Erasmus Mundus Japan – Master of Science in Imaging and Light in Extended Reality (IMLEX)
ERASMUS MUNDUS – PARTNERSHIP WITH JAPAN
The multidisciplinary IMLEX programme brings together image conversion, lighting and computer science. The objective of the programme is to train experts who in addition to a solid theoretical understanding of virtual reality will also possess strong practical skills in virtual reality applications. Students on the IMLEX programme will benefit from European research expertise combined with Japanese expertise in research addressing virtual reality and robotics.
The European Commission and the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) have selected IMLEX as one of the first Erasmus Mundus Master Joint Degree Partnerships with Japan.
WHO ARE WE?
IMLEX is implemented by a consortium of four universities:
University of Eastern Finland and Toyohashi University of Technology (Japan), University Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne (France) and KU Leuven (Belgium)
The Japanese associate partners are Utsunomiya University, Chiba University and Itoh Optical Industrial Co. The programme also has leading virtual reality companies from Finland as collaborators, companies specialized in Lighting, as well as the multinational Nvidia corporation.
Please see the details in the Consortium page.
IMLEX student stories present some of our current students.
WHO CAN APPLY, AND HOW?
IMLEX welcomes applications from persons who hold a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Photonics, or in a closely related field. Our application period is open annually in December – January, and you should submit your application electronically via Studyinfo service. Details can be found in How to apply page.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
The consortium fee for the IMLEX MSc students are 4000 EUR for students from the Erasmus+ programme countries* and 8000 EUR for students from the Erasmus+ partner countries**
*) Erasmus+ Programme Countries are EU countries + North Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia, Turkey and United Kingdom (as a participating country during the transition period, until 31 December 2020)
**) Erasmus+ Partner Countries include all other countries except the countries listed above.
For students applying for the IMLEX, there will be Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) and JASSO scholarships available on a competitive basis. See details in the Fees and Scholarships site.
LONG TIME COOPERATION
The universities of the IMLEX consortium have cooperated in Master’s level education for a long time. For example, CIMET and COSI Master’s Programmes have been running for more than 10 years, and we are proud to say that our graduates have made exceptionally impressive careers, many of them attributing their career success to the programmes! You can read more in the COSI programme website.
University of Eastern Finland and Toyohashi University of Technology have launched a Double Degree Master’s Programme in Computer Science and Engineering. This DDP has given valuable experience how to bring together European and Japanese academic processes.