Admission for the XVI Edition of the AYD

is now open!

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 a proved 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 voluntary organization, grass-root 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 

You have to fit in the AYD Participant Profile.


You have to be 23 years or older.

You have to possess at least BA University Degree.

You have to demonstrate English proficiency, at least C1 level (certificate not required).

You have to accept the Rules and Regulations for AYD Participants 2019/2020 document.


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 5 out of 7 Sessions

Pass the Final Exam

Submit a Policy Paper – The final requirement to obtain the Executive Diploma will be the submission of a policy paper of between 1,000 and 2,000 words. For this requirement, Participant must provide a more in-depth analysis and argumentation on a given theme related to foreign and security policy or multilateral diplomacy.

Recruitment Schedule

1st Spring Round

15th April 2019 – 15th June 2019

2nd Autumn Round

1st September 2019 – 31st October 2019

Admission Results Announcement

16th – 30th June 2019

Admission Results Announcement

Within 1 month from application

Tuition Fee

1390,00 €

5900,00 PLN

Program Tuition Fee includes

5 three-days Sessions in Warsaw

1 two-day Workshop Session in Cracow

1 two-day Participation at the world-renowned Warsaw Security Forum 2020

All course materials

Inauguration and Graduation Ceremony with Special VIP Guests

140 hours of hands-on diplomatic training

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

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. Karolina Krzyżanowska at