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Participant Profile

Starting from 2019 the Academy of Young Diplomats is offered only to a selected cohort of approximately 100 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.

23 years or older.

At least BA University Degree.

English proficiency, at least C1 level (certificate not required).

Rules and Regulations for AYD Participants 2020/2021 document accepted.


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 a Policy Paper between 1,000 and 2,000 words.

Recruitment Schedule

Early Birds Admission

1st March 2020 – 30th April 2020


1st May 2020 – 30th June 2020

Complementary Round – Autumn:

1st September 2020 – 15th November 2020

Admission Results Announcement

16th – 30th May 2020

Admission Results Announcement

16th – 30th July 2020

Admission Results Announcement

16th – 30th November 2020

Tuition Fee

1390,00 €

Program Tuition Fee includes

3 three-days Sessions in Warsaw

1 two-day Workshop Session in Cracow

4 two-days Online Sessions

1 two-day Participation at the world-renowned Warsaw Security Forum 2021

All course materials

Inauguration and Graduation Ceremony with Special VIP Guests

140 hours of hands-on diplomatic training

10 Study visits in the embassies and international organizations based in Warsaw

5 Meetings of Leadership Development Groups

Lunches during all Sessions

Issuing of the Executive Diploma in the Art of Diplomacy

Program does not cover


Visa, insurance & travel expenses

In case of any further questions, kindly contact the Program Coordinator, Ms. Yaroslava Kotvytska at