Call for Interest: Fellowship Programme in Japan

October 28, 2022

WIPO Japan Office is organising fellowship programme for the international students studying and enrolled in Japanese universities. This initiative is conducted and financed under the Funds-In-Trust Japan Industrial Property Global.

This programeme invites fellows to undergo a customized training programme in the area of Intellectual Property at Japanese IP law firms or other IP related divisions within Japanese companies for the duration of two weeks (10 working days).

Taking into account the focused study areas and interests of fellows, WIPO and the host institution will customize the training programme. Furthermore, one or more trainees will be the fellow’s personal tutor throughout the programme.

Training programme will include items such as lectures in IP and IP strategy, practical case studies, visit to relevant institutions (e.g., Japan Patent Office and Courts) and presentation of an IP success story in the fellow’s home country.

It is a free programme to participate.


  • Applicant must be enrolled in Japanese universities
  • Applicant must be able to communicate in English and Japanese
  • Applicant must have interests in IP


Two weeks (10 working days) between January and March 2023 (programme schedule is to be finalised between the fellow and host institution)

Host institution

WIPO Japan Office will nominate candidates to the host institution


Depending on the candidate’s residential city, costs incurred for travelling to the venue city and accommodation may be remunerated.

How to apply

Please send a CV and Questionnaire, either in English or Japanese, to by Sunday 4th December 2022. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further assessment and/or interview.

For enquiries, please contact WIPO Japan Office at

We look forward to your application.