WIPO Summer School on Intellectual Property in Durban

WIPOThe WIPO South Africa Summer School programme on Intellectual Property provides an opportunity to senior students and young professionals to acquire deeper knowledge of each domain of intellectual property (IP) and of the role and functions of WIPO.

The programme consists of lectures, case studies, simulation exercises and group discussions on selected IP topics, with an orientation towards the interface between IP and other disciplines. A certificate of participation is awarded to participants who successfully complete the programme requirements.


The Summer School is open to 30 senior students (graduate and postgraduate) and young professionals from any field of study or discipline. The programme is designed for candidates who are already familiar with IP.   All applicants are required to have successfully completed the WIPO distance learning General Course on Intellectual Property before the registration deadline. Please note that priority during participant selection will be given to those who have completed the said course.

Participants are responsible for their own travel as well as accommodation and living expenses during their participation in the programme.

Insurance and medical examination

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

Online registration

Applicants should submit their resume 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.

Registration details

Registration and eligibility information available here, but it is important to take note of the following:

  • Registrations: 31 March to 31 August 2015
  • Registration fees are payable upon notification of acceptance. They fall into the following categories:

Students and young professionals from developing countries and countries in transition and residing in those countries: Students’ fees are US$ 250 and young professionals are US$ 350

Students and young professional from developed countries: Students’s fees are US$ 500 and young professionals are US$ 70 Read More