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Master programmeInternational Material Flow Management (IMAT M. Sc.)
DegreeMaster of Science (M. Sc.) from the University of Applied Sciences Trier, Germany
Starting dateFall semester (1st week in October)
Duration4 semesters (full time)
Credits120 ECTS
Established Fall semester 2004
Application deadlinesNon-EU Applicants (currently based overseas): May 31st.
If your application deadline has passed, kindly contact the IMAT Office or Ms. Aurélie Kono (
EU Applicants and EU Residents: September 1st
Fees and costsApplication Fee: 40.00 EUR
Total Tuition Fee: 12,000.00 EUR
Semester Fee: approx. 230.00 EUR per semester
Living Expenses: approx. 850.00 EUR per month
ScholarshipsThere are various scholarships available for the IMAT M.Sc. programme. You will find detailed information on this page.
Admission requirements1: Educational Requirements
Bachelor degree or equivalent (180 ECTS)
2: Work Experience
Minimum of 6 months full-time work experience (internships are included) at the time of enrolment - preferably in an IMAT-related field.
3: English Language Proficiency
English proficiency test score is required for non-native English speakers.
The minimum requirements are:
- TOEFL® iBT Test 79
- TOEFL® PBT Test 550
- IELTS 6.0
- TOEIC® L&R Test 750

Applicants who do not meet with these requirements should consult the IMAT Management Office.
VisaApplicants who are neither German nationals nor permanent residents of Germany must apply for a student visa. Applicants should contact the local German embassy.
Health insuranceAll students, who are enrolled in a German university must have a health insurance.
The insurance must be valid in the Schengen area and the related fee is covered by the students.
EnrolmentUpon arrival on campus, students are required to submit the following documents to the Students Office:
– copy of residence permit
– health insurance certificate
– proof of payment of the enrolment fee.

Administrative issues (such as opening a bank account, moving into the dormitory, getting a residence permit, etc.) are coordinated and organized with the helpf of student buddies – generally german-native ECB students.
Program StructureEnrolment Semester: Fall (October 1st)
Semester 1 & 2: Theoretical semesters on-site at ECB
Semester 3: Internship semester in a company, research institute or other organization in Germany or abroad
Semester 4: Master Thesis
Academic Calendar The M. Sc. IMAT Programme operates on a two semester per year system.
The starting dates for each semester are as follows:
Spring Semester: Beginning of April
Fall Semester: Beginning of October
Yearly Student Intake 30 (maximum)
Duration4 semesters (full time)
Periods for Completion The period for completion of the M. Sc. IMAT Programme is as follows:
Standard period for completion 2 years
Minimum period for completion* 1.5 years
*Applicants who are interested in completing the programme within the minimum period should indicate their interest when submitting their application. The final decision regarding the period of completion will be confirmed after consulting the faculty supervisor at the Institute for Applied Material Flow Management (IfaS) and the Admission Committee at FH Trier, following a successful enrolment at FH Trier.
Curriculum and Module HandbookPlease see below module handbook and curriculum for detailed information regarding the program academics.


Application Deadlines for 2020 Enrolment:Non-EU Applicants: May 31st
EU Applicants and EU Residents: September 1st
Application ProcessThe process for applying to the master's program is as following:
1. Submit the online application
2. Submit the required application documents (by email or via the online application uploads)
3. Pay the application fee by the application deadline
Applications screening is conducted once the application fee payment and all application documents have been confirmed.
Admission results can be expected within 4 weeks once screening has started.
Application Documents:Below is the list of the required application documents.
The documents can be either uploaded when submitting the online application or sent by email to the IMAT Management Office.
– Certified Copies of Academic Degrees and Grade Transcripts
– Research Proposal. Guidelines on how to write your research proposal can be found here.
– Personal Statement
– Curriculum Vitae
– Proof of work experience (ex: confirmation letter from a former or current employer)
– Sample of Written Work (ex: abstract of the bachelor´s thesis)
– Two Letters of Recommendation (a template can be downloaded here)
– Passport Copy / Identification Card
– One Passport-Sized Photo

Additional documents if applicable:
– For Non-Native English Speakers: English Proficiency Test Score
– For Applicants who wish to apply for the IMAT Sholarship:candidates should submit and independent scholarship application letter explaining how the scholarship would help them reach their educational and career goals.
– For International Applicants Residing in Germany: Copy of Residence Permit
– For Chinese Applicants: Original APS Certificate

Should you have any question or concern, please contac the IMAT Management Office.
Application FeeAmount: 40.00 EUR
The payment should be made by bank transfer to the account below.
A copy of the receipt/payment proof must be sent to the IMAT Management Office.

Bank Account Details:
Bank Name: Deutsche Bundesbank Filiale Mainz
Account Holder: Landeshochschulkasse Mainz
IBAN: DE25 5500 0000 0055 0015 11
Bank Identification Code: 550 000 00
Account Number: 550 015 11
Reason for Transfer: IMAT M. Sc. Application Fee - Applicant Name (6671-BIR-60131199)

Important notes:
• All bank service charges incurred upon payment of the application fee must be borne by the applicant.
• The application fee is non-refundable.
Semester FeeSuccessful applicants will receive a Notification of Acceptance to the IMAT program. To confirm their enrolment, applicants must pay the semester fee (also called university registration fee). The semester fee is non-refundable.
Failure in paying the semester fee by the deadline will result in a revoke of the applicant´s acceptance. The amount of the semester fee is approximately 230 Euros per semester. The bank account details will be given on the semester fee invoice.
Important information for all IMAT M.Sc. studentsStarting 2010, the re-enrollment details is communicated to the students through the ECB homepage. There is no additional written letter to the students asking them to re-enroll. Please check the ECB homepage for further information. Students possessing a German bank account can transfer the money via e-banking.

Program Coordinator:

Dr.-Ing. Ranahansa Dasanayake
Head of IMAT Study Programmes
Institute of Applied Material Flow Management

Institute for Applied Material Flow Management – IfaS
Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld, Hochschule Trier
Campusallee 9926
55768 Neubrücke
Postfach 1380
Tel.: +49 6782 / 17-1980
Fax.: +49 6782 / 17-1264

Institute for Applied Material Flow Management
Trier University of Applied Sciences


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