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Postgraduate course

Graduate Certificate of Diplomacy

Australian National University

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The Graduate Certificate of Diplomacy provides you with knowledge and skills for understanding the diplomatic practices of the international system and positions you in the centre of a global network of leading scholars and policymakers. It is a pathway to professional advancement, equipping you with knowledge about the practical realities of international affairs and real-world skills to effectively represent your country or organisation at an international level.

The program develops future leaders in diplomatic practice with knowledge and skills – such as critical analysis, strategic thinking and cross-cultural communication – to succeed in a changing geo-political world. You'll be taught by internationally recognised research scholars from the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, have the opportunity to engage with senior diplomats from Australia and elsewhere, and you'll graduate from a world-class university.

Admission criteria

Completion of one of the following:

  • bachelor degree or international equivalent with GPA 4.0/7.0
  • graduate diploma or international equivalent with a GPA 4.0/7.0
  • graduate certificate or international equivalent with a GPA 4.0/7.0
  • 24 units of courses in a postgraduate program a GPA of 4.0/7.0
  • Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General test, completed no more than 5 years before the time of application, with a minimum score of 155 for Verbal Reasoning, 155 for Quantitative Reasoning and 4.0 in Analytical Writing and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program
  • minimum of 5 years of full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program.

Applicants must also comply with the Australian National University's English language requirements for admission policy.

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program.

GPA calculation

ANU uses a 7-point grade point average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities.

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications that are eligible to be considered.

Course credit or exemption

For information about course credit for previous studies, see the program entry or read about course credit or exemption on the ANU website.

Fees and charges

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Australian Government financial assistance

Australian National University scholarships and financial assistance

Equity Scholarships through UAC

Further information

Read the full course details on the ANU website.

Visit the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific website.
Call (02) 6125 3207.
Email the College.