Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy AGDA Online Application Form
Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA) (Arabic: أكاديمية أنور قرقاش الدبلوماسية), formerly the Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA) (Arabic: أكاديمية الإمارات الدبلوماسية), is an autonomous federal diplomatic research and civil service training institute in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Founded in 2014 by the country’s Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, it serves members of the UAE’s foreign service community and prepares Emirati diplomats as well as other professionals to advance the country’s foreign affairs interests overseas.
AGDA accepts students to the PGD programme who are sponsored by MoFAIC or other UAE government entities, as per the policies of the AGDA Board of Trustees.
Candidates should be highly motivated, outward-looking, open to new ideas and able to share insights from their own experiences. Applicants are evaluated on academic preparation and their depth and quality of experience, as demonstrated by academic performance to date, stated motivation and submitted written work.
Applicants should satisfy the following minimum admissions criteria:
A. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited university or college recognised by the UAE Ministry of Education (MoE).
B. GPA: Minimum of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) • TOEFL: Minimum score of 550 or equivalent (computer-based TOEFL score of 213, Internet-based TOEFL the score of 79-80), or
C. IELTS (academic): Minimum score of 6.5
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