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epi students

Candidates preparing for the European qualifying examination (EQE) may become epi student members. Candidates can apply online on the epi website.

The epi student membership expires automatically once the student passes all parts of the EQE. 

Benefits for epi students

Each student is entitled to:

  • A reduction on course fees of epi educational events, such as tutorials, mock EQEs and epi seminars
  • Receive an issue of our magazine "epi Information"
  • Receive his/her own hard copy of "European qualifying examination – Guide for preparation"
  • Login on the epi website

Rules governing the epi student membership

The current version of the "Rules governing the epi studentship" is available here.

Conditions for all applications

To apply to become a student member of epi please send the following documents to epistudent@patentepi.com:

  • completed application form (Please note that currently you need to print the registration e-mail, sign the e-mail and send us back a scanned copy.)
  • certified copy of your valid ID or passport
  • certified copy of your degree certificate/transcript of records for your academic or any other relevant qualification(s)
  • completed certificate of training or employment
  • certified admission letter received from the EQE Examination Secretariat in case you are already registered for the EQE main examination or pre-examination
  • Pay the student fee of 95 EUR