Imperial College London Insights

Admission Insights: Imperial College London

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Our newly created “Admission Insights” articles aim to bring greater attention to international universities as viable options for students. While we’ve traditionally focused on US colleges, it’s also become clear that tremendous opportunities exist beyond our own borders that are worth a closer look. Here, through a series of interviews with admission officers, we provide key details about their schools and links where you may find more information.

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1. Please share a brief overview of Imperial College London.

Imperial is one of the world’s 10 top universities (QS World Rankings 2021), in one of its most iconic cities—London, UK. With students from over 140 countries, and a specialist community focusing solely on science, engineering, medicine and business, our degrees open doors and our discoveries change lives.

A research-led curriculum allows students to study at the cutting edge of their subject area ensuring their learning keeps pace with our world leading discoveries. We aim to provide an education for students from around the world that equips them with the knowledge and skills they require to pursue their ambitions.

2. What is typically your percentage of enrolled international students?

60% non-UK

3. Are there any special requirements for international students versus domestic? If yes, please share them. e.g. In the US, we require a TOEFL score or equivalent.

All students require proof of English:

4. What resources are available at your school to help support international students?

We offer general student support and have an international student support team. More information can be found here:

5. Do you offer financial assistance or scholarships for international students?

We accept FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid, from US students and also offer some small scholarships to all international applicants.

6. What would you say is unique or stands out about your university among others?

We’re the only UK University solely focused on STEM subjects for undergraduates.

7. Have you found that graduates are well prepared for the international workplace upon completing their degree?

Yes, we have alumni across the globe. We are number one in the UK for graduate prospects (The Guardian University Guide 2021) and in the Top 10 in the World for our reputation with employers for producing the best graduates (QS World University Rankings 2021).


*For more information, be sure to visit our Imperial College London Profile