24 months
8000 EUR/year
4000 EUR/year
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The Imaging and Light in Extended Reality - Erasmus Mundus programme from KU Leuven, combining Imaging, Lighting and Information Technology, aims to educate students in advanced technologies, methodologies and practical applications so that they can meet the growing demands of industry and society.

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The  Imaging and Light in Extended Reality - Erasmus Mundus programme from KU Leuven provides a multidisciplinary and innovative approach combining Imaging, Lighting and Information Technology. Students will develop the necessary professional and social skills that will prove useful in both the European and Japanese context. Graduates will have competences in Extended Reality (XR); Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality (AR, MR and VR), industrial environments with robots and complex elements, and finally Imaging, Rendering and Lighting.

IMLEX is a joint master’s programme run by four partners: KU Leuven, Université Jean Monnet Saint Etienne, Université de Montpellier and Toyohashi University of Technology (Japan). Successful completion of the master will result in the award of multiple master degrees (i.e. three (3) national diplomas issued by three (3) higher education institutions from two (2) European countries and Japan) and fully recognised in these respective countries.

Career opportunities

IMLEX graduates will find broad employment opportunities in various sectors including lighting, robotics, imaging and optics.

Upon completion of the programme, you will be well equipped with professional and socials skills and you will be an expert who, in addition to a solid theoretical understanding of virtual reality, also possesses strong practical skills in virtual reality applications. Your engineering profile can lead you to careers across the industry from technological expert to researcher or boardroom executive, performing a wide range of functions.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Photonics and Optics Fundamentals    
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms    
  • Robotics and XR    
  • Physical Optics    
  • Eye Tracking    
  •    English or Japanese or National Language Course

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Physics, Mathematics, Electronical Engineering, Photonics, or related field with good grades issued by an internationally recognized and accredited university or higher education institution.
  • Good command of English language, TOEFL iBT 92, IELTS Academic 6.5, PTE 62 or Bachelor's or Master's degree conducted in English language.
  • The degree should include enough relevant studies completed at excellent levels. The basic skills expected are (list is not exhaustive, also other topics can be considered as merit): programming skills, data structures and algorithms, mathematics, physics, electronics, imaging, computer graphics, lighting, XR. These skills are separately evaluated for each candidate.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4000 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Gent

754 - 1205 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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