Announcement for Admission into the MIP Programme at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY,

KUMASI, GHANA

SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ADMISSIONS INTO THE MASTERS DEGREE IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (MIP) PROGRAMME

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the Masters degree in Intellectual Property (MIP) Programme. The Degree is jointly offered by the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana and Intellectual Property Office of Ghana.

Duration

The duration is Twenty-four months, from February 28, 2018 to February 28, 2020 including holidays, structured in two parts, as follows:

  • First Year (February 2018 to December, 2018): Residential phase requiring physical attendance at lectures undertaken at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.
  • Second Year (January 2019 to February, 2020: Dissertation Phase requiring research and writing on an approved research topic.

The Programme adopts a comparative approach, with particular emphasis on Africa. Lectures are given by leading academics, intellectual property practitioners, intellectual property officers and other experts drawn from across Africa.

The provisional curriculum of the Programme is available on the following websites: KNUST (www.knust.edu.gh), and ARIPO (www.aripo.org).

Entry Requirements

Eligible candidates are required to hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (second class lower) from a recognized university in any discipline and have a minimum of two years work experience. Proof of English proficiency is required, therefore, students coming from countries where the official language is not English will need to submit evidence of proficiency in an appropriate internationally approved English examination e.g IELTS, TOEFL AWARD. Upon satisfactory completion of the

programme, participants will be awarded a Masters Degree in Intellectual Property (MIP) by KNUST on behalf of ARIPO.

Fee Schedule

The cost and funds required for the duration of the MIP programme for foreign and local students are provided in the table with appropriate breakdown as follows:

CATEGORY OF STUDENTS DESCRIPTION YEAR 1 YEAR 2 AMOUNT IN US$
Local students Tuition and Registration Fees   2500.00 1500.00 4000.00
Accommodation 1300.00 1300.00 2600.00
Total 3800.00 2800.00 6600.00
Foreign Students Tuition and Registration Fees   5000.00 3000.00 8,000.00
Accommodation 1300.00 1300.00 2600.00
Total 6300.00 4300.00 10,600.00
Estimated cost of meals and   upkeep per month 300.00 300.00

Scholarships

With a view to contributing to the development of human resources in the field of Intellectual Property in Africa, ARIPO will provide 5 scholarships for the 2017/2018 Academic Year. The scholarship shall cover the cost of a return air ticket, board and lodge at KNUST, tuition fees, registration fees and medical insurance.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates with the requisite qualifications (see Entry requirements) are invited to submit their applications online on the website of the University, www.knust.edu.gh.

International students should start their applications by going to: https://apps.knust.edu.gh/admissions/ and click on Generate Logins and follow the instructions.

Deadline for the submission of applications is 15 December, 2017.