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Admission of Candidates to MPhil in Intellectual Property (MIP) 2022-2024

The International Programmes Office advertises for the School of Graduate Studies vacancies available in the MPhil Degree in Intellectual Property (MIP) Programme offered by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in collaboration with the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) and Intellectual Property Office of Ghana.


The duration is Twenty-four months, from January, 2023 to October, 2024 including holidays, structured in two parts, as follows:

  • First Year (January 2023 to October, 2023): Residential phase requires physical attendance at lectures undertaken at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.
  • Second Year (January 2024 to October, 2024): The dissertation Phase requires research and writing on an approved research topic.

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

The curriculum of the Programme is available on the following websites: KNUST ( and and ARIPO (

Entry Requirements

Eligible candidates are required to hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree (second class lower) from a recognised university in any Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Social Science disciplines and have a minimum of two years’ work experience. Proof of English Language proficiency is required from students whose countries' official language is not English.

They 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 Master of Philosophy (MPhil) 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 at (


To contribute to the development of human resources in the field of Intellectual Property in Africa, ARIPO will provide a limited number of scholarships to brilliant but needy students enrolling in the 2022/2023 Academic Year. The scholarship shall cover the cost of a return air ticket, board and lodge at KNUST, tuition and registration fees, and medical insurance.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates with the requisite qualifications (Entry requirements) are invited to submit their applications online on the website of the University, International students should start their applications: (HERE!), click on Generate Logins and follow the instructions.

The deadline for the submission of applications is Monday, 31st October, 2022.