For the DAAD MIPLC Scholarships, The Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC) is offering awards to students from developing countries as a part of the DAAD’s program for “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses.”
MIPLC DAAD Scholarship in Germany is a part of DAAD’s scholarship program for “Development-related postgraduate courses”. However, this part of DAAD deals specifically with Intellectual Property LLM. DAAD offers fully-funded scholarships to students of developing countries to continue their post-graduate degrees in Europe in IP while becoming a part of the law community at Munich Intellectual Property Law Center. So, the students who have outstanding academic history and series of achievements are always welcomed to be a part of this community and have the ability to influence the world’s dynamics.
MIPLC provides the students with a unique learning experience. The students get a chance to study in an atmosphere where everyone is highly focused on IP and competition law. In MIPILC the students have classmates from all across the world and the MIPLC scholarship makes it possible for the students from the developing world who without this financial assistance could not be able to come to Europe for higher studies. The students get an opportunity to interact with the top law practitioners and professors. Most of the time the person who teaches the students is the same who has written the essay, article, or book that is being taught.
MIPLC is administered and operated jointly by the top institutes of Europe and America i.e. Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, the Technical University of Munich, the Augsburg University, and the church Washington University in Washington D.C. More interestingly, MIPLC not only have lawyers but also students from diverse backgrounds in natural sciences, humanities, or engineering to study IP law. IP-related matters are part of every field either law, a field of science, technology, business, or the arts. So, MIPLC and DAAD scholarship program produces highly influential decision-makers by giving them a proper insight into the usage of property rights i.e. copyrights, patent rights, trademarks, trade secrets, etc.
Importantly, the MIPLC scholarship is an assistance in the fee that is a partial fee waiver, however, the DAAD MIPLC Scholarship provides a full fee waiver along with other financial assistance. Fortunately, the students can apply for both the MIPLC financial assistance and for DAAD scholarship. So the students who are enthusiastic about the knowledge of intellectual property rights must not miss the chance to become a MIPLC family member. MIPLC has a huge network of alumni who work in very prestigious positions throughout the world. Furthermore, the MIPLC DAAD international scholars enter into a network where they can share different ideas and communicate on innovation and can affect the working of the public and private sectors.
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15th October 2022.
Scholarship Study Location
Eligibility & Selection Criteria
Candidates eligible for the DAAD scholarship for “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses” must:
- hold at least a four-year Bachelor’s degree (or a three-year Bachelor’s degree plus a further degree), completed with above-average results.
- have received their latest degree no more than six years ago.
- have at least two years of full-time professional experience gained in a public authority or a state or private company in a developing country (university staff and academics are generally not taken into account). To meet this requirement, it is sufficient if the candidate has completed the two years by the time the program starts in October. In any case, the experience must have been gained after the completion of your first university degree.
- have English test scores which meet the MIPLC requirements (see scholarship website).
Number of Scholarships
Value of Scholarship
- The scholarship recipient(s) will get a full tuition waiver from the MIPLC.
- The DAAD will pay the scholarship recipient(s) a monthly stipend of EUR 750.00.
- As a rule, the scholarship additionally includes certain payments towards health, accident and liability insurance coverage in Germany.
- In addition, the DAAD will generally pay an appropriate travel allowance, unless these costs are covered by the home country or by another funding source.
- Furthermore, the DAAD will also pay a study and research allowance.
- Last but not least, the scholarship covers a mandatory two-month German course before the start of the MIPLC LL.M. program.
The scholarship does not cover additional costs, e.g. enrollment fees or the fees for a semester ticket for public transport in Munich.
It covers the entire duration of the course.
You may apply more than a year in advance. To apply for this scholarship, please proceed as follows:
- Please refer to the DAAD program brochure 2022/23 and read the information carefully.
- Determine whether you are eligible to apply by DAAD and MIPLC standards, keeping in mind that where MIPLC and DAAD have differing requirements, the stricter requirements prevail.
- Apply for admission to the MIPLC (please refer to the APPLY NOW button below).
- When you come to the end of the online application form, check “I would like to apply for the DAAD scholarship” and complete the MIPLC Financial Assistance Application Form that opens automatically (please refer to the Financial Assistance Application Instructions).
- Print the forms and add all required documentation, as per the instructions provided.
- Download and complete the DAAD Scholarship Application Form and add the other documents required by the DAAD (please refer to the DAAD brochure; NB: the MIPLC does not require a research proposal). You only have to submit one copy of each document, even if a document, e.g. your CV, is required by both MIPLC and DAAD.
- Make sure that your file is complete, including all three application forms
(the MIPLC application form for admission; the MIPLC application form for financial assistance, and the DAAD application form for the scholarship)
and all the required documents. Otherwise, your application cannot be processed. Please note that we only need the original application package, no additional copies.
- Make copies of all application documents. If you are awarded the scholarship, you will have to upload electronic copies of these documents to the DAAD’s system.
- Send your application: Please submit your application directly to the MIPLC, unless you are from Cameroon, in which case you must submit your application through the German Embassy in your country. Your complete file must reach the MIPLC by October 15 of the year preceding the program’s start.