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Online MA Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy
The Degree is offered by The International Telematic University UNINETTUNO in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy.
(Berlin; Start: Fall Semester - Berlin, October 2nd, 2013)
To apply, please click HERE


Program Curriculum
The Online MA Program in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy is four semesters in duration and consists of an overall total of 120 ECTS credits. The curriculum is designed to include a mixture of video-lessons, seminars, exercises, conferences, as well as tutoring and research activities. The Online MA is divided into sixteen modules comprising both mandatory and elected subjects. For each module, a coordinator, a professor (communicating via video-lectures), and a tutorial professor (communicating interactively via the web-platform and other medium) is provided to students in order to teach each subject in a thorough and comprehensive manner. The students play an active role in their studies and interact with all of the above listed individuals due to the flexible and interactive nature of studying online. In the course of their studies, the students receive guidance via an online tutoring system, which equips them with the necessary tools for successful studies.

The use of a WEB macro-area platform known as the Didactic Cyberspace is available for all students. The Didactic Cyberspace platform aids individual learning and development as students can access useful and important information simultaneously via a single platform. The platform is for Professors, Tutors and Students and consists of three sections:

• Materials, which constitute the course contents

• Distance Tutoring

• The virtual classroom, known as the Island of Knowledge on Second Life



Main Benefits of the Program
The main benefits of the Online MA program are:

• The program offers students a core curriculum of International Relations, which will prepare the student for a vast array of career opportunities across the world.
• Students will have access to an expert faculty with experience in international politics and diplomacy, and will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to work in a complex global order.
• Students will obtain an expertise in cultural diplomacy which is currently a rare yet rapidly increasing and important field within the public sector, private sector and civil society.
Students of this program will be significantly advantaged in the political arena against students who simply obtain an MA in international relations.
• During the "Professional Training" semester of the MA students will be able to create and implement their own programs of cultural diplomacy and experience how the knowledge they have gained can be effectively applied in the professional world. This also provides the relevant professional experience and contacts that can assist students in preparing for their future careers.
• Graduates will discover that the curriculum and faculty prepare them for evolving careers in academia and all public and private international sectors.
• Access to all ICD events and programs around the world, providing students with access to prominent experts in the field.






Accreditation
The Master's Degree is awarded by The International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, which is recognized as a fully accredited institution of higher education with the right to award university degrees.

The International Telematic University UNINETTUNO is part of the Bologna Process set in place by the European Commission, and uses the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) to award degrees. Credits obtained through our MA program are equivalent to those of courses at universities in all other 30+ signatory countries. Students will earn 30 credits per semester during our MA program, for a total of 60 credits upon completion.


Dates & Deadlines:
Fall Semester
Program Start: October 2nd, 2013
(The semester will start on October 2nd, 2013 (Enrolment day) and will end on January 20th, 2014. Online lectures begin on October 17th, 2013.

The deadline for late admissions isSeptember 10th, 2013. Students who have submitted their applications in full by September 10th, 2013 will be eligible for an interview. Applicants will be notified of the admission committee's decision within a period of 7 days following the interview.

* Current undergraduate students (who are due to graduate in the summer of 2013) are able to submit an application and participate in the pre-enrollment process, by submitting a confirmation of their current studies and their transcripts.

Program Cost
The required tuition fee for the Online MA in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy is €12,000 for the full program (€3,000 per semester).

For more information please clickHERE

For further enquiries please contact us at: info@culturaldiplomacy.org
Professional Development Program for Africans planning to work in and engage with Europe & the EU
Certificate Program for African Engagement in Europe & the EU
(Berlin Summer Programs: August 18th - 30th, 2013, September 16th - 27th, 2013)
To apply, please click HERE

The Certificate Program for African engagement in the EU is a two-week long program specifically tailored around the needs of African individuals aiming to engage in any academic, professional, commercial and cultural activity within the European Union borders. The program features lectures, workshops, seminars and participants led by prominent experts in EU-related matters from the fields of academia, politics, diplomacy, business and civil society. During their time in Berlin participants will also have the opportunity to take part in cultural and social activities and to visit institutions such as the German Foreign Office, the German Parliament, the Berlin City Hall, cultural institutions, private businesses and Berlin-based embassies.

