IMAT in Japan

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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)
Credits 120 ECTS
Language English
Established since Fall Semester 2006
Application Deadline April 3rd 2024 (for Fall 2024 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
English proficiency test score is required for non-native English speaker.
The minimum requirements are: TOEFL® iBT Test 80, TOEIC® L&R Test 800, IELTS 6.5, PTE Academic 58, Cambridge English Language Assessment 176.
For further information, please check [here]

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.

Program Coordinator:

Professor Faezeh Mahichi, Ph.D.

Professor Mahichi received her Ph.D in Life Science from the Tokyo Institute of Technology. She is currently active in the American Society of Microbiology and the Iranian Society of Microbiology. Her current research fields are Environmental Education and General Life Science.

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
1-1 Jumonjibaru Beppu
Oita 874-8577
Tel: +81-977-78-1119
Fax: +81-977-78-1121

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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