|Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)|
What is IACA?
How can my country/organization join IACA?
How can my organization/institution cooperate with IACA?
What kind of student body does IACA aim to attract?
IACA aims to attract participants from all corners of the globe of various ages and coming from different sectors of society. IACA is open to all kinds of participants, but especially seeks to attract individuals with work experience in a field related to anti-corruption and/or specializing in areas related to anti-corruption.
IACA has a Provisional Commission mandated with supporting IACA’s activities, adopting strategic rules for her operations, carrying out all necessary arrangements for finalizing the effective implementation of the IACA Agreement and preparing for the first session of the Assembly of Parties to this Agreement. This Commission brings together all IACA Members.
What kind of partners does IACA have?
IACA has four types of partners. Members include all UN Member States and international organizations, which have signed, ratified or acceded to the IACA Agreement. Cooperating partners comprise those entities which have signed partnership agreements with the Academy. Initiating partners include the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), and the Republic of Austria, all three of which were fundamental for the inception of the Academy. Contributing partners include those entities which have provided financial assistance to IACA.
What role do IACA’s Advisory Boards play?
IACA’s International Senior Advisory Board reflects on the Academy’s activities and offers advice on how the highest standards can be met and maintained. The International Academic Advisory Board offers advice on the development of programmes and selection of faculty.
Who is IACA financed by?
IACA is financed by voluntary contributions of her Members, tuition fees, and other contributions, in accordance with her Policy on Contributions.
Who can financially contribute to IACA?
Any individual, state or organization wishing to make a contribution to IACA is encouraged to contact us. IACA will assess this request in accordance with her Policy on Contributions, exercising due diligence and ensuring continued independence.
Does IACA enforce anti-corruption laws?
No. IACA is not a law enforcement agency.
Where is IACA?
IACA is in based Laxenburg, Austria, 15 kilometers south of Vienna. It is housed in the Palais Kaunitz-Wittgenstein at Muenchendorferstrasse 2. Get directions.
Are IACA’s certificates & degrees internationally recognized?
IACA’s academic degree programmes are recognized as post-graduate education programmes under the European Bologna criteria, thus providing a solid basis for global academic recognition.
How can my organization/institution request a tailor-made training?
Organizations/institutions interested in a tailor-made training designed by IACA are encouraged to contact us with their specific needs and ideas. We will then draft a proposal for such a training, taking your sector’s needs and requirements into account. Depending on the wishes of your organization/institution, this tailor-made training will either take place at the IACA campus or at your organization/institution.
What is the duration of IACA’s trainings?
In general, seminars can vary anywhere from a half day to four days and trainings can vary anywhere from a week to a month. The Master programme scheduled for this year will be 18 months long. It will include six on-site modules each lasting approximately ten days.
When will the Master programme start?
The Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) is scheduled for 2012. The exact date is yet to be announced.
In which language are programmes held?
In general, programmes are offered in the English language. Tailor-made programmes can vary according to specific requirements.
Where can I live while attending IACA?
Based on the size of each programme, participants will either be accommodated in rooms on the IACA campus or in nearby hotels. Accommodation fees will be borne by the participants.
How much are tuition fees?
Tuition fees vary, according to the specifics of the programme.
Can I apply for programmes if my country is not a member of IACA?
Yes. Most of IACA’s programmes are open to the general public, regardless of their nationality or formal relationship with IACA.
What kind of programmes can I apply for?
You can apply for seminars, trainings and academic degree programmes.
How do I apply for programmes?
Each specific programme will have its own application procedure, described in the Programmes & Activities section of our website. In general, applicants will be requested to fill out an online application form and attach accompanying documents. Applicants will have to register on the IACA website using the “Login” button at the top of the homepage in order to access the application form.
I am experiencing technical difficulties with the application form. What should I do?
Can I get financial aid from IACA?
Certain seminars, trainings and academic degree programmes will offer scholarship possibilities for participants from Least Developed Countries. Merit-based scholarships may be offered for the Master degree programme. IACA does not offer student loans.