WIPO South Africa Summer School on Intellectual Property and Transfer of Technology

WIPO South Africa Summer School on Intellectual Property and Transfer of Technology

The Summer School program 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 program 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 program requirements.


The Summer School is open to 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.


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and travel restrictions, the Summer School will be held online.

Course dates

18-May-2021 ― 27-May-2021

Online Registration

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.

Registration dates

Registration is now open and will close on 15-Mar-2021

Registration Fees

Due to the exceptional circumstances this year, all fees have been waived. For one time only, participation will be free of charge.

Registration Link


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