Admission

The Diplomatic School of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia announces admittance for its “International Relations and Diplomacy” programme in May or December and accepts documents in a period of a month following the announcement. Entrance exams are administered respectively in June-July or January-February.

The programme starts in September and ends in July of the next year or starts in February and ends in December of the same year.

The upcoming programme will run from September 2021 till the end of July, 2022.

Admission for the 2021-2022 programme will take place in May-June 2021. For details, please refer to the Armenian version of this section.

Citizens of the Republic of Armenia, up to 35 years of age and with a university degree are eligible to apply. The university degree needs to be in one of the professions specified by the N1191-N, 23 October, 2014 Decree of the Government, “List of University Specialities and Qualifications in Armenia” (in Armenian).

The languages of instruction at the Diplomatic School are Armenian and English. Proficiency in these and another foreign language is obligatory.

Education at the Diplomatic School is free of charge.

For a list of documents necessary for the participation in entrance examinations, please click here (in Armenian).

Applicants who submit all the required documents and meet the mentioned criteria of citizenship, age and education are invited to a written multi-choice answer test about the Constitution and laws of Armenia, its history and geography, logic and world history. Translation of texts on international relations into languages of instruction and the applicant's choice is also required. Once they have successfully passed this test, the applicants are invited to write an essay on a foreign policy/international relations issue in Armenian, English and a third language (all the three). Successful applicants are invited to an interview which may be conducted in any or all of the languages of instruction. The highest-ranking applicants are offered a place in the programme.

The curriculum comprises theoretical and practical courses for each of which there is a formal evaluation at the end. Together with the results of the current exams, the final or graduation exam, as well as attendance and internship make up the student’s cumulative grade for the programme.

Students, who complete the programme successfully, receive a Graduation Certificate. Top graduates, in accordance with RA laws, may be offered a job in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Classes are held on the premises of the Diplomatic School which is located in the building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Applicants having a job should take into consideration that classes are held daily, five days a week, and may last up to 5 academic hours.

Documents for the entrance competition should be submitted in person at the Diplomatic School, Government Building 2, Vazgen Sargsyan 3, Yerevan, 0010.

For additional information applicants can contact the Diplomatic School via telephone:  060 620221 or 060 620251 (extension 221 or 251 from the lobby of the MFA), or e-mail: contact@diplomaticacademy.am

Note* Applicants should not suffer any illnesses that are on the “List of Illnesses Preventing the Implementation of Service Duties and Remits” (in Armenian).