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Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy application form (MA Global Diplomacy by Distance Learning)

You may submit your application by providing the information required and clicking Submit application. We encourage you to apply as early as possible to secure your place. Please look carefully at all parts of the form and allow at least 30 minutes to complete the form; you will not be able to save your progress.

All applications will be carefully reviewed by academic staff, and we aim to contact you with a decision within ten working days of submitting your application.

All supporting documentation must be received by the application deadline.

The forthcoming application deadlines are:

30th September 2016 for an October 2016 start

Please note that fields marked with * must be filled in.

SECTION ONE: Personal Details

Title Mr Ms Mrs Other (specify) *

Personal Details

Enter your name as it appears on your passport.
The name you provide here will be registered with the University of London International Programmes and should be identical to the name you provide in any subsequent Exam Entry Forms as this is the name which will appear on your final degree or diploma certificate.
Ensure that it is your full name (including given names in full) as stated on your identification document.
Surname *
First name *
male female *
Date of Birth / /
Day/Month/Year e.g. 24/03/1974 *
Nationality *
Country of permanent residence *
Address Line 1 *
Address Line 2
Town / City
State / Province *
Zip / Postcode *
Country *
Telephone Numbers
(including country code)
Home *
Mobile *
Email address *

SECTION TWO: Education and Employment

First degree - (tick the checkbox to fill in this section)



Enter the details of your first degree and any relevant qualifications here. If you have any further qualifications you believe will affect your application, you should refer to them in the Personal Statement at the bottom of the application.

Fraudulent results
You must give the exact grade you received for your qualifications. Discrepancies may result in your application being withdrawn.

Name of University *
Title of degree *
Grade/GPA *
Subjects Studied *
Start Date (month/year) /
Award Date (month/year) / *

Other degree or diploma - (tick the checkbox to fill in this section)

Name of University
Title of degree
Subjects Studied
Start Date (month/year) /
Award Date (month/year) /

Professional qualification 1 - (tick the checkbox to fill in this section)

Institution / Awarding body
Title of qualification
Subjects Studied
Mode of Study Full-time Part-time
Award Date (month/year) /

Employment / Organisation Name

Job Title
Employer's address
Mode of work Full-time Part-time
Start Date (month/year) /
Main responsibilities

SECTION THREE: How did you hear about us? This section is compulsory *

Where did you first learn about this programme?
University of London International Programmes website (
SOAS website (
Other website – Please state
Search Engine – Please state
Open Evening
Other source – Please state

SECTION FOUR: Personal Statement (approx. 500 words). This section is compulsory *

Your application must include a detailed 500-word personal statement. Your personal statement should include your reasoning for wanting to study with CISD on the particular programme you are applying for and a relevant account of your academic background and present job or career. It is important that your statement is as comprehensive as possible.

SECTION FIVE: Before sending this form


By submitting this form you are declaring that the information submitted by you is, to the best of your knowledge, correct. You will be required to provide evidence of all academic qualifications, including grades, declared in this form. Failure to do so will prevent your application from being successful. You are not at present registered as an External, Internal, Occasional or Associate student at the University of London.

By submitting this form you agree to let SOAS University of London (‘the data processor’) collect and process your personal data on behalf of the University of London International Programmes (‘the data controller’). The information you provide on this form will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act (1998) and any other relevant legislation. This data may be occasionally used to provide you with further information about relevant services such as Open Evenings and enrolment deadlines. It may be held on a mailing list or database for this purpose, unless you object (by notifying the University in writing).

After you click the submit button a copy of the form will automatically be emailed to you at the email address you specified above.