Congratulations on your offer to study with us in the Department of Materials. We look forward to meeting you in October.

Please see below what you will need to do before joining us in October.

ATAS Certificate

Submitting Official Documents


If you are an international applicant (from outside the EU) applying to an MEng Degree you will need to apply for an ATAS Certificate:

  • To find the Common Aggregation Hierarchy (CAH) code and ‘descriptor’ (formerly JCAS code) you need to:

    • Visit the MEng course page
    • On the right-hand side, navigate to ‘Entry requirements’
    • Expand the ‘Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)’
    • On the right-hand side, navigate to ‘Course Structure’ to pick the relevant course modules

PLEASE NOTE: ATAS is only valid for 6 months and
must be valid at the start of the course. We advise that you do not submit your ATAS application before April.


Documents including your official A-Level certificates (or secondary leaving certificate equivalent), English Language Certificates and ATAS Certificate must be sent by post, directly to the Imperial College London Registry Team. 

Please e-mail to obtain the postal address .

PLEASE NOTE: All applicants must send their official documents to the Imperial College London Registry Team to be verified, NOT the Department of Materials.