International Masters of Science in Environmental Technology and Engineering

The International Master of Science in Environmental Technology and Engineering (IMETE) is a Joint Master Degree Programme, taught in English, bringing together students and scholars from all over the world. 

In IMETE, you will become part of a new generation of environmental scientists. As a graduate, you will be able to design and apply state-of-the-art environmental technology and engineering solutions to tackle today’s global environmental problems.

You will study two years at three leading European universities in 3 different European countries: Ghent University (Belgium), IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (The Netherlands), and the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (Czech Republic).


The University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (UCT) is a public university known for both the depth and broadness of its educational and research activities in almost all branches of chemistry, biochemistry, refining, water-treatment, power and biological sciences and technologies.



IHE Delft Institute for Water Education is the largest international graduate water education facility in the world. Since 1957 the Institute has provided graduate education to more than 15,000 water professionals from over 162 countries, the vast majority from the developing world. 



Ghent University distinguishes itself as a socially committed and pluralistic institution in a broad international perspective. It offers high-quality, research-based education in all academic disciplines, and attracts over 32,000 students, including a large international student population.

This is followed by the thesis research at one of the three above institutions in SEMESTER 4.

IMETE also allows you to visit any of the numerous associated partners from all over the world for thesis research. These partners also contribute to the programme through visiting scholars and researchers.

Once graduated, you obtain a joint degree from the 3 universities and are an "International Master of Science in Environmental Technology and Engineering".


As a graduate of IMETE you are ready for a  professional career in:

  • the private sector (environmental technological applications in different domains),

  • the research sector (applied research at universities or research institutions, or in-company research), or

  • the public sector (consulting in local, regional and (inter)national administrations, defining and implementing environmental policy for sustainable development).

The IMETE programme takes two years to complete and will start, as planned, on 14 September 2020, albeit with a possible online first phase. More information will follow.


In February of the next year students move to Delft, the Netherlands and in September students move to Gent. Finally, in February of the 3rd year, students start their thesis research at one of the three academic institutions or at an associated partner.

Submission deadline for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship application is 15 January 2020 for applicants from Partner Countries and is 15 February 2020 for applicants from Programme Countries. ​Applications received after the submission deadline will be taken into consideration for academic admission, but not for Erasmus Mundus Scholarship. In those cases you need to submit your application before 15 May 2020. 


In case you meet the academic admission requirements, ultimate financial confirmation is needed before 1 June 2020 at the latest. However, with regard to long visa procedures for Czech Republic you are strongly advised to send your financial confirmation well before this date. If you do not need a visa for Czech Republic the deadline of application is 31 July 2020.


International Master of Science in Environmental Technology and Engineering (IMETE)

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