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Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)

Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies

International Material Flow Management (IMAT) Program

IMAT is a duel-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). Student spend their first year studying at APU and their second year at the Zero-Emission Campus Birkenfeld in Germany. The program offers integrated knowledge in engineering, economics, and law, as well as in the natural and social sciences. In addition to the learning goals of the Sustainability Science division of the MSc. in International Cooperation Policy (ICP), IMAT offers multidisciplinary courses to prepare students to become young professionals in zero-emission systems design with profound knowledge in renewable energy, industrial ecology, integrated water resource management, and other sustainable development areas. Upon completion of the program, students receive, a Master of Science in ICP (from APU) and a Master of Engineering in International Material Flow Management (from Trier University of Applied Sciences).

Degree Information
Degree Master's
Type of Degree Master of Science in International Cooperation Policy
Master of Engineering in International Material Flow Management
Subject - Engineering (Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, etc.)
- Environmental Science (Environmental Conservation, Sustainable and Environmental System Development, etc.)
- Social Sciences (Business, Economics, Law, etc.)
Major International Material Flow Management
Duration 2 years
Entry Date Fall Enrollment: September 21
Location 1-1 Jumonjibaru, Beppu, Oita 874-8577 Japan
Area Chugoku, Shikoku & Kyushu Region (Fukuoka, etc.)
Postgraduate Program Started September 2006
No. of Students 5
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 10
Tuition Fees 1,500,000 yen
*Additional fees apply.
Additional Information
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Admission Information
Admission Capacity 5
Application Type Open to everyone
Eligibility 1. Bachelor's degree or equivalent
2. English language proficiency test score
Minimum requirements:
TOFEL iBT® Test – 85
TOEIC L&R Test – 800
IELTS – 6.5
PTE Academic – 58
Cambridge English Language Assessment – 176
Application Period September 2021 Enrollment:
September 1, 2020 (Tue) - March 31, 2021 (Wed)
Examination Type & Date After submitting an online application, applicants will take a recorded video interview and online assessment
Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process No
Admission Fee If you reside outside Japan: 5,500 yen (credit card)
If you reside in Japan: 36,800 yen (credit card)

As of June 21, 2020


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