An Introduction

The Diplomatic Corps Institute was originally formed in 1994 in association with Corps Diplomatique - Diplomatic Corps, as a not-for-profit body to offer certified courses to serving diplomats worldwide. DCI does not offer degree courses.

Studies are conducted in various modules, via open e-learning platform and culminate with a final examination which is taken at one of the following city locations:  London, Berlin, New York.


EDU Accredited Certificate Courses

Each course certificate takes approximately 18 weeks at an average learning pace and consists of 1-4 modules per course.

To qualify for course acceptance, applicants must meet the following criterea:

25 years or older.

Be a serving diplomat with at least 2 years experience.

Sufficient ability in English language to undertake postgraduate level studies (including reading academic texts, discussing complex concepts with other course participants, and submitting written essay assignments of up to 2500 words in length)

Obtain written permission and support to begin the course from their Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The student must also obtain written authorization to attend a final exam in one of the above cities. NO EXCEPTIONS.

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The fee for a certificate course is 3950 Euros per student per course. Applicants must pay full fees upon official acceptance into the course. The fee includes:

  • full tuition;

  • course orientation pack where applicable (optional readings);

  • access to all course materials online, via online classroom;

  • personal interaction via the online classroom with course lecturers, staff and other participants; 

  • online technical support;

  • certificate issued by the Diplomatic Corps Institute on successful completion of course requirements (interaction and participation, all assignments) plus pass grade in the final exam.

Partial Scholarships

A limited number of partial scholarships are available for diplomats from developing countries ONLY!.

To apply for a scholarship please email your CV to and a motivation letter with your application.

The motivation letter should include:

  • details of your relevant professional and educational background;

  • why you feel you should have the opportunity to participate in this course: how will your participation benefit you, your and your country?

Current Courses Available

  • (CD268) - Diplomatic Immunities & Privileges  - Course Certificate

  • (CD269) - Vienna Convention versus Customary Law - Course Certificate

  • (CD270) - Delegation Management - Course Certificate

  • (CD271) - Diplomatic Etiquette & Protocol - Introduction

  • (CD272) - Diplomatic Etiquette & Protocol - Advanced Certificate

  • (CD273) - Treaties & Agreements - Introduction

  • (CD274) - Treaties & Agreements - Advanced Certificate

  • (CD275) - Cultural Etiquette in Diplomacy - Course Certificate

  • (CD285) - Legation Security Procedures - Course Certificate

  • (CD288) - e-Diplomacy - Introduction

  • (CD289) - e-Diplomacy - Advanced Certificate

  • (CD290) - Small States Protocol - Introduction

  • (CD291) - Small States Protocol - Advanced Certificate

  • (CD292) - 21st Century Diplomacy - Introduction

  • (CD293) - 21st Century Diplomacy - Advanced Certificate

Limited places are available.

To Apply, please email in the first instance, attaching a full Curriculum Vitae.


Scientia  Est  Potentia  -  Knowledge  Is  Power


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