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

WSSZA_DUR-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 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 May 1, 2020.

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

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 program.

Each participant will be required to present a medical certificate upon arrival.

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).

Registration Fees for Summer Schools on IP

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: US$ 100
  • Young professionals: US$ 200

Students and young professional from developed countries:

  • Students: US$ 250
  • Young professionals: US$ 350

Basic Information

Current session


  • Registration : 10-Feb-2020 - 30-Apr-2020
  • Payment : 01-Jul-2020 - 31-Jul-2020
  • Course : 23-Nov-2020 - 04-Dec-2020

Documents to be uploaded

  • Motivation letter for Summerschool (Max 300 words) *
  • Recent Curriculum Vitae *
  • Copy of passport *
  • DL 450 Certificate
  • DL101 Course Certificate

Documents marked with * are mandatory.

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