Academic Components
The Certificate Program for African Engagement in the EU consists of four types of academic activities: courses, workshops, action projects, and special events. Each participant will take part in obligatory scheduled courses and workshops, as well as conduct an action project in cooperation with a local NGO, business or specific community in Berlin, and will have the opportunity to attend all ICD conferences, events, lectures, and other academic activities. Participants will work closely with highly experienced professionals who are experts in their respective fields, all while enjoying a unique multicultural atmosphere.

Courses
Courses have been designed to address the most important issues of European integration and enlargement among the global trend of regionalization. The development of knowledge and skills in the field of European Studies is nowadays essential for future careers, professional development, and a proper understanding of processes in the European region.

Admission
The Certificate Program is designed for students, professionals, and those who would like to enrich their background and enhance their education.Candidates are required to have an undergraduate degree of any field of study or to be enrolled as students in a university/higher education institute as a pre-requisite for application. Proficiency in English is also pre-requisite for application (Studies in English of at least 1 semester or extensive working experience in English are sufficient as proof of the English level).

All participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance upon completion of the program, which will provide details of the speakers who took part and the topics discussed. Each certificate will be signed by members of the ICD's Advisory Board.

Dates & Deadlines:
Summer Program - Program Start: August 18th, 2013
Deadline for late Admissions: July 31st, 2013

Summer Program - Program Start: September 16th, 2013
Deadline for late Admissions: August 31st, 2013

Program Cost
The tuition fee for the Certificate Program in Cultural Diplomacy is €475. This fee includes: all academic program components, participation in all ICD International Conferences & Events, cultural excursions, social activities, public transportation in Berlin, and ICD services.

For more information please clickHERE

For further enquiries please contact us at: info@culturaldiplomacy.org

Professional Development Program in Cultural Diplomacy & Conflict Zone Mediation
Certificate Program in Cultural Diplomacy & Conflict Zone Mediation
(Berlin Summer Programs: August 18th - 30th, 2013, September 16th - 27th, 2013)
To apply, please click HERE

The ICD Certificate Program in Cultural Diplomacy & Conflict Zone Mediation is a two-week program devoted to Cultural Diplomacy topics. The program provides a thorough background in International Relations, Cultural Diplomacy & Conflict Zone Mediation, using a historical and case study approach. The program addresses contemporary international issues, with seminars supplemented by lectures, briefings at international and non-governmental organizations, conferences, tours, and meetings with foreign officials are further incorporated into the curriculum. Participants will meet with leading experts working in international organizations, embassies, and academic institutions, and will engage with specialists in the areas of International Relations, Politics, Human Rights, Culture, Peace Building, Multilateral Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution, Development and Economics.During their time in Berlin participants will also have the opportunity to take part in cultural and social activities and to visit institutions such as the German Foreign Office, the German Parliament, the Berlin City Hall, cultural institutions, private businesses and Berlin-based embassies.

Academic Components
The Certificate Program in Cultural Diplomacy & Conflict Zone Mediation consists of four types of academic activities: courses, workshops, action projects, and special events. Each participant will take part in obligatory scheduled courses and workshops, as well as conduct an action project in cooperation with a local NGO or specific community in Berlin, and will have the opportunity to attend all ICD conferences, events, lectures, and other academic activities. Participants will work closely with highly experienced professionals who are experts in their respective fields, all while enjoying a unique multicultural atmosphere.

Cultural Diplomacy & Conflict Zone Mediation Courses
The courses will provide participants with an introduction to the fields of Cultural Diplomacy, Conflict Studies and Resolution subject-specific knowledge, while the structure will enable participants to learn about the theoretical background and teach them how to use conceptual approaches during the workshops, thus providing a great opportunity to enhance one’s career advancement.

Admission
The Certificate Program is designed for students, professionals, and those who would like to enrich their background and enhance their education. Candidates are required to have an undergraduate degree of any field of study or to be enrolled as students in a university/higher education institute as a pre-requisite for application. Proficiency in English is also pre-requisite for application (Studies in English of at least 1 semester or extensive working experience in English are sufficient as proof of the English level).

All participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance upon completion of the program, which will provide details of the speakers who took part and the topics discussed. Each certificate will be signed by members of the ICD's Advisory Board.

Dates & Deadlines:
Summer Program - Program Start: August 18th, 2013
Deadline for late Admissions: July 31st, 2013

Summer Program - Program Start: September 16th, 2013
Deadline for late Admissions: August 31st, 2013

Program Cost
The tuition fee for the Certificate Program in Cultural Diplomacy is €475. This fee includes: all academic program components, participation in all ICD International Conferences & Events, cultural excursions, social activities, public transportation in Berlin, and ICD services.

For more information please click HERE

For further enquiries please contact us at: info@culturaldiplomacy.org

Professional Development Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy
Certificate Program in Cultural Diplomacy & International Relations
(Berlin Summer Programs: August 1st - 30th, 2013; September 2nd - 27th, 2013)
To apply, please click HERE

The Certificate Programs in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy are month-long courses that explore the role of Cultural Diplomacy in contemporary international relations. The program features lectures, seminars and workshops led by experts from the fields of international politics, diplomacy, academia, civil society, and the private sector. During their time in Berlin, participants will have the opportunity to take part in cultural and social activities and to visit historical and contemporary landmarks such as the German Foreign Office, the German Parliament and the Berlin City Hall as well as cultural institutions and foreign embassies.The course combines both theory and practice, making it a unique experience for those interested in this innovative and growing field of study.

Academic Components
The program provides a thorough background in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy, using a historical and case study approach. The program addresses contemporary international issues, with classroom seminars supplemented by lectures and briefings at international and non-governmental organizations; educational events, conferences, tours, and meetings with foreign officials are further incorporated into the curriculum. Participants will meet with leading experts working in international organizations, embassies, and academic institutions, and will engage with specialists in the areas of International Relations, Politics, Human Rights, Culture, Peace Building, Multilateral Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution, Development, and Economics.

Admission
The Certificate Program is designed for students, professionals, and those who would like to enrich their background and enhance their education. Candidates are required to have an undergraduate degree of any field of study or to be enrolled as students in a university/higher education institute as a pre-requisite for application. Proficiency in English is also pre-requisite for application (Studies in English of at least 1 semester or extensive working experience in English are sufficient as proof of the English level).Applications for the Certificate Program in Cultural Diplomacy are accepted on a rolling admission basis and can be submitted at any time. However, we encourage potential students to apply as early as possible due to limited class sizes.

All participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance upon completion of the program, which will provide details of the speakers who took part and the topics discussed. Each certificate will be signed by members of the ICD's Advisory Board.

Dates & Deadlines:
For Enrollment to the Summer Semester 2013:
Summer Semester - Program Start: August 1st, 2013
Deadline for late Admissions: July 25th, 2013

For Enrollment to the Summer Semester 2013:
Summer Semester - Program Start: September 2nd, 2013
Deadline for late Admissions: August 27th, 2013

Program Cost
The tuition fee for the Certificate Program in Cultural Diplomacy & International Relations is €950. This fee includes: academic program components, participation in all ICD International Conferences & Events, cultural excursions, social activities, public transportation in Berlin, and ICD services.

For more information please click HERE

For further enquiries please contact us at: info@culturaldiplomacy.org


MA Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy
The Degree is offered by the Babes-Bolyai University in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy
(Berlin; Start: Fall Semester - Berlin, October 2nd, 2013)
To apply, please click HERE

Operating under a joint partnership, Babes-Bolyai University and the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy are the first institutions to offer a Master of Arts degree program that will educate students from around the world in several academic disciplines related to International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy.

Program Curriculum
The MA program follows the conventional university structure of a two-year course divided into four different semesters. Students are offered an array of optional courses to accompany mandatory courses, work experience opportunities and the final thesis. During the first year the first semester will consist of three mandatory modules and two optional as the second semester will consist of the professional development program and 2 elective courses, whilst in the second year students will continue to the BBU in Cluj Romania for the 3rd Semester and the 4th Semester- the Thesis. Part of the 4th Semester could be completed from distance as well, as the students will produce a final thesis on a related topic of choice. At the end of the forth semesters, the students will be then required to defend their Thesis at the BBU, Cluj.

