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Academy of Young Diplomats Program 2022-2023: APPLY NOW!



Online, In-person in Poland


International participants

Application Deadline: 15 November 2022

The Academy of Young Diplomats is offered only to a selected cohort of approximately 120 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 with a proven track-record.

Overview of the Academy of Young Diplomats

The Academy of Young Diplomats (AYD) is a top-tier postgraduate diplomatic Program, which empowers a new generation of global leaders, through an innovative year-long training experience, ending with an Executive Diploma in the Art of Diplomacy (EDAD).

Established in 2004, the AYD prepares future diplomats, civil servants and social entrepreneurs for international careers. The Program is known for its world-class faculty, practitioners-oriented approach and a network of more than 3000 graduates from over 60 countries.

A selected cohort of approximately 120 promising talents from around the world will take part in over 140 hours of lectures, workshops, practical exercises, study-visits, leadership development groups and networking. In the academic year 2022/2023 the program will be conducted in a hybrid format – with 4 online sessions and 4 in-person sessions organised in Warsaw and Cracow*.

Program Highlights

Online sessions

3 Sessions in Warsaw

1 Session in Cracow

3 Specializations

140 Hours of hands-on diplomatic experience

15 Study-visits

5 Meetings of Leadership Development Groups

1 Executive Diploma in the Art of Diplomacy

1 Official Graduation Ceremony (December 2023)

1 Class network of over 120 leaders coming from over 50 countries

1 Alumni network of more than 3000 AYD graduates from 60+ countries

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 a volunteer organization, grass-roots 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

  • Fit in the AYD Participant Profile.
  • 23 years or older.
  • At least BA University Degree.
  • English proficiency, at least C1 level (certificate not required).
  • Rules and Regulations for AYD Participants 2022/2023 document accepted. SEE HERE

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 6 out of 8 Sessions
  • Pass the Final Exam
  • Submit and successfully pass a Policy Paper between 1,000 and 2,000 words.

In case of any further questions contact the AYD Team

Phone numbers

Polish: (+48 22) 378 11 99

        English: (+48 22) 378 11 98

Mobile number: (+48) 534 652 606



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