WIPO Summer School on Intellectual Property 2019 in South Africa (Scholarship Available)

WIPO Summer School on Intellectual Property 2019 in South Africa (Scholarship Available)

Deadline: August 30, 2019

Curious to learn about Intellectual Property? Apply to attend one of WIPO Summer Schools on Intellectual Property. The WIPO Summer Schools provide an opportunity for university students and young professionals to acquire a deeper knowledge of IP, and how it can be used as a tool for sustainable development, as well as the role of WIPO in the administration and the provision of global IP services.

All Summer Schools share a common curriculum, format and duration, though some offer different degrees of specialization in certain areas of IP. Participants are exposed to various aspects of IP, including the international nature of IP protection and the interface between IP and other disciplines.

The program takes an interdisciplinary, problem-oriented approach through the following methodologies:

  • lectures;
  • simulation exercises;
  • group discussions on selected IP topics;
  • panel discussions; and
  • case studies.

A certificate of participation is awarded to participants who successfully complete the program requirements.

Cost and Scholarship

Participants are responsible for their own travel to and from various destinations, as well as their accommodation and living expenses during their participation in the program.

Scholarships are available for international participants to the Summer Schools taking place in the Republic of Korea (ROK) and South Africa through the funds from the Governments of ROK and Japan, respectively. Scholarships include travel costs.

Non-resident participants will be provided with insurance coverage for the duration of their stay in connection with the Summer School program. Each participant will be required to present a medical certificate upon arrival.


  • The Summer School is open to approximately 50 senior students (graduate and postgraduate) and young professionals from any field of study or discipline. The program is designed for candidates who are already familiar with IP.
  • All applicants are required to have successfully completed the WIPO Distance Learning Course on Intellectual Property Management  (DL 450) before being selected for the program.  All registrants will be given access to this course by September 2, 2019.
  • Candidates will be required to successfully complete a session of the Academy’s General Course on Intellectual Property (DL-101) online. Dates for the session will be announced. Special distance learning (DL) courses for specialized Summer Schools will also be announced.


Applicants should submit their résumé together with a letter of motivation (setting out their reasons for applying and what they hope to gain from the Summer School). Selected applicants will be notified two weeks after the registration deadline.

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit WIPO Summer School.