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.

23 years or older.

At least BA University Degree.

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

Rules and Regulations for AYD Participants 2022/2023 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

1590,00 EUR*

7200,00 PLN

Tuition Fee Does Not Cover



Visa, insurance & travel expenses

*For Early Birds: 1390 EUR (6200 PLN)

Tuition Fee Includes

3 Sessions in Warsaw

1 Session in Cracow

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

Lunches and 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