Apply for the Academy of Young Diplomats!

Apply for the Academy of Young Diplomats!

Deadline 31st October 2019 – final call!

Open to: Graduate students and young professionals

Country: Poland



The European Academy of Diplomacy is accepting applications for the Academy of Young Diplomats (AYD), the top-tier postgraduate diplomatic program, which empowers a new generation of global leaders! An innovative annual training experience, ending with an Executive Diploma in the Art of Diplomacy (EDAD).

The Program is known for its world-class faculty, practitioner-oriented approach and a network of more than 3000 graduates from over 60 countries. It is also accredited with the Ministry of Education of Poland. A selected cohort of approximately 100 promising talents from around the world will take part in over 140 hours of lectures, workshops, practical exercises, study-visits, and personal leadership development groups.

The participants of XVI edition will have an exclusive opportunity to attend the Warsaw Security Forum 2020: plenary sessions, breakouts, roundtables and invitation-only night-owl discussions with those who shape the future of the Transatlantic community.

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.

Discover AYD program structure and main highlights below and apply!


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
  • 12 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:

  • Accommodation
  • Visa, insurance & travel expenses


The organizers encourage all candidates, irrespective of gender, disability, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply.

Deadline of application: 31 October 2019.

In order to apply, register HERE.

For further information and queries, please contact the Program Coordinator, Ms. Karolina Krzyżanowska at

The official web-page: