Imperial College London regularly considers applicants from many countries holding a wide variety and combination of qualifications.

Around half of our undergraduate intake come to us with A levels, and approximately 15 percent with the International Baccalaureate. During a typical year, Imperial College London considers nearly 100 different qualification types, and we are experienced in dealing with complex combinations of qualifications.

Meeting academic requirements is only one of the factors we take into account when we make our decision on your application. Other factors include suitability for the course, proficiency in English (you will need to pass a College-approved English language test), reference and interview.

Entry requirements

A level

  • A* in Mathematics
  • A in Physics
  • A in third subject

The third subject can be any from the list below, but the preferred subject is Further Mathematics. We prefer Further Mathematics as it provides a better grounding for the material taught in the first year of the course; but it is not essential.

Acceptable third subjects: Applied ICT, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computing, Design and Technology, Economics, Electronics,  English Literature, Further Mathematics, Geography, History,  Languages (Classical and Modern), Music Technology, Music, Statistics or Technology.

If your school/college does not offer Further Mathematics, you may wish to investigate your local Further Mathematics Network Centre http://www.fmnetwork.org.uk/

Applicants are normally expected to gain their A levels at first attempt (that is by end of Year 13).  It is acceptable to re-take individual AS and A2 modules in non-reformed subjects (eg Maths) during years 12 and 13. 

When an AS has been decoupled from the subject (eg Physics) we do not expect the applicant to have taken the supporting AS. 

Advanced Higher

  • A in Mathematics
  • A in Physics
  • A in third subject

Acceptable third subjects are:

Applied Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Economics, Electronics, Design and Manufacture, Geography, History,  Languages (Classical and Modern), Mechatronics, Mechanics of Mathematics, Music, or Technological Studies.

Australia

Australian Capital Territory: 

  • A in Mathematics and Physics

Western Australia Certificate of Education:

  •  A in Mathematics and Physics

New South Wales High School Certificate: 

  • 45% in Mathematics and 42% in Physics

Northern Territory Certificate of Education: 

  • A+ in Mathematics and A in Physics

South Australian Certificate of Education:

  • A+ in Mathematics and A in Physics

Victorian Certificate of Education:

  • A+ in Mathematics and A in Physics

Tasmania Certificate of Education:

  • EA in Mathematics and HA in Physics

Queensland Certificate of Education:

  • VHA in Mathematics and HA in Physics

Austria - Matura

  • 1 in Mathematics
  • 1 in Physics
  • 1 in another subject
  • 1.5 overall 

Belgium

Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs, Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur, Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts: 

  • 9 in Mathematics
  • 9 in Physics
  • 8.5 overall 

 

Bulgaria - Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie

  • 6 in Mathematics
  • 6 in Physics
  • 5.75 Overall 

Cambridge Pre-U

Three principal subjects to include

  • D2 in Mathematics
  • D3 Physics
  • D3 Biology, Chemistry or Further Maths. 

We will also consider a combination of Pre-U and A level.  The requirement for A level would be A* for Mathematics, or A for Physics.

Canada

For each province's high school diplomas we require: 

  • 90% in Maths
  • 90% in Physics (G12) 
  • 85% in three other subjects
  • 90% overall

Caribbean - Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)

1 (AAA) Mathematics [Double Unit] 1 (AAA) Physics [Double Unit] 1 (AAA) Other [Double Unit]

  • AAA in Mathematics (Double Unit)
  • AAA in Physics (Double Unit)
  • AAA (Double Unit) 1 other subject. 

Croatia - Matura

  • 5 in Mathematics
  • 5 in Physics
  • 5 in other subject

Cyprus - Apolytirion

  • 19 in Mathematics
  • 19 in Physics
  • 19 overall 

Czech Republic - Maturita

  • 1 in Mathematics HL 
  • 1 in Physics HL 
  • 1 in other HL subject 
  • 1.5 overall 

Denmark - Studentereksamen

  • 12 in Mathematics
  • 12 in Physics
  • 12 in other subject
  • 12 overall 

Estonia - Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus with Riigieksamitunnistus

  • 5 in Maths
  • 5 in Physics
  • 5 in other subject

European Baccalaureate

  • 9 in Mathematics
  • 9 in Physics
  • 85% Overall 

Finland - Studentexamen

  • 7 in Mathematics
  • 7 in Physics
  • 6 overall 

France - Baccalaureate

  • 16 in Mathematics
  • 16 in Physics/Chemistry
  • 16 in other subject
  • 15 overall

Greece - Apolyterion

We require three specialist/concentration subjects to be taken in the Apolyterion

  • 19 in Mathematics
  • 19 in Physics
  • 19 overall 

 

Germany - Abitur

  • 13 in Mathematics
  • 13 in Physics
  • 1.5 overall

Mathematics and Physics must be taken at the Leistungsfächer level.

