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IMAS Graduation Requirements

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To graduate from the International Master’s Program in Asia-Pacific Studies (IMAS) students must meet a number of requirements and criteria.


The program is designed to be completed in 2 years with a maximum study time of 4 years. During this time students must complete a total of 33 credits of graduate-level courses, including 6 credits of required courses.

Thesis Writing

In addition to their regular courses, students must write a thesis and follow the next steps to successfully graduate:

  1. Find a supervisor
  2. Pass a research proposal defense
  3. Pass a thesis oral defense
  4. Pass a research ethics examination