Requirements, Process, and Modalities

The admission entrance is closed for ACCA 2024


  • Undergraduate degree, equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.
  • A minimum of three years of relevant work experience or a proven history of academic research in areas related to anti-corruption and Collective Action.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Experience in anti-corruption advocacy in a given sector
  • A network that can support the implementation of a Collective Action project
  • Proven skills to undertake a Collective Action initiative. This includes but is not limited to: experience in project planning and implementation; experience in multi-stakeholder or collaborative activities, participatory approaches, and others.

In addition, applicants for scholarships should be:

  • Member of the IACA Alumni Network (excluding applicants nominated by partner organizations, see point below).
  • Nominated by a Partner Organization: Under the partnership modality, IACA offers institutions the possibility to nominate participants with projects with high impact potential. See the list of partner organizations here.


Institutions with experience in the implementation of Collective Action, multi-stakeholder or collaborative activities, advocacy, project planning and implementation, and other efforts in the field of anti-corruption have the opportunity to nominate a candidate with high impact potential. Through their networks and expertise, they can contribute to the successful implementation of their nominees’ Collective Action projects and enhance their impact.

To discuss the possibility of a partnership, contact us at:



Submit an online application along with the required documents:

  • Application form
  • Online project proposal
  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • University diploma*
  • Academic transcript*
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Passport copy
  • Colour photo

In addition to the above-mentioned documents, each applicant is required to submit two letters of recommendation.  Short-listed candidates may be contacted for an online interview. 

*If issued in another language than English, a certified translation of the document is additionally required.



Detailed application guidelines for the Anti-Corruption Collective Action Certificate (ACCA) 2024 can be found here.


Participation Costs

The programme fee for self-payers is 4,920 EUR, encompassing teaching, learning materials and other technical support, including mentoring and supervision of the project. The programme costs of scholarship holders are fully covered by the Siemens Integrity Initiative. All other arrangements and associated
costs, not included under the funding, such as project-related implementation costs, are the participants’ responsibility.

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