Scholarship for Students from Developing Countries 2022: MIPLC/DAAD – MIPLC is a part of the DAAD’s scholarship program for “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses”. If you would like to apply for the scholarship offered in this context, please note that several special conditions apply.
About Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC)
Credit for the MIPLC’s seed idea is due to Professor Schricker, the former Director of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law (now MPI for Innovation and Competition). From this seed idea grew the plan to establish an international top-quality LL.M. program to teach IP law to a diverse student body. The implementation of this plan was tackled by Professor Joseph Straus, one of Professor Schricker’s successors as Director of the Max Planck Institute, and the Max Planck Society, especially its then-Secretary General Dr. Barbara Bludau.
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With students from developing and developed countries, from practice and academia, from legal, technical and other educational backgrounds in mind, it was clear that the ensuing program would have to be as comprehensive as possible. Thus Dr. Bludau and Professor Straus set out to identify suitable partners with strong credentials in teaching intellectual property law, law in general, as well as economics and business
Aims and Benefits of DAAD Scholarship
Scholarship recipients will get
- A full MIPLC fee waiver
- A monthly stipend of EUR 850
- Payments towards health, accident and liability insurance coverage in Germany
- A travel allowance, unless these costs are covered by the home country or by another funding source
- A study and research allowance
- A mandatory two-month German course before the start of the MIPLC LL.M. program (August and September, in Munich or another German city).
Requirements for DAAD Scholarship Qualification
Please also refer to the brochure for “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses” for more information. Where MIPLC and DAAD requirements differ, the stricter one applies. You are eligible for the DAAD scholarship if you meet the following requirements in addition to the MIPLC admission criteria (cf. section 1):
- You are from a developing country (according to the OECD DAC list) and have not been living outside your home country (or another developing country) for more than the past two years.
- You 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.
- You received your latest degree no more than six years before your application.
- You 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. To meet this requirement, it is sufficient if you have completed the two years by February of the year in which you intend to start your studies at MIPLC. Scientific university staff and academics are not the core target group of this program and are therefore considered only in exceptional cases.
How to Apply
Please refer to the Application Instructions for detailed information.
Complete applications will be evaluated for admission on a rolling basis. From all admitted applicants, we will put together a shortlist of candidates, who will be invited for a video conference interview taking place in January or February. Based on these interviews, the MIPLC will pre-select the scholars and the DAAD will take the final decision in early March.
For more details, visit MIPLC website.
MIPLC / DAAD Scholarship for Students from Developing Countries 2022 Application Closing Date
October 15, 2022
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