The Graduate Certificate of Diplomacy requires the completion of 24 units which must consist of:
A minimum of 6 units from the completion of one of following foundational courses:
DIPL8044 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
DIPL8001 Transnational Diplomacy
INTR8068 Foreign Policy Analysis
INTR8071 Issues and Concepts in International Relations
A minimum of 6 units from the completion of one of the following courses on contemporary diplomatic practice:
DIPL8002 Contemporary Challenges in Diplomacy
DIPL8003 Case Studies in Diplomacy
DIPL8006 Diplomacy, Politics and the United Nations
DIPL8008 The United Nations and Peace
DIPL8009 Diplomacy: from cuneiform clay to digital tablets
DIPL8010 Harnessing Diplomacy for International Development
DIPL8012 Special Topics in Diplomacy
DIPL8013 Pacific Diplomacy
DIPL8016 The role of non-state Actors in East Asian Diplomacy
INTR8017 Issues in Australian Foreign Policy
INTR8078 Interventions and Statebuilding: From Fragility to Resilience
INTR8045 Global Governance
STST8066 Strategic Diplomacy in the 21st Century: Rethinking Strategy and Statecraft
At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.
- Bachelor or international equivalent with GPA 4/7; or
- Graduate Diploma or international equivalent with a GPA 4/7; or
- Graduate Certificate or international equivalent with a GPA 4/7; or
- 24 units of courses in a postgraduate program a GPA of 4/7; or
- 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; or
- A minimum 5 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program.
In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors.
Academic achievement & English language proficiency
The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.5/7.0.
If required, competitive ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of applicants demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency.
Further information: English Language Requirements for Admission
As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.
Assessment of qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) 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. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au
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 more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications
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 of the same level or higher.
Indicative Program Fees
ANU Short Coures Scholarships are available for domestic students for this program
Indicative fees with scholarship $7252
Domestic tuition fees (DTF) - indicative fees $16440
For more information see Fees and Payment page
Domestic Tuition Fees (DTF)
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees
All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)
The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.
For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.
For further information see the Scholarships website.
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 will 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 will graduate from a world-class university.
NOTE: A discount is available for domestic students for this program.
Graduate Certificate Fee Discount – Domestic applicants offered a place to study in this Graduate Certificate commencing their studies in 2021 will be eligible for reduced course fees as indicated on the Admissions and Fees tab. This fee will apply to courses completed in this Graduate Certificate within 2021 and the first half of 2022 allowing you to study part time. If you do not complete the degree by mid-2022 the remainder of your subjects will be billed on a full-fee basis from second semester (including winter/spring sessions) 2022.
Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.
The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.
This program is available for applications to commence from First Semester, 2021
Demonstrate knowledge of the global issues and processes that shape world politics and the practice of diplomacy
Develop research and writing skills to undertake self-directed study in diplomacy and communicate findings in academic and practical contexts;
Demonstrate knowledge of transnational diplomacy and its contemporary challenges, from the perspective of multiple actors, such as a civil service department, multilateral body, international corporation or non-government organisation;
ANU Short Course Scholarships
All Domestic applicants who receive an offer of admission to an eligible ANU Short Course will receive an ANU Short Course Scholarship. The ANU Short Course Scholarship will significantly discount the Fees of the program to the equivalent of the maximum Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution Amount. Indicative fee information can be viewed on the Admissions & Fees tab.