The INTER-UNIVERSITY MASTER’S DEGREE IN DIPLOMACY AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS offered by the Diplomatic School of Spain aims to cement its position as a world-leading programme of training for analysts and experts in international relations and political affairs, provided in the Spanish language. With this goal in mind, the Master’s Degree offers a modern specialized course in diplomacy and international studies, providing students with the right tools to successfully develop their professional careers in national diplomatic services, international organizations, nongovernmental
organizations and private entities that operate at the international level.
The Master’s programme also prepares Spanish students for the entrance exam to join Spain’s Diplomatic Corps, and is therefore adapted to the syllabus and criteria established for the Corps’ admission system. The international environment and spirit of unity at the Diplomatic School between Spanish and foreign students, including young diplomats from around the globe, is yet another powerful public diplomacy instrument for Spain, in its cooperation with other members of the international community to create a more prosperous, secure and stable world.
The Master’s programme includes compulsory classes in the English language and a second foreign language, to be selected from French, German, Arabic, Chinese or Russian. Exams are sat in the two languages at the end of the teaching period in June.
FEES, GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
The cost of the Master’s course is included in the call for applications published in the
Offi cial State Gazette. The average price in previous years has been approximately 1,250
euros. Spanish students may apply for scholarships or grants offered by the Diplomatic School:
- Scholarships to support studies, for an amount determined according to budgetary
availability, providing limited-income Spanish students with financial assistance.
- Grants for students that have obtained their Master’s Degree to work as an intern in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Central Services.
- Students also have priority access to four-month internships at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Central Services or Spain’s Embassies, Permanent Representations and Consulates-General abroad.
Foreign students may apply for the following grants offered by Spain:
- AECID grants for civil servants from Spanish Cooperation’s priority countries.
- Fundación Carolina grants for Latin American students.