a group of local Polish leaders will receive financial support for their participation in the AYD. Each edition brings together young leaders from over 60 countries who will be educated within three unique specializations in English (International Organizations, International Security, and Foreign Service).

The scholarship shall cover the tuition fee for participation in AYD. Please be advised that the scholarship does not cover the costs of accommodation, transportation, and meals during the program.                                                          


EAD Scholarships for Forum of Young Diplomats (FMD) Members 

As part of the cooperation between the Forum of Young Diplomats and the European Academy of Diplomacy, scholarships are awarded to the most committed FMD Members, allowing them to participate in the Academy of Young Diplomats.

Participant Profile

The Academy of Young Diplomats is offered only to a selected cohort of approximately 120 promising talents from around the world. 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.).**

Rules and Regulations for AYD Participants 2023/2024 document accepted. SEE HERE

Graduation Requirements

In order to obtain the Executive Diploma in the Art of Diplomacy (EDAD), AYD Participant must meet the following requirements:

Attend at least 6 out of 8 Sessions

Pass the Final Exam

Submit and successfully pass a Policy Paper between 1,000 and 2,000 words.

Tuition Fee

1850,00 EUR*

8900,00 PLN

Tuition Fee Does Not Cover

Accommodation & meals


Visa, insurance & travel expenses

*For Early Birds: 10% discount

Tuition Fee Includes

4 Sessions in Warsaw

4 Online Sessions

All course materials

Inauguration and Graduation Ceremony with VIP Guests

140 hours of hands-on diplomatic training

15 Study Visits

5 Meetings of Leadership Development Groups

Coffee breaks during all live sessions

Executive Diploma in the Art of Diplomacy

In case of any further questions contact the AYD Team

Phone numbers

Mobile number: (+48) 534 625 606