Master of Science in Imaging and Light in Extended Reality - IMLEX


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.


IMLEX is implemented by a consortium of four universities:

University of Eastern Finland and Toyohashi University of Technology (Japan), Université Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne (France) and KU Leuven (Belgium)

The Japanese associate partners are Utsunomiya University and Chiba University. The programme also boasts leading virtual reality companies as collaborators, including Process Genius, Dispelix and Brighterware from Finland, as well as the multinational Nvidia corporation.

Please see the details in the Consortium site.


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.


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 + the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey.

**) 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 IUEP scholarships available on a competitive basis. See details in the Tuition and Scholarships site.


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

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.