Main Benefits of the Program
The main benefits of this MA program are:
• The program offers students a core curriculum of International Relations, which will prepare the student for a vast array of career opportunities across the world.
• Students will have access to an expert faculty with experience in international politics and diplomacy, and will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to work in a complex global order.
• Students will obtain an expertise in cultural diplomacy which is currently a rare yet rapidly increasing and important field within the public sector, private sector and civil society.
• Students of this program will be significantly advantaged in the political arena against students who simply obtain an MA in international relations.
• During the “Professional Training” semester of the MA students will be able to create and implement their own programs of cultural diplomacy and experience how the knowledge they have gained can be effectively applied in the professional world. This also provides the relevant professional experience and contacts that can assist students in preparing for their future careers.
• Graduates will discover that the curriculum and faculty prepare them for evolving careers in academia and all public and private international sectors.
• Access to all ICD events and programs around the world, providing students with access to prominent experts in the field including various Heads of State, Ministers, and CEOs.

Accreditation
The Master’s Degree is awarded by Babeş-Bolyai University, which is recognized as a fully accredited institution of higher education with the right to award university degrees.Babeş-Bolyai University is part of the Bologna Process set in place by the European Commission, and uses the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) to award degrees. Credits obtained through our MA program are equivalent to those of courses at universities in all other 30+ signatory countries. The amount of credits needed in order to obtain a Master’s Degree range from 90-120. Students will earn 30 credits per semester during our MA program, for a total of 120 credits upon completion.

Scholarship
Scholarships, equaling up to 10% deduction of tuition costs are available for students based on educational excellence and/ or financial need. Although each scholarship request will be evaluated on an individual basis, students are expected to have an above-average grade point of 4.5 (of 5.0) in order to qualify for a grant. The Financial Aid application is a two-step process; Students interested in applying for a scholarship are required to submit their initial aid application request as soon as they have formally applied to the program, completed the first step of the application, and have been accepted into the program. Scholarships are then determined for the second and 4th semesters.


Dates & Deadlines:
Fall Semester
Program Start: October 2nd, 2013
The deadline for late admissions isAugust 25th, 2013. Students who have submitted their applications in full by August 25th, 2013 will be eligible for an interview. Applicants will be notified of the admission committee's decision within a period of 7 days following the interview.

* Current undergraduate students (who are due to graduate in the summer of 2013) are able to submit an application and participate in the pre-enrollment process, by submitting a confirmation of their current studies and their transcripts.

Program Cost
The required tuition fee for the MA in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy is €12,000 for the full program (€3,000 per semester).

For more information please clickHERE

For further enquiries please contact us at: info@culturaldiplomacy.org

MA Program in International Economics & Cultural Diplomacy
The Degree is offered by the Babes-Bolyai University in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy
(Berlin; Start: Fall Semester - Berlin, October 2nd, 2013)
To apply, please click HERE

Operating under a joint partnership, Babes-Bolyai University and the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy are the first institutions to offer a Master of Arts degree program that will educate students from around the world in several academic disciplines related to International Economics, International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy.

Program Curriculum
The MA program follows the conventional university structure of a two-year course divided into four different semesters. Students are offered an array of optional courses to accompany mandatory courses, work experience opportunities and the final thesis. During the first year the first semester will consist of three mandatory modules and two optional as the second semester will consist of the professional development program and 2 elective courses, whilst in the second year students will continue to the BBU in Cluj Romania for the 3rd Semester and the 4th Semester- the Thesis. Part of the 4th Semester could be completed from distance as well, as the students will produce a final thesis on a related topic of choice. At the end of the forth semesters, the students will be then required to defend their Thesis at the BBU, Cluj.

