The entire first academic year of IMIM is spend at one of the European partner universities. Students are given the option to indicate their first university preference in the IMIM application procedure. Generally speaking, students will be placed according to their educational background, but personal preference will certainly be accommodated where possible and where deemed practicable and appropriate.
The first semester consists of coursework. Already in the second semester of IMIM, most students will undertake a research project comprising a maximum of 30ECTS.