How to Apply for the WIPO Academy Scholarship 2024 | Fully Funded

The WIPO Academy Scholarship is an initiative of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in conjunction with several member states, particularly developing countries.

Fully funded Masters scholarships covering tuition, accommodation, living stipends, and flight costs are generously offered to citizens from these countries in a bid to help build human capacity in IP, which is essential to innovation and creativity.

This post contains a breakdown of the scholarship details, its requirements, benefits, and application procedure for interested and qualified applicants.

WIPO Academy Scholarship Summary

  • Host Countries: Turkey | Spain | South Africa | China | Italy | Poland
  • Study Abroad: Study in Europe | Study in Asia | Study in Africa
  • Category: Postgraduate Scholarships | Masters Scholarships 
  • Eligible Countries: Developing Countries
  • Reward: Full Scholarship | Living Stipends | Accommodation | Travel Costs
  • No IELTS Required 
  • Deadline: Varies by Program

WIPO Academy Scholarship Details

In conjunction with the governments of its member countries, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) offers full scholarships to students interested in pursuing Masters degrees at the organization.

The WIPO Academy is the center of excellence for intellectual property (IP) education, training and skills-building for WIPO member states, in particular developing countries, least-developed countries (LDCs) and countries in transition.

Eligibility Requirements for WIPO Academy Scholarship

To be considered for the WIPO Academy Scholarship, you must:

  • Be an international student from a developing country, a least developed country or a country with economies in transition
  • Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university; and
  • ​Be fluent in English.
  • ​Apply to both WIPO channel and the partner school’s application system within the deadline.

Benefits of WIPO Academy Scholarship 2024

Varying from program to program, the WIPO Academy Scholarships are awarded to cover;

  • travel costs
  • tuition fees
  • accommodation
  • subsistence allowance
  • medical insurance

Required Documents for the WIPO Academy Scholarship

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university 
  • Transcript (minimum GPA: 2.25 / 4.00)
  • Proof of English proficiency 
  • Applicants from countries where English is (one of) the official languages are exempt from the language requirement
  • Reference letter(s)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of purpose

Note that the required documents vary by program

How to Apply for the WIPO Academy Scholarship

To apply for the WIPO Academy Scholarship, interested and qualified applicants should follow the procedures below;

  • click on the button below to visit the scholarship webpage
  • select your program of choice (check the specific requirements)
  • Proceed to register and upload all required documents
  • All applicants have to register through both the partner university and the WIPO Academy webpage.
  • The application for the WIPO scholarship is made through the same link on the WIPO Academy webpage.