|Master programme||German-Japanese Dual Degree Master Programme in International Material Flow Management (IMAT Japan)|
|Degree||Master of Science in International Cooperation Policy (M. Sc.) from the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan
Master of Engineering (M. Eng.) from the University of Applied Sciences Trier, Germany
|Starting date||Fall Semester (mid-September)|
|Duration||4 semesters (full time)|
|Established since||Fall Semester 2006|
|Application Deadline||April 5th 2023 (for Fall 2023 enrollment)|
|Application Fee||5.500 JPY for overseas applicants (excluding Japanese nationals)
36.500 JPY for domestic/internal applicants
|Fees and costs||Admission Fee (one-time deposit): 200.000 JPY
Tuition Fee (for 2 years): 2.800.000 JPY
Programme Fee (for 2 years): 400.000 JPY
Comprehensive Renter´s Insurance: 5.120 JPY
Administration Fee: approx. 220 EUR per semester during the 3rd and 4th semester
Living Expenses in Japan: approx. 1.000.000 JPY per year.
Living Expenses in Germany: 850 EUR per month (3rd and 4th semester)
|Scholarships/loans||APU offers a Tuition Reduction Scholarship. Tuition Reductions range from 30%, 50%, 65%, 80%, and 100%.
All applicants can apply for this scholarship and they will be notified whether they can receive any tuition reduction with their final results.
You may find more information about the Tuition Reduction Scholarship [here].
|Admission requirements||Requirement 1: Educational Requirements
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Requirement 2: Language Proficiency
|Visa Information||APU will apply for a Certificate Of Eligibility (COE) on behalf of those who meet all of the following requirements:
Applicants who are residing outside Japan and require a COE to obtain a student visa and applicants who have paid the necessary enrollment procedure fees.
|Health insurance||All international students must join the National Health Insurance programme. The fee for joining the National Health Insurance is covered by the students.|
|Enrollment||Please check the details on the APU Enrollment Procedures here and the APU IMAT Program leaflet here.|
Professor Takuro Kikkawa, Ph.D.
Professor Kikkawa received his Ph.D. in International Relations from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto. He instructs under the International Public Administration (IPA) division and his current research fields are Politics and Area Studies. He is currently a member of the International Studies Association, the Japan Association for Middle East Studies and the Japan Association for Comparative Politics. He has written multiple books and research papers on the middle east; chiefly in regards to politics, security and social movements.
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
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For more information, please visit APU IMAT Program Page.
When reviewing applications, the Admission Committee assesses past academic performance, work and life experience, intellectual ability and other non-quantifiable qualities, such as motivation, self-confidence, leadership, and the ability to cooperate with others. Any kind of professional or extracurricular leadership experience, especially if international in nature, is highly regarded.
To be eligible to apply for IMAT Japan, applicants must have good English language skills and have completed an undergraduate Bachelor´s Degree—or an equivalent— from a recognized institution.
For the detailed IMAT Japan admission requirements, please refer to the following page.
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