• Registration: Thursday 15 January to Saturday 30 March 
  • Payment: Monday 1 April to Saturday 20 April 
  • Course: Monday 6 May to Friday 17 May 
  • Delivery: Virtually online via Zoom meetings
  • Language: English
  • Tutored: Yes
  • Certificate: Yes.

Find out about the programme

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) - CIPPM (Centre for Intellectual Property, Policy and Management)/ Bournemouth University Summer School programme will take place virtually only via Zoom meetings, hosted by the CIPPM, Bournemouth University (BU), UK.

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. To receive a certificate of participation, participants will be expected to be present (through a combination of video, audio, and group discussion) for no less than 80% of these live sessions and take part in discussions and projects.

Before applying, applicants should consider the required commitment to a six-hour day (10am to 4pm GMT) with a lunch break in-between.

A further hour (4 to 5 pm GMT) will be available optionally to students from Tuesday, May 7 to Thursday, May 16, following the live sessions, should they wish to further discuss their topics with the relevant tutors in general or in preparing their Group Reports for presenting on the final day.


The Summer School is open to senior students (graduate and postgraduate students) and young professionals from any field of study or discipline. The programme is designed for candidates who wish to obtain deeper knowledge of IP law. Applicants who are more senior in their field of IP law may find the WIPO - CIPPM/ Bournemouth University Summer School less challenging, but are still welcome to apply.

There are a limited number of spots, and applicants are encouraged to apply sooner rather than later. Once the programme has reached capacity with fully registered applicants (accepted by WIPO and BU and paid with BU), registration will close.

Online application

Applications to WIPO must be submitted online with résumés, letters of motivation, and copies of passports (or identity cards).