Germany: Fully Funded International DAAD Scholarship Program at MIPLC, 2020

The 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.

Country of Study: Germany Institution/ University: MIPLC
Application Deadline: October 15, 2019 Level of Study: Postgraduate


About Institution (S): 

The Munich Intellectual Property Law Center is a center for both research and education in intellectual property, founded in 2003. The MIPLC is a project of the George Washington University Law School and three German partner-institutions: the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, the University of Augsburg, and the Technische Universität München (TUM). It offers an English-language LL.M. program on Intellectual Property and Competition Law

Sponsor: MIPLC and DAAD


Intellectual Property Law

Scholarship Benefits:

The scholarship recipients will be granted a full waiver of the MIPLC tuition and participation fee. In addition, the DAAD will pay the scholarship recipients a monthly stipend of EUR 850. As a rule, the scholarship also includes certain payments towards health, accident and liability insurance coverage in Germany. Furthermore, the DAAD will generally pay an appropriate travel allowance, unless these costs are covered by the home country or by another funding source. 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 program.

The scholarship does not cover additional costs, e.g. your enrollment fees or the fees for a semester ticket for public transport in Munich.

Eligibility Requirements:

Please also refer to the brochure for “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses” for more information. Where MIPLC and DAAD have differing requirements, the stricter requirement applies.

You are eligible for the DAAD scholarship for “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses” if you fulfill the following formal requirements:

  • 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 (top 30%).
  • You received your latest degree no more than six years before your scholarship 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 (university staff and academics are generally not taken into account). To meet this requirement, it is sufficient if you have 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.
  • You meet the English language requirements of the MIPLC.

These criteria are applied very strictly. If you do not fulfill them, you will not be considered for the DAAD scholarship. However, you are still welcome to apply for admission to the MIPLC, provided you fulfill the MIPLC admission criteria.

Given the large numbers of applications we receive for each intake, sending a complete and well-prepared application is an essential prerequisite for your admission to the MIPLC LL.M. program. Following the five steps described below will help you to successfully take this first hurdle.

Application Procedures:

1. Download and Carefully Read the Application Instructions

Among other things, the Application Instructions include a list of documents to be submitted together with the application form. Please also download the Grade Conversion Sheetmentioned in the instructions.

2. Fill in the Application Form

To fill in the application form, please use our online application system, accessible by clicking the “Apply Now” button at the end of this page.

Pressing the “Send” button at the end of the application form will not only transmit your data to the MIPLC, it will also generate a PDF document of your application form that you can download and/or send to your e-mail address.

3. Print and Sign Your Application Form

Since the application form is your formal request to the MIPLC to process your application, please make sure to sign this document and include it in your application package.

4. Add the Required Documents

Please attach all required documents listed in the Application Instructions. To make sure that nothing is missing, please use the checklist at the end of the application form PDF.

5. Send Your Application

The MIPLC’s mailing address to which you should send your application is indicated both in the Application Instructions and in the checklist at the end of the application form PDF.

Kindly note that we do not return any documents. Therefore please make sure to send copies of documents of which only one original exists.

More details and application here



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