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Why Imperial College London?

Consistently rated in the top five universities in the UK and in the top 10 worldwide, Imperial College London is a world leading university whose reputation for excellence in teaching and research attracts students and staff of the highest international quality. It was ranked 3rd in Europe and 9th in the world in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15.

Imperial is a place where engineers work alongside clinicians, scientists rub shoulders with designers, and mathematicians collaborate with business experts. The only university in the UK to focus exclusively on science, engineering, medicine and business, there’s a dynamic environment of collaborative discovery where exciting things happen every day.

The main campus is in South Kensington, a beautiful area of central London. With the Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Science Museum and Hyde Park nearby, it is within easy reach of the best of London’s museums, parks, shops, and nightlife.

International Students

With students coming to study at Imperial from over 125 different countries, the College has a truly international community - 53% of our students come from outside the UK.

The International Student Support team provides specialist immigration advice to prospective and current Imperial students with particular expertise in Tier 4 (General) student visas, Short-term study visas and options to remain in the UK to work after study. The team also contributes to the College Welcome, running events for new international students, as well as other support and social activities throughout the year to enhance the international student experience.

If you want to meet new people or get involved in the student community, Imperial College Union also provides a wide variety of activities from events put on by its over 340 clubs and societies to quizzes, gigs and the Summer Ball.

What Students Say:

I chose Imperial because the university offers one of the highest quality courses in my area of study. I wanted my Physics degree to be as mathematical as possible and Imperial is one of the very few universities in the UK which offers that.

I volunteered with Schools Plus (Pimlico Connection) for the first three years of my degree and while finishing my course I participated in the President’s Ambassadors Scheme. I am also a very frequent user of the ETHOS sports centre.

I would recommend trying a range of activities and clubs initially, and then deciding which ones to focus on as workload increases. Try to engage in scientific research and take advantage of all the international opportunities that Imperial has to offer. For example, I have undertaken placements at the Max-Planck Institute for Self-Organization and Dynamics in Gottingen, Germany and the Condensed Matter Theory group at MIT. Through these placements, I increased my knowledge of how abstract concepts studied during my degree can be applied in practice.

Cyprian Lewandowski, MSci Physics with Theoretical Physics
Quick facts
  • Approximately 16,000 students and 3,500 academic and research staff.
  • Notable alumni include Queen guitarist Brian May, Nobel Prize winning pharmacologist Sir Alexander Fleming and the former New Zealand Prime Minister Julius Vogel.
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Imperial College London Location

South Kensington Campus, Kensington and Chelsea, SW7 2AZ

Imperial College London
Student Testimonials

I chose Imperial because the university offers one of the highest quality courses in my area of study. I wanted my Physics degree to be as mathematical as possible and Imperial is one of the very few universities in the UK which offers that.

I volunteered with Schools Plus (Pimlico Connection) for the first three years of my degree and while finishing my course I participated in the President’s Ambassadors Scheme. I am also a very frequent user of the ETHOS sports centre.

I would recommend trying a range of activities and clubs initially, and then deciding which ones to focus on as workload increases. Try to engage in scientific research and take advantage of all the international opportunities that Imperial has to offer. For example, I have undertaken placements at the Max-Planck Institute for Self-Organization and Dynamics in Gottingen, Germany and the Condensed Matter Theory group at MIT. Through these placements, I increased my knowledge of how abstract concepts studied during my degree can be applied in practice.

Imperial has many experts in the field of Biochemistry, especially in Neuroscience which I am interested in, as well as plenty of support such as problem classes, academic tutorials and help from technicians during lab practicals.

The problem classes and academic tutorials have been so helpful to me because we can reinforce the knowledge we have learnt in the lectures as well as to think further for ourselves which makes it more interactive.

The extracurricular Imperial Horizons courses are also really good, providing you with the opportunity to do something you are interested in outside of your degree.

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