Professional Diploma of French in International Relations and Diplomacy

The Diplomatic Academy of Vienna is an accredited examination centre for the Professional Diploma of French in International Relations and Diplomacy (DFP RI).

This project is a joint cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Paris Ile de France (CCI) and in partnership with the International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF).

The DFP RI Diploma

The DFP RI assesses the level attained in reading comprehension and writing ability, as well as listening skills and oral competency unique to the performance of professional duties in the area of international relations and diplomacy.

The Diploma is targeted at a need for specialist training and certification in French for diplomats, international civil servants and officials, journalists, and students wishing to pursue a career in those fields.

The DFP RI is recognised as certification in French for the Diplomatic Entrance Examination ("A-Préalable") of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs.

All French courses taken by students at the DA include preparation for the DFP RI at the levels B1, B2 and C1.

From January 2018 a C1 preparation course open to the public will also be available at the DA.

For further information please contact Mag. Bernadette Couloumiès-Friscic.


Mag. Bernadette Couloumiès-Friscic

Coordinator for French Language Training