Date of joining the country’s diplomatic corps has been extended by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC). The current application deadline for recruitments is 15th May 2018. Emirati graduates and employees of government and semi-government entities interested in diplomatic service who meet the entry criteria may submit their applications through the Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA) website www.eda.ac.ae.
The decision to extend the deadline is expected to accommodate an unexpected surge of last-minute interest since the initial announcement in March led to an overwhelming uptake, with EDA receiving over 1600 applications. The nine-month programme includes lectures, meetings and interactive sessions with the world’s leading diplomats and decision-makers which will enable students to gain an in-depth understanding of all aspects of international relations.