The Vienna School of International Studies (DA) is a member of various networks whose activities and initiatives bring together people working in the field of International Relations. In addition, cooperation agreements make it possible for DA students to complete part of their studies at a partner university.

International Forum on Diplomatic Training (IFDT)

The International Forum on Diplomatic Training assembles Deans and Directors of some 100 Diplomatic Academies and Institutes of International Relations worldwide. It was established in 1972 by a joint initiative of the Vienna School of International Studies and the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

The Forum meets annually to share information about recent trends in diplomacy and experiences gained in training for diplomatic and international careers.

Cooperative Degree Programmes

The Cooperative Degree Programmes of the DA are open to students of the Master of Advanced International Studies. MAIS students have the opportunity to complete their second academic year at a partner university.


Since 1964 more than 2,300 students from over 120 countries have successfully completed academic programmes of the Vienna School of International Studies. The Alumni Association of the DA (ClubDA) was established with the aim of enabling alumni to easily keep in touch with each other and the DA after their studies. In addition, this worldwide network provides strong support to DA alumni on their path to a successful career.

Fulbright Grants

The Vienna School of International Studies and the Fulbright Commission in Austria offer jointly a Fulbright-Diplomatic Academy Visiting Professor of International Relations Grant. Details can be found