Apply for the WIPO Young Experts Program (Fully Funded To Switzerland)

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Applications are currently open for the WIPO Young Experts Program to expand the capabilities of the next generation of global Intellectual Property (IP) leaders. Apply Below: 

When is the Application Deadline:

The application deadline for the WIPO Young Experts Program is August 15, 2024.

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Tell Me About The WIPO Young Experts Program:

The WIPO Young Experts Program (YEP) aims to upskill and expand the capabilities of the next generation of global Intellectual Property (IP) leaders to help build innovation ecosystems around the world.

Through this 2-year competitive program, 10 young and talented professionals will work first-hand on WIPO’s various initiatives. The Program offers exposure to both technical and strategic aspects of IP, allowing YEP participants to gain skills and knowledge that can contribute to the future economic growth of their countries and regions.

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Which Fields are Eligible?

All fields



Who can Apply for the WIPO Young Experts Program?

Also, applicants must ensure they meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • The maximum age to apply is 35. 
  • The application period is open for 24 months in 2025 and 2026.
  • a degree from a university
  • a minimum of two years of related experience
  • Outstanding research, analytical, and organizational abilities
  • outstanding interpersonal and communication abilities
  • Strong command of both written and spoken English Proficiency in intellectual property, invention, or creativity

Which Countries Are Eligible?

All countries

Where will the Award be Taken?

Geneva, Switzerland

How Many Awards?

Not specified

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What is the Benefit of the WIPO Young Experts Program?

Furthermore, applicants will also have access to the following benefits:

  • 5,000 Swiss Francs (CHF)
  • 50% of the cost of health insurance is contributed.
  • insurance against accidents
  • payment towards the cost of travel
  • Potential help with obtaining a visa to enter Switzerland
  • Potential advice regarding lodging

How Long Will the Award Last?

24 months 

How to Apply:

To apply for this opportunity, visit the official webpage below. 

Visit the Award Webpage for Details


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