The Emirates Diplomatic Academy is a prestigious learning community that brings together the best of academia, research and practice through region-specific programs, cutting edge thought leadership and access to the UAE’s finest diplomatic minds.

EDA equips the UAE’s current and future diplomats with the knowledge, multi-disciplinary skills and network required for a rewarding career in Foreign Service.

EDA Graduates are empowered by the robust and dynamic learning environment, gaining superior diplomatic and leadership skills that will promote their careers and benefit their country. They emerge with the confidence and capabilities to proudly serve the UAE’s interests at home and around the world.

Forward thinking organisations that are engaged in international activities can nominate their new and current employees for places in EDA’s post-graduate programme and executive courses. The Academic Programmes also enable them to be part of an important UAE initiative to develop the next generation of UAE foreign policy professionals.

EDA provides an unparalleled learning community platform combining region-specific programmes, practical thought leadership, and access to the UAE’s finest diplomatic minds to ensure that employees return to their positions with diplomatic skills and valuable knowledge that will have a positive impact on the country.


At this point, the Emirates Diplomatic Academy is only accepting students from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and key government entities. Any changes will be communicated in due course. Thank you for your understanding.