Benefits of the Program
• The program offers students a core curriculum in international relations and international business education, preparing the future leaders of tomorrow for the leadership, marketing, and strategic skills they will need to build careers in economics or business.
• Students will have access to an expert Faculty with experience in international economics and diplomacy, and will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in a changing global order.
• Students will obtain an expertise in Cultural Diplomacy, currently an underutilized but increasingly significant business and international relations tool.
• The curriculum and Faculty prepare graduates for careers in academia, economic governance, advocacy, international relations and all branches of the international private sector.
• Students will be uniquely situated to create and implement their own programs of Corporate Cultural Diplomacy.
• The program will allow students to study with distinguished and renowned faculties from around the world, enabling contacts with experts in organizations affiliated with international business and economics.
• Students of this program will be significantly advantaged in the economics arena compared to students who simply obtain an MA in International Economics or International Affairs.
• During the “Professional Training” semester of the MA, students will be able to create and implement their own programs of Cultural Diplomacy.
• Graduates will discover that the curriculum and faculty prepare them for evolving careers in academia, business, finance, and all public and private international sectors.

Accreditation
The Master’s Degree is awarded by Babeş-Bolyai University, which is recognized as a fully accredited institution of higher education with the right to award university degrees. Babeş-Bolyai University is part of the Bologna Process set in place by the European Commission, and uses the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) to award degrees. Credits obtained through our MA program are equivalent to those of courses at universities in all other 30+ signatory countries. The amount of credits needed in order to obtain a Master’s Degree range from 90-120. Students will earn 30 credits per semester during our MA program, for a total of 120 credits upon completion.





Scholarship
Scholarships, equaling up to 10% deduction of tuition costs are available for students based on educational excellence and/ or financial need. Although each scholarship request will be evaluated on an individual basis, students are expected to have an above-average grade point of 4.5 (of 5.0) in order to qualify for a grant. The Financial Aid application is a two-step process; Students interested in applying for a scholarship are required to submit their initial aid application request as soon as they have formally applied to the program, completed the first step of the application, and have been accepted into the program. Scholarships are then determined for the second and 4th semesters.

Dates & Deadlines:
Fall Semester
Program Start: October 2nd, 2013
The deadline for late admissions is August 25th, 2013. Students who have submitted their applications in full by August25th, 2013 will be eligible for an interview. Applicants will be notified of the admission committee's decision within a period of 7 days following the interview.

* Current undergraduate students (who are due to graduate in the summer of 2013) are able to submit an application and participate in the pre-enrollment process, by submitting a confirmation of their current studies and their transcripts.

Program Cost
The required tuition fee for the MA in International Economics and Cultural Diplomacy is 12,000 Euros for the full program (3,000 Euros per semester).


For more information please clickHERE

For further enquiries please contact us at: info@culturaldiplomacy.org

The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS)
Forthcoming Academic Programs
(August– October, 2013)
www.ccds-berlin.de
To apply, please click HERE

The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS) is the world’s first center, dedicated to the study of Cultural Diplomacy, offering educational opportunitiesfor individuals pursuing careers in academia, diplomacy, government, and/or the private sector, related either wholly or in part to the field of Cultural Diplomacy. Our education programs are provided along 5 lines: Graduate Degree Programs in Cultural Diplomacy – MA and PhD, Online MA program, e-learning courses with certificates (designed specifically for governmental officials, academics, and professionals who are not able to leave their current positions), Certificate Programs and Study Abroad Credit Programs, dedicated either wholly or in part to the field of Cultural Diplomacy.


The CCDS is currently accepting applications for the following programs:

Online MA Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy
The Degree is offered by The International Telematic University UNINETTUNO in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy.
(Berlin; Start: Fall Semester - Berlin, October 2nd, 2013)
www.online-ma-ircd.de

One year MA Program in Global Governance& Cultural Diplomacy
The Degree is offered by the University of Siena in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy
(Berlin; Start: Fall Semester - Berlin, October 2nd, 2013)
www.ma-globalgovernance.de

MA Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy
The Degree is offered by the Babes-Bolyai University in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy
(Berlin; Start: Fall Semester - Berlin, October 2nd, 2013)
www.ma-internationalrelations.de

MA Program in Globalization & Cultural Diplomacy
The Degree is offered by the University of Bucharest in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy
(Berlin; Start: Fall Semester - Berlin, October 2nd, 2013)
www.ma-globalization.de

MA Program in International Economics & Cultural Diplomacy
The Degree is offered by the Babes-Bolyai University in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy
(Berlin; Start: Fall Semester - Berlin, October 2nd, 2013)
www.ma-internationaleconomics.de

