Imperial College London

Imperial College London is one of the UK's most international universities. Its staff and students come from more than 125 countries and its research collaborations span the globe.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. Find out more about TEF.

International Student Statistics

7,935 international students in 2016–17

Welcome Arrangements

  • There is a large international welcome event on the Sunday before term begins. Students will be officially welcomed by key college staff members and have the opportunity to visit stalls from Imperial departments, the College Health and Dental Centres and local businesses. This event also offers a great opportunity to mix with other students who have recently arrived in the UK.
  • The International Student Support office organises activities throughout the year. They also provide a variety of support and advice to students.
  • Departments also offer their own orientation programmes.

English Language Requirements

The standard level requirements are shown below. Certain courses have higher requirements, please refer to the university website for details.

  • IELTS: an overall score of 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all elements).
  • Pearson Academic (PTE): an overall score of 62 (minimum 56 in all elements).
  • TOEFL Internet-Based Test: an overall score of 92 (minimum 20 in all elements).

Accommodation for International Students

  • All first year undergraduate students who accept Imperial as their firm choice are guaranteed a place in college accommodation.
  • Self-catering halls of residence range from approximately £100–274 per person per week depending on the type of accommodation, e.g. twin rooms to single rooms with private bathrooms.
  • Prices are inclusive of all utilities, high-speed Internet and contents insurance.

International Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Undergraduate (£) Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 26,000 15,000–33,500
Mixed - -
Laboratory 28,650–29,100 28,000–33,000
Clinical 40,000 16,250–32,500
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.