What We Look For?

Why join AGDA?

WHAT WE LOOK FOR

The Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy imparts a holistic diplomatic and leadership skill set to its students, encompassing a wide spectrum of knowledge domains, multi-disciplinary skills, and a network of contacts essential for a rewarding career in diplomacy, global affairs, and humanitarian action.

AGDA provides an unparalleled learning community platform, combining academic programmes, practical thought leadership, and access to the world’s finest diplomatic minds, to ensure that students graduate with diplomatic skills and valuable knowledge that will have a positive impact on UAE diplomacy.

AGDA’s unique value proposition interlinks academic teaching and executive education with research activities that are focused on the specific context of the UAE and the region.

BEGIN A CAREER IN DIPLOMACY

Apply for AGDA’s Post-Graduate Diploma programme

To apply for AGDA’s Post-Graduate Diploma programme and begin a career in diplomacy, candidates must:

  • Be a UAE National or Children of Emirati Women
  • Already have a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) or diploma obtained by June 2021 with a GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, or take the IELTS exam soon and score 6.5 (as a minimum)
  • Be 35 years old or younger.
  • Understand that by applying to AGDA, they are also applying for employment at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).
  • Be willing to travel and serve abroad.
  • Have completed their national service (for male applicants).

Other Considerations:

  • Passion for serving the UAE and representing the country abroad.
  • Keen interest in foreign policy and international affairs.
  • Team spirit with the ability to encourage and support others.
  • Desire to travel the world and willingness to adapt to different cultures.
  • Impeccable conduct and the highest ethical standards.
  • Analytical and creative thinking.
  • Diverse cross-cultural skills and experience.
  • Well-developed leadership and management capabilities.
  • Ability to work under pressure.

To apply for MAGAD and MAHAD, prospective participants need to:
  • Be a UAE national
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university, with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Obtain a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS exam

Explore Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy

Academic

Academically accredited programmes

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Executive Training

Practical training programmes

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Research

Foreign policy and diplomacy

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