Environmental Technology and Engineering (IMETE)

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  • Learn to design and apply state-of-the-art environmental technology and engineering solutions
  • Study in three leading European universities and gain a multi-cultural experience
  • Be part of an international network of students, researchers and professionals of different nationalities
  • Possibility of Erasmus Mundus and other scholarships

In the IMETE Erasmus Mundus programme 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. IMETE intensively promotes international networking and exchange of knowledge and experience between students, researchers and professionals of different nationalities.
You will study two years at three leading European universities: Ghent University in Belgium, theUNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands and the University of Chemistry and Technology (Prague) in the Czech Republic.

Learning Outcomes

The International Master of Science in Environmental Technology and Engineering (IMETE) aims to train students to apply and develop environmental technologies and engineering techniques to address global environmental pollution problems. A strong focus is laid on multidisciplinary and problem-based technology development in an international context.


Semester 1 (Sept-Jan)

  • UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands
  • General scientific courses and development of transferable skills

Semester 2 (Febr-June)

  • UCT Prague, Czech Republic
  • advanced and specialization courses in environmental technology and engineering (e.g. solid waste and water treatment, atmosphere protection, soil remediation)

Semester 3 (Sept-Jan)

  • Ghent University, Belgium
  • specialized courses in environmental technology and engineering (e.g. clean technology, reuse technology, process and control engineering) and elective courses

Semester 4 (Febr-June)

  • master dissertation at one of the European universities or at numerous research partners in Europe, America, Africa or Asia

All course details can be found in our programme catalogue: International Master of Science in Environmental Technology and Engineering

Admission Requirements

Each application file is evaluated by an admission board and has to be approved by the Faculty Council and by the Rector's office, irrespective of the diploma obtained.

  • Applicants must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree (min. 180 ECTS credits) in pure or applied sciences (e.g., chemistry, biology, geology, civil or agricultural engineering, environmental or agricultural sciences, etc.) or an equivalent level. 
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate through their transcripts sufficient academic knowledge of mathematics, physics and chemistry which are an absolute requirement.
  • Language requirements:
    The English language proficiency can be met by providing a certificate (validity of 5 years) of one of the following tests:
    -    TOEFL IBT 86
    -    TOEFL PBT 570
    -    ACADEMIC IELTS 6,5 overall score and a minimum score of 6 on the writing part
    -    ESOL Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
    Language of instruction is not accepted anymore, except applicants who are nationals from USA, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland or Canada or students who have obtained a bachelor and/or master degree in a university situated in one of these countries (not online), need to send us proof of at least one year - 60 ECTS (finished successfully) - of comprehensive English-based instruction (this means that you have followed a programme where at least during one year ALL courses for at least 60 ECTS were taught in English).

Application Procedure

Apply for admission to the consortium by registering here and completing the application form here. For all questions in relation to this procedure and other questions regarding tuition fee, accommodation, visa matters, etc. please contact applications.itc@ugent.be.

Please also complete the admission procedure at Ghent University before the deadline of 1 March (for people who need a VISA) and 1 June (for people who do not need a VISA).

Practical Information


  • Ghent University (Gent, Belgium)
  • UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (Delft, The Netherlands)
  • University of Chemistry and Technology (Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Associated partners in education, research and industry, worldwide


  • Tuition fee: € 6,000/academic year for EU students - € 8,000/academic year for Non-European students
  • Living & accommodation expenses: min € 850/month
  • Possibility of Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus scholarships for selected students

Contact & Info

MSc in Environmental Technology and Engineering
Coupure links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium