In 2016 PZU Foundation and EAD inaugurated the PZU Scholarships project. With the support of the PZU Foundation we will grant 10 scholarships to outstanding candidates for the Program of the Academy of Young Diplomats (AYD). Within this project, a group of local Polish leaders shall receive financial support for their participation in the AYD. This year’s 15th edition will bring together 200 young leaders from over 60 countries who will be educated within 3 unique specialization – two in English and one in Polish (International Organizations, International Security, Polish Foreign Service).
The scholarship shall cover the tuition fee of participation in AYD. Please be advised that the scholarship does not cover the costs of accommodation, transportation and meals during the program.
About the Program
The Academy of Young Diplomats (AYD) is an annual diplomatic program for emerging global leaders, preparing future diplomats, civil servants and social entrepreneurs for international careers in a spirit of responsibility for the surrounding world. Addressed to senior students and graduates, the program offers 70-hours of hands-on diplomatic training, a special workshop session, study visits and one study-session outside of Warsaw.
Since 2004 over 2800 participants from 60 countries have graduated from the Academy of Young Diplomats. Over 100 AYD Alumni found work in the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of their respective countries, while others are employed in European institutions, international organizations, public administration and business.
Detailed information about the program can be found here.
Please ensure you meet the following criteria. Do not continue if you answer NO to any of these questions, as you will not be eligible for the PZU Scholarship:
Are you a young Polish leader representing a city up to 70 thousand residents?
Are you proficient in English (C1 level in reading, writing, and speaking)?
Have you read and acknowledged the scholarship rules and regulations?
To complete the application you are required to complete the AYD registration form available available in the TAB Application Form and submit the following:
Upload a short video
Curriculum vitae (Europass format),
2 references who can provide you with professional references (which should include, name and surname, e-mail address, phone number and the job title).
Applications should be sent by 30 September 2018. Polish citizenship is required.
Before you start filling up this application form, please be informed that at the end of this form, you will need to upload a short video and your Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) to successfully submit this application. Therefore, please prepare these materials before you start filling up the form as this form does not have saving option. Applications without the attachments won’t be taken under the consideration.
Applicants are required to create a two to three-minute video. Using a webcam, cell phone or video camera, and answer to the following points:
Introduce yourself and summarize your professional background and social involvement,
Describe challenge that you and your friends are facing in your local environment and tell us how participation in AYD Program will help you to resolve it.
Convey your traits as a leader:
Show ability to capture and engage the audience;
Show great interpersonal skills;
Possess the ability to speak with clarity, brevity, and structure.