In 2016 PZU Foundation and EAD inaugurated the PZU Scholarships project. With the support of the PZU Foundation, we will grant 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 20th edition will bring together young leaders from over 60 countries who will be educated within 3 unique specializations -in English (International Organizations, International Security, Polish Foreign Service).
The scholarship shall cover the tuition fee for participation in AYD. Please be advised that the scholarship does not cover the costs of accommodation, transportation, and meals during 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 140 hours of hands-on diplomatic training, special workshop sessions, study visits, and study sessions in Warsaw.
Since 2004 over 2800 participants from 60 countries have graduated from the Academy of Young Diplomats. Over 300 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 or an aspiring leader?
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 in the TAB Application Form and submit the following:
A motivation letter stating why you should be considered for the scholarship
Curriculum vitae (Europass format),
3 recommendation letters and 3 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 15th August 2023. 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 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 a saving option. Applications without attachments won’t be taken under consideration.
Deadline 31st August 2023. Applications after the deadline will not be considered.