Distance Learning Programs in Cultural Diplomacy
International Relations, International Economics, the Transatlantic Relation, International Media, European Studies
(Start: August 5th - 30th, September 2nd - 30th, 2013)

Professional Development Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy
Certificate Programs in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy
(Berlin, August 1st - 30th, 2013; Berlin,September 2nd - 27th, 2013)

Professional Development Program inCultural Diplomacy & Conflict Zone Mediation
Certificate Programs in Cultural Diplomacy & Conflict Zone Mediation
(Berlin; August 18th - 30th, 2013; Berlin; September 16th - 27th, 2013)

Professional Development for Africans Planning to Work in and Engage with Europe
Certificate Program for African Engagement in Europe & the EU
(Berlin; August 18th - 30th, 2013; Berlin; September 16th - 27th, 2013)

Weeklong Seminar in Cultural Diplomacy
The August Session, The October Session)
(Berlin; August 14th - 18th, 2013; Berlin, October 14th - 18th, 2013)

To apply, please click HERE

MA Program Globalization & Cultural Diplomacy
The Degree is offered by the University of Bucharest in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy
(Berlin; Start: Fall Semester - Berlin, October 2nd, 2013)
To apply, please click HERE

The Degree is offered by the University of Bucharest in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy.By studying cultural diplomacy in tandem with globalization, students will gain a deep comprehension of this innovative, emerging academic field, which is gradually taking on a greater level of importance and relevance in the contemporary global arena.

Program Curriculum
The MA program follows the conventional university structure of a two-year course divided into four different semesters. Students are offered an array of optional courses to accompany mandatory courses, work experience opportunities and the final thesis. During the first year the first semester will consist of three mandatory modules and two optional as the second semester will consist of the professional development program and 2 elective courses, whilst in the second year students will continue to the University of Bucharest in Romania for the 3rd Semester and the 4th Semester- the Thesis. Part of the 4th Semester could be completed from distance as well, as the students will produce a final thesis on a related topic of choice. At the end of the forth semesters, the students will be then required to defend their Thesis at the University of Bucharest in Romania.

Main benefits of the Program
• A core curriculum of International Relations and Globalization courses, necessary for the successful preparation for a wide range of potential career opportunities around the world.
• Access to an expert faculty with vast experience in international politics, diplomacy and economics, allowing students to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to work in a complex global environment.
• The opportunity to obtain expertise in Cultural Diplomacy, a rapidly emerging and increasingly important field within the public sector, private sector and civil society.
• An exclusive and specific program that will provide significant advantages to students in the political arena compared to students who obtain a broader MA in International Relations.
• During the “Professional Development” semester of the MA, students will be able to create and implement their own programs of Cultural Diplomacy and experience how the knowledge they have gained can be effectively applied in the professional world. This also provides the relevant professional experience and contacts that can assist students in preparing for their future careers.
• Access to all ICD events and programs around the world, providing students with access to prominent experts in the field including various Heads of State, Ministers, and CEOs.
• The high quality of the curriculum and faculty provided by the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies will provide appropriate preparation for students’ evolving careers in academia as well as in the international, public and private sectors.
• All MA students are invited to support and participate in ICD conferences and events throughout the course of their studies. This provides experience and contacts that will prove quite valuable in the professional development of the students.


Accreditation
The Master’s Degree is awarded by the University of Bucharest, which is recognized as a fully accredited institution of higher education with the right to award university degrees. The University of Bucharest is part of the Bologna Process set in place by the European Commission, and uses the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) to award degrees. Credits obtained through our MA program are equivalent to those of courses at universities in all other 30+ signatory countries. The amount of credits needed in order to obtain a Master’s Degree range from 90-120. Students will earn 30 credits per semester during our MA program, for a total of 120 credits upon completion.



Scholarship
Scholarships, equaling up to 10% deduction of tuition costs are available for students based on educational excellence and/ or financial need. Although each scholarship request will be evaluated on an individual basis, students are expected to have an above-average grade point of 4.5 (of 5.0) in order to qualify for a grant. The Financial Aid application is a two-step process; Students interested in applying for a scholarship are required to submit their initial aid application request as soon as they have formally applied to the program, completed the first step of the application, and have been accepted into the program. Scholarships are then determined for the second and 4th semesters.