Hong Kong - Advanced Level Examinations

  • 5* in Mathematics
  • 5 in Physics
  • 5 in Calc-Stats or Calc-Algebra

Hungary Matura/Erettsegi

  • 5 in HL Mathematics
  • 5 in HL Physics
  • 5 in other HL subject

Iceland - Studentspróf

  • 9 in Mathematics
  • 9 in Physics
  • 9 overall 

India - ISC/CBSE

  • 95% in Mathematics
  • 95% in Physics
  • 95% overall
  • Rank on common merit list from JEE performance (*may be waived)

International Baccalaureate

Around 15% of our students have taken International Baccalaureate. 

  • 6 in Higher level Mathematics
  • 6 in Higher level Physics
  • 38 overall which can include bonus points

Ireland - Leaving Certificate

Pre 2017: 

  • A2 Mathematics
  • A2 Physics
  • 3 x A2 other subjects
  • 1 x B other subject

2017 onwards

  • H1 Mathematics
  • H1 Physics
  • H1 other subject
  • 3 x H2 other subjects 

Iran - Pre-University Certificate/ National Entrance Exam

  • 19 in Mathematics
  • 18 in Physics
  • 18 overall
  • 80% Kankur 

Israel - Bagrut

  • 9.5 in Mathematics (5 unit subject) 
  • 9.5 in Physics (5 unit subject) 
  • 9 overall 

Italy - Diploma Di Esame Di Stato

  • 9 in Mathematics
  • 9 in Physics 
  • 98 overall 

Liechtenstein - Matura

  • 6 in Mathematics
  • 6 in Physics
  • 6 in 3 other subjects

Lithuania - Brandos Atestatas - State Exams

  • 95 in Mathematics
  • 95 in Physics
  • 95 in a third subject
  • 95% overall 

Luxembourg - Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires

  • 50 in Mathematics
  • 50 in Physics
  • 50 in other subject
  • 50 overall 

Malta - Matriculation Certificate

  • AA in Mathematics (A Level)
  • AA in Physics (A Level)
  • AAA (Intermediate Level Subjects)

Netherlands - VWO

  • 9 in Mathematics
  • 9 in Physics
  • 9 other subject

New Zealand - National Certificate in Educational Achievement Level 3

  • E in Mathematics Level 3
  • E in Physics Level 3
  • E overall - Level 3

Norway - Vitnemål fra dan videregående opplæring

  • 6 in Mathematics
  • 5 in Physics
  • 5 in other subject
  • 5 overall 

Poland - Matura

  • 95% in Advanced Level Mathematics
  • 90% in Advanced Level Physics
  • 90% in other Advanced level

Portugal - Diploma de Ensino Secundário

  • 19 in Mathematics
  • 19 in Physics
  • 18 overall 

Romania - Baccalaureate

  • 9.6 in Mathematics
  • 9.6 in Physics
  • 9.6 overall

 

Serbia - Matura/Secondary School Leaving Certificate

  • 5 in Mathematics
  • 5 in Physics
  • 5 overall 

Singapore - SIPCAL and Diplomas

Singapore Integrated Programme

We require 3 subjects at H2 with

  • A in Mathematics
  • A in Physics
  • A in third subject

Acceptable 3rd subjects are Biology, Chemistry, Computing or Economics.

Polytechnic diplomas

  • 3.8 in Mathematics
  • 3.8 in Physics
  • 3.8 overall 

National University of Singapore Diplomas

  • 4.5 in Mathematics
  • 4.5 in Physics
  • 4.5 in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science or Economics
  • 4.5 overall 

Slovakia - Maturita

  • 1 in Mathematics
  • 1 in Physics
  • 1 in other subject

Slovenia - Maturitetno Spricevalo

  • 5 in Mathematics
  • 5 in Physics
  • 5 in other subject

Spain - Titulo de Bachiller

  • 9 in Mathematics
  • 9 in Physics
  • 8.75 overall 

Sweden - Avgångsbetyg /Fullständigt Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskolan

  • AA in Mathematics
  • AA in Physics
  • A majority of subjects

Switzerland - Maturitätszeugnis, Baccalauréat, Attestato Di Maturità Cantonale

  • 5.5 in Mathematics
  • 5 in Physics
  • 5 in other subject
  • 5.25 overall 

UK Foundation Degrees

We only accept students from the following two UK Foundation courses. These are specialised courses for overseas students whose home qualifications are not usually accepted for study at UK universities:

  • UCL UPCSE: the University Preparatory Certificate for Science and Engineering is a high quality foundation programme.  We require 80% overall and 80%+ in Maths and Physics.
  • Warwick IFP : The International Foundation Programme has a Science and Engineering specialisation.  We require 80% overall and 80%+ in Maths and Physics.

USA - Advanced Placement

We require three subjects passed at grade 5

  • 5 in Calculus BC
  • 5 in Physics C: E&M or Physics C: Mechanics
  • 5 in other Physics C subject or another subject excluding: Calculus BC, Physics 1, 2
  • Preferably 2 x 4 in other subjects