The Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa Academy for Diplomatic Studies is always looking to recruit the best and brightest from among Bahrain’s youth to create the new generation of the Kingdom’s diplomats.

The Academy will announce the opening of the application window for the position of Diplomatic Attaché, you will then be able to apply through this page.

The requirements and application process can be found below.

  • STEP 1
    Online Registration

    Online Registration

    Applications are made online through the Academy’s website. The academy will get in touch to confirm your registration.

  • STEP 2
    Arabic Language Exam

    Arabic Language Exam

    It is recommended that you attend at least 30 minutes before the start of the examination. It is necessary to bring photo ID.

  • STEP 3
    Written Examination

    Written Examination

    If you pass the Arabic language examination, we will get in touch to inform you of the details of the written examination.

  • STEP 4
    Personal Interview

    Personal Interview

    Applicants are interviewed by a committee of senior officials to determine their suitability for joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The committee assesses the performance of the applicants according to precise criteria that aim to evaluate their ability in analytical thinking and potential contribution to Bahraini diplomacy.

  • STEP 5
    Junior Diplomats Program

    Junior Diplomats Program

    Applicants who pass the previous steps take part in the 6 month long training program (3 months of lectures and workshops followed by a 3 month rotation in different directorates of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

  • STEP 6
    Employment Procedures

    Employment Procedures

    When all the steps are successfully completed, Human Resources will contact you to complete the employment process.


There are two types of employment at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

– Administrative and Specialist recruitment: The Human Resource Department is responsible for receiving CVs and not the Academy.

– Diplomatic recruitment: the Academy is responsible for receiving submissions online once the registration opens.

The Application period is announced via the Academy’s website and social media accounts.

The Academy will contact the applicants by e-mail to confirm the registration and announce all information related to the exam.

Diplomatic Attaché, the entry-level grade in the diplomatic corps (refer to civil service salary scale). Previous work experience does not lead to a higher grade.

The Diplomatic Attaché will be employed in any Department of the Ministry and will not be sent abroad upon successfully completing the selection process.

  • The applicant must be a Bahraini citizen
  • Should not be older than 32 years old.
  • Fluent in both Arabic and English (writing, reading, and speaking).
  • Holds at least a Bachelor’s degree recognized by the Ministry of Education.
  • Holds a proof of English language proficiency. One of the following English language certificates:
    • IELTS: 6.5 and above
    • TOEFL: 93 and above
    • CAE, CPE: C and above
  • Holders of the following certificates are exempt from the above
    • A Levels
    • IB
    • AP

Once the applicant’s registration is confirmed, the Academy will contact you to confirm the Arabic placement test exam. Successful candidates will then do a written exam to ensure that they have the necessary knowledge in history, diplomacy and international relations. Successful candidates will then be interviewed by a panel. If successful, the candidate will then join a six-month foundation program. Kindly note that you are required to successfully pass the program to join the Ministry.

The revision material will be available on the website of the Academy. However, it is recommended to consult as much material as possible.

You are free to withdraw under any circumstances, but the Academy should be formally notified through a signed withdrawal letter sent by e-mail prior to the date of the written examination. In case of withdrawal without prior notification, the applicant is excluded and banned from applying for the following year’s examinations.

Both successful and unsuccessful candidates will receive their results by email.

Yes, all applicants have 3 attempts to take the exam.