Academy of Young Diplomats
Recruitment for the 14th Edtion!

Application deadline: 12th November 2017

Program includes:

  • 7 three-days sessions in Warsaw;

  • 1 three-day study session in Cracow (accommodation and meals covered by EAD);

  • Inauguration ceremony with Special Guests: Ms. Mary Robinson, President of Ireland (1990-1997) and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002) and Mr. Aleksander Kwaśniewski, President of Poland (1995-2005), See Inauguration Program

  • 70 hours of workshops and simulations;

  • study visits in the embassies and international organizations based in Warsaw;

  • optional language courses.


Program does not cover:

  • meals and accommodation in Warsaw;

  • visa, insurance & travel expenses.


  • 875 € (one time payment)

  • 885 € (payment in 3 installments)


  • you have to fit in the AYD Student Profile;

  • you have to be at least 20 years old;

  • you have to possess very good command of English (at least C1);

  • you must be holder of a university diploma or a student;

  • you must accept the Terms and Conditions.


AYD14 Schedule*

  • 2.12.2017 – Inauguration;

  • 15 – 17.12.2017 – 1st session;

  • 12 – 14.01.2018 – 2nd session – study session;

  • 2 – 4.02.2018 – 3rd session;

  • 2 – 4.03.2018 – 4th session;

  • 23 – 25.03.2018 – 5th session;

  • 13 – 15.04.2018 – 6th session;

  • 11 – 13.05.2018 – 7th session;

  • 8 – 10.06.2018 – 8th session.

*Please keep in mind that the schedule may be slightly modified.

14th Edition Speakers & Trainers

Mary Robinson

President of Ireland (1990-1997) and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002)

Radosław Sikorski

Marshal of the Polish Sejm (2014- 2015) and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland (2007-2014)

Urszula Gacek

Member of the Polish Senate (2005- 2007) and Member of the European Parliament (2007-2011)

Jacek Bartosiak

Director of Wargaming Studies and Simulations at Pulaski Foundation

Mona Shair

Founder & CEO, Key2advance, Germany

Jan Wojciech Piekarski

Head of the Council, Ambassador to Pakistan (1984 - 1989), Belgium & Luxembourg (1998 - 2002) & Israel (2003 - 2006)

Adam Jarczyński

Director of the Polish Academy of Public Relations and the Polish Academy of Protocol and Etiquette.

Jason Worlledge

Community of Democracies. Governing Council Coordinator


International Organizations

International Security

Polish Foreign Service

Praca w MSZ

How to apply:

To apply for the 14th edition of Academy of Young Diplomats please fill out the form below. Thoroughly filled form increases your chances of being invited to the second stage of recruitment.


Second stage of the recruitment is a phone interview. You will receive an e-mail concerning the exact date and time. Decision of the Committee on Admissions will be based on your application and the phone interview.


In case of any further questions, please contact the Head of the Academy of Young Diplomats Ms. Urszula Michalska at

Application Form

Admission to the AYD program for the academic year 2017/2018 has been completed and closed. The admission process for the 2018/2019 edition will reopen in early February 2018. If you want to receive more information in the near future please feel free to sign up to the EAD Newsletter