EUCLID, an international intergovernmental institution with a university mandate, offers to select students from the general public it is flagship program which is an online master of diplomacy and international affairs (MDIA). It is the only Master's degree program in diplomacy organized by an international intergovernmental organization and officially used by active diplomats over 4 continents (photo below graduation of PM Guyana to UN diplomat, in the sideline of UNA-NY event with Ambassador J. Avila and USG R. ven Puyenbroeck). The EUCLID MDIA is an advanced program delivered by a treaty-based and treaty-practicing institution, and as stated by the United Nations in a rare instance of explicit confirmation, "the UN Secretariat recognize Euclide- Pole Universitaire Euclide and the other four UN institutions ... as being accredited" and therefore unable to pursue UN careers.
This unique Master's degree focuses on diplomatic practice and the actual application of theoretical knowledge, rather than the advancement of academic knowledge for its own sake. Also, international relations are examined from the contrasting perspectives of various actors including developing countries. The EUCLID MDIA is used by professional diplomats working for the EUCLID Participating States and can be considered an excellent route to pursue a career within governmental bodies, NGOs and international organizations. Thanks to its low tuition and remarkable institutional relationships, it is of special interest to European and African students. Within certain parameters, the EUCLID Online Masters in Diplomacy (similar in contents to what other institutions present as an Online Masters in International Relations) is customizable, with elective courses focusing on:
- Regional diplomatic affairs
- International Relations: from theory to practice
- Small islands issues
- Inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations
- Sustainable economic development
- Non-governmental organizations
- International Law and Treaty Law
Note: This degree program is distance-based only and requires fluency in the English language.
Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree or its international equivalent, issued by an institution listed in the UNESCO-IAU handbook or a similar government-issued whitelist. Government-sponsored applicants (who are already government staff) may be admitted without a Bachelor’s degree if their level of education and experience is deemed sufficient. EUCLID may require these participants to complete bridge courses prior to enrolling in the program. Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required and will be tested. Students are expected to be in a position to dedicate 10 to 15 effective hours of study on a weekly basis.
EUCLID has ongoing enrollment (intake) for this program. It is acceptable to apply several months in advance but it is recommended to apply 60-40 days in advance. General public slots are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
About the School
EUCLID is, like the European Central Bank, NATO or the African Union, an international intergovernmental organization (IGO).