Dates & Deadlines
Fall Semester
Program Start: October 2nd, 2013
The deadline for late admissions is August 25th, 2013. Students who have submitted their applications in full by August 25th, 2013 will be eligible for an interview. Applicants will be notified of the admission committee's decision within a period of 7 days following the interview.

* Current undergraduate students (who are due to graduate in the summer of 2013) are able to submit an application and participate in the pre-enrollment process, by submitting a confirmation of their current studies and their transcripts.

Program Cost
The required tuition fee for the MA in Globalization and Cultural Diplomacy is €12,000 for the full program (€3,000 per semester).

For more information please clickHERE

For further enquiries please contact us at: info@culturaldiplomacy.org

MA Program Global Governance & Cultural Diplomacy
The Degree is offered by the University of Siena in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy
(Berlin; Start: Fall Semester - Berlin, October 2nd, 2013)
To apply, please click HERE

The Degree is offered by the University of Siena in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy.By studying cultural diplomacy in tandem with global governance, students will gain a deep comprehension of this innovative, emerging academic field, which is gradually taking on a greater level of importance and relevance in the contemporary global arena.

Program Curriculum
The MA in Global Governance and Cultural Diplomacy is a yearlong program spread over three semesters. The first semester is spent in Berlin, at the ICD Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies. This is followed by a professional development semester, the aim of which is to assist students in their future careers. After the first two semesters, students will continue their studies in the spring at the University of Siena.

Main Benefits of the Program
The main benefits of this MA program are:
• A core curriculum of global governance and Cultural Diplomacy courses, taught from an inter-disciplinary approach encompassing political, economic, social and cultural influences on the two emerging fields.
• Access to an expert faculty with vast experience in international politics, diplomacy and economics, allowing students to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to work in a complex global environment.
• The opportunity to obtain expertise in Cultural Diplomacy and global governance, both rapidly growing and increasingly important fields within the public sector, private sector and civil society.
• An exclusive and specific program that will provide significant advantages to students in the political arena compared to students who obtain a broader MA in International Relations.
• During the “Professional Development” segment of the MA, students will be able to create and implement their own programs of Cultural Diplomacy and global governance, and experience how the knowledge they have gained can be effectively applied in the professional world. This also provides the relevant professional experience and contacts that can assist students in preparing for their future careers.
• Access to all ICD events and programs around the world, providing students with access to prominent experts in the field including various Heads of State, Ministers, and CEOs.
• The high quality of the curriculum and faculty provided by the Centre for Cultural Diplomacy Studies will provide appropriate preparation for students’ evolving careers in academia as well as in the international, public and private sectors.
• All MA students are invited to support and participate in ICD conferences and events throughout the course of their studies. This provides experience and contacts that will prove quite valuable in the professional development of the students.


Accreditation
The Master’s Degree is awarded by the University of Siena, which is recognized as a fully accredited institution of higher education with the right to award university degrees. Credits obtained through our MA program are equivalent to those of courses at universities in all other 30+ signatory countries. Students will earn 60 credits upon completion.

Scholarship
Scholarships, equaling up to 10% deduction of tuition costs are available for students based on educational excellence and/ or financial need. Although each scholarship request will be evaluated on an individual basis, students are expected to have an above-average grade point of 4.5 (of 5.0) in order to qualify for a grant. The Financial Aid application is a two-step process; Students interested in applying for a scholarship are required to submit their initial aid application request as soon as they have formally applied to the program, completed the first step of the application, and have been accepted into the program. Scholarships are then determined for the second and 4th semesters.

Dates & Deadlines
Fall Semester
Program Start: October 2nd, 2013
The deadline for late admissions is August 25th, 2013. Students who have submitted their applications in full by August 25th, 2013 will be eligible for an interview. Applicants will be notified of the admission committee's decision within a period of 7 days following the interview.

* Current undergraduate students (who are due to graduate in the summer of 2013) are able to submit an application and participate in the pre-enrollment process, by submitting a confirmation of their current studies and their transcripts.

Program Cost
The required tuition fee for the MA in Global Governanceand Cultural Diplomacy is €9,000 for the full program.

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