Diploma Programme

The Diploma Programme is a one-year postgraduate training course in the theory and practice of international relations. Emphasis is placed, above all, on interdisciplinarity, the implementation of theoretical knowledge in practice, and multilingualism. With the Diploma Programme students acquire the academic, practical and language skills necessary for a successful career in the international arena.

Applicants for graduate-level positions in the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs are required to have completed a BA, Diploma, Magister, MA or PhD degree at an Austrian university or equivalent institution abroad. Those who hold a BA are additionally required to complete the Diploma Programme of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna (DA) or an equivalent postgraduate programme at a foreign institution of higher education (e.g. Johns Hopkins University SAIS Bologna Center or Collège d’Europe, Brugge). However, in light of the general requirements for the selection procedure for graduate-level positions in the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, completing the Diploma Programme of the Diplomatic Academy is strongly recommended.

https://www.bmeia.gv.at/das-ministerium/karrieremoeglichkeiten/laufbahn-im-bmeia/hoeherer-auswaertiger-dienst/

Target group
Graduates (university or college) of all disciplines and nationalities
Language of instruction
English, with some courses in German and French
Start
September 2019
Application deadline 1 March 2019 (entrance examination at the DA in Vienna)
15 January 2019 (entrance examinations at Austrian embassies / consulates general)
Entrance examination 25-29 March 2019 (at the DA in Vienna)
25 February-1 March 2019 (at Austrian embassies / consulates general)
Decisions 15 April 2019
Degree awarded Diploma of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna
Duration one year, full-time
ECTS points 60
Tuition fee EUR 13,300 / academic year 2019-20