IMAT is a dual-degree program managed jointly by APU and the Institute of Applied Material Flow Management (IFaS), an innovative research institute of the Trier University of Applied Sciences (Germany). Students will spend their first year studying at APU and the second year at the Zero-Emission Campus Birkenfeld in Germany.
The program offers integrated knowledge in engineering, economics, law and natural and social sciences. In addition to the learning goals of APU’s Sustainability Science division, IMAT offers multidisciplinary courses to prepare students to become young professionals in zero emission systems design with profound knowledge in renewable energy, integrated water resource management, and other sustainable community development areas. Students will also have the opportunity to conduct fieldwork in Japan and participate in an internship in Germany. IMAT students will have to submit a master’s thesis to IfaS in Germany. A concise summary of this thesis is to be submitted to APU in the form of a research report. Upon completion of the program, students receive two master’s degrees, a Master of Science in International Cooperation Policy (from APU) and a Master of Engineering in International Material Flow Management (from Trier University of Applied Sciences).
- Master of Science in International Cooperation Policy (from APU)
- Master of Engineering Degree in International Material Flow Management (from the Trier University of Applied Sciences)
Enrollment Semester: September
Program Duration: 2 years
Total Tuition: 2,800,000 JPY
Program Fee: 100,000 JPY per semester (400,000 JPY total)
Administration Fee in Germany: 230 Euros per semester (460 Euros total) Amount subject to change.
- A bachelor's degree or equivalent degree (science or engineering backgrounds are not required).
- Proof of language proficiency (contact us for detailed requirements).
APU offers a Tuition Reduction Scholarship which can be applied for through the regular application process. All applicants can apply for this scholarship, and they will be notified whether they can receive any tuition reduction with their final results. Tuition Reductions range from 30%, 50%, 65%, 80%, and 100%.
Application Period for September 2021 Enrollment:
September 1 2020 to April 14th 2021
IMAT PROGRAM WEBINAR (free of charge):
Please check our webinars page for updates on our webinar schedule:
About the School
With over 100 years of tradition and history, the Ritsumeikan Academy opened APU in April 2000 as Japan’s first genuinely international university. Our graduate schools welcome students into a fully E ... Read More